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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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Mar 24 - Mar 26
Multiple times available
 
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington MD 20001
The AIPAC Policy Conference is the largest gathering of pro-Israel activists. Over 18,000 people from all 50 states and all backgrounds come together for a three day educational, inspirational and empowering experience. On the third day we lobby our Members of Congress to support the partnership between the U.S. and Israel and to ensure that the friendship between the United States and Israel remains unbreakable.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Fair/Expo, History/Education, Israel, Leadership Development, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; $399 for AIPAC Club and $499 for Delegates

 
 
Tue
Mar
  26
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Center for Israel Studies at American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20036
Former Member of Knesset and public intellectual Einat Wilf will offer remarks on “Women and Politics in Israel Today” followed by a discussion with moderator Tamara Wittes (Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution). Co-sponsored by American University Center for Israel Studies and Women and Politics Institute, School of Public Affairs. Free with RSVP (space limited)
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Mar
  27
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
One Show Only! “An intriguing tale of forbidden first love. ” – Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter Benny’s hair is as red as the fur of her devout father’s treasured calf – which he believes will bring salvation. But the 17-year-old feels as lonely and trapped as the calf in its enclosure. 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 religious community in Jerusalem. ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  28
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
1600 Jonquil St NW, Washington DC 20012
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America invite you to a Community Conversation with Yossi Klein Halevi on: Israelis Go to the Polls: What the Election Campaign Reveals about Israel The current election campaign in Israel has been characterized by surprise mergers and criminal scandal. Yossi Klein Halevi will reflect on the impact of events leading up to the Israeli elections and what they reveal about trends and shifts in Israeli society. ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Leadership Development, History/Education, Israel, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  28
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Center for Israel Studies at American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20036
Please join the American University Center for Israel Studies and Dept. of Performing Arts for a special performance by Shesh Besh, Arab-Jewish ensemble of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The Shesh Besh ensemble’s onstage presence and repertoire are a living metaphor for people striving to coexist. Their performances reflect their belief that the language of music binds hearts and builds a real bridge between peoples. The ensemble performs traditional Oriental material alongside works by cla...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Mar
  30
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Join HTAA Shabbat morning to listen to Tzachi Levy, senior Shaliach from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington! He will be speaking on Israel & World Jewry.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Mar
  31
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Temple Sinai
3100 Military Road, NW, Washington DC 20015
Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of this beloved author and thought leader and honor his commitment to activism and hope. We'll hear from the following: Fania Oz Salzberger Roger Cohen | The New York Times Rabbi Jonathan Roos | Temple Sinai Rabbi Stephanie Crawley | Temple Micah Rabbi Esther Lederman | URJ
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Reform, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Apr
  2
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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Israeli Elections 2019: Polls, Projections, and Predictions with Haviv Rettig Gur, Israeli Journalist & Political Correspondent, The Times of Israel Rettig Gur will present an overview of the upcoming Israeli elections for us, explaining what has taken place and what we can expect. He will analyze the various alliances that have been formed and how they will affect the outcome. He will also try to answer the ultimate question: Will Netanyahu remain in power, and what kind of governing coalition...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Mon
Apr
  8
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Jewish Community Relations Council of GW)
6101 Executive Boulevard, North Bethesda MD 20852
Hear from experts about Israel’s unpredictable 2019 elections including the issues on the minds of Israelis, coalition scenarios, and how the outcome may affect the U.S.-Israel Relationship. Confirmed Speakers*: Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen Director, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Program, United States Institute of Peace Amir Tibon Washington, DC Correspondent, Haaretz Newspaper Featuring: A reception with cheese, fruit, dessert, beer, & Israeli wine. An opportunity to learn about the many Isra...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Wed
Apr
  10
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
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And the Results Are In! Outcomes and Analysis of the Israeli National Election with Lahav Harkov, Senior Contributing Editor, The Jerusalem Post Harkov will review and analyze the results of the Israeli elections just as the final results come in. She will help us understand who are the big winners – and the big losers – and what kind of government is likely to now be formed. And ultimately, she will try to help us predict what this means for the future of Israel.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Tue
Apr
  23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
One Show Only! “[T]ouching and rewarding. ” – Hannah Brown, The Jerusalem Post Four women, whose lives are in turmoil, encounter a mysterious stranger, Neta. His honesty and vulnerability help them reconnect with their families. When Neta’s life takes a sudden wrong turn, he searches to get back on the right path. His story is told through the meetings he has with the women over the course of a years. SAVING NETA comes from director Nir Bergman (BROKEN WINGS) and features an Israeli Film Acade...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
May
  2
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
2018 | 90 min | Documentary Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program After a brief introductory talk by Jordyn Barry, the J’s Director of Jewish Innovation and a short memorial ceremony, we will view this PBS documentary. The film tells “the profound and unique story of the 550,000 Jewish men and women who served in World War II. . .the film brings to life the little-known story of Jews in World War II — as active participants in the fight against Hitler, bigotry, and in...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Israel, Politics, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Mon
May
  6
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Save a Child's Heart (SACH) Foundation-US, Inc.
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Save a Child's Heart will be honoring the founders of the organization at a fundraising dinner.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
May
  8
12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 
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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:  

 
 
Thu
May
  9
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join local hazzanim from the Cantors Assembly Seaboard Region to enjoy the music of Israel during a Yom HaAtzmaut celebration.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18

 

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