Shabbat & Holidays

Shabbat and Holidays at the EDCJCC

Programs available for families and individuals of all ages.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2019 Shabbat Clusters Kick-Off Dinner
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

EntryPointDC Fall Shabbat Cluster Kick-off Dinner 2017

You must register for  Fall Shabbat Clusters to attend the kick-off dinner:

Check out the Shabbat Clusters FAQ  to get answers to some common questions and learn more about the program before you register at the ticket link above!

First round registration deadline: September 13* registration is open on a rolling basis based on availability in groups after this date

Kick-off Dinner: September 20 – optional

Shabbat Clusters are groups of 15-30 people in their 20s and 30s who meet monthly for informal potluck Shabbat dinners in each other’s homes, local restaurants and parks all over the DC Metro area. Groups are formed based on age and location and sometimes observance levels and interests such as Singles, Couples, 20s, 30s, Arts, Community Service, LGBTQ, Interfaith and more. Shabbat Clusters have been going strong for over 10 years and in our last season 325 young professionals registered for the program.

Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the newly renovated Edlavitch DCJCC for a morning of free music, games, moon bounce, food, holiday crafts, and fun! Rock out to the music of Jason Mesches, award-winning Jewish educator and performer, and his newest album Nosh Pit, and participate in a community service project benefitting local refugee families designed for all ages. Together, we’ll celebrate Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) in an atmosphere that welcomes everyone and caters to families.

Sponsored in memory of Elona Shaffert by the Shaffert/Brenner Family.

The Family Concert is presented by the Washington Jewish Music Festival as part of JxJ’s year-round programming. The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation is the lead sponsor of The Washington Jewish Music Festival

Rosh Hashanah with Honey & Co
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chefs Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich

Can’t decide what to cook for Rosh Hashanah this year? Spruce up your holiday dinner table by joining us for an intimate cooking demo and to meet award-winning chefs Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich, the husband and wife team behind London’s Honey & Co culinary empire.

The evening will feature a cooking demo of two unique dishes, a tasting, Q&A session with the chefs/authors, and a book signing.

JFamily A Toast to the New Year
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come join the JFamily Ambassadors for a toast to the new year at this kid friendly brewery event. Bring your own picnic lunch. Each family pays for their own refreshments.

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

Loving Our Survivors: A Jewish New Year Party for Local Holocaust Survivors
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Help EntryPointDC & 3GDC celebrate the Jewish New Year by throwing a party for local Holocaust Survivors. Braid and bake challah, enjoy snacks, play games, and mingle with our special guests.

Tickets: $10 – includes light snacks, challah to take home, and all activities. Very Limited spots so register soon!

Limited Space Available! This event is for those in their 20s and 30s.

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JFamily and Hill Havurah Tot Shabbat and Sukkot Celebration
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

We’re joining in on Hill Havurah’s monthly Tot Shabbat to help learn some favorite Shabbat songs and get excited for the holiday of Sukkot. A light kiddush will be served. Come for the “Dinosaur Song,” stay for the “Sukkah Shake.”

Hosted by Jessica

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.

Behrend Builders Sukkah Build
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Behrend Builders as we build the community sukkah for the Edlavitch DCJCC.

In preparation for the festival of Sukkot we will be building the community sukkah and creating decorations for it! Come and be a part of the creation of this gorgeous structure for the Sukkot season. We will need builders and decorators so this project is open to people of all ages and experience!

Please sign up in advance, since we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins. No prior experience in sukkah building is required!

We will meet in the Edlavitch DCJCC parking lot. If you have any questions please email Randy Bacon at

JFamily Sukkah Party
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Come join the JFamily Ambassadors for a fun afternoon in the sukkah. We will have snacks and arts and crafts to enjoy.

Hosted by Ross.

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