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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Tue
Jun
  18
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
2700 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20566
Yogev Shetrit was born in 1978 and has been a professional drummer, performer, composer, and music teacher for the past 18 years. In 2015, Shetrit established his band with the goal of playing his own compositions. The album “New Path” contains 11 instrumental pieces composed, arranged and produced by Shetrit, who plays drums and percussion. He elegantly fuses traditional North African music, Gnawa, Andalusian music from his Moroccan heritage, along with contemporary jazz, Jewish and Mediterra...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Jun
  19
9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Enjoy a lovely June day touring this magnificent mansion and gardens. Marjorie Post purchased Hillwood with the intent to leave it as a museum that would inspire and educate the public. We will view the introductory film followed by a guided mansion tour, which will include information about Marjorie and her collections. Enjoy lunch in the café, take a self-guided garden tour (it’s June — think roses) and be sure to see the special exhibit: Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisensta...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; Fee: $34

 
 
Thu
Jun
  20
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Kensington Park Library
4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington MD 20895
Judaic Fine Artist and Graphic Designer Avrum Ashery will talk about some of his art presented at the White House in 1976, the Smithsonian, and an illustration that was banned in the Soviet Union.
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Jun
  22
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington
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Shabbat of Parashat Beha’alotcha as Shabbat Cholim: Honoring the Sick and Those who Care for Them. In preparation for this Shabbat, BCGW plans to distribute educational materials about how to connect with friends and neighbors who are ailing, and bring comfort with assistance, presence, and through volunteering. In Beha’alotcha, Miriam the Prophetess is stricken, and Moses pleads with God, “Please heal her!” Each of us has the power to ease the burdens that come with illness. Our materials will ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Fitness & Wellness, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
The Generations After is sponsoring a memoir-writing workshop. Acclaimed Canadian author/editor Gina Roitman will lead the workshop. Ms. Roitman is the author of the auto-fiction collection Tell Me a Story, Tell Me the Truth, and You Have No Claim and co-author of the biography Midway to China and Beyond. Two of her radio essays based on memoir have aired on CBC Radio. In addition, she has written the memoirs of two child survivors and edited the work of another publication. Her own work has a...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, History/Education, Professional Development
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $30/$36 door

 
 
Mon
Jun
  24
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
National Jewish Health, Washington DC Office (National Jewish Health - Washington DC Regional Office)
1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852
Our annual event, the 23rd Annual Capital Area Breath of Life Golf Classic, supporting National Jewish Health, will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. Since its inception, this tournament has raised over a million dollars to benefit patient care and research for respiratory, cardiac, immune and related diseases. For 120 years, National Jewish Health has been the preeminent respiratory research and treatment center in the nation. As the only insti...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Jun
  24
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
News in Review Roundtable; 4th Monday each month (ongoing) Coordinated by Mimi Rosenberg It is your turn to speak! Bring your educated opinions on a timely news event. A lively discussion on selected topics will be moderated by various facilitators. Come share your viewpoints and opinions. Coffee and tea will be provided. Fee: Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships. One day membership upgrades are available for $10 to J-Pass cardholders; $20 for general admission.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Politics, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; members - free; $20 - general

 
 
Mon
Jun
  24
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
SVIVAH
235 Carroll St NW, Washington DC 20012
"Laughter is the best medicine!" Join SVIVAH for a fun night out doing Improv together! Together, we'll experiment at making each other laugh. Performing is not mandatory, but we look forward to everyone contributing creatively! The evening is presented in partnership with Sharsheret and JScreen.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Non-denominational, Fitness & Wellness, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18

 
 
Thu
Jun
  27
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
3830 Seminary Rd, Alexandria VA 22304
Presented by Stephen Garber, NASA History Division, Office of Communications, NASA Headquarters That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Do you remember where you were when you heard those words 50 years ago? The first moon landing with crew Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins took place July 20, 1969, and was watched by an estimated 600 million people around the world. Stephen will talk about some of the key decision points of the Apollo program, along with a won...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5

 
 
Jul 8 - Sep 23
Multiple times available
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1534 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Interested in learning Hebrew? You’re in the right place! The Edlavitch DCJCC offers several 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. Classes are offered in 12-week sessions on...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; varies

 
 
Wed
Jul
  10
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
3830 Seminary Rd, Alexandria VA 22304
Presented by Alan Stillman, Public Health Advocate leading Stroke Smart Alexandria, CEO of Kwikpoint Stroke Smart Alexandria is a campaign to stop the scourge of stroke. One in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime that will cause disability or death. There are very effective treatments that can completely stop a stroke and save a life. The treatments are very time sensitive, so it is critical to know how to spot a stroke immediately. In addition to Alan’s presentation, someone from ...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Fitness & Wellness, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5

 
 
Jul 10 - Sep 18
Multiple times available
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1534 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Interested in learning Hebrew? You’re in the right place! The Edlavitch DCJCC offers several 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. Classes are offered in 12-week sessions on...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; varies

 
 
Thu
Jul
  11
8:45 AM - 4:45 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
3800 Glenbrook Road, Fairfax VA 22031
Join us on our first trip to both of these historic sites! We will start with a two-hour tour at the Cold War Museum, housed in a former Army Communication base used by the NSA, CIA, and Army Intelligence during the Cold War. “From the 1940s until the 1990s the rivalry between the democratic Free World and the nations of the Communist bloc affected Americans' daily lives and events throughout the world. This “Cold War” actually became a “hot” one in Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War but generally...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $65 (includes, bus, tours and lunch)

 
 
Jul 11 - Sep 19
Multiple times available
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1534 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Interested in learning Hebrew? You’re in the right place! The Edlavitch DCJCC offers several 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. Classes are offered in 12-week sessions on...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; varies

 
 
Fri
Jul
  12
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Calling All Readers! 2nd Friday at the J This month: Educated by Tara Westover If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Contact Elana for book selections and dates. Fee: Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships. One day membership upgrades are available for $10 to J-Pass cardholders; $20 for general admission. No RSVP — Just come!
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; members - free; $20 - general

 
 
Wed
Jul
  17
9:45 AM - 6:45 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Join us for our yearly trip to Winchester for a fine theatre experience. This year, we will see Young Frankenstein based on the hilarious movie of the same name, music, and lyrics by Mel Brooks. “. . . Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of . . . sidekick, Igor and lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually,...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $88 (includes bus, orchestra seat, lunch)

 
 
Mon
Jul
  22
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
News in Review Roundtable; 4th Monday each month (ongoing) Coordinated by Mimi Rosenberg It is your turn to speak! Bring your educated opinions on a timely news event. A lively discussion on selected topics will be moderated by various facilitators. Come share your viewpoints and opinions. Coffee and tea will be provided. Fee: Included in J-Family and J-Journey memberships. One day membership upgrades are available for $10 to J-Pass cardholders; $20 for general admission.
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Politics, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; members - free; $20 - general

 
 
Wed
Jul
  24
10:15 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
3830 Seminary Rd, Alexandria VA 22304
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright office. Enjoy the regular exhibits in addition to two special exhibits that will be leaving at the end of summer — Baseball Americana and Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times. A guided tour is available at 11am for the special bas...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Politics, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14

 
 
Wed
Jul
  24
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
One Show Only! “Thanks to Folkenflik’s performance, the many conflicts tearing at Menachem’s soul have the texture of truth, pain and confusion. ” – Sarah Ward, Screen Daily Menachem (Moshe Folkenflik), a former frontman for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments. He reunites his band for one last tour. The journey to save his daughter exposes old wounds and allo...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Jul
  26
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Trip to Annapolis, MD – Ground and Water Tours with Lunch We will have a special summer day in Annapolis including a guided tour of the Maryland State House, a scenic Severn River cruise with views of the US Naval Academy and boxed lunch on board the boat. After the cruise, enjoy a ground tour of historic Annapolis and the WWII Memorial from our own bus. Fee: $84 (includes bus transportation, tour of the State House & WWII Memorial, boat tour with boxed lunch — sandwich, side, and dessert — ...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Politics, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $84

 
 
Tue
Aug
  13
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
2660 Woodley Rd, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Six days, 1,500 Jews, 75 world-class presenters, 180 lectures, workshops, and entertainment options, and gourmet kosher cuisine. Dubbed "the Jewish event of the year!" A celebration of Jewish life and learning. The event is fully Kosher. All meat is Glatt and dairy is Cholov Yisrael. Caters to special dietary requirements. Register today, visit Jretreat.com For more information or questi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Aug
  14
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
2660 Woodley Rd, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Six days, 1,500 Jews, 75 world-class presenters, 180 lectures, workshops, and entertainment options, and gourmet kosher cuisine. Dubbed "the Jewish event of the year!" A celebration of Jewish life and learning. The event is fully Kosher. All meat is Glatt and dairy is Cholov Yisrael. Caters to special dietary requirements. Register today, visit Jretreat.com For more information or questi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Aug
  15
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
2660 Woodley Rd, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Six days, 1,500 Jews, 75 world-class presenters, 180 lectures, workshops, and entertainment options, and gourmet kosher cuisine. Dubbed "the Jewish event of the year!" A celebration of Jewish life and learning. The event is fully Kosher. All meat is Glatt and dairy is Cholov Yisrael. Caters to special dietary requirements. Register today, visit Jretreat.com For more information or questi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Aug
  16
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
2660 Woodley Rd, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Six days, 1,500 Jews, 75 world-class presenters, 180 lectures, workshops, and entertainment options, and gourmet kosher cuisine. Dubbed "the Jewish event of the year!" A celebration of Jewish life and learning. The event is fully Kosher. All meat is Glatt and dairy is Cholov Yisrael. Caters to special dietary requirements. Register today, visit Jretreat.com For more information or questi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Aug
  17
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
2660 Woodley Rd, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Six days, 1,500 Jews, 75 world-class presenters, 180 lectures, workshops, and entertainment options, and gourmet kosher cuisine. Dubbed "the Jewish event of the year!" A celebration of Jewish life and learning. The event is fully Kosher. All meat is Glatt and dairy is Cholov Yisrael. Caters to special dietary requirements. Register today, visit Jretreat.com For more information or questi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Aug
  18
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
2660 Woodley Rd, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Six days, 1,500 Jews, 75 world-class presenters, 180 lectures, workshops, and entertainment options, and gourmet kosher cuisine. Dubbed "the Jewish event of the year!" A celebration of Jewish life and learning. The event is fully Kosher. All meat is Glatt and dairy is Cholov Yisrael. Caters to special dietary requirements. Register today, visit Jretreat.com For more information or questi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sep 4 - Sep 29
Multiple times available
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
From an extraordinary collaboration of international artists comes Love Sick, the critically-acclaimed new musical that fuses a thrilling original score, Middle-Eastern harmonics, dazzling choreography, and an inspired story of passion and awakening. Based on The Song of Songs, Love Sick tells the story a young wife in a lifeless marriage who discovers she has a secret admirer. Intrigued, she begins a mysterious, dizzying journey of sexual and personal empowerment. Love Sick’s creative team inc...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $34-64

 
 
Thu
Sep
  5
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Join us as we reopen the doors of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center's Sixteenth Street building! For the first time, get to know the brand new, state-of-the-art community center, and celebrate the community who made this historic renovation possible. Details to follow.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Community-Wide/Festivals, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  8
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Council for the Aging ® (JCA) (Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA))
12320 Parklawn Dr., Rockville MD 20852
Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) will hold a 5 mile "Walk So Seniors Can Thrive". Join us or make a donation. Each registrant will be given access to a website so they can solicit donations from family, friends, colleague, neighbors, etc., etc., etc. Additional details to follow. Ribbon cutting to be held at start of walk by a special guest TBD.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  Free; Donations welcome

 
 
Sun
Sep
  8
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Come to Beth El for our annual Back to Shul BBQ on Sunday, September 8, from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Beth El parking lot. Join us for burgers, hot dogs, local vegetarian options, and all the fixin's. Reconnect with old friends and meet other members, and learn about Beth El affinity and interest groups. The ToBE Committee will be collecting school supplies for low-income children. Please bring items to donate if you are able. New and prospective members welcome! Come learn about Beth El. Prospect...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10 per person, $5 per child, $35 max per family.