Calendar

Oct
5
Mon
JFamily Challah Train
Oct 5 – Oct 31 all-day

Choo Choo! All aboard the challah train!

Join the JFamily team in connecting neighbors together with challah. A JFamily team member will start the train by dropping off a challah and a train bag to the first conductors home before Shabbat. The next week you pay it forward as the conductor by bringing challah to another neighbor, and then they become the conductor to pass it forward to the next neighbor. Everything you need to know about what to do, including challah recipes and places to buy challah will be in the train bag.

Click here to sign up!

Oct
19
Mon
Sasha Bruce Youthwork: Notes of Encouragement
Oct 19 – Dec 31 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**

 

Oct
30
Fri
Virtual Chair Yoga
Oct 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

60 minutes of yoga, primarily on a chair, for flexibility and strength. This class is suitable for anyone who works from home or has limited range of motion. Please register in advance in order to receive the Zoom class link.

Click here to learn more about Virtual Group Exercise classes.

Oct
31
Sat
Virtual Zumba
Oct 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Groove to Latin and international beats in this fun dance aerobics class. Guaranteed fun, and all levels welcome! Free for Fitness members, but make sure to register to get the Zoom class link.

Click here to learn more about Virtual Group Exercise classes.

Nov
2
Mon
Virtual Strength & Stretch
Nov 2 @ 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.

Story Time: Election Day!
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join JFamily Ambassador Shoshana for our weekly virtual story time. This week we’ll be reading books about what it means to vote! Best for Kids 1 – 6 years old.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlcOqpqj8rH9Ss87fzRLFvoOlN-jeIa_Wh

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
Nov 2 @ 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.

EDCJCC Chevruta Matching – find your fall study partner!
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

chevruta matching

Find your Chevruta match!

Learning in partnership is a Jewish tradition spanning back to the times of the Mishnaic scholars in the 1st century CE. It was highly encouraged that one learn Torah with a chevruta or peer and not only with a teacher. By debating and struggling with text alongside a peer, chevruta pairs are able to come to a totally new understanding of the text that neither person could have achieved on their own.

Fill out our carefully curated online chevruta matching survey to be paired with a partner matched based on your interests and background in studying Torah. You and your learning partner will gain access to Project Zug, an online learning platform from Hadar, and begin a 10-week session of learning Jewish text together based on social justice and Jewish values in text.

All participants in the EDCJCC chevruta program will begin the 10-week session with a kick-off event on Zoom on November 2nd, and we will close together on January 11th. You and your chevruta will choose your own weekly meeting time and method though we’ll give some guidance and suggestions.

Sign up now to get matched with your perfect partner to begin your learning journey!

Registration closes October 29th

Nov
3
Tue
Virtual Cardio Sculpt
Nov 3 @ 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 Drawing
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

We’re excited to present another virtual art clinic with Dreams for Kids DC! This program will focus on basic drawing skills, and all you’ll need is paper, a pencil and eraser, and something to color with. No previous drawing experience needed! Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

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.