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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Thu
Oct
  18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
The Immigration Crisis: Taking Action We have seen intense and rapid action on immigration recently. The Immigration Working Group of the Temple Rodef Shalom Social Action Committee invites you to explore and understand the impact on families and children and hear recommendations on how we can respond. Speakers include members of our local immigrant community, Frank Sharry (a leading advocate and spokesperson for broad immigration reform), and Lisa Johnson-Firth (principal of an immigration an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Advocacy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Fri
Oct
  19
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Fri
Oct
  19
2:20 PM - 5:00 PM
 
The Tasman Center for Jewish Creativity
3101 12th Street Northeast, Washington DC 20017
Autumn is a natural time for transitions as the weather begins to turn colder, and leaves change color and begin to fall away. As we move into the season of fall, what are you willing to change or do differently? This workshop will allow you to carve out space for a mini-retreat which will include yoga, meditation, reflection, watercolor painting and intention setting at Bluebird Sky Yoga. Led by Erin Brindle, Art Therapist and Sarah Tasman, community rabbi. Work/Trade opportunities/Scholarship...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Interfaith, DC, Arts & Culture, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  more than $50; $75

 
 
Sat
Oct
  20
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Shirat HaNefesh
8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Come meet our Rabbi, board members, and members of our congregation. We are a “come as you are” non-denominational Jewish community. Come see what our Synagogue has to offer.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sat
Oct
  20
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Sun
Oct
  21
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Mon
Oct
  22
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Tue
Oct
  23
7:30 PM - 8:50 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Wed
Oct
  24
7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Thu
Oct
  25
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  25
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Fri
Oct
  26
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
Oct
  26
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Sat
Oct
  27
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Sun
Oct
  28
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Tue
Oct
  30
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 
The Tasman Center for Jewish Creativity
11301 Neelsville Church Road, Germantown MD 20876
As we transition from the energy of summer to the contemplative cool of fall, take time to mark, honor and create ritual around life transitions. Our lives revolve around transitions. Some are tied to ritual, but many significant transitions, however, are not: retirement, becoming a grandparent, completing a time of healing or recovery, marking the anniversary of a loved ones passing, becoming an empty nester, graduation, job changes, a milestone birthday, weaning a child, or even making an impo...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  more than $50; $90

 
 
Thu
Nov
  1
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Let Every Voice Be Heard – Get Out the Vote Phonebank Continue reaching out to under-represented Virginia voters through our nonpartisan “Let Every Voice Be Heard” initiative! In partnership with the Poor People’s Campaign – A National Call for Moral Revival, the NAACP, and the RAC’s Voting Rights Act Initiative, we will again be using a web-based phonebank app to make calls to encourage and assist Virginia voters of color to exercise their right to vote on Election Day, November 6. Over 100 pe...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Reform, Advocacy, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Nov
  8
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
American Jewish Committee
1156 15th St NW, Washington DC 20005
Join us for a roundtable discussion featuring AJC policy experts. Learn about AJC's work on important global and domestic issues and how you can play a role advocating for the Jewish people. Sample delicious beers and meet like-minded D.C. Jewish advocates!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Interfaith, DC, Advocacy, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Nov
  13
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join us for our fall faith leaders networking luncheon seminar. Topic: TBD. There is no cost to attend this event
Listed In:  Interfaith, Maryland, Professional Development, Leadership Development, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Nov
  13
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Engage in conversation with members of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam; the only community where equal numbers of Israeli Palestinians and Jews live and educate their children together, bringing their courageous vision to the rest of the country through the work of the Primary School, the School for Peace, the Peace Museum and the Pluralistic Spiritual Community Center. Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam is Hebrew and Arabic for “Oasis of Peace.” Co-sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington and...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Nov
  16
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Temple Emanuel
10101 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington MD 20895
Wendy R. Sherman is Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, where she brings decades of experience in business, government, international affairs, and politics to help ASG clients gain understanding of geopolitical developments, navigate international markets, and constructively address policy challenges around the world. Ambassador Sherman is also Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Ambassador Sherman rejoined ASG after her dis...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Nov
  17
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown MD 20874
Atzilut, a ten-member high energy Middle Eastern ensemble that features virtuoso musicians proficient in the rhythms and inflections of both Hebrew and Arabic music, make a powerful statement for peace through shared music. No speeches needed – the music itself is the message. This concert exemplifies the potential for artistic collaboration and shared creativity that emerges when musicians representing two traditions with common roots overcome conflict to celebrate hope and trust through music.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25-$45

 
 
Mon
Nov
  19
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington VA 22202
Rodef 2100: Trivia in Crystal City* Highline RxR https://www.highlinerxr.com/ Mondays are rough and you made it through! This November we're in Crystal City a short walk from the Blue and Yellow Line's Crystal City Metro Station. Meet us at Highline RxR at 6:30 pm! Trivia begins at 7:00 pm. Happy hour and friends make it better! Happy hour runs from 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Show up when you can and leave when you must. See you there. Contact: Nathan Smuckler, nsmuckler@templerodefshalom.org, 703.676....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Reform, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Nov
  27
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
The Foundation for Jewish Studies (Foundation for Jewish Studies)
14330 Travilah Road , Rockville MD 20850
The Foundation for Jewish Studies presents "How Jews and Christians Read Text Differently... and Why It Matters" with Professor Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences Although Jews and Christians share common books – the Jewish Tanakh and the Christian Old Testament – we read our shared stories in distinct ways. The variations in translation, punctuation, definitions, theology, emphasis, and even can...
Listed In:  Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Nov
  29
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Nov
  30
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
Nov
  30
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Our Shabbat Evening Service begins in the Sanctuary at 6:30 PM. Find Rodef 2100 in the back right to accommodate as many of us as possible. Beginning at 7:30 pm, our young professionals group will gather for cocktails and a delicious, kosher style, dinner. Celebrate your joys and share your oy’s as we welcome Shabbat together. Contact: Nathan Smuckler, nsmuckler@templerodefshalom.org, 703.676.3840 Cost: $10.00 Regular registration closes Friday, November 23 Space Available registration until ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Sun
Dec
  2
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington, DC
c/o Wellspring Conference Center, Germantown MD 20876
Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington, DC invites all prospective camper families to "A Taste of Camp" Open House on Sunday, December 2nd from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the summer camp site, the Wellspring Conference Center in Germantown (11411 Neelsville Church Road, Germantown, MD 20876). Families are welcome to come for a short time or stay for a while. Guided tours will be offered by our staff at 1:45 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. A formal welcome by Rabbi Rami Schwartzer, Camp Directo...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Special Needs, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Dec
  9
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps (Avodah)
Will be provided when you RSVP, Washington DC 20009
You are cordially invited to join Avodah DC to celebrate the festival of the lights. This event will be held in a private residence. The location will be provided when you RSVP. Transportation to and from the Bethesda Metro can be provided.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost: