Virtual Israel Center

Ahava sculptureThe Virtual Israel Center provides information and resources to help you connect with Israel in ways meaningful to you. It is a hub of events, thinking, resources and program opportunities.

The Jewish community of Greater Washington offers a diverse array of Israel programming.  We encourage you to browse the Israel-related events included in the calendar listings below to find the ones most relevant to you. If you have any questions about the programs or organizations, please contact the organization(s) directly.

Below you will find different ways to engage with Israel. Whether you are a programmer, community organizer or interested participant you will find relevant and regularly updated information.

If your organization hosts Israel related events, please register on this site and submit them to our calendar.  If you have educational materials you would like to share, please send them to [email protected].

If you need information on items not included on this page, please contact Jconnect via email at [email protected] or through the Contact Us page.


The Israeli-American Council (IAC) builds an engaged and united Israeli-American community that strengthens the next generations, the American Jewish community and the State of Israel. They bring individuals together around predominantly Israel-related causes to invoke passion within the community and sponsor cultural initiatives and programs. Learn more about IAC in the DC area.

Israel programming ideas and resources for your group or organization are just a click away.  Whether you are looking for resources on politics, history, culture, or geography, we have many ideas or ready-to-go programs.

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Travel to Israel

High school, gap year, graduate and postgraduate study, missions and organized group tours are great ways to experience Israel. Begin your travel to Israel with ideas from Jconnect.

search iconGrants, Scholarships and Other Funding Resources for Israel Travel

Several organizations can help fund an Israel program for high school students, college students or graduates.  Please note that funding is not guaranteed.

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Israeli Dance Festival logoChoose one or more from this list of local Israeli Folk dance drop-in sessions for all ages and levels.

Upcoming Events

Strong Inscriptional Confirmations of People in the Hebrew Bible

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

12.18.2022 VA Showcase Brunch

Sunday, December 18, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wheelchair Accessible

Shabbat Lunch & Learn with Rav Natan: Israeli Elections 2.0

Saturday, December 24, 2022 | 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Tomb of the Royal Steward (Jerusalem)

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Exile and Return: The Birth and Defining Moments of Ancient Judaism

Sunday, February 26, 2023 | 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration

Sunday, April 23, 2023 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Israel Trip June 11-19, 2023

Sunday, June 11, 2023 - Monday, June 19, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 9:00 am