Community Events

The Arts

Washington Jewish Film Festival Fall Season

The WJFF has announced their 2018 “around town” Fall Season of year-round films. The season showcases 6 narrative and documentary films. Tickets and passes are available at WJFF.ORG. A full Season lineup can be found  at Film stills are available here. Below are Novembers films:

Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story: Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 PM | E Street Cinema. Beloved Israeli writer and humorist Etgar Keret is captured in spirit and word in this delightfully surrealistic documentary.

Red Cow: Thursday, November 15, 7:30 PM | Bethesda Row Cinema Nominated for 4 Ophirs (Israel’s Academy Awards) and winner of Best Feature and Best Actress (Avigayil Kovary) at the 2018 Jerusalem Film Festival. A beautifully rendered tale of an East Jerusalem teenage girl’s sexual awakening, complicated by the strict religious beliefs of her widowed father.

Journey of American Cantors in Story and Song

 More than two dozen Washington-area synagogue choirs featuring more than 200 singers and soloists will join together to present Past, Present, Future Harmony: The Journey of American Cantors in Story and Song at the majestic Strathmore Concert Hall in Bethesda, Maryland on November 11, 2018. The concert is informed by the rich legacy of music from the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music (DFSSM), the Cantorial Seminary of the Reform Movement’s Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. Joined by guest conductor Cantor Richard Cohn, the Director of the DFSSM, we will honor the repertoire which has filled our communities—and Jewish communities around the world— on joyous occasions and for meaningful worship. Tickets are priced at between $18 and $54 and are available through the Strathmore ticket office at 301-581-5100 or visit


Children and Family

Camp Ramah Sports & Arts Clinics!  

Join the staff of Camp Ramah New England for an afternoon of fun!  All children in grades 2-6 are invited to come join the staff of Camp Ramah in New England for a special sports and arts clinic at CESJDS Lower School on Sunday, October 28th from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.  Come see for yourself how fun and engaging a Camp Ramah program is.  Choose to participate in a flag football clinic or a creative arts and crafts project, all run by Camp Ramah specialized staff-members.  A kosher pizza lunch will be served. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lori Fish Bard at

Camp Ramah Informational Meeting

Please join us for to learn more about Camp Ramah New England on Tuesday, November 13 at Beth El at 7 pm.  Hear how Camp Ramah’s rich and varied program offer campers the opportunity to grow, learn, and develop life-long friendships as they connect to Judaism in a unique way.  Camp Ramah offers two-week sessions for children currently in grades 2-3 and four or eight-week sessions for children in grades 3-10.  Parents and children are welcome. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lori Fish Bard at