Interfaith

The Jewish community of Greater Washington welcomes interfaith couples and families. The calendar listings below contain activities and programs targeted toward interfaith families and couples. We encourage you to browse the postings and explore organizations and events that may be relevant to you.

To find programs targeted to your other interests, search the full calendar of events by clicking on “View All Events” below, then sort by your interests.

If you need assistance or more information , please contact Jconnect at jconnect@shalomdc.org or through the Contact Us page.

Interfaith Discussion Groups

New discussion groups forming:
A Discussion Group on Interfaith Relationships with Parents of Young Adults
Facilitated by Marion L. Usher, Ph.D. creator of “Love and Religion: An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and Their Partners”

  • Is your young adult involved in a serious interfaith relationship?
  • Can you talk to him/her in an informed manner?
  • Does your young adult fly off the handle when you bring up the topic?

Come and learn helpful strategies for managing this complicated situation.

For further information Marion L. Usher 202-236-9495

Upcoming Events
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Wed
Aug
  30
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
Stop by for a sweet treat on a hot summer night: dessert + story time + crafts. Join PJ Library and our PJ Community Partners to celebrate our commitment to camaraderie, crafts and community. Get the latest: Facebook.com/PJLibraryGreaterWashington Register for a location in DC: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC Register for a location in MD: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerMD Register for a location in VA: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerVA See the full list: https:...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; Families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Thu
Aug
  31
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
Stop by for a sweet treat on a hot summer night: dessert + story time + crafts. Join PJ Library and our PJ Community Partners to celebrate our commitment to camaraderie, crafts and community. Get the latest: Facebook.com/PJLibraryGreaterWashington Register for a location in DC: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC Register for a location in MD: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerMD Register for a location in VA: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerVA See the full list: https:...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; Families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Fri
Sep
  8
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
Come find out why Bethesda Jewish Congregation (BJC) is ‘more than a synagogue’ and how our Religious School can enhance your children’s lives. Are you an Interfaith Family seeking a Jewish Education? Chat with us -- we’re Bethesda Jewish Congregation (BJC) and we celebrate diversity! Join our Religious School for a fun, casual evening at our family Back to Shul Night. The BBQ will be sizzlin’ with burgers and dogs, Annie’s famous slaw will top the table fixins, and tangy ices will add just...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Maryland, Non-denominational, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Sep
  8
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Family Engagement at the EDCJCC)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Family Shabbat Clusters are groups of 3-4 families who get together monthly for an informal potluck Shabbat dinner, a Shabbat afternoon playdate, or a Shabbat lunch. This a great, casual way to get to know more Jewish families with children in the DC metro area. Families sign up and share information about different ways they would like to celebrate Shabbat. We at the EDCJCC will pair you up with families who have similar interests, geographical location, and ages of children. Then, once a mont...
Listed In:  Families, GLBT, Interfaith, DC, Non-denominational, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $36

 
 
Sun
Sep
  10
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Temple Beth Torah
4212-C Technology Court, Chantilly VA 20151
Come check out our religious school, and enjoy our Annual Family Picnic, featuring grilled favorites, lawn games, and-- new this year-- a game truck for the kids! RSVP to events@bethtorah.net
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Reform, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Sep
  13
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
  13
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

 
 
Wed
Sep
  20
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
  20
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

 
 
Wed
Sep
  20
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Family Engagement at the EDCJCC)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Want to provide a meaningful way for your young children to connect with the holiday of Rosh Hashanah? Come to Day of Awe-Some: Rosh Hashanah for Families to hear the shofar, taste apples and honey, and the start off a new year of beautiful wishes through songs, crafts and stories in an atmosphere that welcomes everyone and caters to young children.
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Non-denominational, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20, $25 day of

 
 
Thu
Sep
  21
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Recommended for Children Ages 5 and Under with an Adult Renee Brachfeld, our talented leader, combines singing, storytelling, movement and the sounds of the shofar to create an enjoyable holiday experience for families with young children. Following the hour-long service, participants are invited for light refreshments and a short art project. This service ends in time for those who have seats in one of our traditional services to hear the sermon and participate in Musaf. Register online at www...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 per family for one service, $100 for all three

 
 
Fri
Sep
  22
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Recommended for Children Ages 5 and Under with an Adult Renee Brachfeld, our talented leader, combines singing, storytelling, movement and the sounds of the shofar to create an enjoyable holiday experience for families with young children. Following the hour-long service, participants are invited for light refreshments and a short art project. This service ends in time for those who have seats in one of our traditional services to hear the sermon and participate in Musaf. Register online at www...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 per family for one service, $100 for all three

 
 
Sun
Sep
  24
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Family Engagement at the EDCJCC)
1340 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington DC 20018
Join other Edlavitch DCJCC families to get our hands dirty and learn about food access with Everybody Grows, an organization that inspires people to grow their own food in home gardens. We will compost, weed, plant, and harvest. Afterwards, we will learn about food waste and food accessibility with Darya Watnick, Director of Jewish Engagement, and Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education Fellow with Hazon. Since this program falls on the Sunday between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur we wi...
Listed In:  Families, GLBT, Interfaith, DC, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20 per family

 
 
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 - 11:30 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Recommended for Children Ages 5 and Under with an Adult Renee Brachfeld, our talented leader, combines singing, storytelling, movement and the sounds of the shofar to create an enjoyable holiday experience for families with young children. Following the hour-long service, participants are invited for light refreshments and a short art project. This service ends in time for those who have seats in one of our traditional services to hear the sermon and participate in Musaf. Register online at www...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 per family for one service, $100 for all three

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
Thu
Nov
  2
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda MD 20852
JFGH 34th Annual Gala featuring Emmy Award Winner Rachel Platten! Dietary laws observed.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Advocacy, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Nov 2 - Nov 5
Multiple times available
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
The new Lessans Family Literary Series kicks off with an exciting Literary Festival to be held November 2 – 5, and will be followed by monthly author programs throughout the year. Planning is well underway for our exciting, revamped literary series and we are busy assembling an outstanding line up of speakers and programs. The Literary Festival includes events with best-selling authors, Jennifer Weiner and Abigail Pogrebin, as well as the return of the hilarious Story District! Tickets go on s...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
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