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Community Events

Envisioning Peace/Salaam/Shalom between Israelis and Palestinians

The Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington (JIDS) is happy to say that Jews and Muslims and Allies Acting Together (JAMAAT) has become the latest organization to agree to co-sponsor our dialogue on Sunday July 22, 7-9 p.m., entitled  “Envisioning Peace between Israelis and Palestinians.” The event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA.

Let’s make July 22nd a time for mid-summer night’s dreams.  Shakespeare had his, JIDS has ours.  We have chosen to spend that evening listening to as many of you as possible offer personal visions for peace, the basis for that vision, and your view as to how to get there. If you prefer simply to listen and learn from others, that’s fine too.  All we ask is for you to come with dreams and thoughts for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, and a resolve never to give up on this goal.

The event is also being co-sponsored by the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS Center), Ezher Mosque of Fairfax, the Kol Ami Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community, Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community of Greater Washington, Northern Virginia Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, and Churches for Middle East Peace.

Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park!

Join The Federation for this annual, end-of-summer celebration when the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins. More than 1,500 Jewish community members will come out to the ballgame to celebrate our city’s love of baseball, the Nationals and the Jewish community.
More info and tickets HERE


“One Journey,” and will be held at the National Cathedral on June 2nd. It is a program in support of refugees everywhere (including Sudan). It is free and will feature celebrity chefs, including Jose Andreas, speeches, booths, (734 Coffee will be there) and other programs.


Showing of the documentary, “Heart of Nuba” at the Avalon Theater on May 2nd. This is supported by DIN, although it is not a fundraiser.



Jewish Community – Wide Legislative Breakfast

Thursday, November 30
7:30 to 9:30 AM
Congregation Har Shalom
Potomac, MD

The JCRC of Greater Washington invites you to join members of the  Greater Washington Jewish community to schmooze and nosh and discuss our legislative priorities and advocacy efforts with our
Federal, State and Local Maryland elected officials.

Buy tickets here.



Shalva Mt. Kilimanjaro Challenge

BJC Frank Solomon will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzana next October to raise money for Jerusalem’s Shalva Children’s Center, which helps children with disabilities. Shalva provides rehab programs for children with physical and mental disabilities and empowers these them and their families to live in a socially inclusive environment. He has to amass $10,000 for this challenge, and throw in a few thousand on his on, in addition to trekking 19,000 feet up the world’s highest free-standing mountain (hint: Mt. Everest is the highest in the world but I isn’t free-standing).

Frank thinks his climb has a purpose–climb mountains, but not much meaning. Your sponsorship will add meaning to his effort, a perfect way to combine tikkun olam with sedekah. If you want to find out more about this BJC member and his story that led to his decision to take this challenge, please go to:

On the Migration of Souls

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 7:30pm
Tickets at

The human story is a history of migration. As humankind has migrated, musical ideas have migrated as well, often resulting in flowerings of choral music. This concert will include works from the Renaissance through today, and explore music from the Jewish diaspora, African American spirituals, and works relevant to our shared society.
This concert will feature works by two Jewish composers, Stacy Garrop and Joshua Fishbein, a musical setting of Emma Lazarus’ New Colossus, and a setting of a rewriting of the Kaddish by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.
St. Columba’s Church

4201 Albemarle St. NW
Washington, DC 20007



Join Bethesda Jewish Congregation and Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church for this moving ceremony to remember the victims of gun violence.



This innovative and important program brings together Israelis and Palestinians who use their stories to bring change to the world.








Bethesda Jewish Congregation

Bethesda Jewish Congregation