LAG B’OMER FUN
Celebrate Lag B’Omer with Alpacas, crafts and singalongs. Children can help cut the wool from their tails, all while having fun learning about the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer.
4 p.m.; Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia; 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax; $5; to register, visit sforce.co/3yezx9E.
RISING SONG KABBALAT SHABBAT & DINNER
Guests are welcome to harmonize beloved classic and contemporary tunes and celebrate a soul-filling Shabbat. There will be snacks for young families followed by dinner catered by Kosher Sustenance.
6:30 p.m.; Tifereth Israel Congregation; 7701 16th Street NW, Washington; $12-$23; to register, visit https://bit.ly/3yEUrPu.
DINNER WITH GADEER KAMAL-MREEH
Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh, the first Druze member of the Knesset and shlichah with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, will speak about her experience with diverse groups in Israel and how the future can provide a path for all in peace.
7:45 p.m.; Temple Rodef Shalom; 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church; $15-$20; to register, visit bit.ly/37asHad.
KIDS GASTRONOMICAL KOSHER EXPERIENCE
Children are invited to learn the art of making chocolate bean-to-bar, create chocolate delights and discover the role food plays in Jewish culture.
3:45 p.m.; JCrafts by Chabad; 14803 D Southlawn Lane, Rockville; $15; to register, visit https://bit.ly/3a5PR2C.
KARAOKE NIGHT WITH MOISHE HOUSE
Sing along to your favorite songs as Moishe Houses Arlington and Columbia Heights host a karaoke night.
7 p.m.; Wok and Roll; 604 H St. NW Washington; free; to register, visit https://bit.ly/3wx0WBh.
RESPONSIBILITY AND PROTEST IN JEWISH TRADITION
The first of a three-week mini-course to examine how classical Jewish sources explore responsibility, protest, and decision-making in both public and private spaces. The ancient sages and Jewish wisdom will be a model for how one can more deeply think through communal responsibility.
7 p.m.; Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies; 2200 Baltimore Road, Suite B, Rockville; $40-$50; to register, visit https://bit.ly/3PkP2mN.
JOIN THE DIALOGUE
Israel-American Council presents “The Promised Land,” a series to create dialogue between the Israeli-American and Jewish-American communities.
8 p.m.; location to be given upon registration; free; to register, visit https://bit.ly/3wmdLQ9
AFTER HOURS FOR COLLEGE GRADS
Those who graduated college in 2020 or 2021, but didn’t get to throw their cap in the air because of the pandemic, can meet recent grads living in the D.C. area for a night of connection and celebration. With Rabbi Nora Feinstein, explore what Judaism has to say about closing one chapter and beginning another.
7 p.m.; Sixth & I Historic Synagogue; 600 I St., NW, Washington; $6; to register. visit https://bit.ly/3Pub72m.
MARK MEMORIAL DAY WITH JWV
Jewish War Veterans Post 692 will hold its annual Memorial Day program at the memorial in front of the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. The event will include remarks from Jewish and public officials and a reading of the names of the fallen.
2:30 p.m.; Bender JCC; 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville; free.
ECHOES OF SINAI
To get into a Shavuot mood (and to study in memory of master teacher Avi West), the Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies presents Rabbi Jack Luxemburg, who will lead an exploration of the moment when the Jews received the Torah on Mount Sinai.
12:30 p.m.; streamed and at Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road, Rockville; for information and registration, go to habermaninstitute.org.