Nice Jewish Boys (NJB) has been a local, volunteer-driven community organization in Washington, D.C., since 2005. Adam, the founder of NJB, worked with the Jewish Community Center to create a forum to serve gay, bisexual and queer Jewish men in their twenties. This effort was complemented by the establishment of Nice Jewish Girls, a network for lesbians, and Gayyim, the more mature partner to NJB.
This group is for lesbian, bisexual, queer, and “questioning” Jewish women of the metro Washington, DC, area. Its purposes are to facilitate opportunities for local “Jewbians” to meet in person and to talk online. Wouldn’t your mom be pleased??
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a bipartisan organization of U.S. citizens committed solely to strengthening, protecting and promoting the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel.
Washington Hebrew Congregation’s 2239 is a great way for young Jewish adults, ages of 22-39 to meet and deepen their Jewish identity. With a growing network of over 2,000 people, 2239 is a fantastic way for young Jewish adults between the ages of 22 and 39 to meet one another and deepen their Jewish identity.
3GDC (Washington DC Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors) is a group for grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and their friends and supporters in the Washington, D.C. area. The goal of 3GDC is to carry on the lessons and legacy of Holocaust survivors.
A Wider Bridge is the pro-Israel organization building LGBT connections to Israel, through programming that focuses on bringing LGBT people into meaningful and thoughtful connection with Israel and LGBT Israelis. Our programs create opportunities for education, engagement and experience, and include travel, speakers and…
YP@AI: A community for young Jewish adults between the ages of 21 and 35 – join us! We offer monthly Friday night Shabbat experiences, YP mindfulness programming including weekly Jewish meditation and yoga, social justice opportunities, Jewish holiday celebrations, Havdallah ceremonies, learning opportunities…
Aish Greater Washington connects Jews of all backgrounds and ages to Jewish living, Torah wisdom and each other through our shul and community, user-friendly Shabbat services, classes for all levels of learning, trips to Israel, social events and more.
ACCESS is the young professional division of American Jewish Committee. AJC created ACCESS to engage young Jewish leaders in their 20s & 30s in the Global Jewish Advocacy work of AJC locally, nationally, and globally. AJC is the global advocate for the Jewish people and for the advancement of democratic values for all. Its mission is…
The Center for Israel Studies at American University was created to study, examine, and interpret the rich landscape of Israel as a nation and a people. We offer free lectures, panel discussions, film screenings and artistic performances, presenting Israel from diverse viewpoints.
For more than 100 years, the Anti-Defamation League has been committed to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” The ADL has the courage to speak out, even when we stand alone, in the face of discrimination directed at people of any color or creed. We fight for the right to live, love, pray, speak and vote…
At The Well is an international movement that connects women to body, soul, and community through wellness education and Jewish spirituality. Women can access resources through At The Well’s original monthly Moon Manuals and other original content.
AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps is dedicated to developing and engaging a network of Jewish leaders fighting to end domestic poverty. We place young Jewish adults, 21-26 years of age, in a year of full-time service at local antipoverty organizations. During the year, corps members live together as a community and participate in…
Bet Mishpachah is a congregation for LGBT Jews and all who wish to participate in an inclusive, egalitarian, and mutually supportive community. We join together for weekly Shabbat services, educational events, social action/social justice community service, and holidays — affirming our religious and cultural heritage, and integrating
Since 1843, B’nai B’rith has played a vital role around the world. Making the world a safer, more tolerant and better place is the mission that still drives our organization. We are a national and global leader in advancing human rights; Israel advocacy; ensuring access to safe and affordable housing for low-income seniors and advocacy on vital issues concerning seniors and their families; diversity education; improving communities and helping communities in crisis.
Congregation Beth El is a growing, vibrant conservative synagogue in Bethesda, Maryland. We cherish our sense of community. We worship soulfully. We celebrate joyously. We comfort sensitively. We learn continuously. We dialogue respectfully. We are egalitarian, inclusive, innovative, and participatory. We are a singing congregation.
DC Jews on Bikes is a social bike riding group for Jews in their 20’s and 30’s to connect with other super-fun Jews and Jew-ish folks around the DMV. Bike rides! Yup – that’s it! We offer community-building bikes rides for Jewish riders of all levels who want to, well, ride with other Jews.
DC Minyan is a traditional egalitarian Jewish community located in Dupont Circle, in the heart of our nation’s capital. We seek to create an environment that will welcome, enrich, and challenge people of all ages, from all backgrounds, and with all levels of familiarity with Jewish texts and ritual.
Development Corporation for Israel, established in 1951 and commonly known as Israel Bonds, is the broker-dealer and underwriter for securities – Israel bonds – issued by the State of Israel in the United States. In 2013 and 2014, U.S. domestic sales exceeded $1.1 billion. Worldwide Israel bond sales since the first issue in 1951 are approaching $40 billion.
If you are a Russian-speaking Jew from the Former Soviet Union in the Baltimore-DC-VA area, if you are looking to meet friends for fun, activities and travel, connections for career, play time for your kids, learning about Russian culture and your heritage, or general help and resources…look no further.
The Edlavitch JCC of Washington DC’s EntrypointDC program reaches out and engages Jews and their friends in their 20s and 30s through social, cultural, and religious programming.We want to bring engaging and inspiring programming to young adults that will help connect them to the Jewish community and build a Jewish identity,
The Jewish Food Experience (JFE) brings people together through the universal language of Jewish food, which is so much a part of Jewish culture, tradition, and even religion. Jewishfoodexperience.com is a hub for local “foodies” to find articles from local chefs and restaurateurs, an abundance of delicious recipes (including
We provide high-level Jewish educational programming for adults in the Greater Washington community. The Foundation offers participants the opportunity to learn with leading scholars from across the country, and the world, without leaving their Greater Washington neighborhoods.
Fuel-for-Truth (FFT) is a bipartisan organization that aims to strengthen Israel’s image in the US by providing young professionals with the basic facts about the Middle East and the skills necessary to advocate for Israel. FFT’s Boot Camp is an intensive multi-week membership training program that carefully selects volunteers and equips them
As the GLBT portal of the Edlavitch DCJCC, GLOE – The Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement – engages metropolitan Washington’s GLBT Jewish community by sponsoring original programming and fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment at the Edlavitch DCJCC.
Greener Travel is a DC-based adventure and eco-travel company that offers individually tailored and group trips as well as Jewish group adventures to multiple destinations. We attract travelers who want to have an authentic, relaxing vacation – yet be off the beaten path at the same time.
Hadar empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed. Hadar’s voice, deeply rooted in Jewish texts and traditions, offers a creative response to contemporary questions and challenges. Hadar is a leader in the field of Jewish education and community building, engaging diverse populations in serious Jewish learning with curiosity, creativity and conviction.
Congregation Har Shalom is a vibrant traditional-egalitarian synagogue in Potomac, MD. We offer an array of classes, services, and programming for every stage of life and Jewish interest. Our clergy and staff are accessible, warm, and friendly. We welcome people from all Jewish backgrounds, or none at all!
The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington exists to enable individuals to meet financial challenges and advance their ability to support themselves and their families. The HFLA is maintained by the Jewish community of Greater Washington, DC, providing interest-free loans to members of the community, to help them meet their financial needs with dignity. Loans are available for a range of legitimate needs, including, but not limited to, medical bills, emergency bills, and credit card debts. Student loans are available for students in their junior and senior years of college and graduate students.
Honeymoon Israel provides immersive trips to Israel for locally based cohorts of couples that have at least one Jewish partner, early in their committed relationship, creating communities of couples who are building families with deep and meaningful connections to Jewish life and the Jewish people.
InterfaithFamily is the premier resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and our InterfaithFamily/Your Community initiative providing coordinated comprehensive offerings in local communities.
Jconnect is a low-barrier, customer-friendly gateway for connection and engagement to the Jewish community through information and referral, welcoming programs, volunteering, community events, career postings and online resources. Jconnect is a community service program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
JDC Entwine is a movement for young Jewish leaders making an impact on int’l humanitarian issues.
Entwine, an initiative of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, offers opportunities to visit, serve, and live in the overseas communities in which JDC operates. We offer separate trips for college students, recent graduates, and young professional varying in length from 10 days to 1 year.
Guided by Jewish values, the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J) will spark, foster, and build Jewish Connection, Community and Peoplehood throughout Northern Virginia by creating outstanding opportunities for every individual to explore the boundless potential of Jewish life. Understanding that our community is widely
The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and its Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum explore the unique Jewish heritage of Washington as a hometown and as the nation’s capital. We engage and inspire adults and children through exhibitions, our landmark historic synagogue, public programs, and educational initiatives. The
Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) has been our Jewish community’s largest safety net provider for more than 120 years, helping more than 30,000 individuals and families of all faiths annually throughout the metro DC area meet emotional, social and physical challenges. JSSA offers a comprehensive range of services and programs for children, adults, individuals with special needs, seniors and families including: mental health counseling, care …
Our mission is to connect Jewish adults to a meaningful and inspiring Judaism. Our vision is to craft a renewed Judaism that is soulful, relevant and exciting.
There is a growing edge to Judaism. As Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l taught, we can only participate in that growth when we stop driving Judaism by looking in the rearview mirror. You don’t move forward without knowing where you started. But you can’t move forward unless you have the vision to see where you should be going. It is time now to look ahead and imagine the Judaism we want to experience. And Jewish adults with questions about life’s meaning, time to explore their spiritual path, and an eagerness to sustain community connections are the right population segment to lead the way.
Jews United for Justice mobilizes the Jewish communities of the Baltimore and Washington DC region to win campaigns for economic, racial, and social justice, standing as allies to marginalized and vulnerable communities. We have grown dramatically in the last few years and won precedent-setting victories like raising the minimum wage, making taxes more…
JScreen is a national, non-profit, community-based health initiative dedicated to providing easy, at-home genetic screening for over 100 different genetic diseases, including those that are more common in Ashkenazi, Sephardic, or Mizrahi Jews.
J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic and the national home of the Jewish people. Working in American politics and the Jewish community, we advocate for policies that advance shared US and Israeli interests as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-
JWI’s Young Women’s Leadership Network, funded in part by the Sondra D. Bender Community Leadership Institute, brings together Jewish professional women in their 20s and 30s to grow as leaders in their workplaces, their communities and their personal lives.
Programs for young professionals including Shabbat dinner, High Holiday services, Cafe nite (classes, ulpan, one-on-one learning) and special events (chanukah, purim, tikun olam).We offer an opportunity for authentic Jewish learning, a chance to meet other serious and thoughtful young professionals and lots of fun-filled
Segulah is an independent minyan that meets in Shepherd Park/Silver Spring for full-liturgy, energizing, songful, and participant-led egalitarian davening in a warm, welcoming, accessible neighborhood community. We follow each Shabbat-morning service with a potluck vegetarian lunch in the neighborhood, or a kiddush on-site.
Moishe House Arlington is a place for young Jewish adults and their friends to gather and build a fun, meaningful, and vibrant community. We host regular programs, from Shabbat dinners and community service, to trivia night and sporting events. Moishe House Arlington welcomes Jews of diverse backgrounds for all of our programs located in our Kosher home and across the Washington, DC area.
Moishe House Capitol Hill provides meaningful, inclusive, programming for Jewish young professionals in their 20s. We host a variety of events from game nights, to shabbat dinners, to service projects and beyond.
Moment Magazine was founded in 1975 by Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel and acclaimed writer Leonard Fein. Fiercely independent, Moment is not tied to any organization, denomination or point of view and offers a balanced accounting of the Jewish experience in America. Moment is dedicated to serious, highly literate, intellectual journalism that provides readers with a much-needed independent forum.
NEXT DC fosters connections among the 16,000 Birthright Israel alumni in the Greater DC area. Based on a vision to further Jewish causes and support for Israel, NEXT DC allows participants and their peers to stay connected with one another, meet new friends, continue their Israel experience, and explore what the Washington Jewish Community has to offer.
NOVA Tribe Series provides innovative programming and leadership activities to Jews in there 20s and 30s in Northern Virginia. We seek to create an active and engaged young professional Jewish community in Northern Virginia and develop the next generation of Jewish leaders.
At OneTable, we help people Shabbat together. As an online and in-person community, we help people in their 20s and 30s find, enjoy and share Shabbat dinners to make the most of their Friday night and enjoy the best of life together. We make it easy for hosts to welcome people to a Shabbat dinner at home, for guests to savor a
Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue is a dynamic open Orthodox community located in NW DC, near MD. Ohev offers Young Professionals Programming throughout the year, including YP Dinners, classes, social gatherings, and discounted high holiday tickets.
We seek to foster and enhance ties between the American Jewish community and Republican decision makers. We work to sensitize Republican leadership in government and the Party to the concerns and issues of the Jewish community, while articulating and advocating Republican ideas and policies within the Jewish community. We are committed to building a strong, effective and respected Jewish Republican voice in Washington and across the country.
Rodef 2100, a 21st century group for young professionals, designs their own programs. The group offers young professionals the opportunity to pursue community and support causes they believe in as young Jews. You’ll find our Rodef 2100ers cheering on their favorite team watching a football game, attending a peaceful Shabbat service…
Rosh Pina is a dati community built around a common commitment to halakha, tefilla, and equality. Rosh Pina is inspired by similar communities in Jerusalem (Shira Hadasha), New York (Darkhei Noam) and other cities around the world. On shabbat mornings, men lead shacharit and musaf, and women lead pesukei d’zimra and the torah service. Both women and men receive aliyot and leyn from the torah.
Sixth & I celebrates intersections — the unexpected places where Jewish and secular culture meet.
Sixth & I’s 6th in the City program series offers a space for Jews in their 20s and 30s to connect—to Judaism, arts and culture, spirituality, and to each other.
At SVIVAH, we believe in a multigenerational, inclusive, powerful community of Jewish women. A diverse collection of womanhood that deserves to be inspired, supported, connected, and celebrated. Because nourished women means a stronger Jewish community.
We are a thriving, vibrant, inclusive, diverse, tolerant, sacred, loving Reform Jewish congregation nestled in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Together we strive to build a sacred community, Kehilla Kedosha, unified by common goals and ideals, where all members are embraced, Jewish traditions are honored, and our spiritual link to Israel is fostered.
Tikkun Leil Shabbat is a welcoming, restful, songful community where we glimpse redemption at dusk on a Friday evening, eat things with tofu and noodles in them, learn from each others’ thoughts and experiences, and educate ourselves — by hearing a dvar tikkun — about the good work people are already doing to make our city a gentler and fairer place for everyone who lives here.
Trybal reimagines Jewish gatherings in a modern world by offering innovative getaways for young adults to connect, explore, play, and celebrate in a socially Jewish context. Our experiences are designed to make you feel part of something bigger than yourself. So come give it a try.
Washington Hebrew Congregation is a spiritual, educational, and social home for Reform Jews in the Washington, D.C. region and a powerful voice for the values of our faith in our community, nation, and world. Our congregation is as welcoming and intimate as it is broad and diverse, and we offer programming for every life cycle, every season and every lifestyle. Washington Hebrew Congregation is where 3,000 families come to find a meaningful relationship with modern Judaism and we welcome you to join us!
The Washington Jewish Music Festival promotes a broader appreciation of Jewish culture and connects the Greater Washington, D.C. community through music. The WJMF presents extraordinary performing artists who preserve and invigorate Jewish music in contemporary culture. Through collaborations, educational
Young Leadership is the entry point for young adults to become involved in The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The Jewish Federation transforms shared resources into richer lives and a stronger community. We bring people and financial resources together to advance our three-part mission: to care for those in need,