We’re Building Something New at 16th and Q!

BIG NEWS! The Edlavitch DCJCC began a 10-month renovation of its historic building this September.

Our vision is to create a world-class facility that is a “town square” for everyone. We want to do more of what we do best — early childhood education and programs for children and their families, community service projects and volunteer opportunities for all ages, and cultural and arts programming with high-level offerings. We will expand our classes and workshops, refresh our health and fitness center, enhance spaces for cultural programs that connect adults of all ages and backgrounds to one another, and continue to be a welcoming place for all. The Edlavitch DCJCC will continue to write the Jewish story in the nation’s capital and help secure a strong Jewish future.

Join us for programs around town in cultural destinations and neighborhood venues throughout the city.

Our $20+ Million Campaign focuses on:

General Building Enhancements: A Modern Facility

Our plans include modernizing the building, enhancing operations and security, and making the building more energy efficient.

Early Childhood, Youth, and Family: Additional Space

This space will include new classrooms, a dedicated elevator and stairway to enhance security for the preschool, and indoor play spaces.

A Second Arts and Multi-Use Space

Plans include a second flexible arts space which will support our world-class culture and arts programs and offer the opportunity to expand other programming and revenue.


Endowing programs and ensuring the upkeep of our historic building for generations to come.