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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Sun
Feb
  25
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Rd , Rockville MD 20852
Each year Sisterhood hosts residents of the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes at B'nai Israel for an afternoon of friendship and fun. We need your help to make this a special day. Volunteers (male and female adults and Teens) are needed to prepare and assist with serving lunch, set up, and socialize with the residents. Contact Signe Wetrogan (signe0420@verizon.net, 301-384-2994).
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Teens, Maryland, Conservative, Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Feb
  28
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville MD 20851
Enjoy Purim 5778 at Tikvat Israel! ~ ~ ~ ~ On the Holiday, Feb. 28 - Mar. 1: ~ Wear Costumes ~ Buy Noodle Box Groggers ~ Enjoy Puppet Production at 6:30 pm - ALWAYS a hit with the kids and young at heart ~ Hear Megillah at 7:20 pm (with Shpiel interspersed) ~ Give Tzedakah ~ ~ ~ ~ On Sunday, Mar. 4: Enjoy Our Purim Carnival! visit www.tikvatisrael.org for details on all our holiday happenings
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
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Thu
Mar
  1
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
A panel of entrepreneurial experts will discuss why Israel is a leading start-up nation. How is it that Israel — a country of approximately 8 million people, only 70 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, and with no natural resources — produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations? Join leaders from across the Israeli\American tech industry in a discussion about why “Israeliness” is a secret sauce for achievement and innovati...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Teens, Northern Virginia, Israel, Leadership Development
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Sun
Mar
  4
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Join us at camp and see the magic up close! These walking tours lead by our Camp Team, include plenty of opportunities to ask questions and soak in the atmosphere. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://capitalcamps.org/tours/?t=new.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Special Needs, Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
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Wed
Mar
  7
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville Open House)
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
Rockville Open House (ROH) is a supervised, safe gathering space for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex (LGBTQQI) Jewish teens, and their straight/non-Jewish friends and allies, between the ages of 13-18 yrs old. ROH is open on the first Wednesday of each month, September 2017-June 2018, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington Teen Lounge (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD).
Listed In:  Families, GLBT, Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Advocacy, Counseling/Support, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  18
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Kosher dairy dinner
Listed In:  Women & Girls, Teens, Maryland, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Mar
  19
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
BBYO (BBYO DC Council)
155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850
Join us as we spotlight 11 extraordinary teen gamechangers as they present their big ideas for the Jewish future. Our featured special guest speaker is Tolu Olubunmi, internationally recognized social entrepreneur and activist. We'll conclude the evening by announcing $10,000 in scholarship awards! Impact L'Atid, Greater Washingtons Jewish Teen Social Entrepreneurship Program, is sponsored and run by BBYO and the Federation's United Jewish Endowment Fund.
Listed In:  Families, Teens, Maryland, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $18 for teens, $36 for adults

 
 
Sun
Mar
  25
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Join us at camp and see the magic up close! These walking tours lead by our Camp Team, include plenty of opportunities to ask questions and soak in the atmosphere. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://capitalcamps.org/tours/?t=new. See you at camp!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
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Wed
Apr
  4
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville Open House)
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
Rockville Open House (ROH) is a supervised, safe gathering space for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex (LGBTQQI) Jewish teens, and their straight/non-Jewish friends and allies, between the ages of 13-18 yrs old. ROH is open on the first Wednesday of each month, September 2017-June 2018, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington Teen Lounge (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD).
Listed In:  Families, GLBT, Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Advocacy, Counseling/Support, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  8
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 in 2018 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...
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:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  15
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Life and Learning)
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
Our teens have been hard at work for the past severalmonths! Don’t miss seeing your teen graduate from this unique leadership experience. As a member of a giving circle, Jteen Philanthropy participants take on the role of philanthropists, making decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. Throughout the program teens collaborate, debate and allocate more than $25,000 to qualified non-profits. Join us at the closing ceremony when Jteen graduates announce their alloca...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  15
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 Commemorationincludes 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 art...
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  15
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Join us at camp and see the magic up close! These walking tours lead by our Camp Team, include plenty of opportunities to ask questions and soak in the atmosphere. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://capitalcamps.org/tours/?t=new. See you at camp!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
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Sun
Apr
  22
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Join us at camp and see the magic up close! These walking tours lead by our Camp Team, include plenty of opportunities to ask questions and soak in the atmosphere. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://capitalcamps.org/tours/?t=new. See you at camp!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
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Sun
Apr
  29
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda MD 20852
Good Deeds Day is an annual, international celebration of Doing Good! Join more than half a million volunteers around the world for this day of service, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can make a positive impact on the lives of others and change the world. Roll up your sleeves and make an impact through a variety of hands-on volunteer projects.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Volunteer
Event Cost: