Jewish Connection Partnership
 

Washington, D.C.

ADAS ISRAEL CONGREGATION (C)

2850 Quebec Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 362-4433
Fax: (202) 362-4961
E-mail: Adasoffice@adasisrael.org


Institutional Membership: 1500
Percent Intermarried:

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Hebrew Classes; Keruv Shabbat, Keruv Workshops for Families, Parents, & Grandparents, Learner’s Shabbat, Mikvah,  Extensive Adult Lifelong Learning classes; Preparation for Conversion; Melton & Me’ah Classes; Holiday "How-To" Workshops.
Contact:
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, Senior Rabbi; Rabbi Charles Feinberg; Beth Ann Spector, Program and Membership Coordinator


THE CAPITAL KEHILLAH

PO Box 2321
Kensington, MD 20852
Email: info@ckdc.org

The Capital Kehillah is housed at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in the heart of Washington D.C.
Contact: Rabbi Tamara Miller, spiritual leader


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

1529 16th Street NW (at Q Street)
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 518-9400
Fax: (202) 518-9420
Email: jeang@washingtondcjcc.org

Institutional Membership: 3000
Percent Intermarried: members - NA; board - NA; staff - NA.

Programs: Volunteer Days of Service and year-round opportunities, Introduction to Judaism Classes, Hebrew Classes; Outreach Learners Shabbat; Discussion of Intermarriage; Extensive Adult Education; Interfaith Couples Group; Holiday "How-To" Workshops; Outreach Seder; Lectures on Intermarriage; Films on Intermarriage.
Contact: Jean Graubart, Director of Smilow Center for Jewish Living and Learing; (202) 777-3268


THE HALF-JEWISH NETWORK

PO Box 2254
Washington, DC 20013-2254
(301) 585-4023
Email: binarystar@aol.com

Institutional Membership: Informal, new group
Percent Intermarried: We are adult children and grandchildren of intermarriage

Programs: Monthly dinners; Discussions, and other gatherings for adult children and grandchildren of intermarriage.
Contact: Robin Margolis, Coordinator

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER WASHINGTON
INTERFAITH OUTREACH & JEWISH FAMILY CONNECTIONS

6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-0100 ext. 96762#
Fax: (301) 881-5512
Email: tdorfmann@jccgw.org

Institutional Membership:
Percent Intermarried:

Programs: Interfaith Outreach programs are offered monthly from September through May at the JCC of Greater Washington. The breadth of programs and workshops includes offerings for married or non-married couples, extended family members, basic to advanced Judaism classes, and group activities. All classes are oriented toward enhancing interfaith relationships and learning traditional and new perspectives on living a Jewish life. Workshops are facilitated by an array of accomplished teachers, professionals, and rabbis. Our peer discussion group, Circle of Friends meets monthly. Interfaith Outreach at the JCC of Greater Washington provides a welcoming, non-judgmental environment for interfaith couples to find Jewish resources and to better understand the issues specific to interfaith relationships.
Contact: Tracey E. Dorfmann, Director


JDISCOVER

(240) 601-2222
Email: jiscoverdc@verizon.net


Number of Clients: NA
Percent Intermarried: 75%

Mission:
JDiscover is dedicated to helping Jews and non-Jews discover deeper connections to Jewish living and learning. JDiscover seeks to open wider gateways to the Jewish community by personalizing Jewish experiences and explorations. JDiscover is for anyone who is "wandering and wondering," regardless of prior Jewish knowledge.

Programs:
Introduction to Judaism Classes; Preparation for Conversion; Study Circles; Discussion Groups; Book Groups; Spiritual Journey Groups; Workshops and Learners's Prayer Groups.
Other Programs: Lifecycle Events

Contact: Rabbi David Rose, Founder/Director

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY OF METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON

D.C. Office
5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Suite 250
Washington, D.C. 20016
(202) 237-0236
Email: Info@JSSA.Org


Number of Clients: NA
Percent Intermarried: clients - NA; staff - NA; board - NA.

Programs: Interfaith Couples Group; Parents of Intermarried; Staff Sensitivty Training; Counseling; Couples Support Group; Discussion of Intermarriage; "December Dilemma" Discussions.
Contact: Joan de Pontet, LCSW-C, Executive Director (JDePontet@JSSA.Org); R.M. Kogan, ACSW, Synagogue Liaison.

MACHAR, THE WASHINGTON CONGREGATION FOR SECULAR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM

PO Box 42014
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 686-1881
Email: Roz@machar.org

Institutional Membership: 125 households
Percent Intermarried: members - 25%; board - 35%.

Programs: Introduction to Secular Humanistic Judaism; all may participate fully, no conversion required; Shabbat speakers; Discussion of Intermarriage; Extensive Adult Education; December Holidays Discussions; Community Seder; Jewish Cultural School, Pre-K through B'nei Mitzvah; Teen Programs; Counseling.
Contact: Roz Seidenstein, Executive Director

SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE (Other)

600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 408-3100
Fax: (202) 408-5124
Email: efoer@sixthandi.org

Institutional Membership: NA
Percent Intermarried: NA

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Hebrew Classes; Outreach Learners Shabbat; Extensive Adult Education; Holiday "How-To" Workshops; Mothers Circle
Other Programs: In addition to our rotating Friday night services, we run a monthly Shabbat morning multicultural service open to all.
Contact: Esther Foer, Executive Director

WASHINGTON HEBREW CONGREGATION

3935 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 362-7100

Institutional Membership: 2,800 member units
Percent Intermarried: members - 10%; board - 0%

Programs:Introduction to Judaism Classes; Preparation for Conversion; Jews-by-choice; Interfaith Couples; Parents of Intermarrieds; Holiday "how to" Workshops, Lectures on Intermarriage; Films on Intermarriage; "December Dilemma" Discussions.
Contact: Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig