August 20 – September 2, 2016
Come one, come all to the greatest week in DC’s young Jewish professional community! Whether you’re new to DC, new to the Jewish community or just want something to look forward to as summer winds down – take your pick from five awesome events over ten days to schmooze with friends new and old (but all under 40), celebrate Shabbat, cheer on the Nats and more!
Sign up for one—or all—of these Jewish DC Welcome Week events!
Saturday, August 20: Havdallah Bike Ride with Sixth & I + DC Jews on Bikes!
DC Jews on Bikes is teaming up with Sixth and I for a special “welcome to dc” edition of our popular havdallah bike ride. Open to cyclists of all skill levels, this slow, social group ride is the perfect way to see the city, celebrate the start of a new week, and enjoy happy hour with new friends!
Tuesday, August 23: Gather the Jews Happy Hour at Policy
Each month, Gather the Jews brings together hundreds of Jewish Young Professional from all over the District to mix and mingle over some drinks. This is an opportunity to hang out with friends and meet some new ones! Join us this month at Policy in the U Street Corridor.
Friday, August 26: Metro Minyan with Washington Hebrew’s 2239
2239’s monthly Metro Minyan Shabbat community meets on the 4th Friday of every month for a casual, musical (with guitar), come-as-you are service, followed by dinner, and hundreds of 2239’ers come together every month to celebrate. For anyone who can make it, be sure to join us before Metro Minyan for Shot of Torah, an in-depth, “no background necessary” discussion on the Torah portion over drinks.
Sunday, August 28: Grand Slam Sunday with Federation’s Young Leadership
Join Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington at the second annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park on Sunday, August 28 as the Washington Nationals take on the Colorado Rockies. Enjoy free beer, corn hole, reserved seating and more!
Wednesday, August 31: Jew Kids on the Block: EntryPointDC’s Newcomers Happy Hour
Whether you are new to DC, new to the Jewish community, or just want to make some new MOT friends (you know—member of the tribe!), join us for an evening of mingling. Nosh on great food, sip on refreshing drinks, admire art, and get to know the Jewish organizations of D.C. that provide programs for young professionals.
Friday, September 2: Communal Shabbat at Meridian Hill Park
As part of “Welcome to Jewish DC” join YP@AI for an outdoor Friday night service at Meridian Hill Park in Columbia Heights. If you’re feeling nostalgic about summer camp or just interested in enjoying a beautiful summer evening, come help us welcome Shabbat. Feel free to bring along a picnic blanket and food to enjoy afterwards. Note: this is not an organized potluck event, just a wonderful opportunity to stick around and enjoy the park with fellow YP’ers and friends. If you are planning on bringing food for yourself, please keep it kosher dairy.
Jewish DC Welcome Week is made possible in partnership with Adas Israel Congregation, EntryPointDC at the Edlavitch DCJCC, Gather the Jews, Sixth & I , Washington Hebrew’s 2239, & Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.