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 bit.ly/3Pub72m.
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 bit.ly/3wmdLQ9.
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.
FIRST FRUITS AND FOOD AWARENESS
Sarah Eifler and Lisa Apfelberg of Jewish Veg, which links a plant-based diet to Jewish values, will be speaking about Shavuot and food awareness. Donations will go to Am Kolel‘s Gene Lippman Garden, which provides food for two local food banks.
7:30 p.m.; Zoom; suggested donation $18; to register, visit bit.ly/3wFBPfB.
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.
A JEWISH APPROACH TO ABORTION
Rabbis Aaron Potek and Nora Feinstein discuss what Jewish sources have to say about abortion and reproductive justice. Followed by small-group conversations.
7 p.m.; Sixth & I Historic Synagogue; 600 I St., NW, Washington; $12; to register, visit bit.ly/3luooKw.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALSHABBAT SERVICES
Adas Israel invites young professionals to their Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service with Rabbi Aaron Alexander and Micah Hendler. It will be preceeded by an outdoor happy hour (weather permitting) and followed by Shabbat dinner.
5:30 p.m.; Adas Israel Congregation; 2850 Quebec St. NW, Washington; $15-$18; to register, visit bit.ly/3NN9xHd.
FRIDAY NIGHT WITH FRIENDS
Join Cantor David Abramowitz and Rabbi Evan Krame of the Jewish Studio for a musical Friday night along with a picnic-style dinner.
6:30 p.m.; Bender JCC of Greater Washington; 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville; to register, visit bit.ly/3GbJSW3.
TIKKUN LEIL SHAVUOT
Celebrate Shavuot with late-night study and snacks. Attendees will dive into topics including the music of prayer and leadership in the Tanach.
8:30 p.m.; Congregation Olam Tikvah; 3800 Glenbrook Road, Fairfax; free ; to register, visit bit.ly/3LBtpeC.
WELL-BEING IN THE TIME OF COVID
This program will explore mental health challenges of children and teens, seniors and older adults, and those in the middle, and strategies to manage them.
Noon; Beth El Hebrew Congregation and online; 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria; free; to register, visit bit.ly/3MxrBVb.