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
Apr
  23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
One Show Only! “[T]ouching and rewarding. ” – Hannah Brown, The Jerusalem Post Four women, whose lives are in turmoil, encounter a mysterious stranger, Neta. His honesty and vulnerability help them reconnect with their families. When Neta’s life takes a sudden wrong turn, he searches to get back on the right path. His story is told through the meetings he has with the women over the course of a years. SAVING NETA comes from director Nir Bergman (BROKEN WINGS) and features an Israeli Film Acade...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Apr
  24
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Two session workshop. Do you feel inspired to write when you hear the words of Yehuda Amichai, Emma Lazarus or Paul Celan? Is your nightstand full of drafts of half-finished, unpublished poems? If so, then this two-part Jewish poetry writing workshop is for you. In the first session, we will explore the process of writing a poem, using prompts and questions that incorporate Jewish themes ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; JSC, Adas members $25, others $35.

 
 
Sun
Apr
  28
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
The Jteens have been hard at work! We hope you can join us for the closing ceremony to hear our participants announce their allocation decisions for grant funding. Over the past months, the Jteen participants have taken on the role of a philanthropist, making decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. During the graduation ceremony, teens will announce their allocation amounts, share the reasoning behind their decisions, and present Jteen Philanthropy grants to the d...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Apr
  30
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Program
1215 U Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
Attendees will have the privilege of hearing from two Holocaust survivors. Judge Thomas Buergenthal grew up in the Jewish Ghetto of Kielce (Poland) and is one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps. His memoir, A Lucky Child, describes these experiences and has been published in many countries. Considered one of the world’s leading international human rights experts, he served as a judge on both the International Court of Justice and the Inter-American ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, History/Education, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
May
  2
6:30 PM - 7:50 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Voices of the Holocaust. Cellist Molly Jones shares her Doctoral recital from University of Maryland that traces Jewish composers lost to the Shoa. Hazzan Fradkin will also lend his voice to the program in this deep and resonant evening devoted to remembrance.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; free

 
 
Sun
May
  5
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., #100, Rockville MD 20852
Join The Jewish Federation to provide more Jewish camp experiences for local kids! Whether you're an experienced cyclist or new to the sport, everyone can participate in Federation’s JCYCLE Community Bike Ride and help kids in our community experience the joy of summer camp. Register for one of two ride options: The 75-mile ride begins at Capital Camps & Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA at 7:30 a.m. The 40-mile ride begins at Walnut Ridge Park in Frederick, MD at 10:30 a.m. Transportation ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Maryland, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fitness & Wellness, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  more than $50; $1,000 minimum fundraising level

 
 
Sun
May
  5
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Temple Emanuel
10101 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington MD 20895
Temple Emanuel's Global Mitzvah Team is thrilled to present The Albert Einstein High School (AEHS) Jazz Ensemble at their Global Mitzvah Concert. The AEHS Jazz Ensemble is the premiere performing ensemble and is comprised of students in grades 9-12. They perform throughout the year at a variety of music venues including the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Strathmore Music Center, and in NYC. A dessert reception in their honor after the concert for donating their time and talent. Cost is $15/person...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Reform, Arts & Culture, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15/person

 
 
Sun
May
  5
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Jewish Community Relations Council of GW)
6101 Executive Blvd., Suite 300, Rockville MD 20852
JCRC's Yom Ha'Shoah v'Hagvurah Commemoration includes arts and artifacts exhibits, a keynote address, music by the community choir, original readings and prayers as well as the inter-generational candle lighting and recitation of the Holocaust Mourner's Kaddish. Additional programming preceding the commemoration includes: - an interactive commemorative program for teens - Dor L'Dor small group discussions with Holocaust survivors for families with teens and adults of all ages - an ar...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Adult Education, Community-Wide/Festivals, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
May
  5
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Jewish Community Relations Council of GW)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
The Northern Virginia Holocaust Observance includes arts and artifacts exhibits, a keynote address, music by the community choir, original readings and prayers read by interfaith clergy and dignitaries as well as the inter-generational candle lighting and recitation of the Holocaust Mourner's Kaddish. A separate program for teens will precede the observance as will an art and artifacts exhibit and B'nai B'rith's "Unto Every Person There Is A Name," reading of names of those who perished in the ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, Community-Wide/Festivals, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
May
  7
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
May
  7
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
The Bender JCC ECC invites you to an evening with the associate producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Hedda Sharapan. Ms. Sharapan, a Senior Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center, has been part of the program since its inception 52 years ago. Ms. Sharapan will delight us for an evening of treasured videos and stories from her tenure of over 52 years with Fred Rogers and his company. This evening may touch you in ways you didn’t expect. Don’t let the simplicity of the program fool you — Mister Ro...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, History/Education
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5

 
 
Wed
May
  8
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
May
  9
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
May
  10
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
May
  10
6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
555 Water St, SW, Washington DC 20024
District Shabbat combines the high energy of Washington and the deep spirituality of Reform Judaism to create this all-ages Shabbat experience at the Southwest Waterfront. Much more than a Shabbat service, this is a Shabbat experience led by WHC clergy and internationally celebrated folk-rock musicians Dan Nichols and Alan Goodis. It's a Friday evening in the heart of D.C. that builds community through joyful, musical worship, learning, food, and drinks. It starts with a "Shot of Torah" at 6:1...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
May
  11
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
May
  12
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
May
  13
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
May
  14
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
May
  15
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
May
  16
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
May
  17
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
May
  18
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
May
  19
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
May
  19
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
Temple Rodef Shalom Blood Drive by Inova Blood Services Sponsored by Women of TRS May 19 Sun 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM in the Social Hall Your blood donation is urgently needed to help save the life of a neighbor. It's a mitzvah. Donating blood at Temple Rodef Shalom is fun and delicious because of the wonderful TRS members you meet and the generous donated snacks. Donors, age 16 and above are needed. Please make your life-saving appointment now and allow an hour for your donation.. CONTACT: Nancy...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Women & Girls, Early Childhood Educators, Northern Virginia, Reform, Fitness & Wellness, Volunteer
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
May
  19
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
Community Festival Celebration Celebrating Israel's 71st Year!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fair/Expo, Israel, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
May
  19
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The 9th annual in-depth exploration of the daily lives and challenges of Arab Citizens of Israel. Featuring screenings of two mid-length films - Freedom Train from director Tawfik Abu Wael, and Be/Longing by Amit Breuer - followed by a conversation with the subject of Be/Longing, Amal Rihan, and JDC Israel Tevet’s Director of Employment Programs for Arabs and for Career Advancement, Suzan Hasan. Moderated by Ron Gerlitz, Co-Executive Director, Sikkuy: The Association for the Advancement of Civ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Israel, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
May
  19
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Sunflower Bakery
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring MD 20910
Sunflower Bakery Appreciation & Graduation event
Listed In:  College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Special Needs, Maryland, Adult Education, Career/Employment
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
May
  20
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
May
  21
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q St NW, Washington DC 20036
The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals combine to present world-class cinema and music that explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. The WJFF is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST, and MOST PRESTIGIOUS international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most ESSENTIAL showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost: