Sasha Bruce Youthwork: Notes of Encouragement
Jun 22 – Aug 3 all-day

Sasha Bruce Youthwork is one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in Washington, DC. Their mission is to improve the lives of runaway, homeless, abused, and neglected at-risk youth and their families. They achieve this by providing shelter, counseling, life skills training and positive youth development activities to approximately 1,500 youth and 5,000 family members each year.

Covid19 has exacerbated the challenges of young people experiencing homelessness; opportunities for work and meaningful ways to occupy time have dried up and while many of us have our families to turn to for love and support in these difficult times, these young people unfortunately do not so we need your help to send them some love!

Sign up to write notes of encouragment for both the young clients of Sasha Bruce as well as the staff who work on the frontlines every day! Let them know that they are seen, valued, remembered, and loved. Remind them that they are brave, resilient, and strong. Help make them feel special and put a smile on their faces! Notes will be hung up on the walls of Sasha Bruce’s housing facilities and can be in the form of poems, drawings, letters, etc. They can be any size.

Click on the ticket icon to the right in order to register and receive more details.

**Please ignore the date set for the event below, this opportunity is ongoing**


JFamily Shabbat in a Bag
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm
Want to celebrate shabbat at home but don’t have what you need, JFamily is here to help. We will provide candles, grape juice, challah, cookies, Havdallah kit and book, snacks and a few art projects. The cost is $10 per bag. Social distance pickup will be at the EDCJCC on July 17th between 9am and 9:30am. Order deadline July 12th.
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.
School Supplies Drive for Community of Hope
Jul 9 – Jul 31 all-day

COVID-19 has exacerbated economic challenges already faced by families experiencing homelessness. While the status of school openings this fall is evolving, we want to help students served by our close partner organization, Community of Hope, be ready to head to school when they do open. Join us to provide backpacks full of school supplies for students at Community of Hope!

School supplies can either be purchased and packed at home or shipped directly to Community of Hope via Amazon (please register to receive full details).

**This opportunity is ongoing through Friday, July 31st**



Gentle Yoga
Jul 9 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

A restful, calming class including breathing, gentle flowing movements, passive and supported poses. This is a perfect beginning yoga class that is also appropriate for those working with injury, limited mobility, or who prefer a softer, gentler approach to yoga.

Jul 9 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Groove to Latin and International beats in this fun dance aerobics class. Guaranteed fun and all levels are welcome.

Inclusion Bingo Night
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join your friends for a weekly bingo night! We will send each participant a bingo card via email – all you need is to make sure that you have coins or other objects to cover each space.

Be sure to register by 5:00 PM the day before the event to make sure you get a bingo card and the Zoom link.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disabilities Programming, at

Vinyasa Flow
Jul 10 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

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

Instructor: Beth

Stretch & Strength
Jul 10 @ 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.

JFamily Tot Shabbat
Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for a virtual Tot Shabbat. Same great songs just a different place. Bring your shabbat candles, challah and grape juices to join us in saying the blessings at the end. Mr. Ari will be leading us this week in Tot Shabbat.

Register in advance for this meeting:

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.

Bodycombat (Les Mills)
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:50 am

A high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories** in a class. No experience needed. Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu.

Instructor: Chouyoung