Jews and Sports: How to Participate

Riding on the coattails of Jonathan Horowitz’s awesomely (not lame) blog post about Jews and sports, it might be a good idea if you’re new to the city to find out where you can actually participate in sports.

Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

Sixth and I Historic Synagogue has a running club that meets on Sunday mornings for a nice jaunt around town. The next meet-up is Nov. 20 at 10 a.m., followed by a brunch. New members pay $12 for a t-shirt and headband, and more information can be found here.

Say running isn’t for you and you want some more varied activities, or to work out on a regular basis. The DC JCC has plenty of classes and access to fitness equipment. All types of yoga, body pumping, aqua fitness, cardio dance, what have you, is there. The comprehensive list of classes can be found here. It is possible to join classes after they’ve started, so call Kristen Gardner, wellness director, at 202-777-3239 for registration information.

Also, JCCGW Young Professionals, which serves young Jewish professionals in Montgomery County, Md., is having a 1.7-mile hike on Nov. 13. The hike is expected to last around two hours, starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Billy Goat Trail in Potomac. The hike is free, but bring $5 if you want to enjoy bagels afterward. The group is meeting up at Old Anglers Inn Restaurant at 10801 MacArthur Blvd. in Potomac at 10:15