Families

Mom, dad and little boySeeking an exciting and meaningful Jewish experience for your family in Greater Washington?

Explore the calendar listings below to find the family activities that are right for you. Search the full calendar by clicking on “View All Events” below, then select specific ages or interests to sort by.

Looking for more guidance as you make Jewish choices for your family? Visit some or all of the extensive resources featured below.

 

For assistance or more information, please contact Jconnect at jconnect@shalomdc.org888-246-1818, or through the Contact Us page.

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Resources

PJ Library

PJ Library® is here—a FREE program offering Jewish songs and stories to Jewish and interfaith families in the Greater Washington area. It’s a gift to our community from The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Check out our family friendly events and Sign up today!

j.family ambassadors

The JFamily Ambassadors program is now available for families living in Montgomery County, MDNorthern Virginia and Washington, DC! Parents of children under the age of three can meet with your neighborhood-based ambassador for a free coffee date/playdate, receive a welcome gift, and learn about exciting family activities that are available for your little ones where you live. This program is fully funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washignton and implemented by the three local JCCs.

For New Parents

Hebrew/Jewish names

Local Schools

search iconReligious Schools

The Washington area has religious schools to fit anyone’s needs. Representing all the denominations or non-affiliated, afternoon, Saturday or Sunday, choose what is best for you and your family. Explore the options of area religious schools and whether they are a good option for your child(ren).

search iconPreschools

Is your little one ready for preschool? We hope that you are able to find a Jewish preschool to start your child on his/her Jewish journey. View our list of preschools.

search iconDay Schools

Provide your child(ren) with the building blocks for their Jewish future. Explore the options for area day schools and whether they are a good option for your child(ren).

Family Friendly Volunteer Opportunities

Helping out as a family is a wonderful way for everyone to do a Mitzvah! Jconnect can help you find family-friendly volunteer opportunities

Holiday Resource Booklets

Chanukah candles

Seder plate

kiddush cups and candlesticks

Tweens and Teens

search iconYouth Groups

Keep your children involved Jewishly from childhood to their teenage years through participating in Jewish youth groups. Learn more about our local youth groups.

search iconTravel and Education

Several organizations offer educational and travel opportunities for teens during and after their high school years.

search iconPhilanthropy and Social Action

Local and nationwide organizations offer opportunities for teens to become socially active and learn the value of philanthropy.

Events for Families

Krav Maga Women’s Empowerment Training Seminar

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible
Growing Jewish Families

Pajama Havdalah Party!

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Noam Katz: Live in Concert

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible
campers on dock

Jewish Summer Camp Fair

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible
Growing Jewish Families

Challah Braiding Challah Tots in Reston

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Make a Menorah (and more) Hanukkah Open Studio Event

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Growing Jewish Families

Shalom Baby Play Date at the J (0-3 years)

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wheelchair Accessible

Little Explorers at Gates of Discovery

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Wheelchair Accessible