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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Wed
Aug
  23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
Reel Israel DC’s August film is Harmonia. One show only! Nominated for four Israeli Academy Awards, Harmonia is a modern adaptation of the mythological triangle between the childless Abraham and Sarah and young Hagar, set in the Jerusalem Philharmonic. Conductor Abraham, and his wife Sarah, the orchestra’s harpist, cannot have children. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem, joins the western side orchestra, she bonds with Sarah and a unique friendship evolves between the two wom...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
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Fri
Aug
  25
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20850
Adat Shalom wishes to welcome the community to join us for a special opportunity to practice yoga during the months of August and September. It is called "Elul Yoga,"named for this particular time of year in the Jewish calendar--a time to build our capacity for spiritual growth in anticipation of the new year season, beginning with Rosh HaShana. Please join Adat Shalom's Hazzan/Rabbi Rachel, a certified teacher and long-time hatha yoga practitioner, for a weekly stretch of body, heart, mind an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 for members; $10 for non-members and visitors

 
 
Fri
Aug
  25
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Oseh Shalom
7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel MD 20707
Back to Shul Dinner & Services- Friday Night 6pm Join us for our annual Back to Shul Night. We will have a special preview of guests Bagels ‘n Box. Their contemporary approach to Jewish Prayer is designed to connect young people with our Jewish traditions. Dinner is at 6 pm (Donations Accepted: $5, max $15 for family for dinner. Pay at the Door) Services at 7:30 pm (No need to RSVP for just services)
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; $5 Donation

 
 
Sat
Aug
  26
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Oseh Shalom
7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel MD 20707
Bagels 'N Box Concert-- Saturday Night 7pm Come join us for a fabulous experience that is fun for all ages. Bagels ‘n Box is the story of 2 childhood friends united by their passion for revolutionizing Jewish music. The experience they give is a fusion of centuries-old prayer and cutting-edge vocal percussion, preserving the traditional sound of Judaism within an exciting hip-hop context. Check out their website at http://www.bagelsnbox.com and share with friends. Tickets are $10 ($40 max/F...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10 person/ $40 family max

 
 
Sun
Aug
  27
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
1500 S Capital Street SE, Wahsington DC 20003
Come out to the ballgame for Federation’s third annual Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. Join more than 1,500 community members at Grand Slam Sunday and watch the Nationals take on the Mets!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Community-Wide/Festivals, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
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Fri
Sep
  1
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20850
Adat Shalom wishes to welcome the community to join us for a special opportunity to practice yoga during the months of August and September. It is called "Elul Yoga,"named for this particular time of year in the Jewish calendar--a time to build our capacity for spiritual growth in anticipation of the new year season, beginning with Rosh HaShana. Please join Adat Shalom's Hazzan/Rabbi Rachel, a certified teacher and long-time hatha yoga practitioner, for a weekly stretch of body, heart, mind an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 for members; $10 for non-members and visitors

 
 
Fri
Sep
  1
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Temple Shalom Back-to-Shul Erev Shabbat Services and Potluck Dinner 5:30 pm – Tot Shabbat Service 6:15 pm – Community Potluck Dinner Sign up for Potluck Dinner; bring a dairy/vegetarian dish for 8 people to share! 7:30 pm – Family Service The area’s most diverse Reform congregation invites members and non-members of all ages to enjoy our monthly Tot Shabbat, Potluck, and Family Service. Meet members of our Board, Religious Education Committee, and Prospective Membership Committee. Get read...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
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Tue
Sep
  5
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown RD, Bethesda MD 20814
Participants in this friendly, informal drop-in group practice their Hebrew conversation skills. Previous conversation topics have included vacations, clothes, family, pets, songs... Fluency not required. Group meets at 1:30 on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Sep
  6
6:00 PM - 9:00 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.
Want to learn Hebrew? You're in the right place! The Edlavitch JCC offers six levels of conversational Hebrew, from learning the aleph bet to reading advanced literature. Our teachers are native Hebrew speakers with many years of teaching experience. They regularly tweak their classes to fit the needs and interests of their students. Find out more about our Hebrew teachers here! Classes ar...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  more than $50; $336 regular, $300 member, $240 Birthright/MASA

 
 
Fri
Sep
  8
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20850
Adat Shalom wishes to welcome the community to join us for a special opportunity to practice yoga during the months of August and September. It is called "Elul Yoga,"named for this particular time of year in the Jewish calendar--a time to build our capacity for spiritual growth in anticipation of the new year season, beginning with Rosh HaShana. Please join Adat Shalom's Hazzan/Rabbi Rachel, a certified teacher and long-time hatha yoga practitioner, for a weekly stretch of body, heart, mind an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 for members; $10 for non-members and visitors

 
 
Fri
Sep
  8
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
Come find out why Bethesda Jewish Congregation (BJC) is ‘more than a synagogue’ and how our Religious School can enhance your children’s lives. Are you an Interfaith Family seeking a Jewish Education? Chat with us -- we’re Bethesda Jewish Congregation (BJC) and we celebrate diversity! Join our Religious School for a fun, casual evening at our family Back to Shul Night. The BBQ will be sizzlin’ with burgers and dogs, Annie’s famous slaw will top the table fixins, and tangy ices will add just...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Maryland, Non-denominational, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
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Sep 9 - May 19
Multiple times available
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
Make This the Year You Learn Hebrew! Our multi-level Hebrew class for adults will resume with the opening of Religious School on Saturday, September 9. There is a depth and richness to being able to experience prayer and Torah in the original that is available to you through the study of our people's ancient yet amazingly modern language. We have groups from beginners through advanced and welcome everyone. Tuition is free for BJC members and $200 for non-members. We meet every Saturday that s...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; BJC Members Free; Non - $200

 
 
Sun
Sep
  10
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Jewish National Fund
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Jewish National Fund Invites You to the Northern Virginia Annual Community Breakfast RSVP by Friday, September 1, 2017 Event Co-chairs: Susan Dilles, Howard Hogan More Information: Stuart Diamant-Cohen, sdcohen@jnf.org 301.589.8565 x841 Featuring Guest Speaker: Best-selling author, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin has written more than 15 books, several of which are about Jewish ethics and literacy, including Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Sep
  10
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Join the EDCJCC as we welcome Mechon Hadar into our Center for a half-day workshop. Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. This learning program will include a panel and breakout sessions. Each session will bring open-hearted and passionate discussions coupled with deep classical text study and new interpretations for a modern age.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; General: $18, Student: $10

 
 
Mon
Sep
  11
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
AMIT (Amit)
Silver Spring, Silver Spring MD 20902
AMIT Birah Chapter of Greater Washington, DC is hosting "Inspiration In The New Year", featuring Keynote Speaker Rabbi Brahm Weinberg. A light Kosher supper will be served
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Advocacy, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18

 
 
Tue
Sep
  12
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
7400 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda  MD 20814
This networking event is for the Greater Washington AIPAC Real Estate Division. The primary purpose of AIPAC’s Real Estate Division is to provide a platform to grow the AIPAC Real Estate community, to increase AIPAC’s influence in our nation’s capital, encourage Club investment in AIPAC, engagement in pro-Israel politics and the development of relationships with Members of Congress: achieved through focused educational briefings, business round-table discussions, meetings with members of Congr...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Adult Education, Advocacy, History/Education, Israel, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Sep
  12
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Magen David Sephardic Congregation
11215 Woodglen Drive, Rockville MD 20852
Religious disengagement is increasing worldwide. Significant numbers of Americans and others who once identified as religious now call themselves secular. Who are the religiously disengaged and what ideologies and distractions are competing successfully against religious affiliation? How has organized religion become politicized? How can the pace of Jewish disengagement affect the future of Jewish cohesiveness? Jacques Assour was born in Egypt and emigrated to Israel in his teens. He served as ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, History/Education
Event Cost:  Free; free

 
 
Tue
Sep
  12
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Sacred Writings on the Hereafter: An Early History of Hell and Heaven Christopher Rollston | Professor, George Washington University Although Heaven is often mentioned within modern Judaism and modern Christianity, Hell is different. Christianity often focuses on it, while Judaism does not. The root cause of this difference is not modern, but ancient. It has to do with the dramatic differences between the Hebrew Bible (Tanach) and the New Testament on the subject of Hell. So if you're in...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $10 general admission; $8 JCC member

 
 
Thu
Sep
  14
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Georgetown University art historian Ori Soltes walks audiences through 3,000 years of Jewish art and architecture in a presentation of his book Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish Art & Architecture. A project three decades in the making, the volume presents a staggeringly complete investigation of what it means to define a work of art as “Jewish art”. Soltes examines the impact of identity, faith, and aesthetics on a wide range of creators, and while he doesn’t claim to arri...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $11.50

 
 
Fri
Sep
  15
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20850
Adat Shalom wishes to welcome the community to join us for a special opportunity to practice yoga during the months of August and September. It is called "Elul Yoga,"named for this particular time of year in the Jewish calendar--a time to build our capacity for spiritual growth in anticipation of the new year season, beginning with Rosh HaShana. Please join Adat Shalom's Hazzan/Rabbi Rachel, a certified teacher and long-time hatha yoga practitioner, for a weekly stretch of body, heart, mind an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 for members; $10 for non-members and visitors

 
 
Sun
Sep
  17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Community Kickoff - Fun Jewish Experience Followed by Brotherhood and Sisterhood Sponsored Nosh All are welcome This is just a sample of many planned learning activities for youth and adults: • Sukkat Shalom • Refugee Response Team & Direct Refugee Assistance • Gaga Kickball Tournament • Camp songs & stories for all • Israeli Dancing • Adult Camp songs • Corner Market and Pharmacy Flu Shot Clinic • Session with Camp Harlam • Rosh Hashanah Adult Craft • Israel's Old-New Music • Session with UR...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  17
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classical and contemporary works, her performances combine her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research. She plays with passion and conviction across an extensive repertoire, thrilling audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $35 - $45

 
 
Tue
Sep
  19
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown RD, Bethesda MD 20814
Participants in this friendly, informal drop-in group practice their Hebrew conversation skills. Previous conversation topics have included vacations, clothes, family, pets, songs... Fluency not required. Group meets at 1:30 on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  24
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park
14321 Comus Rd., Clarksburg MD 20871
The Garden of Remembrance High Holy Days Memorial Services take place at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.at our beautiful Memorial Park on Comus Road in Clarksburg, Maryland. This is our 17th Annual Service and it is conducted by area clergy.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  24
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia
4052 Campbell Ave , Arlington VA 22206
New Technologies for Studies of Ancient Texts Michael Toth Advanced imaging systems can now empower scholars, scientists and researchers to glean important, new information from ancient texts. This illustrated presentation will demonstrate how these imaging systems offer new insights into ancient manuscripts on parchment and papyrus. Advanced technologies developed during Mr. Toth’s projects – applied to papyri-mâché funeral masks and to ancient manuscripts guarded by monks at St. Catherine’s M...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Sep
  27
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda MD 20817
A Gentleman from Moscow by Amor Towles is the fictional story of Count Alexander Rostov, who in 1922, when he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Oct
  3
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown RD, Bethesda MD 20814
Participants in this friendly, informal drop-in group practice their Hebrew conversation skills. Previous conversation topics have included vacations, clothes, family, pets, songs... Fluency not required. Group meets at 1:30 on the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Oct
  3
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Jewish Council for the Aging ® (JCA) (Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA))
1801 E Jefferson Street, Rockville MD 20852
The Jewish Council for the Aging holds its Annual Meeting and reports to the community about the work its many programs for seniors, have accomplished through the year. Awards are presented to outstanding programs and individuals. The meeting is free and open to the public, all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP preferred but not required.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Leadership Development, Advocacy, Governance/Board, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Oct
  3
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Love transcends all borders in Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz’s passionate and lyrical Sotto Voce. A young Cuban man's research into the fate of the S.S. St. Louis leads him to a reclusive writer who refuses to talk about the ship of Jewish refugees that fled Nazi Germany only to be denied entry into both Cuba and the United States. As he strives to uncover the mysteries she’s hiding, an old romance is relived and a new one blossoms.  This dreamlike sonata explores the plight of the refugee, th...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Oct
  6
8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Love transcends all borders in Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz’s passionate and lyrical Sotto Voce. A young Cuban man's research into the fate of the S.S. St. Louis leads him to a reclusive writer who refuses to talk about the ship of Jewish refugees that fled Nazi Germany only to be denied entry into both Cuba and the United States. As he strives to uncover the mysteries she’s hiding, an old romance is relived and a new one blossoms.  This dreamlike sonata explores the plight of the refugee, th...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost: