Shabbat & Holidays

Shabbat and Holidays at the EDCJCC

Holiday programs available for families and individuals of all ages.

Upcoming Events

Criss-Crossing Communities Tree-Athlon Challenge
Jan 24 @ 4:30 pm

We invite you to join our online criss crossing communities’ event – a Tu B’shvat celebration with games and challenges. Raise a toast and celebrate Tu B’Shvat in a playful way with missions, questions and community fun.

Best for Everyone, ages 0-120

Co-hosted by IAC Washington DC, Bender JCCGW, Edlavitch DCJCC, Pozez JCC and Weinstein JCC

Bim Bom Bag: Tu B’Shevat Edition
Jan 25 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

We are excited to offer an exciting gift bag full of Tu B’Shevat themed arts & crafts activities to work on independently with your kid(s), a virtual place to share our creative crafts, read a story, and learn cool facts about the birthday of the trees. (Best for kids 2-6 years old)

Please note: In order to fulfill Bim Bom bag orders, registration closes firmly on January 20 at 11:30 PM.

Bag pick-up will take place on Monday, January 25 between 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. If this time does not work for you please email Lindsay Kagin at to set up an alternative bag pick up/delivery.

The Zoom call will take place on Wednesday, January 27 at 4:30 PM. A zoom link will be sent out on January 25th to all who purchased a bag.

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.

Grandfriend Tu B’Shevat
Jan 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

PJ Library kids and their “grandfriends” can join us for a multi-generational event for Tu B’Shevat (the Birthday of the Trees) to share stories, create a watercolor collage artwork and celebrate togetherness.

Sign up by January 19 to receive some art materials in the mail to use during the program.

This is a collaboration of PJ Library, Bender JCC, Edlavitch DCJCC, Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families, Honeymoon Israel, and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

DIY Tu B’Shevat Fruit and Cheeseboards
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Looking for a fun night-in activity?  Join the Edlavitch DC JCC and Honeymoon Israel for a fun night of cheeseboard making. Participants will learn about Tu B’Shvat and will be guided through making a holiday-inspired cheese and fruit board featuring some of the seven sacred species. During the interactive portion of the workshop we will cover what types of items to include on a cheeseboard, how to create a beautiful display, and how this knowledge can adapted for hosting in the post-covid future.

$12 per screen to participate. We will send out a list of items you will need to purchase if you would like to make the board along with us.

This Program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC, EntryPointDC Cooking Interest Tribe, Honeymoon Israel and JFamily at the Edlavitch DCJCC which is funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.
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Passover Story time with guest author
Mar 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a reading and discussion of the new book THE PASSOVER GUEST by Susan Kusel. Susan and Sean, the illustrator will be joining us for this fun event. (Best for Kids 3 – 8 years old)

THE PASSOVER GUEST is a fresh retelling of a classic I. L. Peretz story. It’s the spring of 1933 in Washington, D.C., and the Great Depression is hitting young Muriel’s family hard. Muriel assumes her family is too poor to hold a Passover Seder this year, but an act of kindness and a mysterious magician change everything. Susan and Sean, who are both from the D.C. area, did a tremendous amount of research to accurately capture Washington, D.C. in the 1930s.

Register in advance for this meeting:

Presented by the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia’s Growing Jewish Families, Bender JCC and the Edlavitch EDCJCC and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.

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