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Tue
Mar
  19
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
TBD, TBD MD 20852
JFGW Executive Committee Meeting
Listed In:  Board/Executive Commitee, Governance/Board
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Mar
  19
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., N. Bethesda MD 20852
This two-hour media training course will lay the groundwork for a foundational understanding of communicating effectively with the media
Listed In:  Maryland, Professional Development, Committee Meetings, Professional Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Mar
  19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
CORE Foundations at Kennedy Krieger Institute
13313 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring MD 20904
In partnership with KEEN Greater DC-Baltimore- whose mission is to empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches - we will be offering a yoga class for all abilities on the first and third Tuesday of each month starting in October.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Special Needs, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Tue
Mar
  19
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Sephardic Heritage International DC (SHIN DC)
1957 E Street NW, Washington DC 20052
Sephardic Heritage International (SHIN) DC & the GWU Elliott School of International Affairs Present: Annual Purim & Nowruz Lecture & Celebration Featuring Ariel Sabar Ariel Sabar is an author of Iraqi-Kurdish Jewish heritage who won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his debut book, My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq (2008). Also an award-winning journalist, his work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, Harper's, ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Culinary, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5

 
 
Tue
Mar
  19
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852
TBD - networking event for Charles E. Smith Life Communities - details to follow. Event includes cocktails, buffet dinner, and speaker.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Singles, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $125

 
 
Tue
Mar
  19
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Center for Israel Studies at American University
3501 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington DC 20016
Author Francine Klagsbrun will discuss Golda Meir and her legacy. Klagsbrun’s book, Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel, a biography of the fourth prime minister of Israel, won the 2017 Jewish National Book Award. Moderated by Pamela Nadell, Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women's and Gender History. The annual lecture is in memory of SPA Professor Amos Perlmutter, who taught at the University for nearly thirty years, and was a world-renowned scholar of political leadership in the Middle ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, Seniors, Singles, Teens, DC, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  Free; $0

 
 
Wed
Mar
  20
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC Family Engagement)
12089 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852
Join the Bender JCC and PJ Library at Barnes & Noble for Storytime, Snacks, and Arts & Crafts. Please register yourself and your child(ren) in advance.
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Mar
  20
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Tot Purim is for families with children ages birth to pre-kindergarten. A combination of music, movement, and learning offering young children and their families a Purim experience through age-appropriate songs & prayers. You can join us following the service at 6:15 PM for pizza and salad dinner. https://purimpizza2019.eventbrite.com to order a pizza.
Listed In:  Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Early Childhood Educators, Maryland, Reform, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  Free; FREE

 
 
Wed
Mar
  20
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Alas, Captain Haman and the Pirates of Shushan have stolen yer Megillah! Find ye treasure at HTAA for delicious dinner, Pirate Magic with Captain Moshe, costume parade, & grog! RSVP online or email Adrienne@htaa.org
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10/individual ; $25/family

 
 
Wed
Mar
  20
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Oseh Shalom
7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel MD 20707
Come in Costume! Start the evening off with Pizza by signing up here no later than Friday, March 15. Stay for Oseh’s Purim Shpiel featuring your favorite TV characters. Enjoy the full night’s schedule. 6:00 pm Pizza & Salad: RSVP Required for Dinner. 6:45 pm Costume Parade 7:00 pm Shpiel & Megillah 8:00 pm Hamantashen & Wine Tasting Bring tzedakah for Matanot L’Evyonim
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Mar
  20
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Come enjoy our partial Megillah reading, joyful Purim Spiel and hamentaschen, of course!
Listed In:  GLBT, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Mar
  20
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
 
Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville MD 20851
Join us as we celebrate Purim. We will have a Purim Puppet Show, sing songs, read from the Megillah, and stamp out Haman's name.
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Mar
  20
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC DC 20007
If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  21
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd, N. Bethesda MD 20852
Shalichim Weekly Meeting
Listed In:  
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  21
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation Olam Tikvah (Congregation Olam Tikvah Preschool)
3800 Glenbrook Rd., Fairfax VA 22031
Connect with other Jewish families at this free, informal gathering, where we play, share a kosher snack, and attend a music class. Parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers bring children ages 0-3. For more information, please contact Melissa Schwartz, or (703)425-1886.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  21
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Free. Bring a vegetarian/dairy lunch and the Book of Joshua for an in-depth learning with Rabbi Lia Bass of this fascinating text which contains the story of Israel from the conquest of Canaan to the Babylonian exile. No knowledge of Hebrew is necessary, just your desire to learn! Contact the Etz Hayim office for a copy of the text: office@etzhayim.net
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  21
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
CORE Foundations at Kennedy Krieger Institute
13313 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring MD 20904
Patricia Sastoque and Rhonda Workman from the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) will share an overview regarding the DDA application process, eligibility, and the three Medicaid Waivers programs they administer. This event is to provide an introduction to the DDA's service delivery system and geared toward individuals and families. Co-presented by CORE Foundations, Maryland Center For Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities Administration, and Kennedy Krieger Sc...
Listed In:  Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Adult Education, Fitness & Wellness, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  21
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
Evening Mah Jongg Lessons in March Thursday, March 7, 14, and 21, 6:30-9:30 pm Join us for a three-session Mah Jongg class for beginners taught by Iva Gresko. These evening lessons are perfect for those whose days are filled with work or family. Please don’t register unless you’re prepared to play at least once a week the first few months. Plan to attend all three sessions. Enrollment is limited, so register now. Cost: $85, includes nine hours of lessons and includes the 2018 National Mah Jo...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $85 includes card

 
 
Thu
Mar
  21
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC DC 20007
If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Mar
  22
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Children & Family Programs)
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join us for a monthly challah-making and music-filled session to share joyful Judaism from generation to generation. Connect with other grandparents while bonding with your grandbabies and having fun! Every month will offer different activities such as art and tikkun olam — but making challah and music making will always be included!
Listed In:  Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; Members: $10, General Public: $15

 
 
Sat
Mar
  23
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation Adat Reyim
6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield VA 22152
Introducing Shabbat Family Jam -- a new full-bodied, joyful, family Shabbat experience at Congregation Adat Reyim. Together, we will enjoy a unique Shabbat learning and worship experience full of gratitude, Ruach and Jewish experiences to treasure together! Bring family and friends! Stay to enjoy a nosh afterwards - Kosher oneg noshes and treats are provided. Perfect for 1-8 year olds and their loving adults.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Mar
  23
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Krav Maga CDK
5454 Wisconsin Ave , Chevy Chase MD 20815
This ones for the fellows. Krav Maga CDK Third Party Protection Seminar is one you don’t want to miss. Krav Maga specializes in not only protecting your self but protecting the lives of your the people you care about as well. In this workshop you will learn principles and techniques as they pertain to third party protection. Whether they are armed or unarmed, doing nothing when something is required is a bad idea. What you will learn: Krav Maga combatives has they pertain to third party protec...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, DC, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  more than $50; $79

 
 
Sat
Mar
  23
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (GLOE - Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement)
1606 20th Street NW, Washington DC 20009
Join GLOE for a night of drag, drinks, dancing, and a celebration of Purim! We'll serve the food and discounted drinks - you serve the Purim-inspired looks. We can't wait to see you there! Interested, but nervous because you don't know anyone yet? We'll connect you with a friendly GLOE community member in advance. Contact GLOE Program Manager Ariel Weinstein at arielw@edcjcc.org. Feel free to forward to a friend as well. Tickets: $10/person * * Participating should never be cost-prohibitive....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, GLBT, DC, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Sat
Mar
  23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC DC 20007
If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Ms. Ellie Music (Adas Israel - shir a song location)
2825 Quebec Street NW, Washington DC 20008
Join me for shir a song classes—early childhood music and movement classes designed for babies, toddlers, preschoolers accompanied by a parent or caregiver. We sing and dance to non-Jewish songs and fun Shabbat and Jewish holiday songs, using finger plays, chants, percussion instruments, a variety of props, and dance and movement. Registration for the SPRING shir a song session is now open! Spring 2019 session: March to June Tuesdays at Adas Israel: April 2 - May 28 (8 classes) $175 9:30 & ...
Listed In:  Families, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Non-denominational, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting
Event Cost:  more than $50; $175/8 classes, sibling & referral discounts avail

 
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