Current Programs

Non-members/Visitors are welcome to attend programs for a $5.00 fee. If a guest joins the Society the fee will be applied toward the membership dues. Programs generally start at 1:30 PM - see exact time for each meeting, below. Doors open a half-hour earlier. Meetings start with JGSGW business, introductions of new members, and then the guest speaker.

Workshops are open to JGSGW members only. Non-members may join on the day of the workshop unless advance registration is required.

Meetings will be added as the schedule is developed.

April 14, 2019: Bender Jewish Community Center, Rockville
The Mysterious Mister Manley: How do you prove something didn't happen?
     12:00 Noon: Member Orientation to new JGSGW Website
       1:00 PM - Member Schmooze & Maven Tables
       1:30 PM - Program Meeting

May 5, 2019: B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville
"The Wedding Photo"     Dan Oren, M.D.
     1:00 PM - Member Schmooze & Maven Tables
     1:30 - Program Meeting

         May 6, 2019: JGSGW Special Presentation       12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
                          Jewish American History Month
                          Library of Congress, Jefferson Building
              "Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale
"      Dan Oren, M.D.
                  This program is free and open to the public.


 Inclement weather policy: if the synagogue (or other venue) is closed, our meeting will not be held.


Sneak Movie Preview


We are excited to host a preview of “My Dear Children: Feige’s Choice.” This poignant story is told through a rare memoir of a Jewish mother of 12 who survived but then sent two of her children to an orphanage in South Africa. It is the first-ever film about the anti-Jewish massacres in Eastern Europe from 1917-1921. The film is a work-in-progress. WPBT2 South Florida PBS has agreed to be the partnering station for release to the PBS network nationwide. The expectation is to have the film finished by late summer. The plan is to host a screening at the Washington Jewish Film Festival in May and the IAJGS Conference in July. 

LeeAnn Dance, a Virginia-based documentary filmmaker is the Co-Producer/Director. She will introduce the film and be available for questions. More information may be found at and


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