Families

Seeking 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.

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Upcoming Events
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Wed
Aug
  15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Summer Breeze Concert Series at Temple Rodef Shalom Each Wednesday in August from 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Open to the public; no RSVP necessary
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Aug
  15
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 5th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library storytime coming to a neighborhood near you! We are partnering with many local organizations to make this happen, and the list will grow. Check back often, or like us on Facebook for updates. All events are one hour long. * Thurs, May 17, 5:30 pm: Tutti-Frutti (N Bethesda) w/ Bender JCCGW * Sun, June 10, 6:00 pm: Ben and Jerry's (Fairfax) w/ Gesher JDS and JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Culinary, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; free to attend, pay for your own ice cream

 
 
Wed
Aug
  15
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
4014 Campbell Avenue, Arlington VA 22206
Join Growing Jewish Families and PJ Library this August for our Sweet Summer Series ice cream social and storytime/crafts. Families will enjoy PJ Library stories, doing fun crafts and meeting and socializing with other families. Each family pays for their own refreshments. RSVP with melissa.weinstock@jccnv.org
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; Each family pays for their own refreshments

 
 
Aug 17 - Aug 19
Multiple times available
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Celebrate the end of summer at Capital Camps. Before the chaos of the school year sets in, join with other camp families to swim, play and celebrate Shabbat. Enjoy quality time together, make new friends and new memories. Your family can choose to live in a cabin or an air-conditioned lodge room – all accommodations have private bathrooms. Our food service is kosher under kosher supervision, and chefs create delicious and nutritious options for everyone. Our air-conditioned dining hall is the ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Special Needs, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Aug
  17
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Agudas Achim Congregation
2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
Friday night service for kids 0-5 and parents with songs, instruments, scarves, dancing parachutes, challah and juice.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Aug
  17
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
 
Temple B'nai Shalom
7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
Please join us for a yummy Tot Shabbat and Ice Cream Social! Tot Shabbat is especially for newborns through second graders, and their parents. The service includes lots of music, child-friendly prayers, and stories and activities. It lasts about a half hour and is followed by a special kid-friendly oneg. We will look forward to seeing you at this wonderful service!
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Aug
  19
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
11660 Plaza America Drive, Reston VA 20190
Join Growing Jewish Families for a morning of Challah braiding and listening to PJ Library stories. Families will braid challah to take home and bake. Great for ages 1 year - 6 years. RSVP with jennifer.deangelis@jccnv.org
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Aug
  20
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
19800 Belmont Chase Drive , Ashburn VA 20147
Join Growing Jewish Families for Challah Tots in Ashburn! Great for ages 1 year - 6 years. Families will braid challah dough and take it home to bake while listening to PJ Library stories. RSVP with jennifer.deangelis@jccnv.org
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Aug
  21
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 5th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library storytime coming to a neighborhood near you! We are partnering with many local organizations to make this happen, and the list will grow. Check back often, or like us on Facebook for updates. All events are one hour long. * Thurs, May 17, 5:30 pm: Tutti-Frutti (N Bethesda) w/ Bender JCCGW * Sun, June 10, 6:00 pm: Ben and Jerry's (Fairfax) w/ Gesher JDS and JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Culinary, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; free to attend, pay for your own ice cream

 
 
Wed
Aug
  22
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Summer Breeze Concert Series at Temple Rodef Shalom Each Wednesday in August from 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Open to the public; no RSVP necessary
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Aug
  24
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Ms. Ellie Music (Adas Israel - shir a song location)
2825 Quebec Street NW, Washington DC 20008
Looking for something to do in the Fall with your little ones? Consider joining me for our 8th year (!) of Fall shir a song classes—early childhood music and movement classes designed for babies, toddlers, preschoolers accompanied by a parent or caregiver. We sing and dance to non-Jewish songs AND fun Shabbat and Jewish holiday songs, using finger plays, chants, percussion instruments, a variety of props, and dance and movement. Classes will be held on the following days and locations: Tuesday...
Listed In:  Families, Early Childhood Educators, Maryland, Non-denominational, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting
Event Cost:  more than $50; $210/sibling and friend discounts available

 
 
Sat
Aug
  25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation Adat Reyim
6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield VA 22152
Join us for a family friendly shabbat where we encourage preschoolers and young children to celebrate the shabbat with us. Friendly songs, enjoyable music, and a welcoming atmosphere at Congregational Adat Reyim.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Aug
  26
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington
Rileys lock, Poolesville MD 20837
An awesome group of cyclists of differing abilities come together for the dual purpose of having a blast (check!) and raising awareness about and funds for Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington support services (check!)
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Aug
  26
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Congregation Olam Tikvah
10300 Sager Avenue, Fairfax VA 22030
Enjoy a last hurrah before school starts. We will meet at Ratcliffe Park, 10300 Sager Avenue, Fairfax. Some kosher snacks (such as pirates booty, applesauce pouches, clementines, and water) will be provided. Olam Tikvah's Young Families group aims to provide Northern Virginia Jewish families (members and non-members of OT) with a chance to get together with their peers, allow their children to develop relationships, and enjoy each other’s company. We focus on events for families with young chil...
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Aug
  29
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Summer Breeze Concert Series at Temple Rodef Shalom Each Wednesday in August from 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Open to the public; no RSVP necessary
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 

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