Women and Girls

Explore the calendar listings below for social and cultural events, volunteer opportunities, holiday gatherings and more programs geared towards women and girls in the Greater Washington community. Search the full calendar by clicking on “View All Events” below, then sort by your interests.

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Tue
Dec
  11
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
Winter Afternoon Mah Jongg Lessons Sponsored by the Women of TRS Dec 4, 11, 18 Tue 1:00 – 4:00 PM A three-session Mah Jongg class for beginners is offered this December at Temple Rodef Shalom. Do not register unless you are prepared to play at least once a week the first few months. Enrollment is limited so please don't delay in registering. Plan to attend all three sessions. To register, send a check made out to WoTRS (Women of Temple Rodef Shalom) - to Iva Gresko, 120 N. Fairfax St., F...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Seniors, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Reform, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $85 includes card

 
 
Tue
Dec
  11
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Tikkun Olam Women's Foundation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda MD 20852
A conversation with Barbara Swirski Executive Director of Adva Center: Information on Equality and Social Justice in Israel The Adva Center is a top policy analysis institute working to advance equality and social justice in Israel. The Center is one of the few nongovernmental sources providing independent monitoring of social and economic developments in Israel. The information and analysis the Center publishes are sought after by politicians, policy makers, NGOs, academic teachers and researc...
Listed In:  Women & Girls, Maryland, Leadership Development, Advocacy, Israel
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sat
Dec
  15
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Temple Sinai
3100 Military Road, NW, Washington DC 20015
Securing and safeguarding women’s reproductive rights has been a longstanding issue in this country. The present political environment as exemplified by recent judicial appointments, executive pronouncements and legislative developments has only served to heighten the concern and focus on a host of issues ranging from contraception, reproductive health, sex education to the right to abortion. The scope of these issues crosses national, state and local boundaries. While understandable focus has b...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Women & Girls, DC, Reform, Advocacy, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Dec
  16
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington )
8900 Little River Tpke., Fairfax VA 22031
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Food for Others' Power Pack Program invite you to join a multi-generational community of women to provide supplemental weekend and holiday food for elementary school children in Fairfax County. Participants will assemble breakfast, lunch and dinner food packs for Fairfax County Schools' counselors, teachers, and the Parent Teacher Association to distribute to dozens of children in need in Northern Virginia. Engage your children and grandchildren ...
Listed In:  Women & Girls, Volunteer
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Dec
  16
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
SVIVAH
8201 16th Street, Silver Spring MD 20910
Introducing SVIVAH, a new venture dedicated to Jewish womanhood in the greater DC area. SVIVAH believes in a Jewish community made stronger by enriching the lives of its women. Join SVIVAH for a women's gathering discussing empowered life transitions. "It's All About The Becoming" with special guest speaker Dvora Entin, LCSW of Philadelphia. Life is far from static and women are keenly attuned to its ebbs and flows. Join us as Dvora Entin, LCSW shares her perspective on “The Pivot,” respecting...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, Maryland, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Fitness & Wellness, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Suggested Donation: $18

 
 
Tue
Dec
  18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
Winter Afternoon Mah Jongg Lessons Sponsored by the Women of TRS Dec 4, 11, 18 Tue 1:00 – 4:00 PM A three-session Mah Jongg class for beginners is offered this December at Temple Rodef Shalom. Do not register unless you are prepared to play at least once a week the first few months. Enrollment is limited so please don't delay in registering. Plan to attend all three sessions. To register, send a check made out to WoTRS (Women of Temple Rodef Shalom) - to Iva Gresko, 120 N. Fairfax St., F...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Seniors, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Reform, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $85 includes card

 
 
Wed
Jan
  9
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Jenna Blum, the New York Times and internationally bestselling author ( Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers) will delight us with excerpts from her third novel, a charming, funny, and elegantly bittersweet study of loss and love. The Lost Family chronicles the story of a family's devastating loss in Auschwitz and the renewed hope and challenges of surviving haunting grief in New York City. Jenna has been named one of Oprah's Top 30 Women Writers and brings to light her secondhand knowledge of...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; Fee: $18/ $12 member

 
 
Thu
Jan
  10
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Part of a series of programs for women co-hosted by the Bender JCC and JWI giving women the opportunity to engage in an honest dialogue about issues of relevance to them.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Women & Girls, Maryland, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  7
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Book Festival and Literary Arts )
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
From the award-winning author of Ways to Disappear, a taut, timely novel about what a powerful politician thinks he can get away with and the group of misfits who finally bring him down. On an unnamed island country ten years after the collapse of a U.S.-supported regime, Lena suspects the powerful senator she was involved with back in her student activist days is taking advantage of a young woman who’s been introducing him at rallies. When the young woman ends up dead, Lena revisits her own fr...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Women & Girls, Maryland, Adult Education, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15 Ticket Only OR $40 Ticket & Book

 
 
Mon
Mar
  18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
In preparation the for Israel YOUR Way 2019 departure, registered participants are invited to join Federation staff for an energizing and informative evening to meet travel companions, review logistics and get answers to any questions or concerns.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Israel, Travel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mar 27 - Apr 1
Multiple times available
 
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.
Spend time exploring Amsterdam and The Hague during this Israel Your Way Pre-Trip experience.
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Travel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mar 29 - Apr 1
Multiple times available
 
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.
Is it your first time in Israel? Has it been a while since your last visit? Spend a few extra days experiencing the land and culture with this Israel Your Way Pre-Trip experience.
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Travel, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  31
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
The Bender JCC presents the 2019 Annual Women's Seder
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Women & Girls, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events, JWRP
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  31
8:00 PM - 11:00 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. Immerse yourself in an Israel journey designed to energize, inspire and nurture your mind, body and spirit. Explore Israel’s culture, society, innovation and majesty through the lens that reflects your passions. Options include: - Tapestry for the Senses: Arts, Food, & Culture - Advancing Israel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Israel in Motion: Outdoor Adventure & Eco-Action - Beyond the Headlines: Politics &...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Apr
  1
12:00 AM - 11:00 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. Immerse yourself in an Israel journey designed to energize, inspire and nurture your mind, body and spirit. Explore Israel’s culture, society, innovation and majesty through the lens that reflects your passions. Options include: - Tapestry for the Senses: Arts, Food, & Culture - Advancing Israel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Israel in Motion: Outdoor Adventure & Eco-Action - Beyond the Headlines: Politics &...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Israel
Event Cost: