Who We Are

Who We Are

The Edlavitch DCJCC is the Jewish community’s address in our Nation’s Capital, providing uniquely urban educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the DC community inside and outside the beltway.

Open to all, with the mission of building and preserving Jewish identity, we promote community values through the following Edlavitch DCJCC programs and services:

The Edlavitch DCJCC is a member of the Jewish Community Center Association, a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and a designated agency of the United Way of the National Capital Area designee #54775.

Edlavitch DCJCC Statement on Israel-related Programming: The Edlavitch DCJCC stands firmly in support of Israel as an independent Jewish state.  We support open, balanced and respectful dialogue that engages a broad community in meaningful conversation.  We choose our partners and affiliations to ensure that all programming supports the EDCJCC’s mission to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values.  We oppose “Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions” of Israel (BDS) and all efforts to delegitimize the right of the State of Israel to exist.

The Edlavitch DCJCC does not support or oppose candidates for elected public office. Opinions expressed at all programs of the Edlavitch DCJCC belong solely to those expressing them. The Edlavitch DCJCC partners with many organizations and groups to present programs, but does not endorse the political views or policy positions of any program partner.