Teens

This page has been created just for you, Jewish teens in the Greater Washington area. We know how much you have on your plates, so we want to make things as easy as possible for you. Below, you’ll find a listing of local events specifically for teens. In addition, our community is lucky enough to have so many different options and activities available through our youth movements, synagogues, and partner institutions. Anything that you’re looking for you can find in the Greater Washington Jewish community, from opportunities to get your SSL hours, to trips to Israel, to leadership training, to unlimited social opportunities.


Head over to the teen resource page to see a listing of travel programs, local youth movements, and social action projects. And always feel free to reach out to Samantha Vinokor, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Jewish Teen Engagement and Philanthropy Associate at samantha.vinokor@shalomdc.org. Samantha is eager to connect with you and to work together to create meaningful moments for teens in our community.

Upcoming Events
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Fri
Mar
  1
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street, NW, Washington DC 20016
Join us for this social gathering, where an emphasis is placed on building community through the beauty of Shabbat. Together, we will braid, bake (and enjoy!) challah and share in the Shabbat blessings through song and some movement. All participants are expected to be accompanied by an adult or caregiver. RSVP by February 22. Food note: we observe "Kosher-style" If accommodations are needed for individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired, please make note of this in the RSVP so we ensure we ...
Listed In:  College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Special Needs, Teens, DC, Reform, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; $18 suggested donation

 
 
Sun
Mar
  3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Are you ready for the leadership experience of a lifetime? Jteen Philanthropy is your chance to change the world while having an amazing time with your friends. As a member of a giving circle, you will take on the role of a philanthropist and make decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. Take part in this unique program for an amazing addition to your college res...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $360

 
 
Sun
Mar
  3
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music
8300 Meadowbrook Drive, Chevy Chase MD 20815
New Jewish choral music is meant to be sung! Come spend an afternoon and experience wonderful new choral music by learning and singing it. Workshop sessions will be followed by a plenary where we will sing all the music all together. The music* will be taught and conducted by three renowned conductors from the area - Dr. Joshua Fishbein, Cantor Hinda Labovitz, and Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat. All are welcome - membership in a choral group not required. Register ($20) by Feb 25 at www.Shalshelet.org...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Non-denominational, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20

 
 
Sun
Mar
  31
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Life and Learning)
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
Join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, in partnership with the Montgomery County Transition Work Group, as we host a resource fair for young adults with disabilities and their families. Learn about social, recreational, vocational, employment, housing and financial resources and opportunities from more than 35 organizations in our community. This event is free and open to adults, young adults and high school students ages 14 and up.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Special Needs, Teens, Maryland, Advocacy, Career/Employment, Counseling/Support, Fair/Expo, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Networking
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Sun
Apr
  7
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St, NW, Washington DC 20016
Washington Hebrew Congregation's Mitzvah Day on April 7, 2019, represents the culmination of our yearlong focus on community service and our long-standing commitment to helping the homeless, sick, hungry, and underprivileged in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. community. On Mitzvah Day, our volunteers, young and old working together, lend their time, energy, and compassion to social service agencies working to improve the lives of people in need. In keeping with Judaism's teachings of tikkun o...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, DC, Reform, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Apr
  10
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Israel Engagement for Teens)
3514 International Dr NW, Washington  DC 20008
Please join us at the closing ceremony to commemorate the graduation of the Congregation Olam Tikvah Fall 2018 and Montgomery County Spring 2019 cohorts of the Margo & Yoram Cohen Family Israel Engagement Fellowship. Due to embassy security policies, it is pertinent ALL attendees register by March 30. Every teen fellow and each community leader is given two complimentary tickets for guests. Each additional ticket is $15.
Listed In:  Teens, DC, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Advocacy, Israel, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  14
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Are you ready for the leadership experience of a lifetime? Jteen Philanthropy is your chance to change the world while having an amazing time with your friends. As a member of a giving circle, you will take on the role of a philanthropist and make decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. Take part in this unique program for an amazing addition to your college res...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $360

 
 
Sun
Apr
  28
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
The Jteens have been hard at work! We hope you can join us for the closing ceremony to hear our participants announce their allocation decisions for grant funding. Over the past months, the Jteen participants have taken on the role of a philanthropist, making decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. During the graduation ceremony, teens will announce their allocation amounts, share the reasoning behind their decisions, and present Jteen Philanthropy grants to the d...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
May
  5
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Jewish Community Relations Council of GW)
6101 Executive Blvd., Suite 300, Rockville MD 20852
JCRC's Yom Ha'Shoah v'Hagvurah Commemoration includes arts and artifacts exhibits, a keynote address, music by the community choir, original readings and prayers as well as the inter-generational candle lighting and recitation of the Holocaust Mourner's Kaddish. Additional programming preceding the commemoration includes: - an interactive commemorative program for teens - Dor L'Dor small group discussions with Holocaust survivors for families with teens and adults of all ages - an ar...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Adult Education, Community-Wide/Festivals, History/Education
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Sun
May
  5
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Jewish Community Relations Council of GW)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
The Northern Virginia Holocaust Observance includes arts and artifacts exhibits, a keynote address, music by the community choir, original readings and prayers read by interfaith clergy and dignitaries as well as the inter-generational candle lighting and recitation of the Holocaust Mourner's Kaddish. A separate program for teens will precede the observance as will an art and artifacts exhibit and B'nai B'rith's "Unto Every Person There Is A Name," reading of names of those who perished in the ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, Community-Wide/Festivals, History/Education
Event Cost: