Fighting Back

Fighting Back

The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents Jeffrey Weiss, Fighting Back: Stan Andrews and the Birth of the Israeli Air Force Tuesday, April 25 | 7:00 PM | $15 | In Person In commemoration of, Yom Hazikaron, Isreal’s Day of Remembrance, we are thrilled to welcome Jeffrey Weiss, co-author of Fighting Back.   Jeffrey will be in […]

House of Fragile Things

The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents James McCauley, The House of Fragile Things: Jewish Art Collectors and the Fall of France Monday, April 17 | 7:00 PM | FREE The Lessans Family Literary Series is delighted to welcome Washington Post Global correspondent, James McCauley, author of The House of Fragile Things as part of our […]

Days of Remembrance

The Bender JCC will remember the victims, honor the survivors, and embrace the lessons of the Holocaust as we look towards a hopeful future free from hate. Antisemitism ─ the hatred of or prejudice against Jews ─ was at the foundation of the Holocaust and a basic tenet of Nazi ideology. During the Days of […]

Iris Music Project Presents: Ladies First

Cost: $5 March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor the contributions and achievements of women. The Bender JCC is pleased to welcome the Iris Piano trio as we commemorate Women’s History Month. We will celebrate the lives of women musicians who broke the glass ceiling in music.  Featured artists will include Carrie Jacobs-Bond, […]

Israel at 75 Celebration

Come join us in celebrating 75 years of Israeli life and culture! As we celebrate Israel’s milestone 75th year together throughout 2023, join your Bender JCC community and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington for an incredible week of Israel at 75 events! A Taste of Israel April 30 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Family […]

Captain Ziv Shilon

AN EVENING WITH CAPTAIN ZIV SHILON: “BE THE HERO OF YOUR OWN STORY” Kreeger Auditorium | The Lecture is in English Admission is free but registration is required. Ziv Shilon, platoon leader of the Givati brigade who lost his arm and turned into a symbol, thought the hard part was behind him. Nothing could prepare him for […]

The Postmistress of Paris

The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents Meg Waite Clayton, The Postmistress of Paris Tuesday, May 9 | 7:00 PM | $10 | Virtual – Via Zoom The Bender JCC is thrilled to welcome back New York Times bestselling author, Meg Waite Clayton for a virtual presentation of her international bestseller, The Postmistress of Paris. Meg […]

Radically Amazed

Gallery Reception | Sunday, March 5 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Free | Open to the public – All are welcome! Radically Amazed presents the work of eight contemporary Jewish artists currently living and working in Maryland and Washington DC: Drew Tye Ruby-Howe, Stefanie Stark, Emily Strulson, Leslie Harris, Suzy Kopf, Ruth Becker, Nathan […]

Zikaron Basalon

Together We Remember