We’re REOPENING AT 16th and Q!

The EDCJCC is now open!

On September 5, the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC) reopened the doors of its storied Sixteenth Street building and unveiled newly renovated facilities to the public for the first time. After eleven months of construction and a multi-million-dollar Capital Campaign, the renovations used the building’s existing footprint to create new world-class arts and culture spaces, the Smith Kogod Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Wing, and even more programming possibilities for D.C.’s diverse community.

With these new improvements and possibilities, the EDCJCC is more prepared than ever before to continue cultivating a vibrant, diverse, and growing Jewish community in the nation’s capital.

Our $20+ Million Campaign focused 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.