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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Sat
Sep
  23
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Congressman Jamie Raskin represents Maryland's 8th district, including Montgomery County in the US House of Representatives. Join us in welcoming Congressman Raskin to HTAA!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Advocacy, Politics
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
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:  

 
 
Mon
Sep
  25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Hebrew, but found the idea of trying to read the language too daunting? If yes, this course is for you. Using an innovative method that emphasizes conversation over decoding the aleph bet, you’ll find yourself speaking Hebrew from the first class on – and having fun! This class is ideal for those with no knowledge of or familiarity with Hebrew. The abi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $50 per semester

 
 
Tue
Sep
  26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Magen David Sephardic Congregation
11215 Woodglen Drive, Rockville MD 20852
Experience Sephardic Heritage & Get Inspired! Join us for a unique concert featuring the Bar Yohai Ensemble and Rabbi Haim Ovadia in a medley of High Holiday music from across the Sephardic World! 6:30 Reception - Hors D’oeuvres & Bar 7:15 Concert Tickets available from $20.00 
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $20-$30

 
 
Tue
Sep
  26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Jewish Council for the Aging ® (JCA)
Davis Library 6400 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817, Bethesda MD 20817
Join us for a FREE seminar. You have choices and Medicare is one of them. Here are some common questions that the seminar is designed to answer: Do you need to sign up for Medicare now? Can I work and get Medicare? What is the Medicare alphabet - A,B,C and D? What are Medicare Savings Programs? Where do I begin? Who can help me? How can I help Protect, Detect and Report health care fraud? FREE. Walk-ins welcome.…
Listed In:  Seniors, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  Free; free

 
 
Tue
Sep
  26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members, $250 for non-members

 
 
Wed
Sep
  27
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members; $250 for non-members

 
 
Wed
Sep
  27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members; $250 for non-members

 
 
Wed
Sep
  27
7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
 
The Foundation for Jewish Studies (Foundation for Jewish Studies)
1600 Jonquil Street, NW, Washington DC 20012
On the eve of the anniversary of Babi Yar, we will look at what happened to 2.8 million Soviet Jews nearly two years before Auschwitz crematoria went into full gear, why that part of the Shoah was forgotten, and why it is so important today to remember and reintegrate it into our collective memory. Izabella Tabarovsky is Senior Program Associate with the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center. Her research focuses on the politics of historical memory in the post-Soviet space. She previously work...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
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:  

 
 
Thu
Sep
  28
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
For intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, exercise your conversational skills at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center on Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. This course, which is intended for intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, will give you the opportunity to practice your Hebrew in a fun and friendly environment. Focusing on speaking skills only, the ability to read or write Hebr...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $50 per semester

 
 
Thu
Sep
  28
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Hebrew, but found the idea of trying to read the language too daunting? If yes, this course is for you. Using an innovative method that emphasizes conversation over decoding the aleph bet, you’ll find yourself speaking Hebrew from the first class on – and having fun! This class is ideal for those with no knowledge of or familiarity with Hebrew. The abi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $50 per semester

 
 
Sun
Oct
  1
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Help us build and decorate the EDCJCC sukkah! We need adult volunteers to help build the sukkah, and people of all ages to make decorations to hang inside. This multi-generational event will end with a l’chaim, a toast for a job well done and to welcome the holiday of Sukkot!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, DC, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events, Volunteer
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 - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members, $250 for non-members

 
 
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:  

 
 
Wed
Oct
  4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members; $250 for non-members

 
 
Wed
Oct
  4
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members; $250 for non-members

 
 
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:  

 
 
Sat
Oct
  7
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:  

 
 
Sun
Oct
  8
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Join HTAA for smiles, smocks and sangria in the Sukkah! Our bi-annual Ink & Drink is back in full force! Instruction by Leah Schaperow. For more information contact Adrienne@htaa.org
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; 25/person

 
 
Sun
Oct
  8
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Relations Council of GW (JCRC) (Jewish Community Relations Council of GW)
11825 Seven Locks Road, Potomac MD 20854
Join the JCRC of Greater Washington during Sukkot as we honor Maryland Governor Larry Hogan for his dedication to and support of Maryland's Jewish community Free and Open to the Public Registration Required In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Epstein Sanctuary Join us in Beth Sholom's Sukkah as we thank Governor Hogan and his Administration for championing many causes of vital interest to our Jewish community, including: • Supporting the allocation of millions of dol...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; free

 
 
Sun
Oct
  8
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:  

 
 
Mon
Oct
  9
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:  

 
 
Tue
Oct
  10
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members, $250 for non-members

 
 
Tue
Oct
  10
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:  

 
 
Wed
Oct
  11
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members; $250 for non-members

 
 
Wed
Oct
  11
12:00 PM - 12:00 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: