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FREE 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel: DC Community Trip!

2019 trips: May 26 - June 3, 2019 (ages 27 - 32) or June 13 - 24, 2019 (ages 22 - 26)

On the DC Community trips, experience the awesome adventure of Israel from the inside, through the eyes and hearts of your new Israeli friends. Along with other young adults from the Greater Washington area, travel for 10 days with Israelis your age, who share the beauty, excitement and complexities of their country with you.

From the liveliness of Tel Aviv, to Bedouin hospitality in the desert, to the diversity and spirituality of Jerusalem, experience the history, the vibrancy, and the challenges of modern Israel. Make lifelong Israeli and American friends and have the time of your life! This graduate and professional program (ages 22-32) is for residents of or graduate students in the DC Area only.

Click here to get a head start on your application!

For more information contact Kira Borman at 301-348-7343.

Upcoming Events
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Wed
Jul
  24
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
One Show Only! “Thanks to Folkenflik’s performance, the many conflicts tearing at Menachem’s soul have the texture of truth, pain and confusion. ” – Sarah Ward, Screen Daily Menachem (Moshe Folkenflik), a former frontman for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments. He reunites his band for one last tour. The journey to save his daughter exposes old wounds and allo...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
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Jul 26 - Aug 4
Multiple times available
 
Greener Travel
1742 Kalorama Rd NW, Washington  DC 20009
The 8-night Costa Rica Experience for young Jewish professionals offers a diverse adventure that combines the volcanic mountains of Costa Rica with its breathtaking tropical beaches! Dates of trip: July 26 - August 4, 2019 - 8 day tour - Beaches, Ziplines, rain-forest hikes, Caribbean vibe, whitewater rafting, wildlife and more! - Jungle lodges and unique hotels - Visit Indigenous BriBri Tribal Area and learn how to make Chocolate! - See nesting sea turtles, boat along jungle canals! - Shabba...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Singles, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Travel, Networking
Event Cost:  more than $50; $2200

 
 
Fri
Aug
  2
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Mid Atlantic Chapter)
3935 Macomb St NW, Washington DC 20016
Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF) and Washington Hebrew Congregation are partnering together to welcome home the newest Birthright participants and our Greater DC Young Professional Community for a very special Macomb Street Shabbat experience. There will be music! There will be food! There will be drinks! and of course, Israelis to compliment a meaningful Shabbat service. More information to come!!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; TBD

 
 
Wed
Aug
  28
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Israel American Council - Washington DC
We will provide exact address upon registration, Rockville MD 20852
Are you new to the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area? Join us for a gathering with our local community. Meet other families from the Jewish and Israeli communities, and enjoy some coffee and snacks. Kids are welcome - we would love to meet you all.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Maryland, Israel, Networking, Social Events
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Tue
Sep
  17
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
AMIT (Amit)
Silver Spring, Silver Spring MD 20902
Join AMIT Birah of Greater Washington DC for an Inspirational start to the New Year. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Miryam Kiderman and light kosher refreshments will be served. $18 couvert with membership and sponsorships available. AMIT is the #1educational network in Israel providing an innovative and Jewish-values based education to 35,000 children.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Women & Girls, Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18

 
 
Sat
Sep
  21
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Israel American Council - Washington DC
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Join us in raising a glass for the new Jewish year with a guest performance by Uri Banai that details the story of the Banai family, and enjoy our celebratory community sing-a-long! Come meet fellow community members to start a happy new year! *This event is for individuals age 21+, ID is required. The event will be held mostly in Hebrew
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Israel, Social Events
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Oct 25 - Nov 3
Multiple times available
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington )
TBD, TBD MD TBD
Join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington for an immersive and transformative journey through three of the world’s most fascinating cities. Tour dazzling landmarks and explore Jewish history in Krakow and Warsaw, Poland. Then, fly across the Mediterranean to celebrate modern-day Jewish renewal in Tel Aviv, Israel – all while creating memories and new friendships with other women in our community. Participation requires a minimum contribution of $2,500 for three consecutive years (2019, 20...
Listed In:  Women & Girls, Travel
Event Cost:  more than $50; $4,995

 
 
Oct 26 - Oct 29
Multiple times available
 
J Street
801 Mt Vernon Place, NW, Washington DC 20001
Join the largest gathering of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement at J Street's 2019 National Conference! This year's conference is shaping up to be J Street's most significant to date. Taking place at such an important time, the 2019 J Street Conference will be THE place where activists, students, policy experts, Members of Congress and presidential candidates come together to debate and plan for the future of American foreign policy. It will be a forum for discussion at the highest levels abou...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Advocacy, History/Education, Israel, Leadership Development, Networking, Politics, Professional Development, Social Events
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Mon
Nov
  4
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Association for Safe International Road Travel (Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT))
P Street, NW, Washington DC 20005
A networking opportunity for travelers and road safety experts to learn about the Association for Safe International Road Travel, ASIRT, and it's 2018 accomplishments and upcoming goals. Join us as we recognize those who have made strides in supporting efforts to keep travelers safe on the roads of the world. Exquisite kosher buffet and fantastic raffle prizes. Contact asirt@asirt.org for more information.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Advocacy, Travel, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; single tickets - sponsorships

 
 
Dec 5 - Dec 8
Multiple times available
 
Israel American Council - Washington DC
3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood FL 33019
This fall, the Annual IAC National Conference will bring together more than 3,000 leaders, influencers and activists from the U.S., Israel, and around the world. The IAC National Conference – one of the largest and most high-profile gatherings in the Jewish world – will feature change makers across a range of fields, from business and philanthropy, to technology and education, to politics and social change. Together, we will explore five essential and interrelated topics for the Jewish people: ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Arts & Culture, Fair/Expo, Israel, Networking, Politics, Social Events
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Dec 5 - Dec 8
Multiple times available
 
Israel American Council - Washington DC
The Diplomat Resort, Hollywood, South Florida FL 33019
The IAC National Summit 2019 brings together a diverse group of thousands of Israeli-Americans, Jewish Americans, and Israelis for critical dialogue, and inspiring sessions as part of an event that shapes the Jewish communal conversation, year after year. One of the most high-profile and largest gatherings in the Jewish world, The IAC National Summit features change makers and thought leaders across a range of fields, from business and philanthropy, to education, language and community building...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Advocacy, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fair/Expo, Israel, Leadership Development, Networking, Social Events
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Sat
Dec
  7
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
 
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Mid Atlantic Chapter)
1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852
FIDF's NEXT Community's signature Hanukkah event celebrating the work of FIDF and the local DC community. There is music, food, open bar and Israeli Soldiers! It is an incredible opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with old ones
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, Singles, Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Israel, Networking, Social Events
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Tue
Apr
  28
12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 
n/a, n/a DC 11111
Yom HaZikaron is an important day of mourning in the state of Israel. The Jewish Federation encourages the thoughtful process of possible event panning on this day. Please consider refraining from scheduling any festive events that coincide with this national day of mourning and remembrance in Israel. Please be aware that Yom HaZikaron begins the evening before the date listed on this calendar.
Listed In:  DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Israel
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Sun
May
  3
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Israel Fest
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Fair/Expo, Israel, Social Events
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Sun
Jun
  7
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Mid Atlantic Chapter)
2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington DC 20008
The FIDF Midatlantic Region Annual Gala, a celebration in honor of the brave heroes of the IDF - where community members from across, Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia, come together - to stand in solidarity with the men and women who protect Israel.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Networking, Social Events
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