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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Tue
Apr
  24
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 
University of Maryland (Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies - University of Maryland)
3972 Campus Drive, College Park MD 20742
A conference to commemorate Israel's 70th Anniversary Recent events have made it clear there is currently a crisis in the relations between American Jews and Israel. In response, GIIS and MOMENT are holding a public conference to better analyze and understand it. Participants will include scholars, activists, and community leaders representing a wide range of views. Distinguished speaker, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of th Union for Reform Judaism. The conference is free and open to the publ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, History/Education, Israel
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Tue
Apr
  24
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Sefirat Ha'Omer Yoga - Tuesday mornings 8:45 - 10 am from April 3 to May 15 (seven weeks) For seven weeks, for 49 days we count the Omer in the period between Passover to Shavout. Each of the seven weeks is linked to an emotional/soul level attribute or Sephira: Chesed/Loving Kindness; Gevurah/Inner Discipline; Tiferet/Compassion, Truth and Beauty; Netzach/Strength and Endurance; Hod/Humility; Yesod/Bonding and Connection; Malchut/Leadership and Majesty. Each day of the week is also linked to ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5

 
 
Tue
Apr
  24
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Join us as we celebrate the EDCJCC's many contributions to the community, present the Lee G. Rubenstein Outstanding Leadership Award, and take part in a "Taste of the Neighborhood" featuring DC's most popular and well-known chefs.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, GLBT, Singles, DC, Culinary, Social Events
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Wed
Apr
  25
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852
For details, contact Deborah Adler at 410.223.4190
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Advocacy, Israel
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Wed
Apr
  25
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation
21740 Beaumeade Circle, Ashburn VA 20147
Beginning Adult Hebrew Classes, with Rabbi Amy Sapowith of Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation! Whether you are thinking of your own adult bar/bat mitzvah, wanting to learn along with your child, or simply want to learn for the joy of learning, please join us on eight Wednesday evenings from 7pm - 8pm: March 14, March 28, April 11, April 25, May 2, May 30, June 13, and June 27. These classes are free to all BCRC Members. The cost for members of the public is $10/session, or $50 for all 8 sessio...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; BCRC members free. $10/class, or $50/all 8 classes

 
 
Wed
Apr
  25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Bender JCC and JWI Present: She Says: Real Women, Real Conversation
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Women & Girls, Maryland, History/Education
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Wed
Apr
  25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
Women's Self-Defense Workshop All women are invited to participate in a hands-on workshop taught by Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Learn self-defense tips, such as situational awareness, how to hold keys, and what to do if you are attacked. A discussion about domestic violence is included. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers for this interactive program. Light refreshments. Contact: Stephanie Husik Tebor, stephanieteborphd@verizon.net, 703.508.4836 Cost: $5.00 Women of TRS members;...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Reform, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5, WoTRS members; $7, nonmembers

 
 
Wed
Apr
  25
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
How do various musical settings of Psalm 100 highlight various aspects of the text? We will study the psalm and listen to different compositions spanning genres to include Hazzanut (cantorial singing), art song, church music, and folk songs. As a group, we will discuss the various ways these works influence our understanding and internalization of this powerful psalm. Arianne (Ari) Brown is the cantor at Adas Israel Congregation. Fluent in Hebrew and Yiddish, Cantor Brown is an expert Torah and...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; JSC, Adas members $15, others $20

 
 
Wed
Apr
  25
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Initially hospice programs were about a physical place where care was provided in just the last days of life. As this care model evolved, hospice care became less about a physical space and more about a manner of holistic palliative care. Today hospice care, in most instances, comes to the patient. Today hospice care is available earlier in the progression of life limiting illness. Hospice attends to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ...
Listed In:  Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, Counseling/Support, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Apr
  25
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
4300 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington DC 20016
Invigorate your passion for social change in 2018 with Federation’s Changemakers Series! Dynamic Israeli agents of change lead community conversations about their unique ideas and influential actions that disrupt Israel’s status quo and affect social change in Israeli society. Learn how Joseph Gitler, CEO & Founder of Leket Israel, the National Food Bank, turned his one-man mission into Israel’s largest food bank rescue network, which feeds more than 200,000 impoverished Israelis every day.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Advocacy, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18

 
 
Wed
Apr
  25
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
A gripping medical drama about a doctor at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Dr. Roz Kagan offers a new miracle drug to save Ray Leon’s hemophiliac twins. But miracles aren’t always what they appear to be, and life on the cutting edge of biomedicine means moral ambiguity and impossible choices. Powerful, urgent, and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. Directed by Adam Immerwahr.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
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Wed
Apr
  25
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
One show only! “Director Alison Chernick profiles the violin virtuoso, through his performance, of course, but she also reveals a personality as expressive as his musicianship. ” – Pat Padua, The Washington Post From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
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Wed
Apr
  25
8:15 PM - 9:25 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
There is the Jewish kitchen, and there is Mediterranean cuisine, but many food researchers claim that there is no such thing as Israeli cuisine. Can it be true that a 70-year-old country is still unable to create its identity through food? If the Italian pizza, the German burger and French fries became the American food flag, what are the most prominent foods and values in Israeli cuisine, and how have they become so loved by Israelis? Itsik Sayag is the shaliach (Israeli cultural ambassador) t...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; JSC, Adas members $15, others $20

 
 
Thu
Apr
  26
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Our goal is to give our members and guests a memorable night of laughter, camaraderie and fun while raising money to help fund the various programs and activities of our B’nai Israel Congregation.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Career/Employment, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Social Events
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Thu
Apr
  26
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
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Thu
Apr
  26
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
TRS Beit Midrash - Spring 2018 Thursday evenings, April 26, May 3 and May 10 Gather at 6:15 pm for soup, salad and sandwiches; classes are from 7:00 -8:30 pm Choose one of these 3-session courses: Jerusalem: Celebrating 50 Years Since Reunification Israel at 70 Explore Jerusalem from three unique perspectives: its history, its cultures, and through ancient and modern poetry. The Jewish P...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Israel
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Thu
Apr
  26
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
1350 Okie St NE, Washington  DC 20002
Rami's Piano Concert is an intimate performance featuring a selection of original songs from Rami's enormous personal repertoire. Rami Kleinstein is a triple platinum and gold album award winner and many of his songs became the foundation of Israeli culture. Rami has often been compared to Elton John and Billy Joel. Rami is known for his beautiful love songs, soothing voice and delicate piano-playing. Rami, a native New Yorker, aptly and cleverly weaves his songs together with rich anecdotes la...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40-$70

 
 
Thu
Apr
  26
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
8300 Meadowbrook Ln, Chevy Chase MD 20815
U.S. Presidents as Leaders and Tweeters Since Watergate Guest speaker: Dr. Michael Eric Siegel, Ph.D. Senior Training Specialist, Division of Education, The Federal Judicial Center Michael Siegel is Senior Training Specialist in the Division of Education, The Federal Judicial Center, Washington, D.C. He organizes, conducts, and evaluates education & training programs for federal court judges and court unit executives in change management, negotiation and conflict management skills, and leadersh...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20

 
 
Thu
Apr
  26
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
A gripping medical drama about a doctor at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Dr. Roz Kagan offers a new miracle drug to save Ray Leon’s hemophiliac twins. But miracles aren’t always what they appear to be, and life on the cutting edge of biomedicine means moral ambiguity and impossible choices. Powerful, urgent, and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. Directed by Adam Immerwahr.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Apr
  26
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
Apr
  27
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:  

 
 
Fri
Apr
  27
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
We heard students chant, “Vote them out!” Now in Montgomery County, we have a chance to vote candidates into local and state offices. Learn about the issues at stake and talk with candidates in the primary election on April 27 at a speed-dating style dinner and informally at the oneg. Guests for dinner are County Executive Candidates: Robin Ficker, Roger Berliner, Bill Frick, Rose Krasnow, George Leventhal and County Council Candidates: Danielle Meitiv, Seth Grimes, Jill Ortman-Fouse, Shruti Bh...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Politics
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20.18 adults, $2.18 students, Free new voters

 
 
Sat
Apr
  28
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
A gripping medical drama about a doctor at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Dr. Roz Kagan offers a new miracle drug to save Ray Leon’s hemophiliac twins. But miracles aren’t always what they appear to be, and life on the cutting edge of biomedicine means moral ambiguity and impossible choices. Powerful, urgent, and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. Directed by Adam Immerwahr.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Apr
  28
7:15 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Join E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post, Julia Ioffe of The Atlantic, and Josh Green of Bloomberg Businessweek for a panel discussion about the truth in media and in our world today. Doors open at 7:15, with a brief Havdalah at 7:30. Program begins at 8:00 PM, with a dessert reception immediately to follow.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; $60

 
 
Sat
Apr
  28
8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
A gripping medical drama about a doctor at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Dr. Roz Kagan offers a new miracle drug to save Ray Leon’s hemophiliac twins. But miracles aren’t always what they appear to be, and life on the cutting edge of biomedicine means moral ambiguity and impossible choices. Powerful, urgent, and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. Directed by Adam Immerwahr.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  29
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda MD 20852
Good Deeds Day is an annual, international celebration of Doing Good! Join more than half a million volunteers around the world for this day of service, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can make a positive impact on the lives of others and change the world. Roll up your sleeves and make an impact through a variety of hands-on volunteer projects.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Volunteer
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Sun
Apr
  29
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
How to chant Torah and Haftarah. Drop-in adult ed. Free. All Adult Education at Congregation Etz Hayim is sponsored by the Jean Koshar & Samuel Rothstein Memorial Fund.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  29
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia- Cultural Arts Department)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Author Donnie Kanter Winokur "Chancer — How One Good Boy Saved Another" The acclaimed writer talks about her true life memoir. Donnie Kanter Winokur and her husband, Harvey, never could have imagined the heart-wrenching struggle that becomes their new reality after they decide to adopt two infants from Russia. As Iyal and Morasha grow, it becomes clear that Iyal’s development is drastically lagging behind his sister’s. By age four, he has a devastating diagnosis: fetal alcohol syndrome. But nami...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $12/ $8 member

 
 
Sun
Apr
  29
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia
5878 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22041
Ancient Magic and Medicine - Determining Guilt or Innocence in the Bible Dr. Erin Guinn-Villareal Many ancient Near Eastern cultures invoked magical powers and medical arts to conjure the guilt or innocence of accused parties. Surviving texts and illustrations bear witness that the Hittites, Mari, Mesopotamians and Babylonians all relied on these occult practices to find the truth. Israelites may also have practiced these magical rites, as revealed in the Jealousy Ordeal in Numbers 5:11-31. In ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10 lecture: $24 luncheon

 
 
Sun
Apr
  29
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
A gripping medical drama about a doctor at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Dr. Roz Kagan offers a new miracle drug to save Ray Leon’s hemophiliac twins. But miracles aren’t always what they appear to be, and life on the cutting edge of biomedicine means moral ambiguity and impossible choices. Powerful, urgent, and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. Directed by Adam Immerwahr.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost: