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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
Jan
  23
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Beth El's Israel Distinguished Speaker Series is honored to welcome Lieutenant Colonel Ido Orlov, Liaison for the Home Front Command at the Israeli Embassy on Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 pm at Congregation Beth El. Lt. Col. Orlov will provide in depth insight and profound personal experiences as he discusses the terrorist activities along the Gaza border over the past nine months and the new threats along Israel’s northern border posed by Hezbollah tunnels into Israel and Iranian forces in Syri...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel, Politics, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Jan
  23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
One Show Only! “The final scene seeps into your consciousness… In those final seconds, the movie combines cinematography with divine intervention, and makes it all look real. ” – Richard Stellar, The Wrap During the Six-Day War, an Israeli sergeant and an Egyptian soldier encounter each other in an abandoned UNEF post in the Sinai desert on the day after the Israeli/Egyptian cease fire. During an ensuing firefight both men get trapped in the abandoned post; the Israeli on the ground floor, the...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Jan
  26
7:45 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville MD 20851
Two Contemporary Israeli Films Set for Showing at Rockville Synagogue Tikvat Israel Congregation will show the best of recent Israeli cinema with two films preceding commentary by an Israel official. Scheduled for showing are “Shelter” on Jan. 19 and “Redemption” on Jan. 26. Both films will be screened at 7:45 p.m. Admission for synagogue members is $12 for one film ($20 for both) and $15 per show for non-members. Students with an ID are charged $5. Advance tickets may be purchased at www.tikv...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Conservative, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15

 
 
Mon
Jan
  28
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
With the invasion by the German Wehrmacht into the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, a new stage of the Holocaust began—mass execution by bullets. Documentary film The Road to Babi Yar (Israel, 2018) presents events of the first 100 days of the occupation of Soviet Ukraine, as well as the evolution of the mass murder system at hundreds of killing sites symbolized by Babi Yar. Conversations with historians such as Timothy Snyder, eyewitnesses, and Jewish survivors help recreate a comprehensive pictu...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Jan
  29
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
American Friends of Shalva
N/A, Silver Springs MD 20902
What’s the recipe for a successful Celebrity Chef Dinner? Start with acclaimed Israeli Chef, Chef Yuval Atias, add in a healthy heap of fun and season with a great crowd in support Shalva, The Israel Association for the Care & Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities. We invite you to join us for an elaborate six-course, wine-paired meal at the private home of Manette & Louis Mayberg for Shalva's 11th annual Celebrity Chef Dinner to benefit Shalva's children with disabilities and their families....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $1,800 per couple

 
 
Wed
Jan
  30
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
11510 Falls Rd, Potomac MD 20854
An AIPAC evening with Yotam Polizer -- co-founder of IsraAid.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Advocacy, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Feb
  4
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., Washington DC 20540
Horovitz will discuss Israeli theater today, its multiculturalism with plays in Hebrew, Arabic, English, Russian, and Amharic and the distinctive features of the repertoire it presents. The presentation will be complemented by live readings and screened examples of outstanding theatrical performances including readings from Dan Clancy's “The Timekeepers” which examines a relationship between a Jew and a homosexual in a concentration camp in 1941. A question and answer session will follow the pre...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  10
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Beth El Hebrew Congregation (Beth El Inclusion)
3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22304
Beth El's Inclusion Committee and Brotherhood are excited to be co-sponsoring this event with Agudas Achim Congregation's Disability Inclusion Committee and Israeli Movie Club, in cooperation with the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Join us for an inspirational afternoon watching "Ain't No Mountain," an Israeli film documentary about the largest-ever expedition of climbers with disabilities attempting to reach the peak of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Guest speaker,...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free, but RSVP

 
 
Fri
Feb
  15
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Maryland/Israel Development Center
6101 Executive Boulevard, North Bethesda MD 20852
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in cooperation with The Maryland/Israel Development Center and The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington invite you to: “From the Desert for the World: Israel’s Water Innovations” with Prof. Noam Weisbrod, Director, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research* Light breakfast will be served. Dietary Laws observed. RSVP to David Speer at dspeer@aabgu.org or 410-205-5408. Registration is required. *Prof. Noam Weisbro...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Israel, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  16
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah
11825 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac MD 20854
One night only - Yonina in concert all the way from Israel! You've seen them on YouTube and Facebook, now see them in concert!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Orthodox, Arts & Culture, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18

 
 
Tue
Feb
  19
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Mid Atlantic Chapter)
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
FIDF Women's Brigade invites you to a special girl's night out. Come learn the basics of Krav Maga alongside soldiers from the Israeli Defense Forces. All food will be under the dietary supervision of Congregation Beth El
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Women & Girls, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18

 
 
Sun
Mar
  3
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Jewish National Fund
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Jewish National Fund Breakfast for Israel - Northern Virginia Registration begins at 10:00 am Program 10:30 am - 11:30 am Event Co-Chairs: Susan Dilles and Howard Hogan Breakfast will be served. Dietary laws observed. No cost to attend. RSVP required. More Information: Stuart Diamant-Cohen sdcohen@jnf.org 301 589 8565, x841
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Israel
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Mar
  6
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda MD 20814
The Washington Jewish Film Festival Year Round programming presents: Doubtful Dir. Eliran Elya | 88 min | 2017 Narrative, Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles Wednesday, March 6 7:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema - 7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD Assi, a screenwriter and poet, is stuck in his personal life. He is full of doubt, disturbing thoughts, and existential restlessness. He is sentenced to community service due to a drunken-driving motorcycle accident in which he was involved. For his com...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; 13.50

 
 
Sat
Mar
  16
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
1350 Okie St NE, Washington  DC 20002
During a career spanning a mere 15 years, Idan has become not only the most successful artist in Israel but also one of Israel’s most successful artists abroad, with tours that include performances at some of the leading festivals as well as shows in the most prestigious venues in Europe, the USA, South America, the Far East, Canada and Australia. In the albums he has produced to-date with The Idan Raichel Project, as well as in the other musical ventures with which he has been involved, Idan ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  more than $50; $48-$75

 
 
Sun
Mar
  17
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville MD 20853
The Israeli Dance Festival DC is celebrating its tenth year! The Festival showcases local dance groups from elementary, middle and high school, college, recent graduates and beyond! All groups share their enthusiasm for Israeli dance to create a memorable performance for the whole community. The audience is encouraged to join in community dancing after the performance. The Festival dance party/harkada will be held at B'nai Israel in Rockville the evening of March 16, 2019.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10 - $20

 

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