Who We Are

Who We Are

The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC) aspires to be a dynamic institution, cultural destination, and welcoming center for Jewish and community connections in the nation’s capital where individuals and families come together to enrich mind, body and soul.

Click here to read a letter from our Board President, Jill Granader, about the departure of CEO Carole Zawatsky, who will be leaving the EDCJCC in the Summer of 2020 to begin the next chapter in her career.

Open to all, we promote our mission and values through the following Edlavitch DCJCC programs and services:

The Edlavitch DCJCC is 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.