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Washington Jewish Music Festival | DCJCC Music ProgramThe 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 festival 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 Washington Jewish Music 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 List For Washington Jewish Music Festival

The Washington Jewish Music Festival was established in 1999 to foster broader appreciation of Jewish culture & provide greater DC an opportunity to connect. There are many venue have been schedule with WJMF. Here are the places to enjoy the Washington Jewish Music Festival:

AARON & CECILE GOLDMAN THEATER

Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater is one of the best theaters in the city of Washington also always open for the Jewish Music Festival also called the J theater. The best place in Washington to enjoy vintage music shows. The Washington Jewish Music Festival has also regularly performed at this theater.

Location Address:

Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC – Edlavitch DCJCC

1529 – 16th Street NW
Washington, DC (2 blocks from the Washington DCJCC)

  • 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Validated parking stickers ARE NO LONGER AVIALABLE from the Washington DCJCC Front Desk. Patrons will need to pay the regular Colonial parking fee.

  • 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

Bossa Bistro + Lounge is an Adams-Morgan institution that delivers the best of live world music, Brazilian tapas, cutting-edge art, spoken word shows, and the best cocktails on the strip. One of the best lounges for Jewish Music Festival. Unique in every way, Bossa is one of those rare mature and sexy places in town where you can feel right at home with your date, posse, or grandpa.

Bossa is known for its nightly shows. Featuring the greatest acts in the business – Junior Marvin Bob Marley and The Wailers acclaimed Cheick Hamala Diabate. A resident of the Malian DC griot. Sitali Thief Company, Brazilian singer Cissa Paz. The salsa sensations of Alfredo Mojica, Raul Morel and Tumbao, and other famous powerhouses grace the home on a regular basis.

Location Address:

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

The Howard Theatre is one of historic theater. It Was added to National Register of Historic Place in 1974. This theatre open since 1910 in Washington DC. For most of the 20th century, The Howard Theatre captivated audiences with music, dance, drama and comedy. In its early days, speakers like Booker T. Washington shared the stage with musicals, road shows, vaudeville acts, theater productions and community programs.

Later, Washington’s favorite son Duke Ellington inaugurated a new era of jazz big bands on The Howard’s stage. The Howard Theatre inspired change, yet felt the impact of a nation in flux following the 1968 riots. Eventually, the degradation of the neighborhood forced the theater to close. After several false starts in the late ’70s and early ’80s to reinvigorate The Howard, the curtains fell and the theatre remained shuttered until 2012. Today, the Howard Theatre is enjoying rebirth and a entering a new era in its long and prestigious history also The Washington Jewish Music Festival.

Location Address:

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

Lisner Auditorium was the realization of Abram Lisner’s dream for the university. At his bequest in 1938, the George Washington University was left $1 million to build an auditorium for the school. It was the second time that Mr. Lisner’s donations to the University resulted in the construction of campus facilities. The Lisner Library had been built in 1935 in memory of his wife, Laura Lisner.

Location Address:

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. Parking near Lisner Auditorium is Colonial Parking. The closest parking is at 2100 H Street Northwest, Washington

TROPICALIA

Tropicala is colorful venue and cocktail lounge with premium hosting live sound & light shows. This lounge also supportive atmosphere, live music events can be enjoyed with satisfaction for The Washington Jewish Music Festival.

Location Address:
2001 14th Street NW
Washington, DC

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