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
Feb
  19
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
600 I Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Bernard-Henri Lévy—one of the West’s leading intellectuals—asserts in The Empire and the Five Kings: America’s Abdication and the Fate of the World, America is retreating from its traditional leadership role as Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, and Sunni radical Islamism are taking steps to assert power and influence and undermine the liberal values that have been a hallmark of Western civilization.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Politics
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15

 
 
Wed
Feb
  20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
3830 Seminary Rd, Alexandria VA 22304
Inclement Weather Policy If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ program held at Beth El is canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold our program at the regular time. Winter Film Series: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Wednesday, February 20, 10:30am 2018 | 1h 35 min| Documentary, Biography “Charmingly soft-spoken and yet powerfully incisive expressing his profound ideals, Fred Rogers was a unique presence on television for generations. Through interviews of his family an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 all participants

 
 
Wed
Feb
  20
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Jewish Community Relations Council of GW)
11 Bladen Street, Annapolis MD 21401
Join the JCRC of Greater Washington at our annual Maryland Jewish Advocacy Day in Annapolis. Meet with legislators to share our 2019 legislative priorities. Buses transportation is available from both the Bender JCC and Leisure World. Registration is required.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy, Politics
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20

 
 
Wed
Feb
  20
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
By the summer of 1945, the war in Europe was over, but repairing the destruction was just beginning. In the Pacific, and particularly in Europe, synagogues had been damaged, destroyed, defamed. Many American Jewish service members, like their forebears the Maccabees, followed their military victory over an enemy who sought to destroy Jews by restoring the temple. Michael Rugel is the Programs and Content Coordinator at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History. He writes and spea...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; JSC, Adas, Museum members $15, others $20

 
 
Wed
Feb
  20
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Kesher Israel Congregation
2801 N St., NW, Washington DC 20007-3340
Join us for four weeks of learning and free kosher dinner with our February Beit Midrash! Sign up by Wednesday, January 23: https://tinyurl.com/KesherFebBM Kesher’s February Beit Midrash is a four-week learning initiative for Torah study and community building. The program will meet at Kesher Israel on Wednesday evenings in February and include sponsored kosher dinner (7:30pm-8:00pm), followed by community-wide learning (8:00p-9:00p). Learning will be in chavrutot (pairs) with optional chaburot...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Feb
  20
8:15 PM - 9:25 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St., NW, Washington DC 20008
The 150 religious poems that make up the Book of Psalms are deeply familiar and deeply strange. Entwined in both Jewish and Christian tradition, they form the backbone of the liturgy and yet speak to us in a modern, sometimes perplexing voice. We’ll read, compare translations and trace the powerful imagery in these works. Readings in English. Amy Schwartz is president of the Jewish Study Center and opinion and book editor of Moment Magazine
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  more than $50; 4 sessions: JSC, Adas members $55, non-members

 
 
Thu
Feb
  21
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Jewish Mysticism The 10-week course will be taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky 60% discounts available before 12/1! Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book." This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life's eternal universal questions.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Regular tuition is $250 + $45 for the book

 
 
Thu
Feb
  21
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda MD 20814
The Washington Jewish Film Festival Year Round programming presents: Transit Dir. Christian Petzold | 101 min | 2018 Narrative, GermanFrench with English subtitles Thursday, February 21 7:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema - 7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD In Christian Petzold’s brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers’s 1942 novel, Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee (Franz Rogowski, Happy End), flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose pape...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13.50

 
 
Sat
Feb
  23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Interfaith Families Project (IFFP) (Interfaith Families Project)
1901 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Workshops in Growing as a Jewish/Christian Couple Are you in an interfaith marriage and want tools and support for living with two faiths? Are you in an interfaith relationship and trying to determine whether marriage will work? Do you have questions about how to raise your children? Deal with extended family? Celebrate both Christian and Jewish holidays? The series will be led by Rev. J...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Interfaith, Maryland, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Counseling/Support, History/Education, Parenting, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $300 per series for non-member couples

 
 
Sun
Feb
  24
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Shaare Tefila Congregation
16620 Georgia Avenue, Olney MD 20832
In honor of Jewish Disability & Inclusion Awareness Month we are proud to present a free screening of "Intelligent Lives". You can learn more about this moving film at intelligentlives.org. A panel discussion & light refreshments are included for this free event - Sponsored by Shaare Tefila & B'nai Shalom of Olney
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Advocacy, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Feb
  24
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Congregation Olam Tikvah
3800 Glenbrook Rd., Fairfax VA 22031
February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Join ReelAbilities Film Festival - Northern Virginia for a pre-festival screening of "My Feral Heart", presented in partnership with Congregation Olam Tikvah and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Synopsis: A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down syndrome, into a group home—a daunting new environment where he finds unexpected support from his feisty, streetwise caretaker and a ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5

 
 
Wed
Feb
  27
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
1441 Wiehle Avenue, Reston VA 20190
The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics Presented by David Weinstein, author and historian David Weinstein will discuss Eddie Cantor and the history of American Jewish popular entertainment. He will talk about how his book documents Cantor’s significance as a performer, philanthropist, and activist. The book highlights Cantor’s influence on American Jewish social and political history through his celebrity activism, including his courageous campaign against Nazism dur...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Politics, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 for all participants

 
 
Wed
Feb
  27
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
In the depths of winter, even the most adventurous eaters sometimes long for the old-fashioned tastes of Eastern European comfort cooking. After all, it’s the food that kept many of our ancestors warm through long, cold winters. What are some of the dishes that we still enjoy today? Can these old recipes be made modern and healthy without losing any of the flavors we love? Beloved community chef Susan Barocas will feed us with history, stories and recipes for such multi-generational standby...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Culinary
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; JSC, Adas members $15, others $20

 
 
Wed
Feb
  27
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Kesher Israel Congregation
2801 N St., NW, Washington DC 20007-3340
Join us for four weeks of learning and free kosher dinner with our February Beit Midrash! Sign up by Wednesday, January 23: https://tinyurl.com/KesherFebBM Kesher’s February Beit Midrash is a four-week learning initiative for Torah study and community building. The program will meet at Kesher Israel on Wednesday evenings in February and include sponsored kosher dinner (7:30pm-8:00pm), followed by community-wide learning (8:00p-9:00p). Learning will be in chavrutot (pairs) with optional chaburot...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Feb
  27
8:15 PM - 9:25 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St., NW, Washington DC 20008
The 150 religious poems that make up the Book of Psalms are deeply familiar and deeply strange. Entwined in both Jewish and Christian tradition, they form the backbone of the liturgy and yet speak to us in a modern, sometimes perplexing voice. We’ll read, compare translations and trace the powerful imagery in these works. Readings in English. Amy Schwartz is president of the Jewish Study Center and opinion and book editor of Moment Magazine
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  more than $50; 4 sessions: JSC, Adas members $55, non-members

 
 
Thu
Feb
  28
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Jewish Mysticism The 10-week course will be taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky 60% discounts available before 12/1! Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book." This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life's eternal universal questions.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Regular tuition is $250 + $45 for the book

 
 
Fri
Mar
  1
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street, NW, Washington DC 20016
Join us for this social gathering, where an emphasis is placed on building community through the beauty of Shabbat. Together, we will braid, bake (and enjoy!) challah and share in the Shabbat blessings through song and some movement. All participants are expected to be accompanied by an adult or caregiver. RSVP by February 22. Food note: we observe "Kosher-style" If accommodations are needed for individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired, please make note of this in the RSVP so we ensure we ...
Listed In:  College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Special Needs, Teens, DC, Reform, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; $18 suggested donation

 
 
Fri
Mar
  1
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps (Avodah)
Will be provided when you RSVP, Washington DC 20011
Join HIAS Action DC, Moishe House Bethesda, and Avodah DC Service Corps as we kick off Women's History month with a Shabbat dinner highlighting the experience of women refugees and asylum seekers. This event will be held in a private residence located in the 16th Street Heights Neighborhood. You will receive the address for this event after you register. In lieu of a registration fee, please bring diapers, baby wipes, and feminine hygiene products to donate to HIAS' asylum seeking clients in ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Women & Girls, DC, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Advocacy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Leadership Development, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Mar
  2
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville MD 20853
Registration is now open for Women's Open Mic on Saturday night, March 2nd! Share your talents and/or just come watch the show! Both performers and non-performers should register here: https://bit.ly/2UmB864 *recommended age for performers and audience members is 14 and up Performers sign up for a 4 minute slot. You can sing, dance, play an instrument (there will be a piano), perform comedy, read a poem, share your art, etc or just come watch! Performers can bring in equipment to use for t...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $7 pre-regstration by March 1, $10 at the door

 
 
Sat
Mar
  2
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Congregation Beth Emeth
12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon VA 20171
Join us for a very special Arts Shabbat! Services, starting at 9:AM, will feature special guest speaker Mordechai Rosenstein, whose topic will be The Torah Paints the Picture. The service will be followed at approximately 12:00 PM by a kosher Shabbat luncheon with a performance of Bible Players After Dark (PG Rated) by The Bible Players (No charge for luncheon, but RSVP appreciated to office@bethemeth.org).
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Mar
  2
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
600 I Street NW, Washington DC 20001
In a potent and poignant artistic response to the 2017 executive orders limiting travel to the United States by people from largely Muslim-majority countries, the GRAMMY-winning Kronos Quartet performs works by composers from the original seven “banned countries”: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The repertoire will include signature Kronos works, new compositions from Kronos’ Fifty for the Future commissioning project, and more.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Advocacy, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $45

 
 
Mar 2 - Mar 3
Multiple times available
 
Shaare Tefila Congregation
16620 Georgia Avenue, Olney MD 20832
Purim Masquerade Party featuring professional DJ Karl Hunt, playing top hits from the 1950s-today. A night of friendship, food, drinks and dancing, and possibly more fun if you come in: Casual Cocktail Attire, Festive Mask or Theatrical makeup! (but NOT required). Select either of two ticket packets, as best for you: Package A [Includes entry fee, music, dancing, a great many hors-d'oeuvres, beverages (soda, coffee & tea), PLUS an all-you-can eat delicious dessert bar, $25 per person]. OR s...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; Package A-$25 per person; Package B-$36 per person

 
 
Sun
Mar
  3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Are you ready for the leadership experience of a lifetime? Jteen Philanthropy is your chance to change the world while having an amazing time with your friends. As a member of a giving circle, you will take on the role of a philanthropist and make decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. Take part in this unique program for an amazing addition to your college res...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $360

 
 
Sun
Mar
  3
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music
8300 Meadowbrook Drive, Chevy Chase MD 20815
New Jewish choral music is meant to be sung! Come spend an afternoon and experience wonderful new choral music by learning and singing it. Workshop sessions will be followed by a plenary where we will sing all the music all together. The music* will be taught and conducted by three renowned conductors from the area - Dr. Joshua Fishbein, Cantor Hinda Labovitz, and Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat. All are welcome - membership in a choral group not required. Register ($20) by Feb 25 at www.Shalshelet.org...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Non-denominational, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20

 
 
Sun
Mar
  3
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
David is an upper-class charmer struggling to hide his high-functioning autism. Forced by his parents to attend Connections, a support group for people on the autism spectrum, he falls in love with Sarah, a sheltered young woman who challenges his identity as "normal." Directed by Rachel Israel 93 min| English| USA | 2018 | Feature| Open Captions | Audio Description Filmmaker Bio: Rachel Israel received her BFA from RISD and her MFA from Columbia University. She is an adjunct professor at RISD...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $12

 
 
Mon
Mar
  4
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
10467 White Granite Drive, Oakton VA 22124
From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes Intelligent Lives, a catalyst to transform the intellectual disability label from a life sentence of isolation to a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. Directed by Dan Habib 70 min | English | USA | 2018 | Documentary | Open Captions | Audio Descriptions Pre- and Post-film Mini Resource Fair. Post-film Q&A with Guest Speakers.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  Free; Free with RSVP

 
 
Tue
Mar
  5
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1500 16th St NW, Washington DC 20036
Rabbinic texts are rich in the rabbis’ ethical wrestlings with a range of topics from how to divide scarce resources, when it’s permissible to defend oneself with force, and what to do if one ox gores another. Join us for the third of this four-part lunch and learn series in which we will dive into the rabbis’ ethical debates and shed light on our own. The Hadar Institute is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, pr...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25 for class, $36 includes lunch

 
 
Tue
Mar
  5
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston VA 20191
At a unique after school dance program in Queens, kids with a variety of physical and developmental challenges pair with teenage volunteer helpers to create an inclusive environment too often absent in our world. Directed by Catherine Tambini 60 min | English | USA | 2017 | Documentary Audio description produced by Michele Spitz, Cliff Hahn Studio | Open Captions produced by Mongo Media
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  Free; Free with RSVP

 
 
Tue
Mar
  5
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
 
620 T St NW, Washington DC 20001
We are excited to announce that, after over a decade, Ehud Banai, Israel’s Rock troubadour, is returning to the US with his remarkable band. In a tour that will include six breathtaking performances, they will create a unique celebration of rhythm, energy, tunes and tales that will take the audience on a powerful and emotional musical journey. The performances will include Ehud’s greatest songs: Avoda Shchora, Z'mancha Avar, Ir Miklat, David Ve’Shaul, Yotze La'or, Hayom, Tip Tipa, Jamali Forush...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  more than $50; $65

 
 
Wed
Mar
  6
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
Our yet-to-be-revealed celebrity moderator and learned panelists address the eternal conundrum: Which is better, the latke or the hamentasch? Join us for in-depth, hands-on, mouth-watering research! - Diane Bolz, Arts Editor, Moment magazine - David Fallick, Yiddishist - Elissa Silverman, at-large member D.C. Council, and others (to be announced.) Refreshments included!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; JSC, Adas members $10, others $12.