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
Jun
  18
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
2700 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20566
Yogev Shetrit was born in 1978 and has been a professional drummer, performer, composer, and music teacher for the past 18 years. In 2015, Shetrit established his band with the goal of playing his own compositions. The album “New Path” contains 11 instrumental pieces composed, arranged and produced by Shetrit, who plays drums and percussion. He elegantly fuses traditional North African music, Gnawa, Andalusian music from his Moroccan heritage, along with contemporary jazz, Jewish and Mediterra...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel, Social Events
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Sun
Jun
  23
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Maccabi USA-Sports for Israel
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest, Washington DC 20024
Maccabi USA DC FLF (Future Leaders Forum) invites Maccabi USA Alumni, Athletes, family members and all our friends in the DC area, to join our first Maccabi FunRun in DC, to bring together the Jewish community for a day of sports and fundraising for local Jewish and Israeli charities, and the Global Maccabi Movement.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Teens, DC, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20

 
 
Mon
Jun
  24
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
SVIVAH
235 Carroll St NW, Washington DC 20012
"Laughter is the best medicine!" Join SVIVAH for a fun night out doing Improv together! Together, we'll experiment at making each other laugh. Performing is not mandatory, but we look forward to everyone contributing creatively! The evening is presented in partnership with Sharsheret and JScreen.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Non-denominational, Fitness & Wellness, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18

 
 
Wed
Jun
  26
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
 
600 14th Street, N.W., Washington DC 20005
Critically acclaimed Yemenite-Israeli trio A-WA—Tair, Liron, and Tagel Haim—defy genre boundaries with a delightful union of rap-style beats, high-energy electronic propulsion, hypnotic harmonies, and mainstream resonances. They made international headlines with their proper debut single “Habib Galbi” (Love Of My Heart). Shot in the desert, the music video went viral and amassed a staggering 11 million-plus views. The group’s 2016 full-length debut, Habib Galbi, uprooted the traditional folk cha...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20/bar; $25/table

 
 
Wed
Jun
  26
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
One Show Only! Andrey, a young immigrant living with his little sister in the slums of the city of Ashdod, is struggling to assimilate into Israeli society. He forms a hip-hop band with his three best friends. Surviving day to day, they devote their time to rehearsing for an audition for an upcoming international music festival. They believe winning the competition will let their voices be heard. Their dream seems shattered when Andrey suffers a crisis at home. Andrey’s father has been in the h...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
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Tue
Jul
  9
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps (Avodah)
1875 Connecticut Ave NW 10th Floor, Washington DC 20009
Learn from experts who will help you plan to meet your personal financial and philanthropic goals. RSVP to join! Featured guests: Frances Goldman is the owner and founder of Frango Financial LLC. After a distinguished career in government and non-profit organizations, Fran started Frango Financial to provide comprehensive one-on-one financial planning services to working professionals. Her practice is focused on educating individuals and families to make the best choices with their money in li...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Adult Education, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Professional Development
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Wed
Jul
  24
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
One Show Only! “Thanks to Folkenflik’s performance, the many conflicts tearing at Menachem’s soul have the texture of truth, pain and confusion. ” – Sarah Ward, Screen Daily Menachem (Moshe Folkenflik), a former frontman for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments. He reunites his band for one last tour. The journey to save his daughter exposes old wounds and allo...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
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Wed
Jul
  24
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
One Show Only! “Thanks to Folkenflik’s performance, the many conflicts tearing at Menachem’s soul have the texture of truth, pain and confusion. ” – Sarah Ward, Screen Daily Menachem (Moshe Folkenflik), a former frontman for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments. He reunites his band for one last tour. The journey to save his daughter exposes old wounds and allo...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel, Social Events
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Fri
Aug
  2
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Mid Atlantic Chapter)
3935 Macomb St NW, Washington DC 20016
Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF) and Washington Hebrew Congregation are partnering together to welcome home the newest Birthright participants and our Greater DC Young Professional Community for a very special Macomb Street Shabbat experience. There will be music! There will be food! There will be drinks! and of course, Israelis to compliment a meaningful Shabbat service. More information to come!!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; TBD

 
 
Tue
Aug
  13
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
2660 Woodley Rd, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Six days, 1,500 Jews, 75 world-class presenters, 180 lectures, workshops, and entertainment options, and gourmet kosher cuisine. Dubbed "the Jewish event of the year!" A celebration of Jewish life and learning. The event is fully Kosher. All meat is Glatt and dairy is Cholov Yisrael. Caters to special dietary requirements. Register today, visit Jretreat.com For more information or questi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Aug
  14
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
2660 Woodley Rd, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Six days, 1,500 Jews, 75 world-class presenters, 180 lectures, workshops, and entertainment options, and gourmet kosher cuisine. Dubbed "the Jewish event of the year!" A celebration of Jewish life and learning. The event is fully Kosher. All meat is Glatt and dairy is Cholov Yisrael. Caters to special dietary requirements. Register today, visit Jretreat.com For more information or questi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Aug
  15
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
2660 Woodley Rd, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Six days, 1,500 Jews, 75 world-class presenters, 180 lectures, workshops, and entertainment options, and gourmet kosher cuisine. Dubbed "the Jewish event of the year!" A celebration of Jewish life and learning. The event is fully Kosher. All meat is Glatt and dairy is Cholov Yisrael. Caters to special dietary requirements. Register today, visit Jretreat.com For more information or questi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Aug
  16
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
2660 Woodley Rd, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Six days, 1,500 Jews, 75 world-class presenters, 180 lectures, workshops, and entertainment options, and gourmet kosher cuisine. Dubbed "the Jewish event of the year!" A celebration of Jewish life and learning. The event is fully Kosher. All meat is Glatt and dairy is Cholov Yisrael. Caters to special dietary requirements. Register today, visit Jretreat.com For more information or questi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Aug
  17
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
2660 Woodley Rd, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Six days, 1,500 Jews, 75 world-class presenters, 180 lectures, workshops, and entertainment options, and gourmet kosher cuisine. Dubbed "the Jewish event of the year!" A celebration of Jewish life and learning. The event is fully Kosher. All meat is Glatt and dairy is Cholov Yisrael. Caters to special dietary requirements. Register today, visit Jretreat.com For more information or questi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Aug
  18
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
2660 Woodley Rd, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Six days, 1,500 Jews, 75 world-class presenters, 180 lectures, workshops, and entertainment options, and gourmet kosher cuisine. Dubbed "the Jewish event of the year!" A celebration of Jewish life and learning. The event is fully Kosher. All meat is Glatt and dairy is Cholov Yisrael. Caters to special dietary requirements. Register today, visit Jretreat.com For more information or questi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Sep
  2
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
18028 Central Park Circle , Boyds MD 20841
Shaare Torah Jewish Community, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and the Islamic Society of the Washington Area are proud to partner for the third annual Montgomery County Interfaith 5K. Our goal is to bring together communities of faith in the county so people from diverse backgrounds can join forces to share a fun and health-promoting activity, teach tolerance through exposure and friendship and enjoy each other’s company. We are still seeking partners in this endeavor. Any interested religious ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Teens, Maryland, Advocacy, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20/adult

 
 
Sep 4 - Sep 29
Multiple times available
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
From an extraordinary collaboration of international artists comes Love Sick, the critically-acclaimed new musical that fuses a thrilling original score, Middle-Eastern harmonics, dazzling choreography, and an inspired story of passion and awakening. Based on The Song of Songs, Love Sick tells the story a young wife in a lifeless marriage who discovers she has a secret admirer. Intrigued, she begins a mysterious, dizzying journey of sexual and personal empowerment. Love Sick’s creative team inc...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $34-64

 
 
Sun
Sep
  8
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Council for the Aging ® (JCA) (Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA))
12320 Parklawn Dr., Rockville MD 20852
Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) will hold a 5 mile "Walk So Seniors Can Thrive". Join us or make a donation. Each registrant will be given access to a website so they can solicit donations from family, friends, colleague, neighbors, etc., etc., etc. Additional details to follow. Ribbon cutting to be held at start of walk by a special guest TBD.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  Free; Donations welcome

 
 
Sun
Nov
  3
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
George Mason Hillel
George Mason University, Fairfax VA 22030
George Mason University Hillel celebrates its 25th anniversary with a festive evening marking its many accomplishments and exceptional students and alumni. The event will feature keynote speaker Rabbi Jonathan Perlman of New Light Congregation in Pittsburgh, which lost 3 congregants in the shooting at the Tree of Life building on October 27, 2018. Also, Scott Brown will be honored for his outstanding community leadership. Key George Mason University officials and Hillel International represent...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Social Events
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Nov 6 - Nov 10
Multiple times available
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts)
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Coming soon
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Havurot/Minyanim, Humanist, Non-denominational, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fair/Expo, History/Education, Israel, Networking, Social Events, Volunteer, JWRP
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Dec 5 - Dec 8
Multiple times available
 
Israel American Council - Washington DC
3555 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood FL 33019
This fall, the Annual IAC National Conference will bring together more than 3,000 leaders, influencers and activists from the U.S., Israel, and around the world. The IAC National Conference – one of the largest and most high-profile gatherings in the Jewish world – will feature change makers across a range of fields, from business and philanthropy, to technology and education, to politics and social change. Together, we will explore five essential and interrelated topics for the Jewish people: ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Arts & Culture, Fair/Expo, Israel, Networking, Politics, Social Events
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Sun
Apr
  26
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St, NW, Washington DC 20016
Washington Hebrew Congregation's Mitzvah Day on April 7, 2019, represents the culmination of our yearlong focus on community service and our long-standing commitment to helping the homeless, sick, hungry, and underprivileged in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. community. On Mitzvah Day, our volunteers, young and old working together, lend their time, energy, and compassion to social service agencies working to improve the lives of people in need. In keeping with Judaism's teachings of tikkun o...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Teens, DC, Maryland, Reform, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  26
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington invites you to join us on Sunday, April 26, 2020, join us for the annual Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Day, along with hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the globe for a day of giving back. Good Deeds Day is made possible by Drs. Ellen & Stuart Lessans, in loving memory of Sara & Samuel J. Lessans.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Community-Wide/Festivals, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
May
  17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Israel Fest
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Fair/Expo, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  18
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St, NW, Washington DC 20016
Washington Hebrew Congregation's Mitzvah Day on April 7, 2019, represents the culmination of our yearlong focus on community service and our long-standing commitment to helping the homeless, sick, hungry, and underprivileged in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. community. On Mitzvah Day, our volunteers, young and old working together, lend their time, energy, and compassion to social service agencies working to improve the lives of people in need. In keeping with Judaism's teachings of tikkun o...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Teens, DC, Maryland, Reform, Volunteer
Event Cost: