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

Bim Bom Lag B’omer Bag
Apr 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

We are excited to offer an exciting gift bag full of Lag B’omer 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 all about Lag B’omer.

Bag pick-up will take place on Monday April 19 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, April 21st at 4:30 PM. A zoom link will be sent out a few days before hand 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.

Meat 101: Choosing and Grilling your meat for Lag B’Omer
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Lag B’Omer is the perfect holiday to enjoy some meat on the grill!

Learn from Gidon Van Emden, CEO of KOL Foods about meat, how to buy it, how to cook it, and what are all the different cuts!? We’ll discuss how to select the best meat in the context of Kashrut, environmental impact, and health. Get all your meat questions answered, and go into the weekend with confidence firing up your grill for Lag B’Omer!

KOL Foods is the only Kosher meat company offering completely regenerative meat options, which means the meat you eat has a positive environmental impact on the planet! They ship their high-quality products nation-wide in just a few days, so you can select the perfect grilling cut in time for Lag B’Omer (Thursday night April 29th) the bonfire holiday.

Come with all your meat questions, how do I cook different cuts, what am I looking at when I go to the butcher shop? Whats the best cut for “x” dish? And leave feeling more confident when you walk into a grocery store or butcher shop or shopping online for all your meat needs!

Gidon will demonstrate his favorite way to grill at the end of the class, join him virtually in his backyard for the demo!

OUTDOOR Lag B’Omer meet up
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Lindsay Kagin at Kalorama Park for story time, an art project and a yummy snack. Best for kids 2 – 6 years old. All family members over 2 years old must be wearing masks at all times. PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


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.

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.

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.

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.

**wear your mask and observe social distancing guidelines

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