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.

For assistance or more information, please contact Jconnect at jconnect@shalomdc.org or through the contact us page.

Some websites of interest to seniors and their families:

Aging at Home: Common Problems and Solutions

How Seniors are Designing Social Support Networks

The Ultimate Guide to Home Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors

Recognizing and Treating Depression: A Guide for the Elderly & Their Caregivers

Rehab and Medicare: The Ultimate Guide to Addiction Treatment for Seniors

Upcoming Events
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Tue
May
  23
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Israel Forever Foundation
10621 S. Glen Road, Potomac MD 20854
On Tuesday, May 23rd, the Greater Washington area will join together to celebrate 50 years of a united Jerusalem with the sights, sounds, and tastes of Israel at Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Potomac, MD. Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY 16th District) is confirmed to speak at the event. This event is sponsored by Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., B'nai Tzedek Potomac, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), AJC Washington Regional Office, American Zionist Movem...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
May
  24
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Berman Hebrew Academy (Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy)
13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville MD 20902
Berman Hebrew Academy 73rd Anniversary Celebration honoring Drs. Josh and Lisi Levisohn.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Seniors, Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
May
  25
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Council for the Aging ® (JCA) (Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA))
12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville MD 20852
This is a celebration of the JCA Heyman Interages Center volunteers.
Listed In:  Seniors, Maryland, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
May
  26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
A tish is a yiddush word for table. It may consist of words on Torah, singing of melodies and zemirot, with refreshments! Join us at HTAA for Kabbalat Shabbat, smiles and uplifting song all year long!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
May
  30
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Join us as we bring in Shavuot with learning sessions, discussions and cheesecake! Email Adrienne@htaa.org for more information.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Jun
  4
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Educational program and brunch - free and open to the community
Listed In:  Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Counseling/Support, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  4
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Adult Education)
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Registration: No charge for the first session on March 19. Additional sessions are $12 each or $40 for the entire series. Explore one of the most divisive issues affecting theJewish people today. Participants will explore narratives about Israel and unpack complex visions of peace in the Jewish tradition in order to better understand their own attitudes toward the conflict. Though a shared political platform may not be attainable, this course strives to achieve a shared respect for our differen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $40 for the series or $12 each

 
 
Sun
Jun
  4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington
1132 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902
This is the first annual luncheon of Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington. Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington is a volunteer organization that offers an array of financial assistance programs serving fellow Jewish community members in the Greater Washington area. By providing programs such as Tomchei Shabbos, the Capital Kosher Pantry, and emergency financial relief, we help ease some of the financial strain on our friends and neighbors. Our dedicated volunteers allow us to ensure that every dollar d...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Orthodox, Adult Education, Advocacy, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  4
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Mid Atlantic Chapter)
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington DC 20004
Spend the evening, in solidarity, for the brave, young men and women of the IDF. We join together, for our 6th Annual MidAtlantic-Washington Area Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building. After our largest gathering, in our FIDF Regional History - May of 2016 - this year will surely be a sell out. Invitations will be arriving in mailboxes and by email, March 2017. Kosher Dietary Laws Observed
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $250

 
 
Mon
Jun
  5
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Adult Education)
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join an eager group of B'nai Israel congregants and others who assemble monthly to participate with Rabbi Schnitzer in an examination of the text of the Torah. This year, we will be continuing our exploration of the Book of Deuteronomy—Moses’s final teachings to the Israelites.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  Free; Free of charge

 
 
Mon
Jun
  5
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
Please join us for Washington Hebrew Congregation's Annual Meeting. More details will be available closer to the event. For more information, please contact us at 202-362-7100.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Reform, Governance/Board
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Jun
  7
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Join us for our 2017 Annual Meeting and Community Reception honoring outgoing CEO, Steve Rakitt. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington thanks our dedicated volunteers, committed leaders, generous donors and corporate sponsors who touch, change and save lives each and every day. Space is limited. RSVP below is required by June 1st.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Community-Wide/Festivals, Governance/Board, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Jun
  7
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
Washington Hebrew Congregation is proud to host the D.C. premiere of the docudrama, "In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem". Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, "In Our Hands" tells the story of Israel’s 55th Paratrooper Brigade and their role in liberating the Old City of Jerusalem in 1967. With firsthand interviews and historical reenactments, this film focuses on the soldiers who reunified Jerusalem and announced to the world, “The Temple Mount is in our hands.” The even...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Thu
Jun
  8
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
A special event honoring Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer. By invitation only.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Jun
  9
5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
 
Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville MD 20851
"Kabbalat Shabbat with Instruments" is a monthly Shabbat evening service accompanied by guitar, piano, bass and percussion. It is held in the synagogue library and led by Cantor Rochelle Helzner. It includes spirited melodies, both traditional and new. These services are often augmented by an appetizer reception before the service. The reception begins at 5:45 pm and the service begins at 6:15 pm. Kabbalat Shabbat is a very spiritual and uplifting way to usher in Shabbat and has been very...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Jun
  9
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Join HTAA for our pre-Shabbat end-of-the-year BBQ! Come for dinner, stay for a musical Kabbalat Shabbat and bring in the evening with Rabbi Suson & Friends! Email Adrienne@htaa.org for information and registration.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $30/adult; 18 & under free

 
 
Sat
Jun
  10
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Explore concepts in modern American Jewish life through relevant texts - both Jewish and others - to make your connection to these "big ideas" personally meaningful. This year-long class will meet the second Saturday of the month and discuss a different topic in every session.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Jun
  12
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Want to learn Hebrew? You're in the right place! The Edlavitch JCC offers five levels of conversational Hebrew, from learning the aleph bet to reading advanced literature. Our teacher is a native Hebrew speaker with many years of teaching experience. She regularly tweaks her classes to fit the needs and interests of her students.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Jun
  14
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Adult Education)
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Register with Allia Noel at allia@bnaiisraelcong.org to receive the login information. A New Webinar Series! What is Judaism’s most essential teaching? Faith, people-hood, wisdom, spirituality, tzedakah—these are all facets of the kaleidoscope that makes up Jewish identity. Join area rabbis as they explore aspects of Judaism that are most meaningful to them. Participate in your office or at home. Each session stands alone. Sign-in information will be distributed to those who register in ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Conservative, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Jun
  14
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Endowment for Middle East Truth
1000 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20001
EMET is the first organization of its kind to celebrate those who bravely speak out in favor of freedom and democracy, and spread the emet (Hebrew for truth) about Israel, the Middle East, and Islamic terrorism at its annual Rays of Light in the Darkness Dinner. These Speakers of Truth speak out in the face of discrimination and violence to share the belief in a strong United States, a self-sufficient Israel, and continued support of our allies in the Middle East. They believe in religious and ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Advocacy, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Jun
  14
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
Jun
  15
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
Jun
  17
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
Jun
  18
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
  21
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
  21
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
AMIT (Amit)
Silver Spring, Silver Spring MD 20902
Dr. Aviad Haramati, Professor of Physiology and Director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education at the Georgetown School of Medicine will speak on "Mindfulness As An Antidote To Chronic Stress: Fad or Fact?" at our Annual Family-In-Israel Event. Cost includes a light kosher buffet supper and a Mother-In-Israel pin.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Fundraising/Philanthropy, History/Education, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $70

 
 
Thu
Jun
  22
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
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 between! This Session: 8 Thursdays, June 22 - August 10
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Jun
  22
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
Jun
  24
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
Jun
  25
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
 
Mercaz Menachem Chabad (Keren Yad Zlata)
13300 Arctic Ave, Rockville MD 20853
Annual Yad Zlata Concert Featuring the the most acclaimed singers in Jewish music. The event honors the life of Mrs. Chaya Zlata Geisinsky Z"L, a widely respected and admired Educator and Mentor of the GW area who passed away in the prime of her life. The concert honors her memory and is a source of support to continue her noble work. This year the concert presents Eighth Day Band, internationally acclaimed as the most popular (with 7 platinum albums). Also featured will be Boruch Shalom, a sta...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  more than $50; Supporter Range: $125 - $5000