About Us
The Washington Jewish Music Festival is the flagship of the Edlavitch DCJCC’s year-round music program. Established in 1999 with a lead gift from the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, the WJMF promotes a broader appreciation of Jewish culture and connects the Greater Washington, D.C. community through music. WJMF presents extraordinary performing artists who preserve and invigorate Jewish music in contemporary culture. Through collaborations, educational programming and free events, the Festival actively engages people throughout the DC community in cross-cultural dialogue.

In addition to the Festival, the WJMF presents year-round programs at our home venue, the Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater.

The Washington Jewish Music Festival is a program of the Edlavitch DCJCC. The Edlavitch DCJCC embraces inclusion in all its programs and activities.  We welcome and encourage the participation of all people, regardless of their background, sexual orientation, abilities, or religion, including interfaith couples and families.

Venues

AARON & CECILE GOLDMAN THEATER

Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

  • PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
    Metro: Red line to Dupont Circle. Exit north to Q Street.
    Metrobus: The S route (S1, S2, S3, S4, S5) runs north and south along 16th Street. The G2 route originates in Georgetown and travels across P Street (1 block south of Q Street). Visit www.wmata.com to plan your public transit route.
  • PUBLIC PARKING
    If you are planning to drive, remember to leave plenty of time for parking. There is limited on-street parking available. There are two nearby Colonial Parking Garages: 1616 P Street NW (between 16th and 17th Streets) and 1515 15th Street NW (between 14th and 15th Streets, entrance on P Street).
  • EDLAVITCH DCJCC PARKING LOT
    Limited spaces available. Enter on Q Street just after the building. Parking fees: $8 for up to three hours, $12 for over three hours and $5 flat rate for members and seniors with validated tickets. Free daytime parking weekdays until 5:00 pm, Saturday until 6:30 pm and Sunday until 2:30 pm. Parking fees apply all other hours regardless of entry time.
  • BY BIKE
    The Edlavitch DCJCC is accessible by the city’s public bicycle routes. Bike racks are available for securing your bike. A Capital Bikeshare station is located two blocks away on 17th NW & Corcoran St. NW. To plan your bicycle route, visit www.ridethecity.com.

BOSSA BISTRO & LOUNGE

2463 18th Street NW
Washington, DC

  • PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
    Metro: Red line to Adams Morgan.
    Metrobus: 90, 96, X2 bus routes. Visit www.wmata.com to plan your public transit route.
  • PUBLIC PARKING
    If you are planning to drive, remember to leave plenty of time for parking. There is limited on-street parking available. There is one Colonial Parking Garage nearby: 2421 18th Street NW.
  • BY BIKE
    Bossa Bistro & Lounge is accessible by the city’s public bicycle routes. Bike racks are available for securing your bike. A Capital Bikeshare station is located a few blocks away on Columbia Road, NW & 18th Street, NW. To plan your bicycle route, visit www.ridethecity.com.

THE HOWARD THEATRE

620 T Street NW
Washington, DC

  • PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
    Metro: The Howard Theatre is located near the Shaw-Howard metro station on the Green/Yellow line.
    Metrobus: The  route. Visit www.wmata.com to plan your public transit route.
  • PUBLIC PARKING
    If you are planning to drive, remember to leave plenty of time for parking. There is limited on-street parking available. Valet parking is available.
  • BY BIKE
    The Howard Theatre is accessible by the city’s public bicycle routes. A Capital Bikeshare station is located one block away on T Street, NW & 7th Street, NW. To plan your bicycle route, visit www.ridethecity.com.

LISNER AUDITORIUM

The George Washington University
730 21st Street NW
Washington, DC

  • PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
    The closest metro stop to GW’s Lisner Auditorium is the Foggy Bottom-GWU metro station on the Orange and Blue lines.

There is only one exit out of the station.  The escalators will bring you to the intersection of 23rd and I (Eye) Streets. The auditorium is located three blocks from the station. Walk straight along I Street for two blocks to 21st Street. Turn right and walk one block to H Street.

  • PARKING
    For full parking information visit this page.

 

TROPICALIA

2001 14th Street NW
Washington, DC

  • PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
    Take the Green Line to U Street Metro Station.