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.

If you need assistance or more information , please contact Jconnect via e-mail at jconnect@shalomdc.org or through the Contact Us page.

     

Upcoming Events
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Aug 21 - Nov 6
Multiple times available
 
MentorPrize
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MentorPrize recruits mentors for nonprofit groups in the Greater Washington, D.C. region that serve thousands of disadvantaged individuals — from at-risk youth to teen parents. We alleviate a tremendous burden for our program partners by referring qualified mentors to them. Our recruitment efforts involve collaborating with corporations, organizations and other entities to promote mentoring to their constituents and the community. Once a potential mentor is identified, we work one-on-one to help...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Professional Development, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Aug 21 - Aug 27
Multiple times available
 
USY (United Synagogue Youth) (United Synagogue Youth-Seaboard Region)
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Come spend an amazing week with other Jewish 6th-12th graders and have the opportunity to make over 200 new friends from across Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and North Carolina, while having the time of your life!! Highlights include a day trip to Hershey Park, a day-long Maccabiah (color war) with sports, wacky relays, and song & banner competitions, a luau/pool party, ropes/challenge course activities, bonfire and song sessions, a community service project, leadership training activities,...
Listed In:  Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $685

 
 
Wed
Aug
  23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
Reel Israel DC’s August film is Harmonia. One show only! Nominated for four Israeli Academy Awards, Harmonia is a modern adaptation of the mythological triangle between the childless Abraham and Sarah and young Hagar, set in the Jerusalem Philharmonic. Conductor Abraham, and his wife Sarah, the orchestra’s harpist, cannot have children. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem, joins the western side orchestra, she bonds with Sarah and a unique friendship evolves between the two wom...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Aug
  25
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20850
Adat Shalom wishes to welcome the community to join us for a special opportunity to practice yoga during the months of August and September. It is called "Elul Yoga,"named for this particular time of year in the Jewish calendar--a time to build our capacity for spiritual growth in anticipation of the new year season, beginning with Rosh HaShana. Please join Adat Shalom's Hazzan/Rabbi Rachel, a certified teacher and long-time hatha yoga practitioner, for a weekly stretch of body, heart, mind an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 for members; $10 for non-members and visitors

 
 
Fri
Aug
  25
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Gesher Jewish Day School
4800 Mattie Moore Ct, Fairfax VA 22030
Join Gesher Jewish Day School for a Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service. We will have a traditional Egalitarian Service outdoors in our Chorshah (Wooded area to the Left of the school) with instruments before Shabbat starts. Bring your instruments, your voice, your kids, your soul.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Singles, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Aug
  27
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
1500 S Capital Street SE, Wahsington DC 20003
Come out to the ballgame for Federation’s third annual Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. Join more than 1,500 community members at Grand Slam Sunday and watch the Nationals take on the Mets!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Community-Wide/Festivals, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Sep
  1
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20850
Adat Shalom wishes to welcome the community to join us for a special opportunity to practice yoga during the months of August and September. It is called "Elul Yoga,"named for this particular time of year in the Jewish calendar--a time to build our capacity for spiritual growth in anticipation of the new year season, beginning with Rosh HaShana. Please join Adat Shalom's Hazzan/Rabbi Rachel, a certified teacher and long-time hatha yoga practitioner, for a weekly stretch of body, heart, mind an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 for members; $10 for non-members and visitors

 
 
Fri
Sep
  1
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Temple Shalom Back-to-Shul Erev Shabbat Services and Potluck Dinner 5:30 pm – Tot Shabbat Service 6:15 pm – Community Potluck Dinner Sign up for Potluck Dinner; bring a dairy/vegetarian dish for 8 people to share! 7:30 pm – Family Service The area’s most diverse Reform congregation invites members and non-members of all ages to enjoy our monthly Tot Shabbat, Potluck, and Family Service. Meet members of our Board, Religious Education Committee, and Prospective Membership Committee. Get read...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Sep
  6
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Want to learn Hebrew? You're in the right place! The Edlavitch JCC offers six 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. Find out more about our Hebrew teachers here! Classes ar...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  more than $50; $336 regular, $300 member, $240 Birthright/MASA

 
 
Fri
Sep
  8
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20850
Adat Shalom wishes to welcome the community to join us for a special opportunity to practice yoga during the months of August and September. It is called "Elul Yoga,"named for this particular time of year in the Jewish calendar--a time to build our capacity for spiritual growth in anticipation of the new year season, beginning with Rosh HaShana. Please join Adat Shalom's Hazzan/Rabbi Rachel, a certified teacher and long-time hatha yoga practitioner, for a weekly stretch of body, heart, mind an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 for members; $10 for non-members and visitors

 
 
Sun
Sep
  10
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Join the EDCJCC as we welcome Mechon Hadar into our Center for a half-day workshop. Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. This learning program will include a panel and breakout sessions. Each session will bring open-hearted and passionate discussions coupled with deep classical text study and new interpretations for a modern age.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; General: $18, Student: $10

 
 
Tue
Sep
  12
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
University of Maryland (Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies - University of Maryland)
8270 Alumni Dr., College Park MD 20742
Aluf Benn, Editor-in-chief of Ha'aretz will talk with Prof. Yoram Peri, Director of UMD's Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies and Prof. Dana Priest, UMD's Knight Chair of Philip Merrill College of Journalism. There will be a reception following the event. RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/HFQcUA7mkahC3wE73 or to Avis Koeiman at akoeiman@umd.edu.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Maryland, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Sep
  15
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20850
Adat Shalom wishes to welcome the community to join us for a special opportunity to practice yoga during the months of August and September. It is called "Elul Yoga,"named for this particular time of year in the Jewish calendar--a time to build our capacity for spiritual growth in anticipation of the new year season, beginning with Rosh HaShana. Please join Adat Shalom's Hazzan/Rabbi Rachel, a certified teacher and long-time hatha yoga practitioner, for a weekly stretch of body, heart, mind an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 for members; $10 for non-members and visitors

 
 
Sun
Sep
  17
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Community Kickoff - Fun Jewish Experience Followed by Brotherhood and Sisterhood Sponsored Nosh All are welcome This is just a sample of many planned learning activities for youth and adults: • Sukkat Shalom • Refugee Response Team & Direct Refugee Assistance • Gaga Kickball Tournament • Camp songs & stories for all • Israeli Dancing • Adult Camp songs • Corner Market and Pharmacy Flu Shot Clinic • Session with Camp Harlam • Rosh Hashanah Adult Craft • Israel's Old-New Music • Session with UR...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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:  

 
 
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
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
7:30 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
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:  

 
 
Sat
Oct
  14
2:00 PM - 2:00 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
  14
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
  15
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
1780 East Jefferson Street, Rockville MD 20852
Home Run 10K, 5K, 1 Mile and Fun Run - annual race to benefit the residents of Charles E. Smith Life Communities. Early bird registration is just $25. Everyone receives a race shirt and 1 Mile and Fun Run participants receive finisher medals. Awards for winners, family friendly fun at post race party.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fitness & Wellness, Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25-$50

 
 
Sun
Oct
  15
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
1111 Taft Street, Rockville MD 20850
Federation’s Jewish Food Experience (JFE)® brings people together through the universal language of Jewish food, made possible through a generous grant from The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s United Jewish Endowment Fund. In partnership with Federation’s Doing Good social action initiative, JFE® hosts service projects to fight hunger for the homeless and other in need by providing hands-on opportunities to help the local community.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, Singles, Teens, Maryland, Volunteer
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; 10

 
 
Sun
Oct
  15
2:00 PM - 2:00 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
  15
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
  17
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, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Oct
  18
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:  

 
 
Wed
Oct
  18
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: