Calendar

May
1
Fri
Mitzvah May Marathon
May 1 – May 31 all-day

During the month of May, EntryPointDC and the Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility is challenging our young adult community to perform as many mitzvahs (good deeds) for our local community and the world as we can during this difficult time. Grab your friends and make a team or we will match you with others in your neighborhood to do virtual volunteering together!

When you sign up, you will receive a list of different volunteer opportunities with a “how-to” for each one, along with different ice breakers and fun activities you can pair each volunteer opportunity. There’s something for everyone – whether you like to write and want to be a guest blogger to crafting, meal packaging, and making calls to Holocaust survivors in Israel!

May 4: Mitzvah May Marathon Kick-Off – you will be sent your team roster and a list of volunteer acitivties and ice breakers you can do together throughout the month

May 18: Virtual Trivia Night – an evening of fun + learning with your teammates

June 1: Virtual Ice Cream Party and Celebration – we will share a slide show of all of our good deeds and virtually mingle in small groups…we also hope to have some sweet surprises for you!

May
6
Wed
Pen-Pal Program with Senior Adults
May 6 – Jul 31 all-day

The Edlavitch DCJCC operates a daily program for individuals over 60 living in the District called the Behrend-Adas Senior Fellowship. This program offers a variety of robust programming including social activities, exercise, arts, field trips, and a hot kosher lunch.

With the program being closed, many of our senior adults living alone are interested in companionship and interaction. They’re excited to start a correspondence with you either by email or snail mail!

Sign up to receive a client who you will write to regularly (at least every other week). The senior will respond to you as often as they are able, but expect this to be a back and forth correspondence.

Content for letters or postcards can include: notes of encouragement; about you, your career, your background, and anything else you are comfortable sharing; a poem or a positive story you heard about, etc. Please refrain from any references to drinking, drugs, or other activities related to substance use.

 

May
18
Mon
Graduation Cards for Community of Hope
May 18 – Jun 8 all-day

Children all over the city are reaching important milestones in their lives and graduating from kindergarten, 5th grade, and 8th grade. As these accomplishments cannot be celebrated in person, we need your help to honor and celebrate these young graduates from afar! Make graduation cards for children who are transitioning out of homelessness with Community of Hope, one of our close partner organizations.

Please register to receive exact instructions, including a mailing address. When registering, please select the number of cards you are interested in making or purchasing. For example, if you would like to make 3 graduation cards for a kindergarten grad and 2 for a 5th grade grad, please select that number of tickets for each age.

**This opportunity is ongoing through Monday, June 8th**

Thank you in advance for helping us celebrate these wonderful graduates!

 

May
26
Tue
Vinyasa Flow
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Vinyasa Yoga is a style of power yoga in which poses flow from one to the other in conjunction with the breath.

May
27
Wed
Completely Core
May 27 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

A stability ball conditioning class that is an energizing workout focusing on developing core stability and overall strength with low impact. All fitness levels welcomed.

Stretch & Strength
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Stretch and Strength class was created to help people move through daily life with more energy, less pain, greater ease, and better focus by using techniques that release excess tension while strengthening postures that hold a body in balance. This work corrects pain-causing habits, such as slouching and pain-adaptation, aids recovery from injury, and sharpens recreational and work performance.

Monday instruction: Devonne Horsley
Wednesday instruction: Ruth Barnes
Friday instruction: Devonne Horsley

Cost: $50 for unlimited classes monthly (You would be able to attend any or all three classes weekly) or $8.00 drop in fee per class.

Shavuot Grandfriend Cooking Together Program
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Eating dairy foods is an essential part of celebrating Shavuot (a springtime harvest holiday that also celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai). We love ice cream and want to make it with you! Grab a grandparent or special grownup friend, have them meet you on our zoom call, and make Ice Cream in a bag.

You will need: 1 cup half and half, 1.5 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tbsp sugar, ice, 1/4 cup salt, and two Ziploc bags (1 small, 1 large)

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqceCtrTIoHN3FAqVOfoQMofhA9r3OwB_q

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

 

Cardio Sculpt
May 27 @ 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

A full body workout involving high intensity cardio and interval training using jump ropes, weights and exercise bands. Bring your workout to the next level! Class ends with 10 minute abs and stretching. Class may meet outdoors in warm weather.

Instructor: Kristen

Dance for PD®
May 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Bowen McCauley Dance presents a weekly free Dance for PD® class for people with Parkinson Disease and their care-partners. All Are Welcome!

If you have questions, please call us at (703) 910-5175 or by email at dance@bmdc.org

Bowen McCauley Dance is the only dance company in the Metropolitan-DC area to provide Dance for PD-free weekly dance classes for people with Parkinson Disease and their care-partners. Lucy Bowen McCauley, BMD’s Artistic Director and founder, is honored to bring dance to people with this disease. Besides the health benefits, dance takes the mind and spirit away from the thoughts of disease, the disability and social isolation.

“When I am in class my old body has left me and a new body has set in. It’s like a wind has washed all the evil of the disease out of my system.”

 

Dance for PD® originated with the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Parkinson Group and the Mark Morris Dance Group. At the invitation of MMDG and PFNCA, McCauley received training and certification in March 2008 to teach these fun and innovative classes.

Festival of Wheat
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
festival of wheat
Join Amanda and Lindsay, from the Jewish Life and Learning department to prepare for celebrating Shavuot with an interactive challah-baking lesson! We’ll be forming the dough, braiding, and covering the basics of why we celebrate the wheat harvest at Shavuot and whats so great about wheat in the Jewish people’s history!  If you would like to make dough along with us, here’s what you’ll need:
7 cups flour
2 packages (1/4 oz) yeast
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups warm mater
Poppy or sesame seeds (optional)