Calendar

Oct
18
Thu
Actually
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Actually

By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Johanna Gruenhut
October 17 – November 18, 2018

Tom and Amber, freshmen at Princeton University, seem to be on the same page about where their relationship is heading, until suddenly they aren’t. What begins as a casual hook up turns into a Title IX hearing in which both students have everything to lose. Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this provocative new play by Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51) investigates the intersection of gender and race in campus politics today, offering a nuanced and psychologically rich portrait of a generation. Featuring Sylvia Kates and Jaysen Wright.

The Los Angeles Times raved: “Gripping. Beautifully rendered and complex…destined to trigger discussion.”

Film: Promise at Dawn
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dir. Eric Barbier | 131 min
Narrative | France | 2017 | French with English subtitles
Thursday, October 18, 7:30 PM || Bethesda Row Cinema

Charlotte Gainsbourg turns in an exuberant performance as Nina, Romain Gary’s overbearing single mom, and César-winner Pierre Niney plays the illustrious author in this filial love story adapted from Gary’s eponymous autobiographical novel. Hounding the boy at every turn—from his childhood in Poland, to his adolescence in the South of France, to his WWII adventures as a bombardier—Nina continually brags to everyone she meets that her son will become a great writer, a war hero, a French ambassador, and a Knight of the Legion of Honor. She thrusts her monumental aspirations onto her young son…and the beleaguered boy is determined to realize them for her.

Oct
19
Fri
Bootcamp
Oct 19 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am

BOOTCAMP

Fridays, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Meet at outside the Edlavitch DCJCC along the 16th Street steps. Command power, strength, and agility with this military inspired working that will push you to your limits, and challenge your mind and body. Lunge, crunch, and box through this class that will leave you feeling exhilarated! Begins October 12.

Oct
20
Sat
Actually
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Actually

By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Johanna Gruenhut
October 17 – November 18, 2018

Tom and Amber, freshmen at Princeton University, seem to be on the same page about where their relationship is heading, until suddenly they aren’t. What begins as a casual hook up turns into a Title IX hearing in which both students have everything to lose. Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this provocative new play by Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51) investigates the intersection of gender and race in campus politics today, offering a nuanced and psychologically rich portrait of a generation. Featuring Sylvia Kates and Jaysen Wright.

The Los Angeles Times raved: “Gripping. Beautifully rendered and complex…destined to trigger discussion.”

Oct
21
Sun
Actually
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Actually

By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Johanna Gruenhut
October 17 – November 18, 2018

Tom and Amber, freshmen at Princeton University, seem to be on the same page about where their relationship is heading, until suddenly they aren’t. What begins as a casual hook up turns into a Title IX hearing in which both students have everything to lose. Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this provocative new play by Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51) investigates the intersection of gender and race in campus politics today, offering a nuanced and psychologically rich portrait of a generation. Featuring Sylvia Kates and Jaysen Wright.

The Los Angeles Times raved: “Gripping. Beautifully rendered and complex…destined to trigger discussion.”

Oct
22
Mon
Running Club
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Meet at outside the Edlavitch DCJCC along the 16th Street steps. Whatever your goals or level of experience may be, joining our club can help you achieve your running and fitness goals while providing a great social network in a supportive environment. Begins October 8.

Actually
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Actually

By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Johanna Gruenhut
October 17 – November 18, 2018

Tom and Amber, freshmen at Princeton University, seem to be on the same page about where their relationship is heading, until suddenly they aren’t. What begins as a casual hook up turns into a Title IX hearing in which both students have everything to lose. Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this provocative new play by Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51) investigates the intersection of gender and race in campus politics today, offering a nuanced and psychologically rich portrait of a generation. Featuring Sylvia Kates and Jaysen Wright.

The Los Angeles Times raved: “Gripping. Beautifully rendered and complex…destined to trigger discussion.”

Oct
23
Tue
Stretch & Strength
Oct 23 @ 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.

Tuesday instruction: Devonne Horsley
Thursday instruction: Ruth Barnes

$8 drop-in fee or $40 for 8 sessions

Classes will take place in the Davenport Room which is located on the basement level in the Foundry Church. Enter the church through the front door and someone will be able to assist you in directing you to the Davenport Room. There will be no classes on 9/25 or 10/2.

Intro to Judaism
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Come explore the rich fabric of Judaism!

Using traditional texts and modern examples, we will cover the fundamentals of Jewish life, including Shabbat and holidays, prayer, life cycle rituals, ethics, and beliefs. This class is ideal for learners with questions—whether you’ve never studied Judaism before in your life, you’re looking for a Hebrew School refresher, or you’re somewhere in between!

This Session
Dates: 8 Tuesdays, October 16 – December 11, 2018 (no class the week of Thanksgiving)
Time:  7:30 PM – 9:15 PM

Cost:
General Registration: $200
Discounted Member : $170
Interfaith Couples Workshop Alumni: $150/couple
Did you go on Birthright or Honeymoon Israel in the past year? Call us at 202-777-3259 or send us an email to learn about special discounts for program participants.

Instructor:
Miriam Weiner Szubin has been teaching Introduction to Judaism at the EDCJCC since 2007, and has introduced over 375 students to Judaism in that time.  She has a B.A from Yale and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She spent several years teaching high school history and Jewish history at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and has also worked as an Educator at the National Portrait Gallery. She is currently the Director of the EDCJCC Parenting Center, where she creates and coordinates programming for infants, toddlers, parents and parents-to-be. She lives in Washington DC with her husband and three sons.

**This class will be taking place at the EDCJCC townhouse, across the street from our main building on 16th St NW, during our renovation. This building is not ADA accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience and ask that you bear with us during this transition year. Please be in touch with any questions.**

Please contact Darya Watnick at (202) 777-3259 or send an email with any questions.

Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies

Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost prevents you from registering, please contact Darya Watnick at 202-777-3259 or by email at daryaw@edcjcc.org to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.

Oct
24
Wed
Hebrew Classes
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Want to learn Hebrew? You’re in the right place!

The Edlavitch DCJCC offers six levels of conversational Hebrew, from learning the aleph bet to reading advanced literature. Our teachers are native Hebrew speakers with many years of teaching experience. They regularly tweak their classes to fit the needs and interests of their students. Find out more about our Hebrew teachers here!

Classes are offered Wednesday evenings in a 12-week session. Each class is one hour.

Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 require the textbook Hebrew From Scratch (Part 1)– you can purchase a new copy of the textbook at the time of registration.

Cost:
Regular Price: $336
EDCJCC Member Price: $300
Recent Birthright & Masa Alumni Special Price: $240*
*Reserved for Israel Program participants within the last five years.

This session:
Wednesdays, September 26-December 19, 2018. We will not be meeting the week of Thanksgiving.

During our renovation Hebrew Classes will take place at the EDCJCC Townhouse across the street at 1534 16th St NW. We apologize for the inconvenience but this building is not ADA accessible. Call Darya at (202) 777-3259 or send an email to daryaw@edcjcc.org with any questions.

LEVEL INFORMATION:

SCHEDULE Time Teacher
Level 1 – Aleph 6:15-7:15 pm Gila
Level 2 – Bet 6-7 pm Sarit
Level 3 – Gimel 7-8 Sarit
Level 4 – Dalet 7:15-8:15 pm Gila
Level 5 – Hey 8-9 pm Sarit
Level 6 – Vav 8:15-9:15 pm Gila

**Please make sure to make a note of the correct time of your level!**

Level 1 – Aleph
Beginners! This is the class for you if you need to learn the aleph bet (Hebrew alphabet) and start building your vocabulary. Students with a basic knowledge of the aleph bet but very little or no vocabulary or grammar experience should sign up for this level as well.

Level 2 – Bet
Students who have completed Level 1 OR know the aleph bet, can read, and have started to gather vocabulary and grammar.

Level 3 – Gimel
Students who have completed Level 2 OR have some vocabulary and a grasp of grammar

Level 4 – Dalet
This level focuses on building vocabulary, improving reading, and conducting conversation in present tense. It introduces verb conjugation the future and the past tense.

Level 5 – Hey
This level focuses on building vocabulary, imporoving reading, and conducting conversations in past and future tenses. 

Level 6 – Vav
Ready to challenge your Hebrew skills? In this student-driven class you may start reading the works of well-known Israeli authors in the original Hebrew or talk current events and politics.

Questions? Still not sure which level you are? Get in touch and we’ll help you out!
Contact us at (202) 777-3259 or by email.

Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies

Learning should never be cost-prohibitive. If the cost prevents you from registering, please contact Darya Watnick at 202-777-3259 or by email at daryaw@edcjcc.org to discuss payment plans or other alternatives.