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Join Us for Our Young Families Programs!

Welcome! Young Families of Alexandria and Arlington offers a place where families raising Jewish children can meet one another, celebrate together, and build community.
In addition to Shabbat and holiday programming, we offer many other opportunities for families to "do something Jewish" with friends and neighbors. Some of these events are organized by Agudas Achim and others by volunteers. All families are welcome, regardless of synagogue membership or affiliation.
Check back often for information about upcoming events and helpful resources. You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram or sign up to receive emails from Agudas Achim Young Families. Interested in meeting Young Families who live in your neighborhood? Fill out this Google form and we'll put you in touch with other families in your zip code. We hope to see you soon!


Young Families Shabbat Services

Saturdays, April 13; May 4, 11, and 18; June 1 and 8 | 11 a.m.

Families with children birth to age five are invited to join us for this family-friendly Shabbat celebration. We gather almost every Saturday morning during the school year to celebrate Shabbat, enjoy a Torah story, and have fun with friends.
The first Shabbat of the month is led by Morah Jen; all other Shabbatot are led by trained Rhythm n' Ruach instructor Ariel Michaelson.

Grapes & Growth: A Parenting Podcast Discussion Series

Next Session: May 23rd | 7 p.m.

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Join Michelle Shoham and Jen Halpern for conversations about the highs and lows of parenting, while simultaneously enjoying a low-key night out with old and new friends.
  • First, listen to the podcast. Or not! We know you're busy.
  • Then, join us at the restaurant or private home for a wine or coffee, snacks or dinner. Order what you like.
  • We'll talk and share our collective wisdom. Parenting is hard. Let's support each other.
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Pre-Shabbat Celebration with Nefesh Mountain

Friday, May 3 | 5 p.m.

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Nefesh Mountain is coming to Agudas Achim! Join us on Friday, May 3 at 5 p.m. for a Celebration of Shabbat: A Family-Friendly Concert for Everyone who Loves Music with The Nefesh Mountain Trio. Stay for a hearty oneg afterwards, which will include a cake to celebrate the Preschool's 18th Anniversary.

Sing-a-Long with Hazzan Dienstfrey

Sundays, monthly, next session: May 5 | 11 a.m.
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Families with children birth to age five are invited to join Hazzan Diesntfrey at Fairlington park for a music-filled Sunday morning. It's a great way to introduce children to Judaism through song and a chance to connect with other families from the community.

Summer Opportunity: STEAM Camp!

June 17 - June 28, 2024
Help your child discover their inner naturalist by having them join us this summer for a STEAM camp led by our STEAM teacher Charlotte Buckhold. Campers will learn about the flora and fauna around our neighborhood, animal habitats, and much more while partaking in fun STEAM activites and/or crafts and plenty of outside play.
This camp is best for children ages 3 through 5. Click the link above for more information and to register.
Questions? Contact Preschool Director Jen Halpern or call 703-998-6072.

Young Families Passover Celebration

Wednesday, April 17 | 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 25 | 5 p.m.

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Young Families has three different ways to prepare for and celebrate Passover this year. Click the link above for more information and to register.

Looking for something to do as a family? These are events you won't want to miss.
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