Local Community Events

This section features events with Jewish content, programs on parenting and educational topics, events sponsored by Jewish organizations and events of interest to the Milton community. To share information about an upcoming event, please email Communications Manager Elizabeth Zitelli. 

Events, Lectures & Classes

Crossroad and Connections: National Library of Israel Exhibit at Adas Israel
Ongoing Exhibit

Home to the intellectual and cultural treasures of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide, the National Library of Israel (NLI) has recently embarked on a visionary journey of renewal, including a wide range of initiatives to expand its collections and make the Library’s resources available to audiences across the globe. As part of this initiative, and in celebration of Israel’s 75th anniversary year, Dr. Raquel Ukeles will share highlights from 101 Treasures of the National Library of Israel, a new book published by NLI. Treasures selected from this book are part of a traveling exhibition of high quality images that represent a unique story of cultural and religious creativity in Israel both historically and today. Join Dr. Ukeles as she takes us on a journey through these remarkable treasures. Adina Kanefield, the head of NLI’s affiliate in the US, NLI USA, will share introductory remarks. Learn more. 

JXJ Film Festival
May 11-21

The JXJ Film Festival is back with more than 50 films, concerts and conversations taking place across the DMV. With documentaries, dramas, rom coms, concerts and lectures, there should be something for everyone. In addition to films and concerts taking place at the EDCJCC downtown, screenings are taking place at the Landmark Bethesda Row and the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax. Click here for the festival calendar, featuring the full lineup. Milton families can enter discount code MILTONFEST at checkout for $3 off any JxJ Festival event. Book a babysitter, gather your friends, and make a night of it. Don’t miss out on this fabulous local event! Learn more.

Hadar DC Yom Iyyun
Sunday, May 21

Join us for a day of meaningful learning and deep conversation with Hadar faculty, including Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, Rabbi Avi Strausberg, and Dena Weiss. Throughout the Yom Iyyun, there will be learning activities and sessions for kids facilitated by Hadar’s Children & Families Division. Learning activities will be divided by grade (preschool – 1st grade, 2nd-4th grade, and middle school). High schoolers are invited to participate in adult learning and babysitters will be available to provide childcare for the youngest participants, ages 0-3. Children & Families programming will be facilitated by Hadar educators Chana Kupetz, Yitzhak Bronstein and Yeshivat Hadar Advanced Kollel members Miriam Lichtenberg and Jamie Weisbach. Learn more. 

Pre-Shavuot Boutique at Kemp Mill Synagogue
Sunday, May 21, 12:00-4:00pm

Join the larger DMV Jewish community for an exciting pre-Shavuot boutique featuring clothing, hats, and tablecloth vendors. Learn more. 

Sulam Shuk Spectacular
Monday, May, 22

This year’s Shuk Spectacular honors former MILTON Director of Jewish Life Sharon Freundel, alongside Debra and Dennis Berman. Learn more.

Hebrew Classes at Montgomery College
Summer 2023

Montgomery College has opened its registration for the summer classes! MC offers four levels this summer, from lower intermediate to advanced. Classes are online in safe, nurturing and positive small groups of 6-10 students per class. Learn more. 

Hebrew Classes at the Edlavitch DCJCC
Summer 2023

The Edlavitch DCJCC offers elevel levels of conversational Hebrew and two levels of Yiddish. Class sizes are small, and learning is all from the comfort of your own home. No prior knowledge is needed – just and excitement to learn. Learn more.

Parenting Programs

Free Parent Support Group with Dr. Dan Shapiro
Every Monday at 1:00pm
Join Dr. Dan Shapiro for this free parent support group. This is a chance to talk with other parents about common concerns, share experiences and help each other. New participants always welcome. Learn more.


SPD Basketball Camps
Shoot, Pass, Dribble: SPD Basketball Summer Camp 2023 for rising 4th-9th graders. For players who are enthusiastic about basketball and excited about getting better. Learn more.

ESF Camps in Kensington, MD
ESF offers many weekly camp program offerings including daily swim instruction, science, ecology, nature, and multi-sport coaching. All programs are focused on creating a safe and positive environment. Learn more.

Capital Camps Family Days
Family Camp – Friday, April 28-Sunday, April 30

Family Camp is great way to spend a Shabbat weekend at camp. We offer a variety of activities throughout the weekend, as well as our wonderful community Shabbat programming. Young kids and grandparents are welcome. Tell your friends – the more the merrier! We also provide evening babysitting so adults can catch a break, or catch a ride on our lake zip line! More information can be found by clicking HERE.

Capital Camps “Taste of Camp”
Taste of Camp – Sunday, July 2 OR Sunday, July 30

Is your child looking to get a “taste” of the Capital Camps experience before joining our community? We are offering two opportunities this summer for prospective families to visit camp! Join us for lunch, a camp tour, and a few of our favorite camp activities, including our lake inflatables and arts and crafts. Each Taste of Camp experience will take place from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Registration can be found HERE.

Community Assistance

Free Kosher Weekly Food for Children
Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington is grateful to facilitate distribution of FREE kosher food boxes to children each week. The program serves children age 18 and younger. There is no income qualification. This program is funded by the USDA to assist families through the Coronavirus national emergency. The food boxes are distributed by contactless, drive-through pickup at Northwood High School every Wednesday. More information and sign upMenu flyer.