New to the Area

Welcome to the neighborhoods section of Jconnect.  Here we try to give you a sense of the “flavor” of our local neighborhoods, bearing in mind that we all have different tastes. While a realtor may be able to tell you the average price of homes and their square footage, we will try to give you an idea of the surrounding Jewish community and what it has to offer.

The Greater Washington DC area is vibrant and dynamic. Our local resources serve residents of Washington, DC, Montgomery County Maryland and Northern Virginia. Feel free to browse the offerings of all our neighborhoods. As with any metropolitan area, state dividing lines may be important when it comes to schools, taxes and trash pick-up, but not when it comes to shopping, synagogues or activities.

Within each of our neighborhood groupings you will find categories of Jewish interest, including Congregations, Social Services, Schools, Kosher (restaurants, grocers, bakeries), Shopping, and the general categories, Culture/Attractions and Transportation. Use the google maps on each page to “search nearby” and zoom out to see which neighborhoods border on each other.

The intent of this section is to provide a general description of each neighborhood and provide enough detail to allow informed choices for people moving to or within the DC area. The information can also be useful to those already living in the area who want to become more familiar with what is offered and where.

If you have questions, you can always contact us.

Take Advantage of Your New Community

Our community is rich in resources, with an abundance of services, activities and culture available in Washington, DC, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. Jconnect is here to help you take full advantage of all that is offered in your new community. Learn about activities, programs and other goings-on through our events calendar; you can even sign up to receive email alerts about things that meet your interests. Jconnect’s helpful staff can provide you with information about everything Jewish in our metropolitan area, from Artist Guilds to Zionist Organizations.

  • Sign up to receive Together & Connected—our weekly events roundup designed to keep you connected, engaged, and entertained during these unprecedented times. Sign up for your weekly delivery of virtual events, useful resources, and volunteer opportunities from organizations, synagogues, and other institutions across DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and beyond. Looking to engage with ritual or spiritual content; emergency resources; activities for kids; options for entertainment, virtual volunteering, learning, or more? Our Jewish community has you covered.
  • Find information about local synagigues and congregations, Jewish education and schools, kosherfoods, and so much more.

Additional Resources

Looking for a Job?

Check out Jconnect’s career page. There you will find job listings and links to agencies that can help you in your job search.

Guide to Jewish Life

The Washington Jewish Week‘s Guide to Jewish Life offers a comprehensive listing of all the synagogues and organizations in the Washington area that can serve your every Jewish need.

Non-monetary donations

Finished unpacking?  No room for all your stuff?  Refer to our listings of non-monetary donations for local organizations that will happily take your unwanted furniture, household goods and clothing.