New Bender JCC Family Members may apply for Summer 2018!Read More
Registration Now OPEN for ALL! Winter Session Begins January 28, 2018Read More
Now is the time to join the Bender JCC! $0 initiation fee when you join in January!Read More
Preschool registration for the 2018-19 school year opens for returning families January 16!Read More
Registration is Now Open for Winter/Spring Programs. Check out our program guide today! Winter Session Dates: January 28 – March 24, 2018
January 18, 2018
7:30 - 9:00 PM
This event has been CANCELLED.
January 21, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The program provides kids recognition of classical Israeli children’s literature, preservation and strengthening of the Hebrew language and of course the opportunity to create social ties in a Hebrew speaking environment.
January 23, 2018
Pianist Alon Goldstein, “…an irresistible powerhouse performance” (The New York Times) Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein made his orchestral debut at the age of 18 with the Israel Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta. His career since then has included performances with renowned orchestras, solo recitals, and chamber music concerts throughout the world. An enthusiastic […]
January 23, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Celebrate Tu B’Shevat with a fun-filled morning of PJ Library® story time, songs, and exploration around the Meadowside Nature Center’s Curiosity Center!
January 25, 2018
Movie @ 6:00 PM | Book Talk @ 7:30 PM
Watch and Learn about Bruce Henderson’s Sons and Soldiers: the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler.
January 27, 2018
Zikaron Ba’Salon is an annual event, which takes place on Israeli Holocaust Memorial Day. It is a unique and authentic tradition of people gathering together to open their hearts to the stories of the survivors, sing, think, read, talk and most importantly- listen.
January 28, 2018
10 AM - 12 PM
Join Chabad of Potomac Hebrew School at the Bender JCC for Potomac’s First Kids Mega Challah Bake Bake on Challah for yourself and one for a friend of neighbor who can use a “Loaf of Love” For Children Kindergarten – Grade 6 All children must be accompanied by an adult $15 per child Questions? Contact […]
December 22 - February 14, 2018
Twenty five artists will display pieces that explore their connection to the moment when the Israelites received the 10 Commandments and uttered the phrase, “We will do and we will hear” (Exodus 24:7.)
January 30, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bounce, craft and enjoy story time with your J Play friends!
February 1, 2018
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Come roll with the Bender JCC and PJ Library at Pinstripes Kids Club Bowling!
February 4, 2018
Enjoy a warm and delightful afternoon of dance presented by the Bender JCC School of Dance!
February 6 - February 27, 2018
7:30 - 8:45 PM
The Bender JCC is proud to present a four-part workshop led by Rabbanit Chava Evans. This workshop teaches you how to communicate your Jewish values, lessons, hopes and dreams that will serve as a living legacy for future generations. Write your own “Ethical Will” or legacy letter to share with your family, friends and community.
February 11 - February 11, 2018
1:00- 2:30 PM
Lines Drawn with Acid: Politically-Engaged Art and the Left-wing American Yiddish Press of the 1920s and 30s. In the 1920s and 30s, the outsized presence of Jews in American radical left-wing politics was reflected in the sprawling Yiddish press.
February 7, 2018
7:30 - 9:30 PM
An anti-Semitic far-right politician’s astonishing transformation after finding out he is Jewish.
February 21, 2018
We analyze the literary style and influences on the Book of Esther, its historical background, and its relation to the festival of Purim
Refer a friend to the Bender JCC and get One Month Free* when they join!
Never stop learning with LINKS! Enjoy dynamic studying on a variety of topics regarding Jewish life and tradition.
Swing by for lunch or a healthy snack! The Canteen is now open in the lobby!
September 17 - May 6, 2018
Arts Alive is an interactive Jewish educational experience that fosters positive Jewish identity, nurtures a love for Jewish life and learning, and inspires a passion for the arts from a young age.
The Bender JCC embraces and welcomes the diversity of our community.
The Bender JCC is a neighborhood – a place to feel comfortable, make new friends and meet up with old friends.