FAMILY PLAYDATE, Feb. 24
Join the Young Families Group for a playdate, focused on newborns to age 5. Kosher snacks and fruit, coffee, tea and water will be served.
9 a.m., Congregation Olam Tikvah, 3800 Glenbrook Road, Fairfax; free; reservations at [email protected]
CONSERVATIVE HISTORY, Feb. 24
Conservative Judaism came about in the United States during the 20th century. How did the new denomination come to be, and what does the “Trefah Banquet” have to do with it? Those and other questions will be answered by Rabbi Lia Bass and Congregation Etz Hayim Education Director Laura Naide.
10:15 a.m., Congregation Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington; free; information at etzhayim.net.
HIS HEART WAS IN THE EAST, Feb. 24
The combined forces of the American University Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, and Chamber Singers are joined by the Strathmore Children’s Chorus and guest soloists Janice Meyerson and Rob McGinness to perform the North American premiere of Arnold Saltzman’s “A Choral Symphony: Halevi.” 4:30 p.m., The National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington; AU students, faculty and staff, $5 plus $1.94 fee; general admission $15 plus $2.55 fee; tickets eventbrite.com.
LAW AND LORE, Feb. 25
Join Am Kolel Adult Learning as Rabbi David Shneyer explores how the mishnaic and talmudic Tractate of Nezikim applies to civil law.
7:30 p.m., Rabbi Shneyer’s, Rockville (address upon registration); $70 (free for members); register by email at