Connect with Purpose During COVID-19

During this season of uncertainty and social distancing, one constant that will sustain the Greater Washington Jewish community is our ability to connect with one another. When we make the effort to reach out to our friends, family, and neighbors—locally, in Israel, and around the world—we can continue to build and strengthen all that makes Jewish Greater Washington an incredible community.

Our partner agencies, organizations, synagogues, and schools across DC, MD, and Northern VA are coming together to create opportunities for our entire community in new, dynamic, and innovative ways. It’s truly inspiring to see our community come together in this way.  We are working to ensure that everyone can continue to engage and thrive Jewishly online. We will continue to connect with purpose through virtual spaces – even when we cannot connect in person.

This resource center will continue to grow and evolve as new opportunities to connect and engage are developed and shared across the community. Whether you’re looking for a way to engage with ritual or spiritual content; resources to share with your family; entertainment, virtual volunteering, or learning opportunities; our Jewish community has you covered.

Have great Jewish virtual resources to share? Submit them here. For virtual events, please submit them through the Jconnect submission form. (You will need to log into your Jconnect account).

>>Keep your virtual programs safe from hackers!<<

See Federation’s COVID-19 Resource Page for breaking news and important community updates.

Passover resources

PJ Library Passover resources



Virtual Tours

Webinars/Virtual Courses

Articles/Online Resources



Jewish Social Service Agency Local Hotlines

Montgomery County Crisis Center: 240-777-4000
Northern VA’s Crisis Link Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077
DC’s Crisis Hotline: 888-793-4357

Food Insecurity

  • Food and Friends: Home delivered meals
  • Find Help: Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other reduced cost programs
  • Yad Yehuda: Choose Covid-19 Financial Assistance from the dropdown. Rabbinical referral required.




Seder 2020 order


Virtual Events

Israeli Cooking Workshop – Yemenite Chicken Soup!

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Kids’ Singalong: Bringing in Shabbat

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible
Avi West

Ask the Teacher: Welcoming Passover in a Time of Physical Distancing

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Daf Yomi

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 8:00 am - 8:30 am

Community Virtual Family Shabbat

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Ms. Ellie Music logo

Ta’am Shel Shabbat w/ Ms.Ellie

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Kabbalat Shabbat with Rotem Ur, Shlicha at Shaare Torah

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Virtual Sababa Shabbat @ Oseh Shalom

Virtual Sababa Shabbat @ Oseh Shalom

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm