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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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Sun
Jun
  2
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Professor Meital Orr of Georgetown University will speak on “The ‘Other’ in Israeli-Arab Literature.” The lecture is co-sponsored by the Am Yisrael Chai Committee, Sisterhood, Men’s Club, and the Library Committee. This talk will probe views of the Jewish “other” in the literature of Arabs, both Palestinian and Israeli. From the inception of the state of Israel until today, the Arabs in these regions have struggled with Jewish presence, and the political battle has become internalized both psyc...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Jun
  2
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Israel Fest: Celebrating Israeli Innovations Highlights include: Performance by the Tzofim Friendship Caravan Hands-on activities “Masada” Rock Wall Food for purchase in Jerusalem Café Moon bounce and inflatable fun Entertainment Israeli dancing Israel-style shuk (market) Exhibits …and more! Free Admission and Free Parking (shuttle service available)! This program is in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and in collaboration with area synagogues and Jewish agencies...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  2
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Mid Atlantic Chapter)
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC 2004
All food and beverages will be provided through Foremost Catering, under the supervision of either the Va'ad of Washington or OU.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Fundraising/Philanthropy, History/Education, Israel, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $275

 
 
Wed
Jun
  12
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Endowment for Middle East Truth
1000 H St. NW, Washington DC 20001
Join The Endowment for Middle East Truth as we honor this year's Speakers of Truth, those who have bravely stood up for Israel, at our 13th annual Rays of Light in the Darkness gala. Serving kosher dinner and drinks!
Listed In:  DC, Advocacy, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; $400

 
 
Sun
Jun
  23
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Maccabi USA-Sports for Israel
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest, Washington DC 20024
Maccabi USA DC FLF (Future Leaders Forum) invites Maccabi USA Alumni, Athletes, family members and all our friends in the DC area, to join our first Maccabi FunRun in DC, to bring together the Jewish community for a day of sports and fundraising for local Jewish and Israeli charities, and the Global Maccabi Movement.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Teens, DC, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20

 
 
Wed
Jun
  26
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
 
600 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC 20005
Critically acclaimed Yemenite-Israeli trio A-WA—Tair, Liron, and Tagel Haim—defy genre boundaries with a delightful union of rap-style beats, high-energy electronic propulsion, hypnotic harmonies, and mainstream resonances. They made international headlines with their proper debut single “Habib Galbi” (Love Of My Heart). Shot in the desert, the music video went viral and amassed a staggering 11 million-plus views. The group’s 2016 full-length debut, Habib Galbi, uprooted the traditional folk cha...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20/bar; $25/table

 
 
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), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
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

 
 
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Apr
  14
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
Event Cost:  

 

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