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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Mon
Nov
  27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
What do I believe about God? What happens after we die? How do I succeed at failure? How do I rest when I have no time? As adults, we all have questions about being Jewish, and many of us are still searching for answers. Despite years of religious school as children, many of us are unsure how to find meaning in our faith and culture as adults, and issues that may not have been relevant to u...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $100 per person, $180 per couple

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
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, 9:30 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. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
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

 
 
Sun
Dec
  3
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Exploring Mindfulness in Jewish Life - A Day Retreat Join esteemed meditation instructor Sylvia Boorstein for a day of learning about mindfulness and meditation. Boorstein's teachings are based in both Jewish and Buddhist traditions. A boxed lunch option is available, or you may bring your own.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Dec
  3
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Family Engagement at the EDCJCC)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
This Chanukah we’re making room for latkes AND dosas! Come meet Pamela Ehrenberg, author of the new PJ Library® book, The Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas, and enjoy hands-on activities, crafts, cooking, singing, food, a mitzvah (good deed) project and take-home goodies. It’s a perfect morning for Jewish and interfaith families with children ages 3 and older. Brought to you by PJ Library, the Edlavitch DCJCC, Federation’s Jewish Food Experience®, Love and Religion interfaith programs and Milton Got...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Non-denominational, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10, $15 after December 1

 
 
Sun
Dec
  3
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 
Am Kolel (Am Kolel Sanctuary & Renewal Center)
9601 Cedar Lane , Bethesda MD 20814
Keynot Speaker: Rev. Fletcher Harper, GreenFaith Now or Never: The Absolute Urgency of Religious Action for Earth Panel Speakers: Interfaith Power and Light - Joelle Novey Sierra Club - Mark Posner Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake - Bonnie Sorak Islam - Ambereen Shaffie African American Faith Community - Rev. Darryl Roberts Unitarian Universalist – Jim Laurenson Break Out Sessions: Eco-theology: Texts and Liturgy Rabbi David Shneyer, Spiritual Leader, Kehila Chadasha, Am Kolel ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Dec
  4
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
What do I believe about God? What happens after we die? How do I succeed at failure? How do I rest when I have no time? As adults, we all have questions about being Jewish, and many of us are still searching for answers. Despite years of religious school as children, many of us are unsure how to find meaning in our faith and culture as adults, and issues that may not have been relevant to u...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $100 per person, $180 per couple

 
 
Wed
Dec
  6
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, 9:30 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. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
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

 
 
Sun
Dec
  10
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Beginning this fall, Adat Shalom member and clinical social worker Fran Zamore will co-facilitate a monthly Adat Shalom discussion of racial justice issues, with an emphasis on the effects of unconscious bias and systemic racism on the African American community. Each month, participants will be asked to consider and discuss suggested readings and videos. The group will be open to anyone (mature teens and adults) interested in exploring racial justice issues. Although the sessions will build ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, Advocacy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Dec
  10
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Family Engagement at the EDCJCC)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Grab your socks and your yarmulke, it’s time to bounce for Chanukah! This year’s rockin’ Chanukah party will feature a moon bounce, games, crafts, treats and plenty of fun for the whole family.
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Non-denominational, Children/Teens/Family, Fair/Expo, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; Pre-regiser: $18 members, $23 regular

 
 
Sun
Dec
  10
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Gesher Jewish Day School
4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax VA 22030
Join us for a special Concert on the Day when Jewish Pre-Schools are closed. Don't miss this singing, dancing sensation.
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Dec
  10
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Gesher Jewish Day School
4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax VA 22030
Join Gesher Jewish Day School, the JCCNV, and PJ Library for a fun Chanukah celebration. Music, Food, Crafts, and Community
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Dec
  10
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Am Kolel (Am Kolel Sanctuary & Renewal Center)
10101 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington MD 20895
Proceeds to Benefit: Syrian Refugees, Torat Tzedek Human Rights Initiative & United We Dream Featuring: Reb David Shneyer and Klezmer The DC Labor Chorus Muaz Edriss, Syrian Singer with Oud Honoring: Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Human Rights Activist
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Dec
  11
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
What do I believe about God? What happens after we die? How do I succeed at failure? How do I rest when I have no time? As adults, we all have questions about being Jewish, and many of us are still searching for answers. Despite years of religious school as children, many of us are unsure how to find meaning in our faith and culture as adults, and issues that may not have been relevant to u...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $100 per person, $180 per couple

 
 
Dec 12 - Dec 20
Multiple times available
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Department of Cultural Arts)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Latke Fest is a regional celebration of food and community. Visit 6 participating restaurants during their regular business hours and try their version of the latke. Be sure to vote online (or at the J) for your favorite latke for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. Polls open December 12. All posts tagged on Facebook and Instagram with #NVLatkeFest will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Visa Gift Card. RESTAURANTS: Ted’s Bulletin | Mosaic District, 2911 District Ave, Fairfax: Sweet Potato La...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; the cost of the latkes

 
 
Tue
Dec
  12
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
Congregation B'nai Tzedek
10116 River Road, Potomac MD 20854
Join Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt & Cantor Marshall Kapell of B'nai Tzedek on the Potomac Village Shopping Center's Courtyard next to Starbucks for a festive & fun Menorah candle-lighting and Chanukah celebration. Holiday sing-along, dreidle playing, glow sticks, donuts, chocolate gelt & lots more.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fair/Expo, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Dec
  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, 9:30 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. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
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
Dec
  15
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Congregation B'nai Tzedek
10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
A community celebration of Shabbat & Chanukah! Traditional holiday foods, chicken, latkes, donuts, chocolate gelt, with dreidel games and a holiday sing-along. Festive and lots of fun!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Community-Wide/Festivals, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $25 adults; $10 kids

 
 
Mon
Dec
  18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Food Experience)
1443 P St NW , Washinton DC 20005
Join The Jewish Food Experience and Commisary for our 3rd annual Latke-Palooza! Ticket Includes entry to the event and access to the "bottomless" latke and deep fried donut bar, featuring traditional, sweet potato and brussel sprout latkes. While the menu will be vegetarian, Commisary is not a Kosher restaurant.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, GLBT, Interfaith, Singles, DC, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $22

 
 
Mon
Dec
  18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
What do I believe about God? What happens after we die? How do I succeed at failure? How do I rest when I have no time? As adults, we all have questions about being Jewish, and many of us are still searching for answers. Despite years of religious school as children, many of us are unsure how to find meaning in our faith and culture as adults, and issues that may not have been relevant to u...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $100 per person, $180 per couple

 
 
Wed
Dec
  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, 9:30 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. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
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
Jan
  3
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, 9:30 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. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
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
Jan
  10
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, 9:30 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. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
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
Jan
  13
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Gesher Jewish Day School
4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax VA 22030
Join us for Havdallah, songs, stories, snacks
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Jan
  17
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, 9:30 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. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
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

 
 
Sun
Jan
  21
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Beginning this fall, Adat Shalom member and clinical social worker Fran Zamore will co-facilitate a monthly Adat Shalom discussion of racial justice issues, with an emphasis on the effects of unconscious bias and systemic racism on the African American community. Each month, participants will be asked to consider and discuss suggested readings and videos. The group will be open to anyone (mature teens and adults) interested in exploring racial justice issues. Although the sessions will build ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, Advocacy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Jan
  24
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, 9:30 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. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
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
Jan
  31
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, 9:30 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. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
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
Feb
  7
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, 9:30 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. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
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
Feb
  14
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, 9:30 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. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
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

 
 
Sun
Feb
  18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Beginning this fall, Adat Shalom member and clinical social worker Fran Zamore will co-facilitate a monthly Adat Shalom discussion of racial justice issues, with an emphasis on the effects of unconscious bias and systemic racism on the African American community. Each month, participants will be asked to consider and discuss suggested readings and videos. The group will be open to anyone (mature teens and adults) interested in exploring racial justice issues. Although the sessions will build ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, Advocacy
Event Cost: