Day of Awesome: A Day of Learning and Celebrations

Day of Awesome

Sunday, September 12, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

We are celebrating the Days of Awe, the ten days between Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). This season in time is marked with celebrations and newness, and it is a time to re-calibrate, set your intentions for the year ahead, and refresh. The EDCJCC is here to welcome you back to community by facilitating connections and helping you set your intention for the year 5782. We want to highlight all of our amazing staff, teachers, and the strength of the DC Jewish community. Join us for a taste of what we have to offer, and leave with new friends, new ideas, and renewed energy.

With  programs happening throughout the morning, plus vendors selling High Holiday gifts and food options from Schmaltz Brothers, there’s something for everyone. You’ll get to select programs during time blocks throughout the day. Scroll down to learn more about our offerings and instructors – and start getting excited now!

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Kids & Family Programs (art options happening throughout the morning)

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Family Yoga with Andrea Creel
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Healing for the Holidays with Mira Smith
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: MyZuzah with Alex Shapero
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Holiday Songs with Mr. Ari
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: The Hive, The Bees, and the Honey with apiarist Martin Posse
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: But I Said I’m Sorry! with Chana Kupetz

Adult Programs (vendors available throughout)

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Judaism: An Earth Based Religious Civilization with Rabbi David Shneyer
Returning with Joy: A Teshuvah Meditation with Yitzhak Bronstein

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Acting Out the High Holy Days with Tyler Herman
Why the Ancient Rabbis Thought Yom Kippur Was a Day of Joy with Rabbi JoHanna Potts

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Celebrating Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in an Interfaith Family: Let’s Talk with Marion Usher
Too Popular: How the Rabbis Tried to Cancel These High Holiday Rituals and Failed with Rabbi Ilana Zietman