Calendar

Apr
11
Sun
Inclusion Broadway Song and Dance Class
Apr 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Photo of six individuals with disabilities dressed in red and black on a stage

Perform the music and moves from your favorite productions! Students will work together to select 1-2 songs and create a group song and dance performance. ArtStream classes fuel each student’s imagination, creativity, and focus while remaining accessible, empowering, and engaging. As participants improve their communication and social skills, they also develop friendships along the way. Students do not need any acting experience to participate in ArtStream classes.

Sundays, April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, and 16
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
$300 for six classes

Learn more about ArtStream by visiting www.art-stream.org. If you have any questions, please email Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disability Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Deadline to register: Thursday, April 1

The Power of Protest and The Great Kosher Meat War
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Join the EDCJCC for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Week – a global mitzvah week started in Israel in 2007 and now celebrated in 108 countries!

This year’s Good Deeds Week theme is food insecurity. In the DMV, the Capital Area Food Bank reports an estimated 250,000 people will face food insecurity. A survey in April 2020 also found that Black households in D.C. were 13.5 times more likely to report that they sometimes did not have enough food to eat than White households in the city.

WHAT:
The Edlavitch DCJCC is joining the Capital Jewish Museum for an exciting book talk on the power of advocacy and protest. In the wee hours of May 15, 1902, three thousand Jewish women quietly took up positions on the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Convinced by the latest jump in the price of kosher meat that they were being gouged, they intended to shut down every kosher butcher shop in New York’s Jewish quarter. Hear this incredible story from Scott D. Seligman, author of The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902, in conversation with  Professor Pamela Nadell, director of the Jewish Studies program at American University. 

WHEN:
Sunday, April 11, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

REGISTRATION:
Registration is free but you must register in advance to receive the zoom link.

Apr
12
Mon
Virtual Strength & Stretch
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This workout will combine strengthening and flexibility exercises and is perfect for those with physical limitations or members looking for a lower intensity workout. No equipment required! These classes are free, but registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link.

Click here to learn more about Virtual Group Exercise classes.

Holiday Story Time Series: Yom Ha’atzmaut
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join JFamily Ambassador Shoshana as she reads books in honor of the upcoming holiday of Yom Ha’atzmaut, which celebrates the independence of the State of Israel. Best for Kids 1 – 6 years old.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtceGrrz8rHNKW8c_JgLwbJqMdWNzus3pR

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.

 

Virtual Bodypump
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A workout for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast. Using a light to moderate barbell or hand weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout with scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music.

Dumbbells required; recommended weight is 5-20 lbs

Click here to learn more about Virtual Group Exercise classes.

Outdoor Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration with EntryPointDC
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This year Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, is celebrated in Mid-April. Join us at the EDCJCC parking lot to get ready for the holiday by learning some Israeli dances, playing trivia and games, and take home some Israeli snacks.

The Schmaltz Bros food truck will also be onsite from 5:00-8:00 PM; you can order food and enjoy on the JCC steps before or after the program.

Register early! Space is limited, if we sell additional tickets and need a larger space we will be moving to the National Mall. This event will be socially distanced, don’t forget to bring your masks.

Mindfulness Mondays: Starting A Meditation Practice
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
In this six-part series you will learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to positively shift and optimize your mental, emotional, and physiological states. Explore foundational tools, practical experiences, and guided meditations to begin or boost your personal mindfulness and meditation practice and learn methods that can help you decrease stress, improve mood, increase mental focus and productivity, and become more resilient.
This class is virtual, but we encourage you to join us from a peaceful place whether that is outside at the park or a cozy spot at home.
About the Instructor: 
unnamed (18).jpegYonah Levy is a Meditation Teacher, Transformational Coach, Speaker, and Workplace Wellness Leader. For over 17 years, he has been guiding people back to peace and from there to thriving through counseling, whole-life coaching, workplace wellness consulting, speaking, and group leadership. Yonah studied Behavioral and Social Psychology and has been practicing and teaching mindfulness and meditation for over two decades. He learned from disciples of Sri Chinmoy for one year and has spent several years learning from Dr. Tara Brach and others through continuous self-study. He has completed multiple Vipassana courses under S.N. Goenka, based on teachings of the Buddha rooted in 25 centuries of tradition. He blends Western science and psychology with Eastern, indigenous, and intuitive practices and his positive, holistic approach works with the fundamentals of the whole person.

Dates: 6 class series – Mondays, April 5- May 10 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
Cost: 
$90
Young adults (16-32): $72

*We will record classes if you are unable to attend one of the sessions

This class is for all ages 16+

If the cost of this class is prohibitive, you need to pay in installements, or it does not fit your schedule, please email Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, at stacym@edcjcc.org

Apr
13
Tue
Virtual Cardio Sculpt
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This workout will combine strengthening and flexibility exercises and is perfect for those with physical limitations or members looking for a lower intensity workout. No equipment required!

Click here to learn more about Virtual Group Exercise classes.

Inclusion Virtual Kickboxing
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Glenda will teach some basic kickboxing moves. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing and have a cold drink nearby. No previous experience needed! Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at joys@edcjcc.org or Glenda Fu, Executive Director at Dreams For Kids DC, at gfu@dreamsforkids.org.

VIRTUAL SERIES: Navigating Support Services for School-Aged Children in DC
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3 Tuesdays, April 13, 20, and 27, 8:00-9:00 PM
FREE but registration is required
Led by Maria Blaeuer, Director of Programs and Outreach at Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE) and Lauren Siegel, Psy.D, Director of Clinical Services at the Kingsbury Wellness & Learning Group

This interactive three-part series is for DC families of school-aged children (ages 4-12) who suspect that their child might benefit from learning and/or behavioral supports.  We will discuss how to identify developmental red flags, what rights you have in terms of accessing support, how to obtain an evaluation through both public and private channels, what the evaluation process actually looks like, and how to use your evaluation results to acquire support services, including through the DC public school system.  Led by experts in the fields of neuropsychological assessments and education law and advocacy, each part of the series will include a formal presentation followed by lots of time for questions and discussion.

ABOUT AJE: Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE) is the federally designated Parent Training & Information Center for Washington D.C. AJE’s mission is to empower families, youth, and the community to be effective advocates to ensure that children and youth, particularly those who have special needs, receive access to appropriate education and health services. Read more at https://www.aje-dc.org/

ABOUT KINGSBURY: The Kingsbury Wellness & Learning Group is a non-profit group of clinicians and educators dedicated to removing barriers and unlocking potential for families with learning and behavior challenges. Through neuropsychological testing, psychotherapy, and other services, we help families gain access to the support they need to succeed at school, work, or home.