Boomers

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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Sun
Feb
  25
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Bagel Brunch featuring Susan Wranik, MS, MA, CCC-SLP. Change Your Words, Change Your World: How Word Choice Affects Memory, Caregiving, and Your Health Drawing on her TEDx talk and her recent book, Don’t Forget to Say Thank You, Susan will discuss the power of word choice and body language and how what we say and how we say it shape the outcome. How we express ourselves affects memory, health, and caregiving, especially when communicating with someone with dementia. Join Susan as she shares tip...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Adult Education)
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join Lt. Col. (Res.) Tiran Attia following morning minyan for brunch. He is the Director of Special in Uniform, a program which integrates young people with autism and other disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and in turn into Israeli society. It focuses on the unique talents of each individual participant to help find a job within the IDF that is a perfect fit, based on the belief that everyone belongs and has the right to reach his or her full potential. Special in Uniform focus...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, Advocacy, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
In a somewhat fanciful midrash, the Sages imagine that these three characters who appear elsewhere in Biblical narratives, were members of Pharaoh’s court when the Israelites were enslaved. Faced with the immorality of the Egyptian king’s actions, each reacted in his own way that determined his eventual fate. What do we learn about the rabbinic attitude toward involvement in confrontational politics from this small teaching and the larger lessons behind it? Rabbi Jack Moline is President of Inte...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
 
Temple Sinai
3100 Military Rd. NW, Washington DC 20015
This year's authors are Morra Aarons-Mele (Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There - When You’d Rather Stay Home), Dina Gold (Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18, Berlin), Anna Solomon (Leaving Lucy Pear) and Alexandra Zapruder (Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film). The discussion is moderated by Lynn Sweet, award-winning journalist and Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. Cost is $28, in...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $28

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Interfaith Families Project (IFFP) (Interfaith Families Project)
11135 Newport Mill Rd, Kensington MD 20895
Workshops in Growing as a Jewish/Christian Couple Are you in an interfaith marriage and want tools and support for living with two faiths? Are you in an interfaith relationship and trying to determine whether marriage will work? Do you have questions about how to raise your children? Deal with extended family? Celebrate both Christian and Jewish holidays? The series will be led by Rabbi Rain Zohav & Rev. Julia Jarvis, Spiritual Leaders of IFFP with Father Michael Kelly of St. Martin of Tours, ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Interfaith, Maryland, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Counseling/Support, History/Education, Parenting
Event Cost:  more than $50; The cost is $300 per series for non-member couples

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Congregation Beth Emeth
12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon VA 20171
Join in the fun, with activities for all ages. Moon bounce, carnival games, crafts for “kids” of all ages, Vashti’s Shuk one-day gift shop sale, costume contest, raffle for great prizes, kosher lunch, hamentaschen and more. Check out the day's schedule and pre-order all-you-can-play bracelets to avoid the lines at www.bethemeth.org/purim. Special Shpiel and early carnival opening for the pre-school to 1st grade set and their families, starting at 10:45 AM. Start getting your costumes ready NOW! ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
Shannon Sarna will tell you — hamantashen don’t need to be dry or crumbly, nor do they need to be filled with traditional jams and pie fillings. And she should know! Ms. Sarna is the author of the cookbook "Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels & More," the editor of the popular Jewish food blog "The Nosher," and a contributing writer on "Kveller." Born to an Italian mother who loved to bake, a Jewish father who loved to experiment, and a food chemist grandfather, loving and experimenting...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
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 si...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Beth El Hebrew Congregation (Beth El Inclusion)
3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22304
Beth El Hebrew Congregation is proud to present the acclaimed film "The Finishers" on Sunday, February 25th at 4 pm in a sneak-peek preview event for the 2018 ReelAbilities Film Festival of Northern Virginia, which is powered by the Jewish Community Center of Northern VA. Julien is a wheelchair-bound teenager whose family is gradually falling apart under the strain of his disability. He is the apple of his mother's eye, yet he yearns for the approval of his bitter father, Paul, a former athlete....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Parenting
Event Cost:  Free; Free; RSVP required

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
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

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Tifereth Israel Congregation
7701 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20012
Rabbi Eliezer Adam, sofer-in-residence of the recently-opened Museum of the Bible, will speak about his work as a sofer in Israel and about his experiences working at the museum. This event is free to attend, but RSVP by February 15. Questions? Contact the TI office at 202-882-1605 or shoshana@tifereth-israel.org
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America.  Starring Naomi Jacobson, this heartwarming one-woman show is written by the author of Theater J’s Freud’s Last Session. Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. Directed by Holly Twyford.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Feb
  26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Narrative non-fiction is writing based on fact but built with the traditional elements of story. It’s a popular genre, allowing writers to observe the world, explore what they’re curious about, and then transform it into a compelling narrative to engage and challenge the reader. In five two-hour sessions, participants will learn and practice the craft of writing narrative non-fiction through forms such as personal narrative, memoir, and persuasive essay. The class will learn and practice inter...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $200

 
 
Mon
Feb
  26
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Embedded in the words of our prayers is a history of our people’s struggles and strivings, hopes and aspirations, complex and sophisticated ideas, yet all this often goes unnoticed. This course, which is taught by Miles Roger, Assistant Director of Religious Education, and Jamie Field, Religious School Educator, will introduce participants to the literary and spiritual treasure chest that is...
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 WHC members; $54 non-members/semes

 
 
Mon
Feb
  26
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America.  Starring Naomi Jacobson, this heartwarming one-woman show is written by the author of Theater J’s Freud’s Last Session. Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. Directed by Holly Twyford.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Feb
  27
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
RespectAbilityUSA
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In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, join us for a free webinar to learn how to make your faith institutions more inclusive and accepting of people with disabilities. February 27th 1:30pm Eastern Time / 12:30pm Central Time / 11:30am Mountain Time / 10:30am Pacific Time Live Captioning Provided. Free of Charge. Did you know that religious institutions are exempt from parts of the Americans with Disabilities Act? Today, sections of faith communities are working hard to c...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Special Needs, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Advocacy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Feb
  27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Shalom
11510 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
Congregation Har Shalom, in partnership with RespectAbility, is proud to present the acclaimed film “Spectrum: A Story of the Mind” in a sneak-peek preview event for the 2018 ReelAbilities Film Festival of Northern Virginia, which is organized by the Jewish Community Center of Northern VA. “Spectrum” made its world premiere at the United Nations General Assembly and won the CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Documentary Short. The film explores the inner sensory experience of autism. While autism...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Advocacy, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Feb
  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.
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
  27
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 Q Street NW, Washington DC 20036
In this hit from the Tribeca Film Festival, a young writer (Zosia Mamet, HBO’s Girls, The Kids Are All Right) is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex-boyfriend’s apartment building. Like a true New Yorker, she keeps the apartment. The move prompts her to try on many roles, including spy, hopeful lover, casual acquaintance, disgruntled neighbor, and friend. Mamet shines in each new phase, and gives a charming and deeply moving performance as a woma...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13

 
 
Wed
Feb
  28
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
  28
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America.  Starring Naomi Jacobson, this heartwarming one-woman show is written by the author of Theater J’s Freud’s Last Session. Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. Directed by Holly Twyford.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Feb
  28
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Hill Havurah
212 East Capitol Street NE, Washington DC 20003
Join us on Erev Purim for a Havurah Purim Party on Wednesday, February 28th! We'll eat, drink, listen to a little megillah, and get a little silly.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Feb
  28
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville MD 20851
Enjoy Purim 5778 at Tikvat Israel! ~ ~ ~ ~ On the Holiday, Feb. 28 - Mar. 1: ~ Wear Costumes ~ Buy Noodle Box Groggers ~ Enjoy Puppet Production at 6:30 pm - ALWAYS a hit with the kids and young at heart ~ Hear Megillah at 7:20 pm (with Shpiel interspersed) ~ Give Tzedakah ~ ~ ~ ~ On Sunday, Mar. 4: Enjoy Our Purim Carnival! visit www.tikvatisrael.org for details on all our holiday happenings
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Feb
  28
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

 
 
Thu
Mar
  1
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Center for Israel Studies at American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016
Shifting power dynamics in the Middle East have left the region looking vastly different then it did only a few years ago. Some experts have argued that the growing strength of Iran has pushed the Gulf States to form an unofficial strategic relationship with an unlikely ally: Israel. The AU Center for Israel Studies invites you to join Michael Greenwald, former U.S. treasury attaché to Qatar and Kuwait, for a discussion on the past, present and future of Israel’s diplomatic relationship. Modera...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, History/Education, Israel, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Thu
Mar
  1
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Class Description Do you imagine fantastic stories and scenarios in your head? Do you hear vivid characters talking to each other wish individual voices? Do you wish you had the tools and skills to put these scenes and dialogues down on paper? Join us for our first ever dramatic writing class, taught by award-winning playwright Renee Calarco, and try your hand at playwriting. The class wil...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $260

 
 
Thu
Mar
  1
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America.  Starring Naomi Jacobson, this heartwarming one-woman show is written by the author of Theater J’s Freud’s Last Session. Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. Directed by Holly Twyford.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  1
8:00 PM - 10:00 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

 
 
Fri
Mar
  2
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
555 11th Street NW, Washington DC 20004
What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII. Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $12.50

 
 
Fri
Mar
  2
8:00 PM - 10:00 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