Shabbat & Holidays

Shabbat and Holidays at the EDCJCC

Programs available for families and individuals of all ages.

Upcoming Events

Hipster Hanukkah Holiday Market
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Shop handmade goods from independent artists from holiday cards to jewelry to baked goods. It’s Etsy IRL!

Hang out in our lounge

  • Musical performances
  • DIY crafts
  • Hot chocolate bar
  • Doughnuts

Want to be a craft or food vendor at our event? Vendor application is due by November 20!

This event is for those in their 20’s and 30’s


Entrance: $6
Want to come for free? Find out how you can help at the event by emailing Stacy at

Combo Ticket: $8 (Save $2) Entrance to Hipster Holiday market + Hanukkah Happy Hour (Time Hop)

Make Room for Latkes
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Make Room for Latkes 2018

Chanukah is coming and with it, eight nights of family fun! Join PJ Library, the Edlavitch DCJCC, the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital, Federation’s Jewish Food Experience and the interfaith program, Love and Religion, for hands-on Chanukah activities including crafts, cooking, singing, candle lighting, latkes, a mitzvah (good deed) project and take-home goodies.  It’s a perfect morning for Jewish and interfaith families with children ages 2 and older.

Brought to you by PJ Library, the Edlavitch DCJCC, Federation’s Jewish Food Experience®, Love and Religion interfaith programs and Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School.

Sign up by November 30, and it’s just $10.  All registrations after November 30 will be $15/family and can be paid at the door.

Hanukkah Happy Hour: Time Hop Edition
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The largest Hanukkah Happy Hour in DC – formerly known as Hanukkah Happy Hour on the Hill – is moving off the Hill again this year. Hop back in time with us at Decades where each floor has a different decade as their theme. Join hundreds of Jewish young adults for drink and food specials and some awesome surprises! Be sure to bring warm winter items for our clothing drive.

Save on a combo Holiday Market + Happpy Hour ticket!

Be sure to bring warm winter items such as socks and hats; collection boxes will be at both locations. All items will be donated to D25 at the DCJCC and given as holiday gifts to the DC homeless community.

Oh Gaydel, Gaydel, Gaydel!
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Find out how flaming the Festival of Lights can be when you celebrate Chanukah with other LGBTQ Jews (and our friends) at Pitchers DC in Adams Morgan.

Join GLOE – GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC, Gayyim DC: A Group for Jewish Guys Over 30, Bet Mishpachah, Nice Jewish Boys DC, and Nice Jewish Girls on Thursday, December 6, for this traditional annual gathering of the local LGBTQ Jewish community.

Hadar: Beyond the Chanukiah
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join the EDCJCC and the Hadar Institute for a morning workshop focused on themes associated with Chanukah and the holiday season.  The Hadar Institute is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. This program will include a panel and breakout sessions full of cross-cultural, passionate discussions open to all, regardless of a participant’s background or affiliation.

9:45am—10:00am Doors Open and Registration
10:00am—11:15am Plenary Session
11:15am—11:30am Break
11:30am—12:20pm Breakout Sessions

General Admission: $18
Student Admission: $10

Co-sponsored by:

Hadar Institute