Shabbat & Holidays

Shabbat and Holidays at the EDCJCC

Programs available for families and individuals of all ages.

Upcoming Events

Dec
13
Fri
JFamily and EDCJCC Preschool Tot Shabbat
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join the JFamily Ambassadors and the Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool for Tot Shabbat program at the Edlavitch DCJCC. We will sing songs, read stories, and share snacks to bring in Shabbat. This kid friendly program is open to all, no JCC membership is required.

5:30pm – Tot Shabbat service

6:00pm – Snacks and social time

This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.

Dec
15
Sun
Make Room for Latkes 2019
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Chanukah is coming and with it, eight nights of family fun! Bring your family for hands-on Chanukah activities including crafts, cooking, singing, stories, latkes, mitzvah (good deed) projects and take-home goodies.  It’s a perfect morning for Jewish and interfaith families with children ages 2 and older. Tickets will be $18.00 per family at the door.

This program is brought to you by PJ Library, the Edlavitch DCJCC, JFamily Ambassadors, the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital, Love and Religion, the Capital Jewish Museum and Jews United for Justice.  It is supported by the Marion Usher Fund for Interfaith programs at the EDCJCC.

Dec
17
Tue
Hanukkah Happy Hour: Havana Nights
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join EntryPointDC and over 300 Jewish young adults from all over the DC area for the biggest party of the year!

The largest Hanukkah happy hour in the DC area is moving from the Hill. Hanukkah is going to be HOT, HOT, HOT this December when we celebrate with a Cuban Jewish flair! Come out for specialty drinks, salsa lessons, festive food, and more. Be sure to bring warm winter items such as socks and gloves for our clothing drive for D25 Day of Service.

4th floor – salsa lessons at 6:45 – 7:15 PM and 7:45 – 8:15 PM
3rd floor – Cuban Jewish and festive fried foods and mingling
2nd floor – chill area with Cuban Jewish trivia slideshow

* Venue is easily accessible off the U street metro
* Extended happy hour drink specials
* Appetizers and food specials

Presented by EntryPointDC, the 20s and 30s program of the Edlavitch DCJCC

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Presented in partnership with:
Adas Israel Young Professionals, Avodah, 2239, GatherDC, NOVA Tribe Series and more announced soon!

Dec
18
Wed
JFamily and Honeymoon Israel Chanukah Celebration
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join JFamily and Honeymoon Israel for a fun afternoon Chanukah Celebration. Ms. Ellie will sing songs, we’ll read Chanukah books, and enjoy some delicious treats!

This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund as well as Honeymoon Israel. 

Dec
23
Mon
Community Chanukah Candle Lighting
Dec 23 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 29 @ 5:30 pm

Stop by the Q Street Lobby for every night of Chanukah to light the candles, recite the blessings and sing together, play dreidel games, and enjoy gelt and other delicious Chanukah treats!

5:30PM – Monday, December 23
4:00PM – Tuesday, December 24
5:30PM – Thursday, December 26
5:30PM – Friday, December 27
5:30PM (before JxJ film, Uncut Gems at 6:10PM) – Sunday, December 29

(December 23, 24, 26 and 27 – Parents picking their kids up from Winter Fun Camp are encouraged to stay for our festive Chanukah lighting gatherings each day)

Find more holiday programming here

Dec
25
Wed
December 25 Day of Service
Dec 25 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

December 25th Day of Service (D25) is the Edlavitch DCJCC’s largest volunteer event of the year. Hundreds of volunteers will deliver holiday cheer to those in need at social service agencies across the metro-DC area! Projects include preparing and serving meals, singing carols, visiting home-bound seniors, throwing holiday parties, and more. Choose from over 40 different projects based on location, type of activity, or time of day.

Projects that will take place at the Edlavitch DCJCC include the Winter Blood Drive, making instant meal kits, creating cards for emergency personnel working on Christmas Day, and more.

Many of the projects are family-friendly, so please read individual project descriptions carefully for the minimum age to volunteer.

Learn more

Dec
27
Fri
Chanukah Shabbat Dinner and Celebration
Dec 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Looking for a meaningful way to spend the last Shabbat of the year? Join us for a special Chanukah-themed Shabbat dinner! We will light the sixth candle and join in song together before dining on a festive meal. Families with young children are welcome, and children under 10 eat for free!

$20 per adult for members
$25 per adult for non-members
$10 per child
Free for children 10 and under

* Vegetarian/vegan meal option available upon request

Jan
10
Fri
JFamily and EDCJCC Preschool Tot Shabbat
Jan 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join the JFamily Ambassadors and the Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool for Tot Shabbat program at the Edlavitch DCJCC. We will sing songs, read stories, and share snacks to bring in Shabbat. This kid friendly program is open to all, no JCC membership is required.

5:30pm – Tot Shabbat service

6:00pm – Snacks and social time

This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.