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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Mon
Jun
  26
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Greater Washington Community Kollel
1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC 20004
"Good Advice, Bad Advice: The Fiduciary and Suitability Standards in Halachah" A DC Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Grossman at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP Conference Room 236/237 Complimentary lunch will be served. RSVP to info@gwckollel.org
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Professional Development, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Jun
  27
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Maryland/Israel Development Center
3514 International Drive N.W., Washington DC 20008
Join the Maryland/Israel Development Center for its annual networking event and interactive panel discussion with Israeli Embassy officials and a fond Boy Voyage for Commercial Attaché Anat Katz who is returning to Israel this summer after an extremely successful five year posting in the US. This year’s Israel Embassy panelists are: Anat Katz, Commercial Attaché Einat Weiss, Counselor for Political Affairs Martin Peled-Flax, Minister for Congressional Affairs The event is free of charge to all...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Israel, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; 2017 MIDC members free; $18 non-members

 
 
Tue
Jun
  27
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography Dir. Errol Morris (76min, USA, 2016) Documentary Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20×24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the “surfaces” of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13

 
 
Wed
Jun
  28
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47

 
 
Wed
Jun
  28
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47

 
 
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:  

 
 
Wed
Jun
  28
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
The BJC Open Book Club meets in the Library at 8 pm, usually on the 4th Wednesday of every month. For June 28, the book is Moonglow by Michael Chabon. From the Jewish slums of pre-war South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York’s Wallkill prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the “American Century,” the novel revisits an entire era through a single life, and collapses a lifetime into a single week. A...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Thu
Jun
  29
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47

 
 
Fri
Jun
  30
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47

 
 
Sat
Jul
  1
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47

 
 
Sun
Jul
  2
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47

 
 
Sun
Jul
  2
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47

 
 
Wed
Jul
  5
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47

 
 
Thu
Jul
  6
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47

 
 
Sat
Jul
  8
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47

 
 
Sat
Jul
  8
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47

 
 
Sun
Jul
  9
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Greater Washington Community Kollel
1132 Arcola Ave., Silver Spring MD 20902
"International Arms Trade: The Responsibility of Governments in Arms Control" ~ A Jewish Ethics Lecture by Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman. For more info, contact info@gwckollel.org
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jul
  9
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47

 
 
Sun
Jul
  9
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Food Experience)
8810 Brookville Road, Silver Spring MD 20910
Susan Soorenko’s vision behind Moorenko’s Ice Cream is simple: find the best ingredients and make something fabulous. And she keeps it simple. Moorenko’s Ice Cream begins with the highest quality local dairy products available, adds some fresh fruit, some nutritious nuts, some crazy outstanding chocolate, a little magic, et voila. Happiness in a bowl. Her dairy products come from small, family-owned, local farms and the ice cream is 17% milkfat (ultra-premium) with a rich custard base. If you ha...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Culinary
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25

 
 
Sun
Jul
  9
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Directed by Aaron Posner, a riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Sylvia Gellburg has suddenly, mysteriously, become paralyzed from the waist down, and her husband, a self-denying Jew, can’t figure out why. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish. Miller balances private and public morality in this astonishing and electrifying play ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47

 
 
Mon
Jul
  10
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Temple Rodef Shalom will host a three-session Mah Jongg class for beginners. Classes will be held Monday, July 10, 17 and 24 from 1:00-4:00 PM. Register only if you are prepared to play at least once a week the first few months and able to attend all classes. Send check made out to WoTRS to Marion Jacknow, 8110 Timber Valley Court, Dunn Loring VA 22027 for $85 which includes a needed Mah J...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Reform, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $85

 
 
Mon
Jul
  10
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
National Museum of American Jewish Military History
1811 R Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
Phil Wood is the host of Nats Talk Live, the official post-game radio show of the Washington Nationals. He's a long-time radio personality in the D.C.-Baltimore area and an expert on the history of baseball. He'll join us to discuss the history of Jews in baseball including Hank Greenberg and others who served in the U.S. military. Greenberg's baseball career was interrupted when he served for almost four years in the Army and Army Air Forces during World War II. Other Jewish players like Sid Go...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, DC, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Jul
  11
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Fanny's Journey Dir. Lola Doillon (94 min, Belgium/France, 2016) French with English subtitles Narrative Based on a true story, Fanny’s Journey is an incredible tale of bravery, strength, and survival, centered on a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fears no one. In 1943, 13-year-old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to a foster home for Jewish children in Italy. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, History/Education, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13

 
 
Mon
Jul
  17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Temple Rodef Shalom will host a three-session Mah Jongg class for beginners. Classes will be held Monday, July 10, 17 and 24 from 1:00-4:00 PM. Register only if you are prepared to play at least once a week the first few months and able to attend all classes. Send check made out to WoTRS to Marion Jacknow, 8110 Timber Valley Court, Dunn Loring VA 22027 for $85 which includes a needed Mah J...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Reform, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $85

 
 
Mon
Jul
  24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Temple Rodef Shalom will host a three-session Mah Jongg class for beginners. Classes will be held Monday, July 10, 17 and 24 from 1:00-4:00 PM. Register only if you are prepared to play at least once a week the first few months and able to attend all classes. Send check made out to WoTRS to Marion Jacknow, 8110 Timber Valley Court, Dunn Loring VA 22027 for $85 which includes a needed Mah J...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Reform, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $85

 
 
Wed
Jul
  26
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
For July 26 the book is The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabelle Wilkerson. She is the first African American female Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. In this book, she chronicles the massive migration of blacks from the south to the north from 1915 through 1970 through the lives of three main characters - Ida Mae Gladney (Chickasaw County, Mississippi to Chicago), George Swanson Starling (Wildwood, Florida to New York City), and Robert Pershing Foster (Monroe, Louisiana to Los Angeles).
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Aug
  6
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Searching for my Jewish Soul Dir. Bonnie Rich (60min, USA, 2017) Documentary Filmmaker and Jewish mom Bonnie Rich takes a light-hearted approach to a serious matter—convincing her millennial daughters to raise her unborn grandchildren Jewish. Her daughters see no need for religion as they navigate adulthood. Bonnie is undeterred and pursues meaning in Judaism beyond matzo ball soup as she goes on a 40-day diet of prayer, embraces Bubbie and Zaydie wisdom, sings Jewish songs off-key, and drags t...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Parenting
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13

 
 
Sun
Aug
  6
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
51 Birch Street Dir. Doug Block (88min, USA, 2006) Documentary Do we ever really know our parents? If we were suddenly given the chance to know all about them, would we take it? And is it ever too late to establish a deeper connection with them? These are the primal human questions at the heart of Doug Block’s acclaimed personal documentary 51 Birch Street. Spanning 60 years and three generations, the film weaves together hundreds of faded snapshots, 8mm home movies, and two decades of foota...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13

 
 
Wed
Aug
  9
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Each year the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences invites countries to submit a single film for consideration in the competitive category of Best Foreign Language Film. For Your Consideration is a choice sampling of these submissions, curated by California Film Institute, offering a rare opportunity to view some of the most distinguished works in world cinema. The Black Hen Dir. Min Bahadur Bham (90min, Nepal, 2015) Nepali with English subtitles Documentary Nepal’s submission for the ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13

 
 
Wed
Aug
  9
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Each year the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences invites countries to submit a single film for consideration in the competitive category of Best Foreign Language Film. For Your Consideration is a choice sampling of these submissions, curated by California Film Institute, offering a rare opportunity to view some of the most distinguished works in world cinema. Afterimage Dir. Andrzej Wajda (98min, Poland, 2016) Polish with English subtitles Narrative Poland’s submission for the 89th A...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; 13