Shabbat & Holidays

Shabbat and Holidays at the EDCJCC

Holiday programs available for families and individuals of all ages. Plus, click here for resources to make your virtual Passover seder a success!

Upcoming Events

May
10
Mon
Holiday Story Time Series: Shavuot
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join JFamily Ambassador Shoshana as she reads books in celebration of the upcoming holiday of Shavuot. Best for Kids 1 – 6 years old.

Register at: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclfumoqzMrHNCSpevgLX2lkUQZ2_9zq39f

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.

 

May
11
Tue
Shavuot Grandfriend
May 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us online for a multi-generational event for PJ kids and their “grandfriends” to gather for Shavuot to share stories, create a collage, and celebrate togetherness.

Register by May 3 to receive art materials in the mail.


If logging in from a separate home than your grandchild or your child’s grandparent, please register each person separately.


This program is a collaboration of PJ Library Greater Washington, Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Edlavitch DCJCC, HoneymoonIsrael, Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia’s Growing Jewish Families in Northern Virginia, and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

May
12
Wed
Cooking with the Kagins
May 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Who likes pizza and fruit? What better way to eat both things and celebrate Shavuot than by making a Fruit Pizza! Join us for pre-Shavuot Cooking with the Kagins!

Register at: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdu6prD4iHNLRqiaj7GDS2Lm-ToUEvmcc

You will need:
18 ounces refrigerated sugar cookie dough
8 ounces cream cheese
7 ounces fluff or marshmallow creme
1 teaspoon lime zest
All your favorite fruits!

If you prefer to use a pre-made frosting you can buy one instead of the cream cheese, fluff, and lemon zest.

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

May
13
Thu
Bim Bom Bag: Shavuot Edition
May 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm


The Edlavitch DCJCC presents a bagtastic and exciting opportunity to learn about Shavuot through arts & crafts, stories, and discussions. When you sign up you will receive a Jewish themed arts & crafts activities to work on independently with your kid(s). A few days later we will get together over zoom and share our creative crafts, read a story, and learn cool facts about the Shavuot (you do not need to attend the zoom to do the activities). This month’s bag includes the following crafts: DIY walking stick, DIY flower crowns, DIY Pin Wheel, Making your own Mt. Sinai, a yummy snack, as well as a Shavuot Activity book.

This program is perfect for children 3+ years old.
Registration cut off is on Sunday, May 9th.
Bag pick up will be at the Edlavitch DC JCC on Tuesday, May 11 between 12:15pm and 12:45pm and in Brookland (private home) on Tuesday, May 11. If these times or locations don’t work for you please e-mail Lindsay at lindsayk@edcjcc.org to arrange another pick up.

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.

May
16
Sun
Shavuot Mindfulness Hike at Rock Creek Park
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Celebrate the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai by getting out into nature and exploring the Torah wisdom to be found in the trees and natural beauty of Rock Creek Park. Bring your friends or family for this self-guided outdoor experience which will offer points of connection for individuals of all ages and levels of observance.

You can arrive anytime between 11:00Am and 3:00PM, EDCJCC staff will greet you at the trailhead, give you a guide book, and help you set an intention for your journey. Throughout the hike, you’ll find signs prompting moments of reflection, stories, and opportunities to connect with yourself, your family, and the themes of the holiday. There will be an optional playlist to accompany your walk and options to engage with other hikers through social media. A yummy frozen treat will be given out at the end of the hike.

The “hike” begins with a 0.5 mi walk on a mostly paved path with guiding thoughts and meditations along the way. When you get to the end of the 0.5 mi walk (~ 10 minutes ), you will have the option to cross a bridge and return along a more difficult dirt path that ascends a few stairs and goes back down a steep hill (another 0.5 mi). You can also return along the paved path if you so choose.

** Please note that all participants must wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines

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.

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