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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Fri
Jan
  18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington )
6101 Exeecutive Bld. , North Bethesda  MD 20852
Join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington for ad event to gain a greater understanding of the kinesthetic experience in Jewish tradition, make new friends and build community. Our guest is Kinneret Dubowitz, yoga teacher, dance therapist, and founder of Kinneret Yoga International Training for Women, will lead us in a movement-based exploration of the history of the Jewish body through Yoga poses, mindfulness, and breath.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Women & Girls, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18

 
 
Fri
Jan
  18
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St, NW, Washington DC 20016
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at our annual interfaith Shabbat at Temple. Date: Friday, January 18 Shabbat Dinner: 5:30 pm Shabbat Service: 7:00 pm Location: Washington Hebrew Congregation Shabbat Dinner Before the Service: The evening begins at 5:30 pm with a special dinner that welcomes our guests, the members and clergy from WHC's community partner churches and mosques. The cost to attend the dinner is $20 per person. As is our tradition, WHC hosts our interfaith commu...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Teens, DC, Reform, Advocacy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; Service - Free; Dinner - $20

 
 
Sat
Jan
  19
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Tifereth Israel Congregation
7701 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20012
During Shabbat morning services (~10:30 am), hear from Lecia Brooks, the Outreach Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center about growing intolerance in the United States. After lunch (~1:00 pm), Lecia will moderate a panel discussion exploration of intolerance. On the panel: Ira Forman, former Special Envoy to Monitor & Combat Anti-Semitism; Visiting Professor of Contemporary Anti-Semitism at Georgetown University Dr. G. Derek Musgrove, Professor of History at University of Maryland, Baltimor...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Conservative, Adult Education, Advocacy, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
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Sat
Jan
  19
7:45 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville MD 20851
Two Contemporary Israeli Films Set for Showing at Rockville Synagogue Tikvat Israel Congregation will show the best of recent Israeli cinema with two films preceding commentary by an Israel official. Scheduled for showing are “Shelter” on Jan. 19 and “Redemption” on Jan. 26. Both films will be screened at 7:45 p.m. Admission for synagogue members is $12 for one film ($20 for both) and $15 per show for non-members. Students with an ID are charged $5. Advance tickets may be purchased at www.tikv...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Conservative, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15

 
 
Sun
Jan
  20
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Tifereth Israel Congregation
7701 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20012
Tu Bishvat higia – Tu Bishvat is coming! Celebrate the festival of trees and other living things at this Israeli feast sponsored by the Tifereth Israel Congregation Environmental Committee. Open to the whole family. On the dinner menu: Falafel Shakshouka Fatoush salad Bean and goat cheese salad Ratatouille And more! Bring a bottle of kosher wine to share with your table. Please register by Tuesday, January 15 at noon. Cost: $23/adult, $17/child 8-12, $12/child 4-7, free for children 3 and un...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Conservative, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $23/adult; $17/child; $12/child 4-7

 
 
Mon
Jan
  21
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
1301 N Stafford St., Arlington VA 22201
Join us on Monday, January 21 for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. There will be service and volunteer training opportunities for all ages.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Northern Virginia, Volunteer
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Mon
Jan
  21
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Congregation Etz Hayim is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Volunteer Arlington MLK Day of Service. This day will help strengthen and empower our community through hands-on service projects and on-site volunteer training opportunities. Please register on the Volunteer Arlington website at https://volunteer.leadercenter.org/civicrm/event/register?id=17&reset=1 Projects fill up quickly so please register by mid-December or as soon as possible. Choose any of the service projects that interes...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Teens, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Volunteer
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Mon
Jan
  21
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
In conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and the spirit of community that this day inspires, Volunteer Fairfax proudly presents this program that gives families the opportunity to participate in a number of meaningful projects. Visit volunteerfairfax.org to register. Registration opens on December 17th!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Mon
Jan
  21
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
 
250 Richard Montgomery Dr, Rockville MD 20852
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Take part in the community service activities as part of the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, before the program, from 9:30-11 a.m., and after the program, from 12:30-2 p.m. Ways to participate: Donate Blood Create Cards of Encouragement for Domestic Violence Survivors Serve as a Companion for the Day, Accompanying a Senior to the Celebration Prepare Emergency Kits for Homeless Families
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Maryland, Volunteer
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Mon
Jan
  21
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
3935 Macomb Street, NW, Washington DC 20016
Volunteer! Make your day off from work and school a "day on" for tikkun olam. This is a unique opportunity to join forces with volunteers in the interfaith community to help those in need. Working together, we will build on our foundation of a shared commitment to making the world a better place. We have projects for all ages, including creating family crafts, making tuna noodle casseroles, preparing healthy snack packs, assembling bags of fresh produce, sorting donated clothing, and packaging m...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Teens, DC, Volunteer
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Mon
Jan
  21
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Carrie Simon House-Washington Hebrew Congregation)
3935 Macomb St, NW, Washington DC 20016
Volunteer! Make your day off from work and school a "day on" for tikkun olam by joining us on Monday, January 21 at Temple! This is a unique opportunity to join forces with volunteers in the interfaith community to help those in need. Working together, we will build on our foundation of a shared commitment to making the world a better place. We have projects for all ages, including creating family crafts, making tuna noodle casseroles, preparing healthy snack packs, assembling bags of fresh prod...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Teens, DC, Non-denominational, Reform, Volunteer
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Mon
Jan
  21
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Presented by political analyst and author, William Schneider In his recently published book, Standoff: How America Became Ungovernable, Bill traces fifty years of presidential contests to explain how America has arrived at this political standoff. He reveals the forces that determine election outcomes like the headsnapping shift from Barack Obama to Donald Trump. Come and hear first-hand about the tumultuous American political landscape today. Coordinated by Mimi Rosenberg, Adult Program Advi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, History/Education, Politics, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; $5/ Free to J members

 
 
Mon
Jan
  21
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville MD 20852
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Dr. King devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and economic opportunity for all. He challenged us to build a more perfect union and taught us that everyone has a role to play. The Volunteer Center will host service projects benefitting area nonprofits, educational sessions, and information tables for individuals, families and groups. Everyone can make a posit...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Volunteer
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Mon
Jan
  21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
 
501 Riggs Rd NE, Washington DC 20011
Join the EDCJCC’s Families Serving Together for MLK Day of Service! This MLK Day, show your children the Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and celebrate Tu B’shevat (the Jewish New Year of the trees) by working together to help those facing hunger and homelessness in our community. Come for an afternoon of making healthy snack bags, laundry kits, a Tu B’shevat-related activity, and learning during story time. Everything we make will be donated to the LaSalle Backus Education Ca...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Volunteer
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20/family

 
 
Wed
Jan
  23
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
3830 Seminary Rd, Alexandria VA 22304
Inclement Weather Policy If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ program held at Beth El is canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold our program at the regular time. Winter Film Series: Hidden Figures 2016 | 2h 7 min | Biography, Drama, History In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we will show this film about the incredible story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson — brilliant African-American women working at NASA — who calculated by hand the com...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5/person