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.

We encourage you to browse and check out all that is available to you. If you need assistance or further information, please contact Jconnect at jconnect@shalomdc.org or through the Contact Us page.

Upcoming Events
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Tue
Oct
  16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington )
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) and the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) invite you to join an inter-generational community of women who support and learn from one another and share a commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world). We will hear from Cha'Koya Smith, Director of Training and Education at JCADA, about their work with victims of domestic and dating abuse through its education and prevention programs,...
Listed In:  Women & Girls, Maryland, Volunteer
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Mon
Oct
  22
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington )
Address provided upon positive RSVP, Bethesda MD 20814
Women's Philanthropy Mission to Prague and Budapest participants get the opportunity to ask last minute questions, hear from a speaker, and get together
Listed In:  Women & Girls, Travel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Oct
  24
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS Administration and Lower School Campus)
1901 East Jefferson Street, Rockville MD 20852
Great Challah Bake CESJDS is hosting our community’s participation in this world-wide event in partnership with TheShabbatProject.com, and partnered locally with LEV. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to bake challah with 200 women? Find out at the Great Challah Bake! We welcome women and girls (ages 12 and up) to prepare challah for Shabbat. This will be a warm, festive evening where women will connect, learn, and give back along with other Jewish women from around the world.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Women & Girls, Maryland, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25

 
 
Thu
Oct
  25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Join a diverse group of Jewish women and girls of all ages & stages as we come together as one community and unite with thousands from across the globe to knead, braid and make challah #WeKneadEachOther General Admission: $18 Student Admission (10yrs and up): $10 Tribute & Sponsorships: Honor a special and inspiring woman in your life who will be featured in our program The evening includes: All baking supplies, light refreshments, apron and a take-home gift and more! Advance registration re...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Community-Wide/Festivals, Culinary, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18 (General Admission), $10 (Student Admission)

 
 
Thu
Oct
  25
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
TBD, TBD MD 20852
women's networking event - details to follow
Listed In:  Women & Girls, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Networking
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; tbd

 
 
Sun
Oct
  28
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Temple Sinai
3100 Military Road, NW, Washington DC 20015
Come learn to create a delicious challah from scratch with confidence! Participants must be ages 6 and above and all children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. We will use high-gluten flour. The event is not suitable for those with gluten allergy. There will be clear instructions, including a video for your smartphone and friendly help from a group of expert bakers. You'll have opportunities to include seeds or raisins in your dough and try different braiding techniques on a small scal...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Reform, Culinary, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $9/child, $18/adult

 
 
Thu
Nov
  1
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Let Every Voice Be Heard – Get Out the Vote Phonebank Continue reaching out to under-represented Virginia voters through our nonpartisan “Let Every Voice Be Heard” initiative! In partnership with the Poor People’s Campaign – A National Call for Moral Revival, the NAACP, and the RAC’s Voting Rights Act Initiative, we will again be using a web-based phonebank app to make calls to encourage and assist Virginia voters of color to exercise their right to vote on Election Day, November 6. Over 100 pe...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Reform, Advocacy, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Nov
  1
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 them.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Women & Girls, Maryland, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Nov 4 - Nov 11
Multiple times available
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Women's Philanthropy of 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.
Join fellow philanthropic women from our community for an immersive journey through two of Europe’s most beautiful and fascinating cities. Tour dazzling landmarks, explore Jewish history and celebrate modern-day Jewish renewal while building community with the dynamic and generous women of Greater Washington who share a commitment towards building a better world. Participation in this miss...
Listed In:  Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Arts & Culture, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Travel, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Nov
  6
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle/Chevrai Ruchaniot Our monthly spirituality circle is officially underway and new participants are always welcome. Rosh Chodesh means “head of the month” and this connection to the new moon has long been a time for Jewish women to gather in celebration of our spirituality. Led by Beth Renne, a longtime Temple member, this group uses a variety of formats, including sharing, listening, singing, dancing, poetry, prayer, and meditation. We focus on themes suggested by the...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Nov
  14
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
6101 Executive Blvd., #100, Rockville MD 20852
TBD
Listed In:  Women & Girls, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  more than $50; TBD

 
 
Thu
Nov
  15
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda MD 20814
Tsivia Barkai Yacov’s auspicious debut tackles a teen girl’s sexual awakening, set against the backdrop of an East Jerusalem settlement. Benny’s mother died giving birth to her, and she grew up alone with her caring yet patriarchal father. He is a figure of authority and a mentor for many people in their ultra-religious community but can be overbearing at times. As Benny begins questioning her father’s utopian nationalism and strict religiosity, she’s thrown into emotional turmoil when she meet...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Women & Girls, Teens, Maryland, Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13.50

 
 
Tue
Dec
  4
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
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
  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