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Sun
Feb
  18
2:00 AM - 4:00 AM
 
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20560
You’re invited to a free screening of the documentary film “Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice” at the National Museum of American History to mark the Day of Remembrance of Executive Order 9066, presented in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition, “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II.” After the screening, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Phil Tajitsu Nash, professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Maryland. Panelists include: Z...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Advocacy, History/Education, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Beginning this fall, Adat Shalom member and clinical social worker Fran Zamore will co-facilitate a monthly Adat Shalom discussion of racial justice issues, with an emphasis on the effects of unconscious bias and systemic racism on the African American community. Each month, participants will be asked to consider and discuss suggested readings and videos. The group will be open to anyone (mature teens and adults) interested in exploring racial justice issues. Although the sessions will build ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, Advocacy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  18
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Music Festival)
1529 Q Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Our every-other-month Klezmer Brunch pairs fantastic music with a delicious kosher buffet. Seth Kibel and his bands have been combining traditional Eastern European/Jewish music with diverse influences for more than a decade. New arrangements of traditional melodies and original songs by members of the bands draw upon jazz, classical, world beat, rock, and other musical genres to create a unique and entertaining sound. Bring the family! Kids under the age of 7 eat free and don’t need a ticket....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $15-$30

 
 
Sun
Feb
  18
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Yeshiva of Greater Washington (Yeshiva of Greater Washington (Boys Division))
1216 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902
Individual lectures on the connectedness of current science topics and Jewish thought. Open to the entire community.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Turtle Light Press, LLC
4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville MD 20781
An exhibition opening and discussion of “The Amichai Windows” by artist Rick Black will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18th, at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, MD. A bilingual Hebrew/English artist book that was 10 years in the making, “The Amichai Windows” features 18 poems by renown Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai. The exhibition will display letterpressed spreads and prints from the book, including multi-layered collages of more than 100 images from archives around the world...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  18
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Join Growing Jewish Families at the JCCNV for an afternoon for Purim-themed fun! Whether you are a princess, a pirate, or want to wear a costume of your choice join GJF for an afternoon of decorating hamantaschen, making cool masks and groggers, dancing in the parade, and more! For details, visit jccnv.org or contact Rebecca.Greene@jccnv.org.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Community-Wide/Festivals, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  18
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent parkway, Columbia MD 21044
– Playwright Susan McCully’s original production about Baltimore’s famed Cone sisters, “All She Must Possess,” will premiere at Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC). Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone, daughters of German-Jewish immigrants, could have lived tranquil, appropriate lives as respected Victorian ladies. Instead, the iconic duo voraciously collected art and curios from around the world. The unassuming Etta, often overshadowed by her ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  18
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA 22206
Robbie Schaefer, of acclaimed folk/rock/indie band Eddie From Ohio, crafts a touching and funny world premiere musical portrait about father, son, and the space between them. A master storyteller, Robbie journeys from his Jewish father’s immigration to the United States, to his childhood in India, discovering his passion for music, and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father and the discovery of his father’s haunted past during World War II. Enriched...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 - 89

 
 
Sun
Feb
  18
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Reuven Azar, Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., will discuss the current challenges and opportunities facing the region, US-Israel relations and the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora. Join us for a lively discussion and get the latest updates. Q & A to follow.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  Free; free

 
 
Sun
Feb
  18
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Southeast Hebrew Congregation-Knesset Yehoshua
10900 Lockwood Drive, Silver Spring MD 20901
97th Annual Banquet honoring Ivan and Sharon Graff and paying tribute to the memories of Steve Koblin a"h and David Cohen a"h
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Sun
Feb
  18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA 22206
Robbie Schaefer, of acclaimed folk/rock/indie band Eddie From Ohio, crafts a touching and funny world premiere musical portrait about father, son, and the space between them. A master storyteller, Robbie journeys from his Jewish father’s immigration to the United States, to his childhood in India, discovering his passion for music, and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father and the discovery of his father’s haunted past during World War II. Enriched...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 - 89

 
 
Mon
Feb
  19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
19800 Belmont Chase Drive , Ashburn VA 20147
Join Growing Jewish Families for a fun morning of PJ Library stories about the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim! Braid your own challah and bring it home to bake. Whole Foods provides the dough. You provide the creativity and sense of adventure. Bring your dough home to bake. Please RSVP so we can reserve enough dough. RSVP: Contact Jennifer.DeAngelis@Jccnv.org. Space is very limited. RSVP strongly suggested!
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Feb
  20
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
Loneliness. Hopelessness. Isolation. Loss. With the recent teen suicides in our community, it can be hard to know how to see the warning signs, how to cope with difficult situations, and how to mourn for those we’ve lost. Health educator and motivational speaker Scott Fried will share his story and provide powerful examples of how to learn from our mistakes and grow through adversity. This workshop will teach us how to accept feelings of vulnerability as we work through the pain and doubt that a...
Listed In:  Families, Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Counseling/Support, Parenting
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Tue
Feb
  20
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members and $250 for non-members

 
 
Tue
Feb
  20
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
Benedict Cumberbatch gives life to the words of British soldier Norman Lewis, whose remarkable memoir of post-World War II Naples form the basis for this haunting evocation of a ravaged land, and later a city of infinite charm. Lewis entered Naples as part of an invasion of Nazi-occupied Italy. His memories and his return many years later are recalled with magnificent warmth and wit. Filmmaker Francesco Patierno combines riveting archival war footage with clips from movies set in Naples from th...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13

 
 
Tue
Feb
  20
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA 22206
Robbie Schaefer, of acclaimed folk/rock/indie band Eddie From Ohio, crafts a touching and funny world premiere musical portrait about father, son, and the space between them. A master storyteller, Robbie journeys from his Jewish father’s immigration to the United States, to his childhood in India, discovering his passion for music, and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father and the discovery of his father’s haunted past during World War II. Enriched...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 - 89

 
 
Tue
Feb
  20
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Berman Hebrew Academy (Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy)
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Berman Board Meeting
Listed In:  Board/Executive Commitee
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Feb
  21
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
SchoolTalk, Edlavich DCJCC and DCASE invite you to: A Convening on Sex Education and Creating Healthy Relationships for DC Youth with Disabilities We invite all stakeholders, self-advocates, community members, family members, educators and anyone ready to be “change agents” regarding Sex Education & Healthy Relationships for Youth with Disabilities, to join us for dynamic discussions and creative problem-solving to help our DC youth with disabilities develop productive, independent and healthy...
Listed In:  College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Special Needs, DC, Adult Education, Advocacy, Leadership Development, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; free

 
 
Wed
Feb
  21
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
Congregation B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC) Baby Play Group. Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. FREE! A fun, clean environment for babies with their loving adults to play in and hang out. Make new friends in our special baby classroom. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Feb
  21
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members and $250 for non-members

 
 
Wed
Feb
  21
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members and $250 for non-members

 
 
Wed
Feb
  21
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
What secrets are kids keeping from their parents? How do you parent a teenager through this difficult time of teenage angst? This talk with health educator and motivational speaker Scott Fried offers specific ideas and techniques on how to understand your teen, how to communicate with them, and how to be there for them as they as they undergo the emotional journey to adulthood. There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is preferred. RSVP online at whctemple.org/ScottFried.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Feb
  21
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Board of Directors Meeting
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Listed In:  Board/Executive Commitee
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Feb
  21
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
6601 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda MD 20817
Are you ready to bake hamantashen for Purim? Have you tried and the fruit dripped all over the place? Would you like to learn? Once again, BJC congregant and baking aficionado Lauren Kline is facilitating her renowned hamantashen workshop and sharing her family recipe - a BJC favorite! Never has a triangular pastry tasted so delicious! Learn the secret of shaping this pastry and some tips on how to keep the pastry sealed. No baking experience is necessary. Join us at BJC Tuesday, February...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Feb
  21
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
Celebrity Moderator: Ron Kampeas, Washington editor, Jewish Telegraphic Agency Final speakers list: -Jason Samenow, Capital Weather Gang, WAMU -Rabbi Haim Ovadia, Magen David Sephardic Congregation -Bonnie Benwick, Deputy Food Editor, Washington Post -Bob Rovinsky, former Director, IT Enterprise Services, FAA, former president, Jewish Study Center JSC, Adas members $10, others $15 includes all the debate materials you can eat!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; JSC, Adas members $10, others $12

 
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