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Whether you are an empty nester, married or single, this area is designed to provide you with the information and resources to enrich your Jewish life.

The calendar listings below are filled with a range of activities and programs targeted toward your stage of life and potential interests. Search the full calendar by clicking on “View All Events” below, then sort by your interests or age group. 

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Upcoming Events
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Mon
Nov
  27
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.
What do I believe about God? What happens after we die? How do I succeed at failure? How do I rest when I have no time? As adults, we all have questions about being Jewish, and many of us are still searching for answers. Despite years of religious school as children, many of us are unsure how to find meaning in our faith and culture as adults, and issues that may not have been relevant to u...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $100 per person, $180 per couple

 
 
Mon
Nov
  27
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
Expand your appreciation of Jewish life and culture and join the hundreds who have participated in WHC's unique adult education program. We offer a wide array of classes taught by knowledgeable and passionate instructors from Washington Hebrew Congregation and beyond. WHC Academy meets on Monday nights, from 7:15 - 9:15 pm with coffee, a light snack, and time to socialize. Our second class this fall is "Nationalism, Anti-Semitism, and the Jewish Community: Historical Lessons for Today" taught b...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25 for WHC members; $54 for non-members

 
 
Tue
Nov
  28
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Shalom
11510 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This title, as proclaimed in Spamalot, says it all. As a collection of individuals, we have created an influence on the Broadway musical, starting in the Tin Pan Alley era where almost every tunesmith was of Jewish descent. We as a people have become an industry mainstay; how did this happen and how did it evolve? The lecture series will focus on the unique “Jewish Connection” that enhanced the Broadway Musical experience. Steve Friedman is an internationally recognized Broadway Musical historia...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
10:00 AM - 12:00 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, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members; $250 for non-members

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
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, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members; $250 for non-members

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Magen David Sephardic Congregation
11215 Woodglen Drive, Rockville MD 20852
Professor Hanno Balz joins us from Johns Hopkins University to examine how the persecution of German Jews escalated between 1933 and 1943. As a German historian, Professor Balz has researched the “Aryanization” of Jewish houses and business properties during this timeframe, as well as how non-Jewish neighbors and Nazi party officials benefitted from this large-scale robbery. During his lecture, he will also discuss the challenges of selective memory on this topic in Germany today, and examine th...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Wednesdays, November 1st, 8th, 22nd, and 29th, 7:30-9pm with Sue Dorfman (Kripalu yoga instructor) Fridays, November 3rd,10th and 17th, December 1st, 8th, and 15th, 8:30-10am with Hazzan Rabbi Rachel (Hatha yoga instructor) In the season of gratitude (Thanksgiving) and light (Chanukah), we will explore these themes through the lens of yoga, with special attention to physical alignment and ease of movement. Come dressed for movement and bring a yoga mat -- all other props provided. All yoga l...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5/class(M); $10/class(NM)

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The year is 1939 and Atlanta’s posh German Jews are preparing for Ballyhoo, their annual lavish country club ball.  The Freitag family hopes that the party of the year will be the chance for their daughters to meet their future husbands—but when their uncle brings home his new employee, a handsome Eastern European bachelor from Brooklyn, everyone must confront their own prejudices, desires, and beliefs.  Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo is an achingly beautiful,...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Nov
  30
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Jewish Community Relations Council of GW)
11510 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
The JCRC of Greater Washington invites you to join members of the Greater Washington Jewish community to schmooze and nosh and discuss our legislative priorities and advocacy efforts with our Federal, State and Local Maryland elected officials.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; tickets start at $54

 
 
Thu
Nov
  30
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
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.
For intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, exercise your conversational skills at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center on Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. This course, which is intended for intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, will give you the opportunity to practice your Hebrew in a fun and friendly environment. Focusing on speaking skills only, the ability to read or write Hebr...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $50 per semester

 
 
Thu
Nov
  30
11:15 AM - 12:15 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.
Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Hebrew, but found the idea of trying to read the language too daunting? If yes, this course is for you. Using an innovative method that emphasizes conversation over decoding the aleph bet, you’ll find yourself speaking Hebrew from the first class on – and having fun! This class is ideal for those with no knowledge of or familiarity with Hebrew. The abi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $50 per semester

 
 
Thu
Nov
  30
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The year is 1939 and Atlanta’s posh German Jews are preparing for Ballyhoo, their annual lavish country club ball.  The Freitag family hopes that the party of the year will be the chance for their daughters to meet their future husbands—but when their uncle brings home his new employee, a handsome Eastern European bachelor from Brooklyn, everyone must confront their own prejudices, desires, and beliefs.  Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo is an achingly beautiful,...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Dec
  1
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Wednesdays, November 1st, 8th, 22nd, and 29th, 7:30-9pm with Sue Dorfman (Kripalu yoga instructor) Fridays, November 3rd,10th and 17th, December 1st, 8th, and 15th, 8:30-10am with Hazzan Rabbi Rachel (Hatha yoga instructor) In the season of gratitude (Thanksgiving) and light (Chanukah), we will explore these themes through the lens of yoga, with special attention to physical alignment and ease of movement. Come dressed for movement and bring a yoga mat -- all other props provided. All yoga l...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5/class(M); $10/class(NM)

 
 
Fri
Dec
  1
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Dear Temple Shalom Families, We are very excited for our next First Friday Shabbat Family Service. The deadline to register for our congregational potluck is Wednesday, November 29. Please register with the names of or number of people in your party and the (vegetarian, dairy, or fish) dish you are bringing. NO MEATS OR DESSERTS PLEASE! The dish should serve at least 8 people. Also, please remember to bring serving utensils! You do not need to post your phone number or email. We encourage yo...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Fri
Dec
  1
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This musical service at Washington Hebrew Congregation on Friday, December 1 at 6:00 pm will feature our talented junior choir, JAM (Jewish American Music), and a small instrumental ensemble. JAM will join Cantors Manevich and Bortnick on the bimah to lead the service, singing contemporary Jewish music selections for our prayers, and presenting a sermon-in-song of music they perform at the Washington Area Jewish Youth Choral Festival.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, DC, Reform, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Fri
Dec
  1
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
University of Maryland (Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies - University of Maryland)
8270 Alumni Dr., College Park MD 20742
Daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning.The living and the dead; dreams and waking life coexist in an uneasy world overflowing with absurdity, humor, sadness and compassion. We encounter a strangely endearing group of imprisoned mis?ts hell bent on holding a mirror up to nature and smashing it into smaller shards. The only way they can free themselves is to allow the release of these stories, no matter the cost. Adapted from acclaimed Israeli author Etgar Keret's book of shor...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; Student/Youth: $10

 
 
Sat
Dec
  2
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
University of Maryland (Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies - University of Maryland)
8270 Alumni Dr., College Park MD 20742
Daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning.The living and the dead; dreams and waking life coexist in an uneasy world overflowing with absurdity, humor, sadness and compassion. We encounter a strangely endearing group of imprisoned mis?ts hell bent on holding a mirror up to nature and smashing it into smaller shards. The only way they can free themselves is to allow the release of these stories, no matter the cost. Adapted from acclaimed Israeli author Etgar Keret's book of shor...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; Student/Youth: $10

 
 
Sat
Dec
  2
8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The year is 1939 and Atlanta’s posh German Jews are preparing for Ballyhoo, their annual lavish country club ball.  The Freitag family hopes that the party of the year will be the chance for their daughters to meet their future husbands—but when their uncle brings home his new employee, a handsome Eastern European bachelor from Brooklyn, everyone must confront their own prejudices, desires, and beliefs.  Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo is an achingly beautiful,...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Dec
  3
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
The annual Chanukah Bazaar will take place in the TRS Grand Foyer from 8:30am to 2:00pm on November 19, December 3 and December 19. Shop our enormous selection of menorahs, candles, driedels, gelt, gift wrap, entertaining needs, books, games and toys. If you are buying for your child's school classroom, we are fully stocked in inexpensive dreidels and nut-free chocolate gelt. Contact: Shellie at shellieabel@gmail.com, 703-827-0130.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  Free; Cost of items purchased

 
 
Sun
Dec
  3
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Congregation Beth Emeth (Marilyn Rosenberg Sisterhood Gift Shop)
12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon VA 20171
Our Hanukkah Boutique will be open Sundays November 19 & December 3, 9 AM -2 PM. The place for all your Hanukkah gifts and decorations: children’s and baby toys, menorahs, dreidels, Hanukkah candles wrapping paper, nut-free dairy and parve gelt, jewelry, hostess gifts, grown-up coloring books, sudoku books, mezzuzot, kippot, judaica, and more. Local artisans will also present their creations. Be ready to light the first candle on Tuesday, December 12! Questions? Email Gift-shop@bethemeth.org.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Fair/Expo, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Dec
  3
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Exploring Mindfulness in Jewish Life - A Day Retreat Join esteemed meditation instructor Sylvia Boorstein for a day of learning about mindfulness and meditation. Boorstein's teachings are based in both Jewish and Buddhist traditions. A boxed lunch option is available, or you may bring your own.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Dec
  3
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
Stories abound of Jewish immigrants climbing the ladder of social mobility as they successfully integrated into new and different worlds during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But historian Eddy Portnoy has discovered others, Jewish bunglers and blockheads – among them drunks, thieves, murderers, wrestlers, psychics, and beauty queens – who didn’t make it into the history books. Their follies and foibles were fodder for the pages of Yiddish daily newspapers in New York and Warsaw, the ma...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Dec
  3
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia
2201 Westmoreland Street , Arlington VA 22213
Navigating Pompeii and the Development of Roman Cities Dr. Christopher Gregg The development of Roman cities in the Republic and Empire followed a number of strategies, ranging from architectural displays that demonstrated prosperity to an emphasis on structures that reflected the city’s status or ties to Rome. Using standard types of structures such as baths, basilicas, triumphal arches and colonnaded plazas, these Roman cities assembled inexhaustibly varied combinations of these elements to ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $7 members lecture; $10 general admission; +lunch

 
 
Sun
Dec
  3
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 
Am Kolel (Am Kolel Sanctuary & Renewal Center)
9601 Cedar Lane , Bethesda MD 20814
Keynot Speaker: Rev. Fletcher Harper, GreenFaith Now or Never: The Absolute Urgency of Religious Action for Earth Panel Speakers: Interfaith Power and Light - Joelle Novey Sierra Club - Mark Posner Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake - Bonnie Sorak Islam - Ambereen Shaffie African American Faith Community - Rev. Darryl Roberts Unitarian Universalist – Jim Laurenson Break Out Sessions: Eco-theology: Texts and Liturgy Rabbi David Shneyer, Spiritual Leader, Kehila Chadasha, Am Kolel ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Dec
  3
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Combining technical mastery, expressive depth and performance experience, pianist Alon Goldstein, violinist Ilya Kaler, and cellist Amit Peled have joined forces to form one of the most exciting trios on the international scene. Each virtuoso member of the Tempest Trio has a successful solo career; together, they bring vitality to the concert stage with their dynamic musical interplay and collaborative spirit. They will be joined by violist Daniel Getz, a member of the Grammy Award-Winning Bosto...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $35 - $45

 
 
Sun
Dec
  3
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The year is 1939 and Atlanta’s posh German Jews are preparing for Ballyhoo, their annual lavish country club ball.  The Freitag family hopes that the party of the year will be the chance for their daughters to meet their future husbands—but when their uncle brings home his new employee, a handsome Eastern European bachelor from Brooklyn, everyone must confront their own prejudices, desires, and beliefs.  Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo is an achingly beautiful,...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Dec
  4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Experience Jewish Meditation – a blend of chant and silent and guided meditation that guides us to a more meaningful relationship with God and with those around us. Spend an hour with nothing but mindfulness to distract you. Jewish Meditation will meet each month on the 1st Mondays at 7pm and 3rd Saturdays at 3pm. Questions? Please contact Hazzan Fradkin at afradkin@bethelmc.org
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Fitness & Wellness, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Mon
Dec
  4
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.
What do I believe about God? What happens after we die? How do I succeed at failure? How do I rest when I have no time? As adults, we all have questions about being Jewish, and many of us are still searching for answers. Despite years of religious school as children, many of us are unsure how to find meaning in our faith and culture as adults, and issues that may not have been relevant to u...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $100 per person, $180 per couple

 
 
Mon
Dec
  4
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
Expand your appreciation of Jewish life and culture and join the hundreds who have participated in WHC's unique adult education program. We offer a wide array of classes taught by knowledgeable and passionate instructors from Washington Hebrew Congregation and beyond. WHC Academy meets on Monday nights, from 7:15 - 9:15 pm with coffee, a light snack, and time to socialize. Our second class this fall is "Nationalism, Anti-Semitism, and the Jewish Community: Historical Lessons for Today" taught b...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25 for WHC members; $54 for non-members

 
 
Mon
Dec
  4
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The year is 1939 and Atlanta’s posh German Jews are preparing for Ballyhoo, their annual lavish country club ball.  The Freitag family hopes that the party of the year will be the chance for their daughters to meet their future husbands—but when their uncle brings home his new employee, a handsome Eastern European bachelor from Brooklyn, everyone must confront their own prejudices, desires, and beliefs.  Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo is an achingly beautiful,...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost: