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Your Child's Treasury of Jewish Books

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is thrilled to share PJ Library® (PJ, as in “pajamas”) with our entire community. This program provides families raising Jewish children from 6 months–8 years old with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music! Every month, families enrolled in PJ Library receive a high-quality, expertly-selected and kid-tested (!) Jewish book or CD as a gift from the community. PJ Library in Greater Washington is a gift from The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the United Jewish Endowment Fund, the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, the Perlin Family Foundation, the Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, the Bender Foundation, the Charles E. Smith Family Foundation, the David Bruce Smith Foundation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

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Celebrating the High Holidays

We have compiled many family-friendly ways to celebrate the fall holidays,  including High Holidays, which are Rosh Hashanah (starts Wednesday, September 20 at sundown) and Yom Kippur (starts at sundown, Friday, September 29), as well as Sukkot (starts Wednesday, October 4 at sundown) and Shemini Atzeret (starts at sundown, Wednesday, October 11) and Simchat Torah (starts at sundown, Thursday, October 12). 

Each of these holidays has their own history and traditions and can also be a way to share the Jewish value of hachnassat orchim (welcoming guests).  Inviting other families or accepting invitations to share Rosh Hashanah dinner, Yom Kippur Break Fast or a meal in a sukkah not only helps others--by having a warm, inviting environment and food on the table--but also enriches you as the host.

The Chagim, especially the Sukkot harvest festival, offer many opportunities for children to participate and contribute using all of their senses.

More about the Chagim

Family-Friendly High Holiday Events
We've put together a list of family-friendly High Holiday events all around the area. These are perfect options for PJ families to celebrate the Chagim (High Holy Days, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah). Find one that's right for your family! The Jewish Year will be 5778.

Rosh Hashanah

apples, honey and challahRosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה‎, translated "head of the year"), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora'im ("Days of Awe"). Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar (a ram's horn blown like a trumpet) and eating apples or round raisin challah dipped in honey (both symbolizing sweetness and the circular nature of starting the year over).

Another aspect of the Days of Awe (Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur) is tashlich ("casting off"). Small pieces of bread are tossed into flowing water, such as a creek or river, symbolically casting off our sins.

The common greeting on Rosh Hashanah is "L’Shana Tova," which in Hebrew means, "(have) a good year." *

Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 20, and ends at nightfall Friday, September 22.

Pre-Holiday Events


Holiday Services and Programs (September 20‑22)

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For additional High Holiday services, please check out the Jconnect list of services open to families who aren't members of a congregation.

Yom Kippur

shofarYom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר, translated, “Day of Atonement”), is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. According to Jewish tradition, fervent prayer and honest soul searching lead to repentance and forgiveness.  We can get the gift of a clean slate for the new year.  Therefore, Yom Kippur is a day of prayer and introspection, observed through fasting and attending services. It is considered the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar.*

 Yom Kippur begins at sunset Tuesday, October 11, and ends at nightfall Wednesday, October 12.

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Please check the event details for locations, time and registration information.

For additional High Holiday services, please check out the Jconnect list of services open to families who aren't members of a congregation. 

Sukkot

>lulav and etrogSukkot (Hebrew: סוכות‎ or סֻכּוֹת sukkot or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is one of the three biblically mandated festivals (Passover and Shavuot are the other two) when Jews were required to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. The holiday lasts seven days. The Hebrew word sukkot is the plural of sukkah ("booth" or "tabernacle"), which is a temporary walled structure covered with schach (plant material such as leafy tree overgrowth or palm leaves).

The holiday of Sukkot is named after the booths or huts in which Jews are supposed to live during this week-long festival. The huts are supposed to remind us of the flimsy houses our ancestors lived in as they traveled through the desert heading towards Israel.

Throughout the holiday, meals are eaten inside the sukkah, and some may sleep there as well. On each day of the holiday, members of the household recite a blessing over the lulav (a frond from a date palm tree, tied with branches of the willow and myrtle trees) and etrog (yellow citron). *

Sukkot begins at sunset Wednesday, October 4 and ends at nightfall Wednesday, October 11.

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Please check the event details for locations, time and registration information. More events will be added!

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

torah scrollThere is much debate over the exact meaning of Shemini Atzeret("Eighth Day of Assembly"). While it seems to be the eighth day of Sukkot, many commentaries see it as a holiday by itself. The distinguishing feature is the prayer for rain. Rain and water are the real key to survival in the Middle East, from the days of the Israelites through today.

Simchat Torah (Hebrew:שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה, translated "Rejoicing with/of the Torah,") is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings and the beginning of a new cycle.

The main celebration of Simchat Torah takes place in the synagogue; the last parashah ("portion" of the Torah) of Deuteronomy and the first parashah of Genesis are read in the synagogue. Simchat Torah begins in the evening and involves raucous dancing and singing with Torah scrolls. Children are paraded around on their parents' shoulders and wave homemade flags. The idea is to focus on how central the Torah is to Jewish life and the joy that the Torah can bring to the Jewish community.

You may want to research an appropriate service that works for your child(ren)'s ability to deal with noise and semi-chaotic celebrating.

Shemini Atzeret begins at sunset, Wednesday, October 11 and ends at nightfall, Thursday, October 12. Simchat Torah begins at sunset, Thursday, October 12, and ends at nightfall Friday, October 13.

Bookmark this page as we will keep adding more Chagim programs to the list!

* Text is from High Holidays--New Ideas for a New Year booklet from The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Featured Events

challahChallah Tots

DC Location  NEW!

Whole Foods P Street (1440 P Street NW, Washington)  

  • Monday, September 11, 4:00 pm

Maryland Locations

Whole Foods Kentlands (316 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg) 

Register for Challah Tots Kentlands

  • Thursday, September 14, 10:00 am
  • Thursday, October 26, 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 30, 10:00 am
  • Thursday, December 21, 4:00 pm

Whole Foods Rockville (11355 Woodglen Dr, Rockville)
Register for Challah Tots Rockville

  • Thursday, October 19, 10:00 am
  • Thursday, November 9, 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 7, 10:00 am

Virginia Locations

Whole Foods Arlington (2700 Wilson Blvd, Arlington)
Register for Challah Tots Arlington

  • fall dates TBD

    Whole Foods Ashburn (19800 Belmont Chase Dr, Suite 160)
    Register for Challah Tots Ashburn

    • Monday, September 18, 10:30 a.m.

    Whole Foods Fairfax (4501 Market Commons Dr, Fairfax)
    Register for Challah Tots Fairfax

    • fall dates TBD

    At Challah Tots, you will enjoy a storytime, craft and braiding challah to take home to bake for Shabbat!  Whole Foods Markets provides the dough, and PJ Library and our partners will provide the activities and the braiding help (if you'd like).  It's fun, easy and free!  Please RSVP so that we have enough dough available.  These are cosponsored by JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families, the Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Edlavitch DCJCC, Shaare Torah and Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County, depending on the location.

    Book Buddies

    Run by JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families
    • Thursday, September 7, 10:30 a.m.:  Chantilly Library (4000 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly)
    • September date TBD, 10:30 a.m.:  Burke Centre Library (5935 Freds Oak Rd., Burke)
    • Monday, September 11, 10:30 a.m.:  Fairfax Regional Library (10360 North Street, Fairfax)

    All parents, grandparents, caregivers and children who love books are welcome to join us for fun stories and movement activities that relate to Jewish culture, traditions and holidays.

    Dinosaur on Shabbat book cover

    PJ-Cosponsored Shabbat & Havdalah Programs

    In DC:

    In Maryland:

    In Northern Virginia:

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    Thu
    Sep
      21
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     
    Agudas Achim Congregation
    2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
    Please join the Agudas Achim Young Families for High Holiday services designed for the youngest members of the Jewish community. We will hold services from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on both days of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur. To register, please click the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/kQP8wM1ICyz6l2Lj1. Dress comfortably as families will be sitting on the floor.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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    Thu
    Sep
      21
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
     
    Temple B'nai Shalom
    7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
    Please join us for Rosh Hashanah Family Services on Thursday, September 21st. This service is perfect for families with young children. The service is open to non-members and is free-of-charge but reservations and tickets are required. Please email Lynn at lynn@tbs-online.org.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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    Fri
    Sep
      22
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
     
    Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
    1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
    Join youth and families, as well as those with disabilities and their families to come together for a wonderful sensorial Jewish experience. Listen to the shofar, eat the apples dipped in honey, smell the sweet new year and touch the Torah with your gentle fingertips. For more information on this event, visit htaa.org or email Adrienne@htaa.org
    Listed In:  Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18/person

     
     
    Fri
    Sep
      22
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     
    Agudas Achim Congregation
    2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
    Please join the Agudas Achim Young Families for High Holiday services designed for the youngest members of the Jewish community. We will hold services from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on both days of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur. To register, please click the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/kQP8wM1ICyz6l2Lj1. Dress comfortably as families will be sitting on the floor.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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    Sat
    Sep
      23
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     
    Agudas Achim Congregation
    2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
    Join Agudas Achim Young Families for a volunteer led service for kids ages 0-5, accompanied by an adult. Congregational kiddush to follow.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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    Wed
    Sep
      27
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Free Toddler Play Group at B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC). Meets every Wednesday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. Explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. FREE! Contact GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org for more information.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, History/Education, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Wed
    Sep
      27
    9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC) Baby Play Group. Wednesdays, 9:45 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. FREE! A fun, clean environment for babies with their loving adults to play in and hang out. Make new friends in our special baby classroom. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org or call 301-299-1149.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Sat
    Sep
      30
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     
    Agudas Achim Congregation
    2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
    Please join the Agudas Achim Young Families for High Holiday services designed for the youngest members of the Jewish community. We will hold services from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on both days of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur. To register, please click the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/kQP8wM1ICyz6l2Lj1. Dress comfortably as families will be sitting on the floor.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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    Sat
    Sep
      30
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     
    Agudas Achim Congregation
    2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
    Join Agudas Achim Young Families for a volunteer led service for kids ages 0-5, accompanied by an adult. Congregational kiddush to follow.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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    Sat
    Sep
      30
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
     
    Temple B'nai Shalom
    7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
    Please join us for Yom Kippur Family Services on Saturday, September 30th. This service is perfect for families with young children. The service is open to non-members and is free-of-charge but reservations and tickets are required. Please email Lynn at lynn@tbs-online.org.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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    Sun
    Oct
      1
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     
    Agudas Achim Congregation
    2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
    Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey leads songs for the first half hour with free play after. No Jewish knowledge or experience necessary. Each child requires a grownup.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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    Wed
    Oct
      4
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Free Toddler Play Group at B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC). Meets every Wednesday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. Explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. FREE! Contact GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org for more information.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, History/Education, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Wed
    Oct
      4
    9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC) Baby Play Group. Wednesdays, 9:45 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. FREE! A fun, clean environment for babies with their loving adults to play in and hang out. Make new friends in our special baby classroom. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org or call 301-299-1149.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Sat
    Oct
      7
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     
    Agudas Achim Congregation
    2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
    Join Agudas Achim Young Families for a volunteer led service for kids ages 0-5, accompanied by an adult. Congregational kiddush to follow.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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    Oct
      9
    3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
     
    Gesher Jewish Day School
    4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax VA 22030
    Join us for Storytime in the Succah as well as a snack and meeting new friends
    Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
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    Wed
    Oct
      11
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Free Toddler Play Group at B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC). Meets every Wednesday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. Explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. FREE! Contact GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org for more information.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, History/Education, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Wed
    Oct
      11
    9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC) Baby Play Group. Wednesdays, 9:45 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. FREE! A fun, clean environment for babies with their loving adults to play in and hang out. Make new friends in our special baby classroom. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org or call 301-299-1149.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Fri
    Oct
      13
    8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
     
    Temple B'nai Shalom
    7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
    Jewish rocker extraordinaire Sheldon Low will be with us to rock in Shabbat! Please don't miss this very musical and special service. Bring your friends!
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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    Sat
    Oct
      14
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     
    Agudas Achim Congregation
    2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
    Join Agudas Achim Young Families for a volunteer led service for kids ages 0-5, accompanied by an adult. Congregational kiddush to follow.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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    Wed
    Oct
      18
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Free Toddler Play Group at B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC). Meets every Wednesday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. Explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. FREE! Contact GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org for more information.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, History/Education, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Wed
    Oct
      18
    9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC) Baby Play Group. Wednesdays, 9:45 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. FREE! A fun, clean environment for babies with their loving adults to play in and hang out. Make new friends in our special baby classroom. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org or call 301-299-1149.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Fri
    Oct
      20
    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:  

     
     
    Sat
    Oct
      21
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     
    Agudas Achim Congregation
    2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
    Join Agudas Achim Young Families for a volunteer led service for kids ages 0-5, accompanied by an adult. Congregational kiddush to follow.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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    Sun
    Oct
      22
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
     
    The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Food Experience)
    6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
    Join PJ Library® and Federation’s Jewish Food Experience® for a workshop to help navigate the art of creating healthy snacks that are kid-tested and parent-approved. Food and health expert Natasha Nadel teaches grandparents and grandchildren creative recipes and fun techniques for getting kids to eat healthy while incorporating Jewish traditions.
    Listed In:  Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Culinary, Fitness & Wellness, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $36

     
     
    Wed
    Oct
      25
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Free Toddler Play Group at B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC). Meets every Wednesday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. Explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. FREE! Contact GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org for more information.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, History/Education, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Wed
    Oct
      25
    9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC) Baby Play Group. Wednesdays, 9:45 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. FREE! A fun, clean environment for babies with their loving adults to play in and hang out. Make new friends in our special baby classroom. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org or call 301-299-1149.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Sat
    Oct
      28
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     
    Agudas Achim Congregation
    2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
    Join Agudas Achim Young Families for a volunteer led service for kids ages 0-5, accompanied by an adult. Congregational kiddush to follow.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  

     
     
    Wed
    Nov
      1
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Free Toddler Play Group at B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC). Meets every Wednesday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. Explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. FREE! Contact GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org for more information.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, History/Education, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Wed
    Nov
      1
    9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC) Baby Play Group. Wednesdays, 9:45 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. FREE! A fun, clean environment for babies with their loving adults to play in and hang out. Make new friends in our special baby classroom. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org or call 301-299-1149.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Sat
    Nov
      4
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     
    Agudas Achim Congregation
    2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
    Join Agudas Achim Young Families for a weekly, volunteer led service for kids ages 0-5, accompanied by an adult. Congregational kiddush follows.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  

     
     
    Sun
    Nov
      5
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     
    Agudas Achim Congregation
    2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
    Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey leads songs for the first half hour with free play after. No Jewish knowledge or experience necessary. Each child requires a grownup.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  

     
     
    Wed
    Nov
      8
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Free Toddler Play Group at B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC). Meets every Wednesday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. Explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. FREE! Contact GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org for more information.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, History/Education, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Wed
    Nov
      8
    9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC) Baby Play Group. Wednesdays, 9:45 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. FREE! A fun, clean environment for babies with their loving adults to play in and hang out. Make new friends in our special baby classroom. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org or call 301-299-1149.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Sat
    Nov
      11
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
     
    Agudas Achim Congregation
    2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
    Join Agudas Achim Young Families for a weekly, volunteer led service for kids ages 0-5, accompanied by an adult. Congregational kiddush follows.
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  

     
     
    Sun
    Nov
      12
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
     
    Gesher Jewish Day School
    4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax VA 22030
    Join us for a Storyteller and outdoor activities
    Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
    Event Cost:  

     
     
    Wed
    Nov
      15
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Free Toddler Play Group at B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC). Meets every Wednesday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. Explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. FREE! Contact GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org for more information.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, History/Education, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Wed
    Nov
      15
    9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
     
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
    10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
    Congregation B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC) Baby Play Group. Wednesdays, 9:45 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. FREE! A fun, clean environment for babies with their loving adults to play in and hang out. Make new friends in our special baby classroom. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek.org or call 301-299-1149.
    Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
    Event Cost:  Free; Free

     
     
    Fri
    Nov
      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
    Nov
      17
    7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
     
    Temple B'nai Shalom
    7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
    Please join us for Tot Shabbat. We are delighted that Jewish rocker extraordinaire, Sheldon Low, will be with us! 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:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  

     
     
    Fri
    Nov
      17
    8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
     
    Temple B'nai Shalom
    7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
    Jewish rocker extraordinaire Sheldon Low will be with us to rock in Shabbat! Please don't miss this very musical and special service. Bring your friends!
    Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
    Event Cost:  

     

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