Students

As a teen or college student embarking on your own independent Jewish journey, you can join the Greater Washington Jewish community through classes, programs and events listed here. Below you will see links to separate "teen" and "college" pages, where you can find resources that are best suited for you. All the cool and fun Jewish events and programs are included in the calendar listings on each page.

To find programs targeted to your other interests, search the full calendar of events by clicking on “View All Events” below, then sort by your interests.

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Upcoming Events
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Tue
Apr
  24
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 
University of Maryland (Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies - University of Maryland)
3972 Campus Drive, College Park MD 20742
A conference to commemorate Israel's 70th Anniversary Recent events have made it clear there is currently a crisis in the relations between American Jews and Israel. In response, GIIS and MOMENT are holding a public conference to better analyze and understand it. Participants will include scholars, activists, and community leaders representing a wide range of views. Distinguished speaker, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of th Union for Reform Judaism. The conference is free and open to the publ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, History/Education, Israel
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Tue
Apr
  24
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Sefirat Ha'Omer Yoga - Tuesday mornings 8:45 - 10 am from April 3 to May 15 (seven weeks) For seven weeks, for 49 days we count the Omer in the period between Passover to Shavout. Each of the seven weeks is linked to an emotional/soul level attribute or Sephira: Chesed/Loving Kindness; Gevurah/Inner Discipline; Tiferet/Compassion, Truth and Beauty; Netzach/Strength and Endurance; Hod/Humility; Yesod/Bonding and Connection; Malchut/Leadership and Majesty. Each day of the week is also linked to ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5

 
 
Wed
Apr
  25
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
JSSA (JSSA Specialized Employment)
200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville MD 20850
Learn about JSSA’s transitioning youth services • Career Exploration and Assessments • Work Adjustment Training • Job Development and Coaching • Social Engagement Programs • New Pre-Transitional Youth Program • DDA Programs Meet key transition resources • Specialized Employment Services Staff • Employer Partners • State and County Transition Representatives
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Career/Employment, Counseling/Support
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Wed
Apr
  25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
Women's Self-Defense Workshop All women are invited to participate in a hands-on workshop taught by Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Learn self-defense tips, such as situational awareness, how to hold keys, and what to do if you are attacked. A discussion about domestic violence is included. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers for this interactive program. Light refreshments. Contact: Stephanie Husik Tebor, stephanieteborphd@verizon.net, 703.508.4836 Cost: $5.00 Women of TRS members;...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Reform, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5, WoTRS members; $7, nonmembers

 
 
Wed
Apr
  25
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
A gripping medical drama about a doctor at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Dr. Roz Kagan offers a new miracle drug to save Ray Leon’s hemophiliac twins. But miracles aren’t always what they appear to be, and life on the cutting edge of biomedicine means moral ambiguity and impossible choices. Powerful, urgent, and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. Directed by Adam Immerwahr.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
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Wed
Apr
  25
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
4300 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington DC 20016
Invigorate your passion for social change in 2018 with Federation’s Changemakers Series! Dynamic Israeli agents of change lead community conversations about their unique ideas and influential actions that disrupt Israel’s status quo and affect social change in Israeli society. Learn how Joseph Gitler, CEO & Founder of Leket Israel, the National Food Bank, turned his one-man mission into Israel’s largest food bank rescue network, which feeds more than 200,000 impoverished Israelis every day.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Advocacy, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18

 
 
Wed
Apr
  25
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
One show only! “Director Alison Chernick profiles the violin virtuoso, through his performance, of course, but she also reveals a personality as expressive as his musicianship. ” – Pat Padua, The Washington Post From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
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Wed
Apr
  25
8:15 PM - 9:25 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
There is the Jewish kitchen, and there is Mediterranean cuisine, but many food researchers claim that there is no such thing as Israeli cuisine. Can it be true that a 70-year-old country is still unable to create its identity through food? If the Italian pizza, the German burger and French fries became the American food flag, what are the most prominent foods and values in Israeli cuisine, and how have they become so loved by Israelis? Itsik Sayag is the shaliach (Israeli cultural ambassador) t...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; JSC, Adas members $15, others $20

 
 
Thu
Apr
  26
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
4201 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22203
Join us at CUMC’s soup kitchen to help feed Arlington’s homeless. Across the street from the Ballston Metro Station on the orange line (back of building).
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Volunteer
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Thu
Apr
  26
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
1350 Okie St NE, Washington  DC 20002
Rami's Piano Concert is an intimate performance featuring a selection of original songs from Rami's enormous personal repertoire. Rami Kleinstein is a triple platinum and gold album award winner and many of his songs became the foundation of Israeli culture. Rami has often been compared to Elton John and Billy Joel. Rami is known for his beautiful love songs, soothing voice and delicate piano-playing. Rami, a native New Yorker, aptly and cleverly weaves his songs together with rich anecdotes la...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40-$70

 
 
Thu
Apr
  26
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
A gripping medical drama about a doctor at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Dr. Roz Kagan offers a new miracle drug to save Ray Leon’s hemophiliac twins. But miracles aren’t always what they appear to be, and life on the cutting edge of biomedicine means moral ambiguity and impossible choices. Powerful, urgent, and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. Directed by Adam Immerwahr.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Apr
  26
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Drop-in or come every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month! $10 payable at the door.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Arts & Culture, Fitness & Wellness, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Fri
Apr
  27
5:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
4201 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22203
Join us at CUMC’s soup kitchen to help feed Arlington’s homeless. Across the street from the Ballston Metro Station on the orange line (back of building).
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Volunteer
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Fri
Apr
  27
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
We heard students chant, “Vote them out!” Now in Montgomery County, we have a chance to vote candidates into local and state offices. Learn about the issues at stake and talk with candidates in the primary election on April 27 at a speed-dating style dinner and informally at the oneg. Guests for dinner are County Executive Candidates: Robin Ficker, Roger Berliner, Bill Frick, Rose Krasnow, George Leventhal and County Council Candidates: Danielle Meitiv, Seth Grimes, Jill Ortman-Fouse, Shruti Bh...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Politics
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20.18 adults, $2.18 students, Free new voters

 
 
Sat
Apr
  28
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
A gripping medical drama about a doctor at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Dr. Roz Kagan offers a new miracle drug to save Ray Leon’s hemophiliac twins. But miracles aren’t always what they appear to be, and life on the cutting edge of biomedicine means moral ambiguity and impossible choices. Powerful, urgent, and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. Directed by Adam Immerwahr.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Apr
  28
8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
A gripping medical drama about a doctor at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Dr. Roz Kagan offers a new miracle drug to save Ray Leon’s hemophiliac twins. But miracles aren’t always what they appear to be, and life on the cutting edge of biomedicine means moral ambiguity and impossible choices. Powerful, urgent, and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. Directed by Adam Immerwahr.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  29
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda MD 20852
Good Deeds Day is an annual, international celebration of Doing Good! Join more than half a million volunteers around the world for this day of service, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can make a positive impact on the lives of others and change the world. Roll up your sleeves and make an impact through a variety of hands-on volunteer projects.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  29
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
A gripping medical drama about a doctor at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Dr. Roz Kagan offers a new miracle drug to save Ray Leon’s hemophiliac twins. But miracles aren’t always what they appear to be, and life on the cutting edge of biomedicine means moral ambiguity and impossible choices. Powerful, urgent, and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. Directed by Adam Immerwahr.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  29
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia- Cultural Arts Department)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Author Donnie Kanter Winokur "Chancer — How One Good Boy Saved Another" The acclaimed writer talks about her true life memoir. Donnie Kanter Winokur and her husband, Harvey, never could have imagined the heart-wrenching struggle that becomes their new reality after they decide to adopt two infants from Russia. As Iyal and Morasha grow, it becomes clear that Iyal’s development is drastically lagging behind his sister’s. By age four, he has a devastating diagnosis: fetal alcohol syndrome. But nami...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $12/ $8 member

 
 
Sun
Apr
  29
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
A gripping medical drama about a doctor at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Dr. Roz Kagan offers a new miracle drug to save Ray Leon’s hemophiliac twins. But miracles aren’t always what they appear to be, and life on the cutting edge of biomedicine means moral ambiguity and impossible choices. Powerful, urgent, and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history. Directed by Adam Immerwahr.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  29
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Sunflower Bakery
11825 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac MD 20854
This is our annual Appreciation and Graduation event. We are under the Vaad so all food will be kosher. Accommodations available upon request.
Listed In:  College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Apr
  30
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Before you leave town on your trip to Israel, join us for a pre-trip orientation to learn more about the Birthright Israel Summer 2018 trips. We will give an overview of the program, explain what to pack, and share travel tips for your upcoming adventure. You'll also have the chance to meet other participants that will be traveling from the Washington, DC area on Birthright Israel trips this summer.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Israel, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Travel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Apr
  30
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Orientation for the Leaders in Training program at Capital Camps for Summer 2018. Every participant and at least one parent are required to attend.
Listed In:  Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
May
  1
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Sefirat Ha'Omer Yoga - Tuesday mornings 8:45 - 10 am from April 3 to May 15 (seven weeks) For seven weeks, for 49 days we count the Omer in the period between Passover to Shavout. Each of the seven weeks is linked to an emotional/soul level attribute or Sephira: Chesed/Loving Kindness; Gevurah/Inner Discipline; Tiferet/Compassion, Truth and Beauty; Netzach/Strength and Endurance; Hod/Humility; Yesod/Bonding and Connection; Malchut/Leadership and Majesty. Each day of the week is also linked to ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5

 
 
Tue
May
  1
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills MD 21117
Orientation for the Leaders in Training program at Capital Camps for Summer 2018. Every participant and at least one parent are required to attend.
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
May
  2
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville Open House)
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
Rockville Open House (ROH) is a supervised, safe gathering space for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex (LGBTQQI) Jewish teens, and their straight/non-Jewish friends and allies, between the ages of 13-18 yrs old. ROH is open on the first Wednesday of each month, September 2017-June 2018, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington Teen Lounge (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD).
Listed In:  Families, GLBT, Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Advocacy, Counseling/Support, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
May
  3
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. In addition to the annual festival, the WJFF presents an ongoing, year-round film series, in our home venue at the Edlavitch DCJCC. The WJFF annually serves over 15,000 people through 80+ screenings, nearly all of which are regional, US or...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, History/Education, Israel, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
May
  3
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Israel Engagement for Teens)
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
The Margo & Yoram Cohen Family Israel Engagement Fellowship is an eight-part program that teaches teen leaders to explore their connection with Israel in a meaningful way. Fellows will learn about the importance of the State of Israel within Jewish history, and will graduate with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to advocate for Israel in a unique way. This program examines the special relationship the American Jewish community has with the State of Israel, teaches teens how to be savvy...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, History/Education, Israel, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
May
  4
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
various, various MD 00000
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
May
  5
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. In addition to the annual festival, the WJFF presents an ongoing, year-round film series, in our home venue at the Edlavitch DCJCC. The WJFF annually serves over 15,000 people through 80+ screenings, nearly all of which are regional, US or...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, History/Education, Israel, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Politics
Event Cost: