College

Whether you are currently a student in the Greater Washington DC area, or are considering one of our many local colleges and universities, we are glad that you have found the Students section of JConnect.org. Everything in this area is targeted towards enhancing your college experience and connecting with your Jewish background and traditions. Many cool and fun Jewish events and programs on our local campuses are included in the calendar below.  We encourage you to check ‘em out and have some fun!


To find programs targeted to your specific interests, like movies, sports, volunteer programs or holiday observances, click on “View All Events” below and select the categories that interest you.

Upcoming Events
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Wed
Oct
  17
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
Like the Jewish community itself, Jewish museums are changing at a rapid rate. So are the stories they need to tell. We will discuss trends in American, European, and Israeli museums, possible new narratives, and their implications for future Jewish museum exhibitions, public programs, and online resources. Instructor, Avi Decter was the first professional director of what is now the National Museum of American Jewish History and was a founder of the Council of American Museums. He helped plan ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24;  JSC, Adas members $15, others $20

 
 
Wed
Oct
  17
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1101 Sixth Street, SW,  Washington, DC DC 20024
Tom and Amber, freshmen at Princeton University, seem to be on the same page about where their relationship is heading, until suddenly they aren’t. What begins as a casual hook up turns into a Title IX trial in which both students have everything to lose. Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this provocative new play by Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51) investigates the intersection of gender and race in campus politics today, offering a nuanced and psychologically rich portrait of a ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Teens, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Oct
  17
8:15 PM - 9:25 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
In August, Jerry Garfinkel paid his first visit to his father’s birthplace, Buchach, a small town with a storied literary past. S. Y. Agnon (1888-1970, the only Israeli to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, was born in Buchach and set many of his works there. Other, complementary views of the town appear in the Holocaust memoir Alicia: My Story, by Alicia Appleman-Jurman (1930-2017), who was 11 years old when the Germans entered Buchach, and in the recently published Anatomy of a Genocide: The L...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; JSC, Adas members $15, others $20

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
The Immigration Crisis: Taking Action We have seen intense and rapid action on immigration recently. The Immigration Working Group of the Temple Rodef Shalom Social Action Committee invites you to explore and understand the impact on families and children and hear recommendations on how we can respond. Speakers include members of our local immigrant community, Frank Sharry (a leading advocate and spokesperson for broad immigration reform), and Lisa Johnson-Firth (principal of an immigration an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Advocacy
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Thu
Oct
  18
7:30 PM - 7:50 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
An inspiring journey behind one woman's ambitious project to create the entire Torah, in needlepoint. Over 1,000 stitchers in almost 20 countries each stitched a portion, hoping that the final work becomes a traveling museum exhibition.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 / $12 J Members

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
Charlotte Gainsbourg turns in an exuberant performance as Nina, Romain Gary’s overbearing single mom, and César-winner Pierre Niney plays the illustrious author in this filial love story adapted from Gary’s eponymous autobiographical novel. Hounding the boy at every turn—from his childhood in Poland, to his adolescence in the South of France, to his WWII adventures as a bombardier—Nina continually brags to everyone she meets that her son will become a great writer, a war hero, a French ambassado...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1101 Sixth Street, SW,  Washington, DC DC 20024
Tom and Amber, freshmen at Princeton University, seem to be on the same page about where their relationship is heading, until suddenly they aren’t. What begins as a casual hook up turns into a Title IX trial in which both students have everything to lose. Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this provocative new play by Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51) investigates the intersection of gender and race in campus politics today, offering a nuanced and psychologically rich portrait of a ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Teens, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
8:00 PM - 9:40 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
The Last Suit Pablo Solarz | Drama | 92 min | Spain, Argentina | 2017 | Spanish with English Subtitles Abraham Burszteins kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence and planted him in a retirement home. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn't about to fade away so quietly! Instead, he's planned a one-way trip to the other side of the world to find the man who years earlier saved him from certain death. Generously sponsored by Anita and Steve Dien...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 / $12 J Members

 
 
Fri
Oct
  19
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Fri
Oct
  19
10:50 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
Life is Rich Bonnie Rich | Documentary | 46 min | USA | 2018 | English A real-life comedy about Bonnie Rich, a filmmaker and Jewish mom on a mission to persuade her millennial daughters to raise her unborn grandchildren Jewish. While her daughters see little need for Jewish ritual that doesn't involve food, Bonnie wants them to see Judaism as more than matzo ball soup. So she lures her daughters into Jewish sing-alongs and drags them to meet with rabbis. In the process, Bonnie finds herself co...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 / $12 J Members

 
 
Fri
Oct
  19
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators Ema Ryan Yamazaki | Documentary | 81 min | USA | 2017 | English The mischievous monkey Curious George made his first appearance more than 75 years ago and has been entertaining readers young and old ever since. If not for a pair of handmade bicycles, however, the beloved children's book character might never have made it out of Nazi-occupied Europe. Brought to life with whimsical animation, Monkey Business celebrates the power of sto...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 / $12 J Members

 
 
Fri
Oct
  19
2:20 PM - 5:00 PM
 
The Tasman Center for Jewish Creativity
3101 12th Street Northeast, Washington DC 20017
Autumn is a natural time for transitions as the weather begins to turn colder, and leaves change color and begin to fall away. As we move into the season of fall, what are you willing to change or do differently? This workshop will allow you to carve out space for a mini-retreat which will include yoga, meditation, reflection, watercolor painting and intention setting at Bluebird Sky Yoga. Led by Erin Brindle, Art Therapist and Sarah Tasman, community rabbi. Work/Trade opportunities/Scholarship...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Interfaith, DC, Arts & Culture, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  more than $50; $75

 
 
Fri
Oct
  19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St, NW, Washington DC 20016
Through their voices and spirit, Cathedra, the professional choir of the Washington National Cathedral, will help bring attention to and show compassion for the families who now call America “home.” We will deepen our understanding of today’s global refugee crisis, connect with the Jewish movement for refugees, commit (or recommit) to taking action. National Refugee Shabbat is a project of HIAS.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Reform, Advocacy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sat
Oct
  20
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Shirat HaNefesh
8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Come meet our Rabbi, board members, and members of our congregation. We are a “come as you are” non-denominational Jewish community. Come see what our Synagogue has to offer.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free