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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Tue
Dec
  11
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Tifereth Israel Congregation
7701 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20012
Livestream from the Jewish Theological Seminary, with introduction and discussion at TI Free to attend and open to all RSVP so we know how many to expect: www.tinyurl.com/JTS1218 Gerson D. Cohen Memorial Lecture What explains the persistence of anti-Semitism through the ages - even here, today, in the United States? Our noted experts will explore anti-Semitism's historical and theological origins and trace its changing nature over time. They will also discuss efforts to counter its pernicious...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Dec
  12
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda MD 20852
Committee meeting
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Committee Meetings, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Dec
  12
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Temple Sinai
3100 Military Road, NW, Washington DC 20015
The Temple Sinai Israel Affairs Committee will open an exhibit of winning Israeli art work, in the form of posters, on the subject of tolerance, equality, accepting the other, and valuing a shared society. Nathan Guttman will discuss the state of diversity in Israel. Jewish and Arab elementary and secondary school youths, as well as children of foreign workers in the greater Tel Aviv area, participated in the contest which was judged by a professional public committee. The blown-up posters were...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Reform, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Dec
  16
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase MD 20815
All are welcome! Join us for tons of Hanukkah activities, as we make edible dreidels, play dreidel, listen and dance to live music, climb on soft play toys, eat snacks, drink coffee, face painting, do a community service project and make an arts and crafts activity. This event is for kids ages 0-8. Kids over 8 are invited to volunteer at the different centers. Please RSVP to Peggy Sachs or Amy Herman by December 10th via these email amyhlevine@gmail.com or mburns.peggy@gmail.com. Sponsored by...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Dec
  16
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Embrace all of our neighbors by engaging in dialogue with a member of the Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau. Our speaker will help us build a better understanding of transgender life experiences through storytelling and open, candid discussion.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Adult Education, Advocacy, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Dec
  25
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
D25
400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington DC 20001
December 25th Day of Service (D25) is the Edlavitch DCJCC’s largest volunteer event of the year. Join hundreds of volunteers at a social service agency in the metro-DC area to prepare and serve meals, sing carols, visit home-bound seniors, throw holiday parties, play bingo, and deliver holiday cheer to those in need. This year, while the EDCJCC building is undergoing renovation, the Hyatt Regency will be D25’s home base. Several ways to give back will be available on-site at the Hyatt Regency, ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Teens, DC, Volunteer
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20/person

 
 
Thu
Dec
  27
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
Dec
  28
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:  

 
 
Thu
Jan
  3
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Jewish Mysticism The 10-week course will be taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky 60% discounts available before 12/1! Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book." This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life's eternal universal questions.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Regular tuition is $250 + $45 for the book

 
 
Fri
Jan
  4
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Join us for a delicious and vibrant potluck dinner on the first Friday of every month following the Kabbalat Shabbat service. This is one of our most popular events, especially with families with young children. Services start at 6:15pm. Dinner starts at approximately 7:30pm. Potluck Guidelines Food should be vegetarian (dairy or pareve ), made using hekshered ingredients, and brought in a disposable pan/container. Food cannot be heated in our kitchen. Not a home cook? Pick up something heksh...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Jan
  9
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
555 11th St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film Festival Year Round programming presents: Razzia Dir. Nabil Ayouch | 119 min | 2017 FrenchArabic with English subtitles Wednesday, January 9 7:30 PM E Street Cinema - 555 11th Street NW WDC In this heartfelt and mesmerizing drama, five Moroccans from different social and religious strata are pushed to the fringes by their government and social circumstances. We encounter the stunning Salima (Maryam Touzani, co-writer of the script with Ayouch), who refuses th...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13.50

 
 
Thu
Jan
  10
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Jewish Mysticism The 10-week course will be taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky 60% discounts available before 12/1! Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book." This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life's eternal universal questions.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Regular tuition is $250 + $45 for the book

 
 
Fri
Jan
  11
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Join us at 6:15 p.m. for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band! Services followed by kiddush and nosh. This event is especially fun for families with young children.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Jan
  17
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Jewish Mysticism The 10-week course will be taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky 60% discounts available before 12/1! Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book." This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life's eternal universal questions.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Regular tuition is $250 + $45 for the book

 
 
Mon
Jan
  21
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Congregation Etz Hayim is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Volunteer Arlington MLK Day of Service. This day will help strengthen and empower our community through hands-on service projects and on-site volunteer training opportunities. Please register on the Volunteer Arlington website at https://volunteer.leadercenter.org/civicrm/event/register?id=17&reset=1 Projects fill up quickly so please register by mid-December or as soon as possible. Choose any of the service projects that interes...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Teens, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Jan
  24
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Jewish Mysticism The 10-week course will be taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky 60% discounts available before 12/1! Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book." This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life's eternal universal questions.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Regular tuition is $250 + $45 for the book

 
 
Thu
Jan
  31
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Jewish Mysticism The 10-week course will be taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky 60% discounts available before 12/1! Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book." This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life's eternal universal questions.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Regular tuition is $250 + $45 for the book

 
 
Fri
Feb
  1
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Join us for a delicious and vibrant potluck dinner on the first Friday of every month following the Kabbalat Shabbat service. This is one of our most popular events, especially with families with young children. Services start at 6:15pm. Dinner starts at approximately 7:30pm. Potluck Guidelines Food should be vegetarian (dairy or pareve ), made using hekshered ingredients, and brought in a disposable pan/container. Food cannot be heated in our kitchen. Not a home cook? Pick up something heksh...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Feb
  7
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Jewish Mysticism The 10-week course will be taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky 60% discounts available before 12/1! Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book." This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life's eternal universal questions.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Regular tuition is $250 + $45 for the book

 
 
Fri
Feb
  8
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Join us at 6:15 p.m. for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band! Services followed by kiddush and nosh. This event is especially fun for families with young children.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Feb
  14
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Jewish Mysticism The 10-week course will be taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky 60% discounts available before 12/1! Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book." This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life's eternal universal questions.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Regular tuition is $250 + $45 for the book

 
 
Thu
Feb
  21
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Jewish Mysticism The 10-week course will be taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky 60% discounts available before 12/1! Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book." This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life's eternal universal questions.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Regular tuition is $250 + $45 for the book

 
 
Thu
Feb
  28
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Jewish Mysticism The 10-week course will be taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky 60% discounts available before 12/1! Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book." This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life's eternal universal questions.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Regular tuition is $250 + $45 for the book

 
 
Fri
Mar
  1
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Join us for a delicious and vibrant potluck dinner on the first Friday of every month following the Kabbalat Shabbat service. This is one of our most popular events, especially with families with young children. Services start at 6:15pm. Dinner starts at approximately 7:30pm. Potluck Guidelines Food should be vegetarian (dairy or pareve ), made using hekshered ingredients, and brought in a disposable pan/container. Food cannot be heated in our kitchen. Not a home cook? Pick up something heksh...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  7
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Jewish Mysticism The 10-week course will be taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky 60% discounts available before 12/1! Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book." This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life's eternal universal questions.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Regular tuition is $250 + $45 for the book

 
 
Fri
Mar
  8
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Join us at 6:15 p.m. for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band! Services followed by kiddush and nosh. This event is especially fun for families with young children.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Mar
  18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
In preparation the for Israel YOUR Way 2019 departure, registered participants are invited to join Federation staff for an energizing and informative evening to meet travel companions, review logistics and get answers to any questions or concerns.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Israel, Travel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mar 24 - Mar 26
Multiple times available
 
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington MD 20001
The AIPAC Policy Conference is the largest gathering of pro-Israel activists. Over 18,000 people from all 50 states and all backgrounds come together for a three day educational, inspirational and empowering experience. On the third day we lobby our Members of Congress to support the partnership between the U.S. and Israel and to ensure that the friendship between the United States and Israel remains unbreakable.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Fair/Expo, History/Education, Israel, Leadership Development, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; $399 for AIPAC Club and $499 for Delegates

 
 
Wed
Mar
  27
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
American Jewish Committee
TBA, Washington DC 20005
Annual Black Jewish Unity Seder
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Interfaith, Advocacy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mar 29 - Apr 1
Multiple times available
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Is it your first time in Israel? Has it been a while since your last visit? Spend a few extra days experiencing the land and culture with this Israel Your Way Pre-Trip experience.
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Travel, Social Events
Event Cost: