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
Jun
  28
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
J Street
2100 Westmoreland St, Falls Church VA 22043
Securing Israel's Future: What are the Challenges? A Conversation with Former Shin Bet Director Carmi Gillon A prominent figure in Israeli security, diplomacy and business, Carmi Gillon headed the Shin Bet (Israeli Security Service) during the heart of the Oslo peace process. He was recently featured in The Gatekeepers, an Oscar-nominated documentary film featuring six former heads of the Shin Bet highlighting the need for a two state solution. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Gillon has ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Jun
  29
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

 
 
Sun
Jul
  9
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington )
4866 Cordell Ave, Bethesda MD 20814
Enjoy an energizing and inspiring 50-minute spin class with Federation's Young Women's Coalition (YWC)!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Singles, Women & Girls, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $36

 
 
Wed
Jul
  12
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

 
 
Sun
Jul
  16
4:00 PM - 5:00 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

 
 
Tue
Jul
  18
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

 
 
Wed
Jul
  19
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

 
 
Sun
Jul
  23
4:30 PM - 5:30 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

 
 
Tue
Jul
  25
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

 
 
Tue
Jul
  25
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

 
 
Wed
Jul
  26
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

 
 
Thu
Jul
  27
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

 
 
Wed
Aug
  2
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

 
 
Wed
Aug
  2
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

 
 
Thu
Aug
  3
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

 
 
Tue
Aug
  8
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

 
 
Wed
Aug
  9
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

 
 
Thu
Aug
  10
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Come explore the rich fabric of Judaism! Using traditional texts and modern examples, we will cover the fundamentals of Jewish life, including Shabbat and holidays, prayer, life cycle rituals, ethics, and beliefs. This class is ideal for learners with questions—whether you've never studied Judaism before in your life, you're looking for a Hebrew School refresher, or you're somewhere in betwe...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Aug
  13
6:00 PM - 7:00 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

 
 
Tue
Aug
  15
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
  17
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

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
Sun
Nov
  5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
Ignite new passions, nourish your spiritual growth and explore Jewish identity at ROUTES, a choose-your-own Jewish learning adventure. Make Learning Yours with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington at this 7th annual day of inspired thought. ROUTES: A Day of Jewish Learning was established seven years ago, and has been staged in four locations. It is a unique program offering 70 sessions in seven hours, where attendees engage with some of the country’s most inspiring Jewish minds. For ma...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Community-Wide/Festivals, History/Education, Leadership Development, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $36

 
 
Sun
Apr
  29
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
various, various MD 00000
Good Deeds Day is an annual, international celebration of Doing Good! Join more than half a million volunteers around the world for this day of service, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can make a positive impact on the lives of others and change the world. Roll up your sleeves and make an impact through a variety of hands-on volunteer projects.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Special Needs, Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Volunteer
Event Cost: