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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Tue
Oct
  16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
8215 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda MD 20814
The Moral, the Political and the Partisan: Jewish Community and Jewish Values in an Era of Polarization Presented by: Yehuda Kurtzer, President, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America The corrosive nature of partisanship in American political culture is the central threat to Jews in America today. We are at a critical juncture for a new conversation, one that asks us to consider how our political choices as Jews implicate our collective identity as Jews in America. In our quest to thrive, w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Advocacy, History/Education, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Politics
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Tue
Oct
  16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
11810 Falls Rd,, Potomac MD 20854
This is a film that every teenager and parent needs to see. The Ripple Effect shares the true story of Kevin Hines, who at 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Incredibly, he survived and has spent the last 17 years on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. This program is co-sponsored by UMTTR, and NAMI of Montgomery County.
Listed In:  College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Teens, Maryland, Non-denominational, Arts & Culture, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Tue
Oct
  16
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The New Israel Fund (New Israel Fund)
600 I St. NW, Washington DC 20001
Featuring Mickey Gitzin, NIF Director in Israel and Tamara Wittes, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Moderated by Rabbi Shira Stutman of Sixth & I Historic Synagogue About: As Israel celebrates 70 years of independence, we have many reasons to take pride in its democracy. But just as we cannot take our own democracy for granted in America, nor can Israelis. What are the current risks to Israel’s democratic character? How does it relate to the reality here in the U.S. and how can Israe...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Advocacy, Israel
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $6

 
 
Wed
Oct
  17
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
 
Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Rabovsky Religious School)
10621 South Glen Road, Potomac MD 20854
Teens in 8th - 12th grades and their parents are invited to join us for pizza dinner and a selection of songs from "The Last 5 Years," a play about the complexities of relationships. Educators and JCADA staff with the cast and crew, will lead peer group conversations about healthy relationships. Kindly RSVP to RTicker@BnaiTzedek.org. Charge for pizza dinner: $5 parents and teens (FREE for CBT students).
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Fitness & Wellness, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5

 
 
Wed
Oct
  17
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
Like the Jewish community itself, Jewish museums are changing at a rapid rate. So are the stories they need to tell. We will discuss trends in American, European, and Israeli museums, possible new narratives, and their implications for future Jewish museum exhibitions, public programs, and online resources. Instructor, Avi Decter was the first professional director of what is now the National Museum of American Jewish History and was a founder of the Council of American Museums. He helped plan ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24;  JSC, Adas members $15, others $20

 
 
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 - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
The Immigration Crisis: Taking Action We have seen intense and rapid action on immigration recently. The Immigration Working Group of the Temple Rodef Shalom Social Action Committee invites you to explore and understand the impact on families and children and hear recommendations on how we can respond. Speakers include members of our local immigrant community, Frank Sharry (a leading advocate and spokesperson for broad immigration reform), and Lisa Johnson-Firth (principal of an immigration an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Advocacy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:30 PM - 7:50 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
An inspiring journey behind one woman's ambitious project to create the entire Torah, in needlepoint. Over 1,000 stitchers in almost 20 countries each stitched a portion, hoping that the final work becomes a traveling museum exhibition.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 / $12 J Members

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
Charlotte Gainsbourg turns in an exuberant performance as Nina, Romain Gary’s overbearing single mom, and César-winner Pierre Niney plays the illustrious author in this filial love story adapted from Gary’s eponymous autobiographical novel. Hounding the boy at every turn—from his childhood in Poland, to his adolescence in the South of France, to his WWII adventures as a bombardier—Nina continually brags to everyone she meets that her son will become a great writer, a war hero, a French ambassado...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Parenting
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:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
8:00 PM - 9:40 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
The Last Suit Pablo Solarz | Drama | 92 min | Spain, Argentina | 2017 | Spanish with English Subtitles Abraham Burszteins kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence and planted him in a retirement home. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn't about to fade away so quietly! Instead, he's planned a one-way trip to the other side of the world to find the man who years earlier saved him from certain death. Generously sponsored by Anita and Steve Dien...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 / $12 J Members

 
 
Fri
Oct
  19
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Fri
Oct
  19
10:50 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
Life is Rich Bonnie Rich | Documentary | 46 min | USA | 2018 | English A real-life comedy about Bonnie Rich, a filmmaker and Jewish mom on a mission to persuade her millennial daughters to raise her unborn grandchildren Jewish. While her daughters see little need for Jewish ritual that doesn't involve food, Bonnie wants them to see Judaism as more than matzo ball soup. So she lures her daughters into Jewish sing-alongs and drags them to meet with rabbis. In the process, Bonnie finds herself co...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 / $12 J Members

 
 
Fri
Oct
  19
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators Ema Ryan Yamazaki | Documentary | 81 min | USA | 2017 | English The mischievous monkey Curious George made his first appearance more than 75 years ago and has been entertaining readers young and old ever since. If not for a pair of handmade bicycles, however, the beloved children's book character might never have made it out of Nazi-occupied Europe. Brought to life with whimsical animation, Monkey Business celebrates the power of sto...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 / $12 J Members

 
 
Fri
Oct
  19
2:20 PM - 5:00 PM
 
The Tasman Center for Jewish Creativity
3101 12th Street Northeast, Washington DC 20017
Autumn is a natural time for transitions as the weather begins to turn colder, and leaves change color and begin to fall away. As we move into the season of fall, what are you willing to change or do differently? This workshop will allow you to carve out space for a mini-retreat which will include yoga, meditation, reflection, watercolor painting and intention setting at Bluebird Sky Yoga. Led by Erin Brindle, Art Therapist and Sarah Tasman, community rabbi. Work/Trade opportunities/Scholarship...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Interfaith, DC, Arts & Culture, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  more than $50; $75

 
 
Fri
Oct
  19
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St, NW, Washington DC 20016
Through their voices and spirit, Cathedra, the professional choir of the Washington National Cathedral, will help bring attention to and show compassion for the families who now call America “home.” We will deepen our understanding of today’s global refugee crisis, connect with the Jewish movement for refugees, commit (or recommit) to taking action. National Refugee Shabbat is a project of HIAS.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Reform, Advocacy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sat
Oct
  20
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Shirat HaNefesh
8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Come meet our Rabbi, board members, and members of our congregation. We are a “come as you are” non-denominational Jewish community. Come see what our Synagogue has to offer.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sat
Oct
  20
7:30 PM - 9:05 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
Humor Me Sam Hoffman | Comedy | 93 min | USA | 2018 | English A once-acclaimed New York playwright, Nate (Jemaine Clement), is struggling to finish his new play when his wife (Maria Dizzia) leaves him, taking their son. Desolate, broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father, Bob (Elliott Gould), in his New Jersey retirement golf community. Bob, always quick with a joke, uses humor to deal with all of life's challenges, even the death of his beloved wife....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 / $12 J Members

 
 
Sat
Oct
  20
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Sat
Oct
  20
8:00 PM - 9:30 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:  

 
 
Sun
Oct
  21
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Sun
Oct
  21
1:30 PM - 3:05 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
Shoe Laces Yaakov Goldwasser | Drama | 90 min | Israel | 2017 | Hebrew with English Subtitles The story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben's (60) kidneys are failing and his son Gadi (35), wants to donate one of his own kidney's to help save his father's life. However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure claiming that Rueben, acting as Gadi's sole legal guardian, does not have t...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 / $12 J Members

 
 
Sun
Oct
  21
3:30 PM - 5:05 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
Almost Famous Marco Carmel | Comedy, Drama | 91 min | Israel | 2017 Shiri has one best friend, excellent grades and butterflies in her stomach whenever she sees the handsome Omri. She doesn't think that being smart is a personality trait that could attract a guy to her life and help her become popular. In contrast, her big brother Tomer hardly gets 80 on his tests but looks like a model, has many friends and is a talented musician who has just been accepted to a famous singing reality TV show. ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 / $12 J Members

 
 
Sun
Oct
  21
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:  

 
 
Mon
Oct
  22
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
HIAS (HIAS Headquarters)
1300 Spring Street, Suite 500, Silver Spring MD 20910
At the beginning of 2018, HIAS adopted a holistic model of services by offering a range of psychosocial and educational support to assist legal clients in their navigation of life in the United States. We are excited to announce that we will be training the next cohort of HIAS Direct Service Volunteers this winter. The first step in becoming a volunteer is attending one of our Information Sessions. At this information session, interested applicants can learn more about our Direct Service Volunte...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Oct
  22
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Mon
Oct
  22
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:  

 
 
Tue
Oct
  23
7:30 PM - 8:50 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
 
Wed
Oct
  24
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
HIAS (HIAS Headquarters)
1300 Spring Street, Suite 500, Silver Spring MD 20910
At the beginning of 2018, HIAS adopted a holistic model of services by offering a range of psychosocial and educational support to assist legal clients in their navigation of life in the United States. We are excited to announce that we will be training the next cohort of HIAS Direct Service Volunteers this winter. The first step in becoming a volunteer is attending one of our Information Sessions. At this information session, interested applicants can learn more about our Direct Service Volunte...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy, Volunteer
Event Cost: