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.

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Upcoming Events
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Thu
Feb
  22
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (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.
Class Description Do you imagine fantastic stories and scenarios in your head? Do you hear vivid characters talking to each other wish individual voices? Do you wish you had the tools and skills to put these scenes and dialogues down on paper? Join us for our first ever dramatic writing class, taught by award-winning playwright Renee Calarco, and try your hand at playwriting. The class wil...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $260

 
 
Thu
Feb
  22
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent parkway, Columbia MD 21044
Playwright Susan McCully’s original production about Baltimore’s famed Cone sisters, “All She Must Possess,” will premiere at Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC). Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone, daughters of German-Jewish immigrants, could have lived tranquil, appropriate lives as respected Victorian ladies. Instead, the iconic duo voraciously collected art and curios from around the world. The unassuming Etta, often overshadowed by her si...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Feb
  22
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America.  Starring Naomi Jacobson, this heartwarming one-woman show is written by the author of Theater J’s Freud’s Last Session. Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. Directed by Holly Twyford.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Feb
  22
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda MD 20852
After 15 years as leader of The Idan Raichel Project, international music icon Idan Raichel is focusing on the basic essence of his songs with a solo piano concert entitled Idan Raichel: Piano Songs. Raichel presents his melodies, lyrics, and the stories behind them in their pure, stripped-down form, as they were originally written at home or in the studio. This intimate and inspiring show allows Raichel to demonstrate his gifts as a singer-songwriter and endearing solo stage presence. This perf...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $32 - $74

 
 
Thu
Feb
  22
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA 22206
Robbie Schaefer, of acclaimed folk/rock/indie band Eddie From Ohio, crafts a touching and funny world premiere musical portrait about father, son, and the space between them. A master storyteller, Robbie journeys from his Jewish father’s immigration to the United States, to his childhood in India, discovering his passion for music, and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father and the discovery of his father’s haunted past during World War II. Enriched...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 - 89

 
 
Fri
Feb
  23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent parkway, Columbia MD 21044
Playwright Susan McCully’s original production about Baltimore’s famed Cone sisters, “All She Must Possess,” will premiere at Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC). Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone, daughters of German-Jewish immigrants, could have lived tranquil, appropriate lives as respected Victorian ladies. Instead, the iconic duo voraciously collected art and curios from around the world. The unassuming Etta, often overshadowed by her si...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville MD 20851
February is known as Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Our Inclusion Shabbat will feature “Connecting Cultures” founder Lobna (Luby) Ismail (right) will present thought-provoking ideas connecting her Muslim-American identity and culture alongside living with multiple sclerosis.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
It is commonplace to say that the Bible provides guidance for modern living. But in what way is this really true? Most people haven’t a clue. For the last two years, Rabbi Sid Schwarz’s Biblical Wisdom course has been so popular he has kept the same format and is now offering Part III. The class explores how Biblical stories provide guidance to three issues that human beings have been struggling with since the dawn of civilization. The class includes some presentation from Rabbi Sid, working in ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA 22206
Robbie Schaefer, of acclaimed folk/rock/indie band Eddie From Ohio, crafts a touching and funny world premiere musical portrait about father, son, and the space between them. A master storyteller, Robbie journeys from his Jewish father’s immigration to the United States, to his childhood in India, discovering his passion for music, and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father and the discovery of his father’s haunted past during World War II. Enriched...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 - 89

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent parkway, Columbia MD 21044
Playwright Susan McCully’s original production about Baltimore’s famed Cone sisters, “All She Must Possess,” will premiere at Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC). Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone, daughters of German-Jewish immigrants, could have lived tranquil, appropriate lives as respected Victorian ladies. Instead, the iconic duo voraciously collected art and curios from around the world. The unassuming Etta, often overshadowed by her si...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent parkway, Columbia MD 21044
Playwright Susan McCully’s original production about Baltimore’s famed Cone sisters, “All She Must Possess,” will premiere at Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC). Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone, daughters of German-Jewish immigrants, could have lived tranquil, appropriate lives as respected Victorian ladies. Instead, the iconic duo voraciously collected art and curios from around the world. The unassuming Etta, often overshadowed by her si...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA 22206
Robbie Schaefer, of acclaimed folk/rock/indie band Eddie From Ohio, crafts a touching and funny world premiere musical portrait about father, son, and the space between them. A master storyteller, Robbie journeys from his Jewish father’s immigration to the United States, to his childhood in India, discovering his passion for music, and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father and the discovery of his father’s haunted past during World War II. Enriched...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 - 89

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America.  Starring Naomi Jacobson, this heartwarming one-woman show is written by the author of Theater J’s Freud’s Last Session. Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. Directed by Holly Twyford.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Adult Education)
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join Lt. Col. (Res.) Tiran Attia following morning minyan for brunch. He is the Director of Special in Uniform, a program which integrates young people with autism and other disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and in turn into Israeli society. It focuses on the unique talents of each individual participant to help find a job within the IDF that is a perfect fit, based on the belief that everyone belongs and has the right to reach his or her full potential. Special in Uniform focus...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, Advocacy, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Interfaith Families Project (IFFP) (Interfaith Families Project)
11135 Newport Mill Rd, Kensington MD 20895
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 Rabbi Rain Zohav & Rev. Julia Jarvis, Spiritual Leaders of IFFP with Father Michael Kelly of St. Martin of Tours, ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Interfaith, Maryland, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Counseling/Support, History/Education, Parenting
Event Cost:  more than $50; The cost is $300 per series for non-member couples

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Rd , Rockville MD 20852
Each year Sisterhood hosts residents of the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes at B'nai Israel for an afternoon of friendship and fun. We need your help to make this a special day. Volunteers (male and female adults and Teens) are needed to prepare and assist with serving lunch, set up, and socialize with the residents. Contact Signe Wetrogan (signe0420@verizon.net, 301-384-2994).
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Teens, Maryland, Conservative, Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent parkway, Columbia MD 21044
Playwright Susan McCully’s original production about Baltimore’s famed Cone sisters, “All She Must Possess,” will premiere at Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC). Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone, daughters of German-Jewish immigrants, could have lived tranquil, appropriate lives as respected Victorian ladies. Instead, the iconic duo voraciously collected art and curios from around the world. The unassuming Etta, often overshadowed by her si...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Beth El Hebrew Congregation (Beth El Inclusion)
3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22304
Beth El Hebrew Congregation is proud to present the acclaimed film "The Finishers" on Sunday, February 25th at 4 pm in a sneak-peek preview event for the 2018 ReelAbilities Film Festival of Northern Virginia, which is powered by the Jewish Community Center of Northern VA. Julien is a wheelchair-bound teenager whose family is gradually falling apart under the strain of his disability. He is the apple of his mother's eye, yet he yearns for the approval of his bitter father, Paul, a former athlete....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Parenting
Event Cost:  Free; Free; RSVP required

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA 22206
Robbie Schaefer, of acclaimed folk/rock/indie band Eddie From Ohio, crafts a touching and funny world premiere musical portrait about father, son, and the space between them. A master storyteller, Robbie journeys from his Jewish father’s immigration to the United States, to his childhood in India, discovering his passion for music, and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father and the discovery of his father’s haunted past during World War II. Enriched...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 - 89

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Sulam Inc.
13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville MD 20853
Sulam Fundraising Bowl-a-thon.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Special Needs, Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America.  Starring Naomi Jacobson, this heartwarming one-woman show is written by the author of Theater J’s Freud’s Last Session. Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. Directed by Holly Twyford.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Feb
  26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Narrative non-fiction is writing based on fact but built with the traditional elements of story. It’s a popular genre, allowing writers to observe the world, explore what they’re curious about, and then transform it into a compelling narrative to engage and challenge the reader. In five two-hour sessions, participants will learn and practice the craft of writing narrative non-fiction through forms such as personal narrative, memoir, and persuasive essay. The class will learn and practice inter...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $200

 
 
Mon
Feb
  26
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Embedded in the words of our prayers is a history of our people’s struggles and strivings, hopes and aspirations, complex and sophisticated ideas, yet all this often goes unnoticed. This course, which is taught by Miles Roger, Assistant Director of Religious Education, and Jamie Field, Religious School Educator, will introduce participants to the literary and spiritual treasure chest that is...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25 WHC members; $54 non-members/semes

 
 
Mon
Feb
  26
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America.  Starring Naomi Jacobson, this heartwarming one-woman show is written by the author of Theater J’s Freud’s Last Session. Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. Directed by Holly Twyford.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Feb
  27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Shalom
11510 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
Congregation Har Shalom, in partnership with RespectAbility, is proud to present the acclaimed film “Spectrum: A Story of the Mind” in a sneak-peek preview event for the 2018 ReelAbilities Film Festival of Northern Virginia, which is organized by the Jewish Community Center of Northern VA. “Spectrum” made its world premiere at the United Nations General Assembly and won the CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best Documentary Short. The film explores the inner sensory experience of autism. While autism...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Advocacy, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Feb
  27
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 Q Street NW, Washington DC 20036
In this hit from the Tribeca Film Festival, a young writer (Zosia Mamet, HBO’s Girls, The Kids Are All Right) is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her ex-boyfriend’s apartment building. Like a true New Yorker, she keeps the apartment. The move prompts her to try on many roles, including spy, hopeful lover, casual acquaintance, disgruntled neighbor, and friend. Mamet shines in each new phase, and gives a charming and deeply moving performance as a woma...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13

 
 
Wed
Feb
  28
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America.  Starring Naomi Jacobson, this heartwarming one-woman show is written by the author of Theater J’s Freud’s Last Session. Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. Directed by Holly Twyford.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Feb
  28
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville MD 20851
Enjoy Purim 5778 at Tikvat Israel! ~ ~ ~ ~ On the Holiday, Feb. 28 - Mar. 1: ~ Wear Costumes ~ Buy Noodle Box Groggers ~ Enjoy Puppet Production at 6:30 pm - ALWAYS a hit with the kids and young at heart ~ Hear Megillah at 7:20 pm (with Shpiel interspersed) ~ Give Tzedakah ~ ~ ~ ~ On Sunday, Mar. 4: Enjoy Our Purim Carnival! visit www.tikvatisrael.org for details on all our holiday happenings
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  1
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
A panel of entrepreneurial experts will discuss why Israel is a leading start-up nation. How is it that Israel — a country of approximately 8 million people, only 70 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, and with no natural resources — produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations? Join leaders from across the Israeli\American tech industry in a discussion about why “Israeliness” is a secret sauce for achievement and innovati...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Teens, Northern Virginia, Israel, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  1
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Center for Israel Studies at American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016
Shifting power dynamics in the Middle East have left the region looking vastly different then it did only a few years ago. Some experts have argued that the growing strength of Iran has pushed the Gulf States to form an unofficial strategic relationship with an unlikely ally: Israel. The AU Center for Israel Studies invites you to join Michael Greenwald, former U.S. treasury attaché to Qatar and Kuwait, for a discussion on the past, present and future of Israel’s diplomatic relationship. Modera...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, History/Education, Israel, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  Free; Free