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

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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

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Tam Shel Shabbat – A Taste of Shabbat

Friday, December 13, 2019 | 9:15 am - 10:00 am

Wheelchair Accessible

Tot Shabbat at Kol Ami

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Chanukah & Havdalah in Olney

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible
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Chanukah Party!

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Growing Jewish Families

Chanukah Challah Tots in Reston

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Growing Jewish Families

GJF NoVA Playlabs (Indoor) Play Date

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Growing Jewish Families

Barnes and Noble Chanukah Gathering

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Chanukah Bazaar

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm