Seniors

Explore the calendar listings below for social and cultural events, volunteer opportunities, holiday gatherings and more programs geared towards seniors in the Greater Washington community. Search the full calendar by clicking on “View All Events” below, then sort by your interests.

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Upcoming Events
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Aug 17 - Aug 19
Multiple times available
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Celebrate the end of summer at Capital Camps. Before the chaos of the school year sets in, join with other camp families to swim, play and celebrate Shabbat. Enjoy quality time together, make new friends and new memories. Your family can choose to live in a cabin or an air-conditioned lodge room – all accommodations have private bathrooms. Our food service is kosher under kosher supervision, and chefs create delicious and nutritious options for everyone. Our air-conditioned dining hall is the ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Special Needs, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
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Sat
Aug
  18
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Drop-in for Parashat HaShavuah (Torah portion discussion) on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:30am. Sponsored by the Samuel & Jean Koshar Rothstein Memorial Fund. Stay for Shabbat services at 10am. Kiddush follows services.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
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Sun
Aug
  19
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
1500 S Capital Street SE, Wahsington DC 20003
More than 1,500 community members came together to watch the Nationals take on the Mets and celebrate our third annual Grand Slam Sunday. Through baseball, this annual, end-of-summer celebration connected local Jews to one another and to the larger Jewish community. The feedback Federation has received from attendees confirms our city’s love of baseball, the Nationals and the Jewish community. QUESTIONS: Contact Lauren Kessler at lauren.kessler@shalomdc.org or 301-230-7292.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, DC, Community-Wide/Festivals, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; Ticket prices range based on seat selection

 
 
Wed
Aug
  22
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Summer Breeze Concert Series at Temple Rodef Shalom Each Wednesday in August from 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Open to the public; no RSVP necessary
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Arts & Culture
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Thu
Aug
  23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Drop-in or come every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month! $10 payable at the door.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Arts & Culture, Fitness & Wellness, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Wed
Aug
  29
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Summer Breeze Concert Series at Temple Rodef Shalom Each Wednesday in August from 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Open to the public; no RSVP necessary
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Aug
  30
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
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Fri
Aug
  31
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
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Sat
Sep
  1
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Temple Emanuel
10101 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington MD 20895
Please join our clergy on Saturday, September 1 for our annual Selichot service, beginning with the movie THE BAND'S VISIT at 8:00 pm followed by an inspiring candlelight Selichot service. THE BAND'S VISIT is about eight Egyptian musicians who comprise the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrive by mistake in a small town in Israel's Negev Desert. Their booking set for a different city, and with no transportation out of the town or any hotels to stay at, the band settles at a restaurant o...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
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Sun
Sep
  2
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Agudas Achim Congregation
2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
All are welcome for an evening of good food, good friends, and music by Ein Lanu Z'man, our house band. Sisterhood's Judaica Shop will be open! In order to kickoff Hunger Awareness Month, please bring some canned fish, chicken, and peanut butter to the AAC barbecue to be distributed to local hunger organizations. While we feed you kosher hot dogs and hamburgers, please help those who are hungry in our community.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Social Events
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Mon
Sep
  3
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
 
The Foundation for Jewish Studies (Foundation for Jewish Studies)
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Foundation for Jewish Studies Fall Day of Learning "Making of a Nation: Jewish Immigration 1820 - 1920" with Professor Hasia Diner, New York University Immigration is one of the hottest topics in our country today. In this full day program, Professor Diner, one of the foremost historians of American immigration, will delve into the following topics: • Causes, nature, demographics, and effects of immigration • The human dimension: immigrant stories • The effects of changing govern...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $50, $65, $75

 
 
Mon
Sep
  3
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Congregation Olam Tikvah
5650 Heming Avenue, Springfield VA 22151
Join Olam Tikvah for our annual end-of-summer celebration as we enjoy an afternoon of games, kosher BBQ, and schmoozing. The picnic will be in the McLaren Sargent Shelter at Lake Accotink Park. Please register by Friday, August 24.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Tue
Sep
  4
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Practice your Hebrew conversation skills in an informal environment. No homework, no teacher, just friendly conversation. We help each other.
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, History/Education
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Tue
Sep
  4
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
AMIT (Amit)
Kemp Mill, Kemp Mill MD 20902
Spiritual Start to the new year featuring Keynote Speaker Rabbi Michoel Frank of Kehilas Ohr HaTorah
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
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Thu
Sep
  6
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Bagels and Business at the Bender JCC is an opportunity for networking and discussion with local prominent business leaders.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Sep
  6
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Goldman Art Gallery)
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
Inspired by the movement launched in New York City, photographer Melissa McGowan captures the many faces of our JCC community. From babies to senior adults, this exhibit illustrates the diversity of our community while exploring the common threads that connect us all. Join us for a special reception where you will experience the stories behind the faces you pass in the halls. Join us for the opening reception with the Photographer and Humans. Show on display in the Gallery from September 7 – O...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Sep
  7
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda MD 20817
Join us for a fun, casual evening at our family "Back to Shul Night". Burgers and dogs will be sizzlin' on the barbecue, tangy ices will add the perfect chill, and a beautiful outdoor musical service will serenade us amidst nature and among friends and family. BJC's new online religious school curriculum will be announced - the only one of its kind in the Bethesda/Chevy Chase/Rockville area. Its interactive learning engages kids in ways designed for the digital generation. With no weekday co...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Children/Teens/Family, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
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Fri
Sep
  7
6:15 PM - 8:00 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 hek...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Sep
  8
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
9:30 Club: Meditation on 2nd Saturday of each month. Drop-in and stay for services at 10am. Kiddush follows services.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Fitness & Wellness, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Sep
  12
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Thu
Sep
  13
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
Evening Mah Jongg Lessons - Fall 2018 A three-session Mah Jongg class for beginners is offered this September at Temple Rodef Shalom. Do not register unless you are prepared to play at least once a week the first few months. The dates are Thursday evenings September 13th, 20th and 27th, 2018: Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Enrollment is limited so please don't delay in registering. Plan to attend all three sessions. Cost for 9 hours of lessons with your Mah Jongg Card is $ 85.00. To register, ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Reform, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $85/three sessions

 
 
Thu
Sep
  13
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Thu
Sep
  13
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Drop-in or come every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month! $10 payable at the door.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Arts & Culture, Fitness & Wellness, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Thu
Sep
  13
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Where did Yaweh come from? Much has been written about the roots of Israelite religion in the mythology of the Northwest Semitic world. Yet a significant, alternate notion is rooted in the Hebrew Bible that instead connects Yahweh with the south – a persistent association with “Teman,” “Seir,” and “Paran” as described in Deuteronomy and the Book of Judges, and by the prophet Habakkuk. As preserved in the Hebrew Bible, these traditions suggest there were worshippers of a God named Yahweh who p...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $10 General Admission; $8 JCC members

 
 
Fri
Sep
  14
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
On the 2nd Friday of each month, join us at 6:15 p.m. for an evening of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band! This event is especially fun for families with young children. Kosher kiddush follows services. (No musical Shabbat in July - Normal Shabbat services will be held at 6:15pm).
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Sep
  14
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Sat
Sep
  15
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Drop-in for Parashat HaShavuah (Torah portion discussion) on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:30am. Sponsored by the Samuel & Jean Koshar Rothstein Memorial Fund. Stay for Shabbat services at 10am. Kiddush follows services.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Sep
  15
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Sat
Sep
  15
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Sun
Sep
  16
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
 
Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park
14321 Comus Road, Clarksburg MD 20871
Annual High Holy Days Memorial Services at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost: