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The Greater Washington DC Jewish community strives to be an inclusive community. If you need special accommodations in order to participate in any program, please contact the host organization.
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Aug 17 - Aug 19
Multiple times available
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Celebrate the end of summer at Capital Camps. Before the chaos of the school year sets in, join with other camp families to swim, play and celebrate Shabbat. Enjoy quality time together, make new friends and new memories. Your family can choose to live in a cabin or an air-conditioned lodge room – all accommodations have private bathrooms. Our food service is kosher under kosher supervision, and chefs create delicious and nutritious options for everyone. Our air-conditioned dining hall is the ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Special Needs, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Aug
  17
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Agudas Achim Congregation
2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
Friday night service for kids 0-5 and parents with songs, instruments, scarves, dancing parachutes, challah and juice.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Aug
  17
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
 
Temple B'nai Shalom
7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
Please join us for a yummy Tot Shabbat and Ice Cream Social! Tot Shabbat is especially for newborns through second graders, and their parents. The service includes lots of music, child-friendly prayers, and stories and activities. It lasts about a half hour and is followed by a special kid-friendly oneg. We will look forward to seeing you at this wonderful service!
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Aug
  17
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
1529 16th St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Theatre Lab's Summer Acting Institute for Teens presents Polaroid Stories. A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by young people living on the streets, Naomi lizuka's Polaroid Stories journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence; where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters' lives are continually threatened and devalued. Inspired in part by Ovid's Metamorphoses, Polaroid Stories takes p...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10-$15

 
 
Sat
Aug
  18
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Drop-in for Parashat HaShavuah (Torah portion discussion) on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:30am. Sponsored by the Samuel & Jean Koshar Rothstein Memorial Fund. Stay for Shabbat services at 10am. Kiddush follows services.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Aug
  19
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
1500 S Capital Street SE, Wahsington DC 20003
More than 1,500 community members came together to watch the Nationals take on the Mets and celebrate our third annual Grand Slam Sunday. Through baseball, this annual, end-of-summer celebration connected local Jews to one another and to the larger Jewish community. The feedback Federation has received from attendees confirms our city’s love of baseball, the Nationals and the Jewish community. QUESTIONS: Contact Lauren Kessler at lauren.kessler@shalomdc.org or 301-230-7292.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, DC, Community-Wide/Festivals, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; Ticket prices range based on seat selection

 
 
Mon
Aug
  20
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 Challah Tots in Ashburn! Great for ages 1 year - 6 years. Families will braid challah dough and take it home to bake while listening to PJ Library stories. RSVP with jennifer.deangelis@jccnv.org
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Aug 20 - Aug 26
Multiple times available
 
Seaboard USY (United Synagogue Youth-Seaboard Region)
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
We hope you’ll join us for an incredible Jewish summer camp experience at USY Encampment/ Kamp Kadima 2018! USY Encampment (for rising 9th-12th graders) and Kamp Kadima (for rising 6th-8th graders) will take place from Monday, August 20 to Sunday, August 26 at Capital Camps. Come spend an amazing week with other Jewish 6th-12th graders and have the opportunity to make over 200 new friends from across Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and North Carolina, while having the time of your life!! H...
Listed In:  Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Leadership Development, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $695

 
 
Mon
Aug
  20
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
600 I Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Start the new year off right with the third of our three-part Jewish cooking series, designed to help you have a sweet start to 5779. Led by our own chef and food writer Vered Guttman, the class includes a demonstration plus a buffet dinner. The menu includes: -Quince candy -Leek latkes -Tilapia and pomegranate ceviche -Black-eyed pea and butternut squash salad -Stuffed Swiss chard with beef and bulgar -Date and honey cake The dinner provided will be kosher; kosher supervision is provided by t...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $40 in advance; $45 at the door

 
 
Tue
Aug
  21
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 5th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library storytime coming to a neighborhood near you! We are partnering with many local organizations to make this happen, and the list will grow. Check back often, or like us on Facebook for updates. All events are one hour long. * Thurs, May 17, 5:30 pm: Tutti-Frutti (N Bethesda) w/ Bender JCCGW * Sun, June 10, 6:00 pm: Ben and Jerry's (Fairfax) w/ Gesher JDS and JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Culinary, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; free to attend, pay for your own ice cream

 
 
Wed
Aug
  22
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:  

 
 
Wed
Aug
  22
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Summer Breeze Concert Series at Temple Rodef Shalom Each Wednesday in August from 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Open to the public; no RSVP necessary
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Aug
  22
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
1336 U St NW, Washington DC 20009
Join The Jewish Federation’s Young Leadership in welcoming eleven cultural and educational shlichim (Israeli emissaries) to DC. These energetic cultural ambassadors have moved here to enhance our connection to Israel and Israelis through developing social issue-focused projects and events. They will be serving in our local synagogues and schools for the 2018-2019 year as part of Federation’s Imagine Israel initiative.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, DC, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Wed
Aug
  22
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
This laugh-out-loud army-buddy movie combines screwball comedy, romance and music to create a film as hot as the Negev. Set as the Israeli army withdraws from Lebanon in 2000, this comedy tells the story of three bumbling Israeli reserve soldiers. As members of a military rock band, the trio find themselves stranded and alone in enemy territory when they discover the Israeli army has left them behind. They will have to work together in order to find their way out of enemy territory and back to ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Aug
  23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Drop-in or come every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month! $10 payable at the door.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Arts & Culture, Fitness & Wellness, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Fri
Aug
  24
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Ms. Ellie Music (Adas Israel - shir a song location)
2825 Quebec Street NW, Washington DC 20008
Looking for something to do in the Fall with your little ones? Consider joining me for our 8th year (!) of Fall 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. Classes will be held on the following days and locations: Tuesday...
Listed In:  Families, Early Childhood Educators, Maryland, Non-denominational, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting
Event Cost:  more than $50; $210/sibling and friend discounts available

 
 
Sat
Aug
  25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation Adat Reyim
6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield VA 22152
Join us for a family friendly shabbat where we encourage preschoolers and young children to celebrate the shabbat with us. Friendly songs, enjoyable music, and a welcoming atmosphere at Congregational Adat Reyim.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Aug
  26
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington
Rileys lock, Poolesville MD 20837
An awesome group of cyclists of differing abilities come together for the dual purpose of having a blast (check!) and raising awareness about and funds for Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington support services (check!)
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Aug
  26
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Congregation Olam Tikvah
10300 Sager Avenue, Fairfax VA 22030
Enjoy a last hurrah before school starts. We will meet at Ratcliffe Park, 10300 Sager Avenue, Fairfax. Some kosher snacks (such as pirates booty, applesauce pouches, clementines, and water) will be provided. Olam Tikvah's Young Families group aims to provide Northern Virginia Jewish families (members and non-members of OT) with a chance to get together with their peers, allow their children to develop relationships, and enjoy each other’s company. We focus on events for families with young chil...
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Aug
  26
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
11660 Plaza America Drive, Reston VA 20190
Join Growing Jewish Families for a morning of Challah braiding and listening to PJ Library stories. Families will braid challah to take home and bake. Great for ages 1 year - 6 years. RSVP with jennifer.deangelis@jccnv.org
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Aug
  29
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Summer Breeze Concert Series at Temple Rodef Shalom Each Wednesday in August from 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Open to the public; no RSVP necessary
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Aug
  30
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., N. Bethesda MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Schlichim Weekly Meeting
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
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Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Thu
Aug
  30
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
4201 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22203
Join us at CUMC’s soup kitchen to help feed Arlington’s homeless. Across the street from the Ballston Metro Station on the orange line (back of building).
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Aug
  31
5:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
4201 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22203
Join us at CUMC’s soup kitchen to help feed Arlington’s homeless. Across the street from the Ballston Metro Station on the orange line (back of building).
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Sep
  1
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Temple Emanuel
10101 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington MD 20895
Please join our clergy on Saturday, September 1 for our annual Selichot service, beginning with the movie THE BAND'S VISIT at 8:00 pm followed by an inspiring candlelight Selichot service. THE BAND'S VISIT is about eight Egyptian musicians who comprise the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrive by mistake in a small town in Israel's Negev Desert. Their booking set for a different city, and with no transportation out of the town or any hotels to stay at, the band settles at a restaurant o...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
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