Calendar

Dec
19
Wed
Stretch & Strength
Dec 19 @ 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
Wednesday instruction: Ruth Barnes
Thursday instruction: Ruth Barnes

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.

Bootcamp
Dec 19 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

BOOTCAMP

Wednesdays, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

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!

Instructors: Andre Dixon
Cost: $30 for unlimited classes monthly or $10.00 drop in fee per class

Hebrew Classes
Dec 19 @ 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.

Social Bowling Power Hour
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The staff have missed us, and are excited for our return!

Please join us for our monthly night at Bowlero (formerly Bowlmor) in Bethesda. Work on your bowling skills while enjoying pizza and social time with friends. All abilities are welcome. Individuals who need support are welcome to bring a friend who will provide support during the program. Suitable for ages 16 and up.

Cost: $18 per person + $1.50 fee for 2 hours of unlimited bowling and fun with friends.

We will meet you at Bowlmor in Bethesda.

Individuals of all abilities are welcome to join us at any of these events. Anyone who needs support is welcome to bring a friend who will provide assistance during the program. For more information on accessibility, contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Dec
20
Thu
Stretch & Strength
Dec 20 @ 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
Wednesday instruction: Ruth Barnes
Thursday instruction: Ruth Barnes

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.

Film: The Mossad
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dir. Duki Dror | 90 min
Documentary | Germany / Israel | 2018 | Hebrew with English subtitles

Thursday, December 20, 7:30 PM || Bethesda Row Cinema

Over the nearly seven decades of its existence, the Mossad has cultivated its image as a daring, all-powerful intelligence agency for which no ‘mission impossible’ exists.

For the first time, WJFF-alum Duki Dror (Shadow in Baghdad, Partner with the Enemy) offers a peak behind the Mossad’s nearly impenetrable history, coaxing illuminating interviews out of 24 former spy-chiefs and operatives who detail their clandestine operations, ethical struggles, and the personal price paid in service of their nation. Weaving archival footage with these personal accounts, the scintillating documentary explores not only the past, but also offers a steely-eyed look at current challenges faced by Israel.

Dec
23
Sun
Hadar Winter Learning Institute
Dec 23 – Dec 25 all-day

Hadar Winter Learning Institute 2018

Hadar’s Winter Learning Seminar is a remarkable opportunity to immerse yourself in 3 days of Jewish study and to explore such questions as: What kind of human beings are we asked to be? What is the relationship between right actions and right intentions? Why is law necessary, but not sufficient to Judaism’s vision of a religious life? Should we assess our leaders primarily by their accomplishments or their character? This program is for adults of all ages who are looking for deep Jewish learning, and we welcome participants from across the denominational spectrum, and from all Jewish educational backgrounds. Learn with members of Hadar’s faculty, including Rabbis Shai Held, Avi Strausberg, and Ethan Tucker!

In addition, we are planning parallel programming for children, led by educators at Milton. Sign up yourself, or bring the whole family!

Co-presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC and Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital

Hadar Institute

Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation's Capital

Dec
25
Tue
December 25th Day of Service
Dec 25 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

December 25th Day of Service (D25) is the Edlavitch DCJCC’s largest volunteer event of the year. Join over 1,000 volunteers at a social service agency in the metro-DC area to prepare and serve meals, sing carols, visit home-bound seniors, throw holiday parties, play bingo, and deliver holiday cheer to those in need.

This year, while the EDCJCC building is undergoing renovation, the Hyatt Regency will be D25’s home base. Several ways to give back will be available on-site at the Hyatt Regency, including our Winter Blood Drive, making instant meal kits, creating cards for emergency personnel working on Christmas Day, and many others. Registration and check-in will also take place at the Hyatt Regency this year.

Many of the projects are family-friendly – please read individual project descriptions carefully for the minimum age to volunteer at each site.

Learn more

Stretch & Strength
Dec 25 @ 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
Wednesday instruction: Ruth Barnes
Thursday instruction: Ruth Barnes

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.

D25 Day of Service, supporting Casa Ruby
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join GLOE to paint and beautify Casa Ruby, a youth homeless shelter serving the LGBTQ and transgender community. Transgender youth have a suicide rate of 40%, and are far more likely than their peers to end up homeless without a support network. Help create a welcoming space that provides them with a home, a support network, and critically important case management.

No previous painting experience necessary!

Afterwards, volunteers are invited (but not required) to help prepare Christmas dinner for the shelter residents, as well as join in the festive meal and after-party with games.

Please note children must be 14 and over to participate, no exceptions.

We request a $20/person tax-deductible program fee to help us cover the costs of supplies, including gifts for clients, Santa suits, party decorations, arts & crafts, and games. All of the money from program fees except for a small credit card processing fee goes directly towards D25 supplies. If the program fee is in any way a barrier to volunteering please don’t hesitate to contact Sonya: sonyaw@edcjcc.org