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 17 - Aug 19
Multiple times available
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Celebrate the end of summer at Capital Camps. Before the chaos of the school year sets in, join with other camp families to swim, play and celebrate Shabbat. Enjoy quality time together, make new friends and new memories. Your family can choose to live in a cabin or an air-conditioned lodge room – all accommodations have private bathrooms. Our food service is kosher under kosher supervision, and chefs create delicious and nutritious options for everyone. Our air-conditioned dining hall is the ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Special Needs, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Aug
  17
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
1529 16th St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Theatre Lab's Summer Acting Institute for Teens presents Polaroid Stories. A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by young people living on the streets, Naomi lizuka's Polaroid Stories journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence; where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters' lives are continually threatened and devalued. Inspired in part by Ovid's Metamorphoses, Polaroid Stories takes p...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10-$15

 
 
Sun
Aug
  19
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
1500 S Capital Street SE, Wahsington DC 20003
More than 1,500 community members came together to watch the Nationals take on the Mets and celebrate our third annual Grand Slam Sunday. Through baseball, this annual, end-of-summer celebration connected local Jews to one another and to the larger Jewish community. The feedback Federation has received from attendees confirms our city’s love of baseball, the Nationals and the Jewish community. QUESTIONS: Contact Lauren Kessler at lauren.kessler@shalomdc.org or 301-230-7292.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, DC, Community-Wide/Festivals, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; Ticket prices range based on seat selection

 
 
Aug 20 - Aug 26
Multiple times available
 
Seaboard USY (United Synagogue Youth-Seaboard Region)
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
We hope you’ll join us for an incredible Jewish summer camp experience at USY Encampment/ Kamp Kadima 2018! USY Encampment (for rising 9th-12th graders) and Kamp Kadima (for rising 6th-8th graders) will take place from Monday, August 20 to Sunday, August 26 at Capital Camps. 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!! H...
Listed In:  Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Leadership Development, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $695

 
 
Mon
Aug
  20
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
600 I Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Start the new year off right with the third of our three-part Jewish cooking series, designed to help you have a sweet start to 5779. Led by our own chef and food writer Vered Guttman, the class includes a demonstration plus a buffet dinner. The menu includes: -Quince candy -Leek latkes -Tilapia and pomegranate ceviche -Black-eyed pea and butternut squash salad -Stuffed Swiss chard with beef and bulgar -Date and honey cake The dinner provided will be kosher; kosher supervision is provided by t...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $40 in advance; $45 at the door

 
 
Wed
Aug
  22
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
This laugh-out-loud army-buddy movie combines screwball comedy, romance and music to create a film as hot as the Negev. Set as the Israeli army withdraws from Lebanon in 2000, this comedy tells the story of three bumbling Israeli reserve soldiers. As members of a military rock band, the trio find themselves stranded and alone in enemy territory when they discover the Israeli army has left them behind. They will have to work together in order to find their way out of enemy territory and back to ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Aug
  23
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

 
 
Thu
Aug
  30
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Aug
  31
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  2
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Agudas Achim Congregation
2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
All are welcome for an evening of good food, good friends, and music by Ein Lanu Z'man, our house band. Sisterhood's Judaica Shop will be open! In order to kickoff Hunger Awareness Month, please bring some canned fish, chicken, and peanut butter to the AAC barbecue to be distributed to local hunger organizations. While we feed you kosher hot dogs and hamburgers, please help those who are hungry in our community.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Sep
  13
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

 
 
Mon
Sep
  17
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Tzedek DC
4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008
Celebrity Chef Blintz Battle In Support of Tzedek DC: Join this tasty and inspiring event as DC chefs donate their finest Jewish cooking and you decide the winner. Your support will enable Tzedek DC to continue its essential legal services and educational outreach and serve abused women and other vulnerable members of the broader community who often face unjust and abusive debt-related legal crises. To learn more about Tzedek DC, a grantee of the United Jewish Endowment Fund and Strategic Par...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Advocacy, Culinary, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  23
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Join us for our Fall Congregational Picnic! Lunch will be served. Kosher/meat and vegetarian options.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Sep
  26
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
MAKTUB (2017, Israel): Hebrew, 96 minutes After surviving a restaurant bombing in Jerusalem, two criminals decide to change their ways. They fulfill the wishes of strangers by answering prayers left at the Wailing Wall.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10, $12 @ door

 
 
Thu
Sep
  27
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps (Avodah)
TBD, TBD DC 20011
You're invited to celebrate Sukkot with the Avodah Corps Member in their home in NW DC! Event details will be posted soon.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, DC, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Sep
  27
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Sep
  27
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
Sep
  28
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  4
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Book Festival and Literary Arts )
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Lessans Family Literary series
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Oct
  5
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Book Festival and Literary Arts )
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Lessans Family Literary series
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Oct
  7
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
Lox and Lecture: Everything You Need to Know About Mid-Term Elections Join us for a thought-provoking program on the upcoming mid-term elections. Panelists Darcy Hirsh of the Jewish Community Relations Council and Jody Rabhan of the National Council of Jewish Women will share their perspectives on the local and national issues important to our Jewish community. We’ll enjoy a lox and bagel brunch before the program. Enrollment is limited, so sign up soon. Cost: $7 for WoTRS members; $10 for no...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Adult Education, Politics
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $7 WoTRS members; $10 for non-members and guests;

 
 
Sun
Oct
  7
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Jewish Community Relations Council of GW)
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville  MD 20852
This is a training program for the participants of Student to Student. Student to Student is a program that seeks to reduce stereotypes and prejudice in the student it reaches through presentations and outreach in their community. Student to Student reaches thousands of students in area schools that lack a Jewish presence. These young people can now put a "human face" to Judaism - the best antidote to bigotry and intolerance. Now recruiting for the 2018-2019 school year Nominating until Augu...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Networking
Event Cost:  Free; free

 
 
Thu
Oct
  11
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Book Festival and Literary Arts )
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Lessans Family Literary series
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  11
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
Oct
  12
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Book Festival and Literary Arts )
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Lessans Family Literary series
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Oct
  14
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

 
 
Wed
Oct
  17
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1101 Sixth Street, SW,  Washington, DC DC 20024
Tom and Amber, freshmen at Princeton University, seem to be on the same page about where their relationship is heading, until suddenly they aren’t. What begins as a casual hook up turns into a Title IX trial in which both students have everything to lose. Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this provocative new play by Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51) investigates the intersection of gender and race in campus politics today, offering a nuanced and psychologically rich portrait of a ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Teens, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Book Festival and Literary Arts )
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Lessans Family Literary series
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1101 Sixth Street, SW,  Washington, DC DC 20024
Tom and Amber, freshmen at Princeton University, seem to be on the same page about where their relationship is heading, until suddenly they aren’t. What begins as a casual hook up turns into a Title IX trial in which both students have everything to lose. Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this provocative new play by Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51) investigates the intersection of gender and race in campus politics today, offering a nuanced and psychologically rich portrait of a ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Teens, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Oct
  19
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Book Festival and Literary Arts )
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Lessans Family Literary series
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost: