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Sep
6
Mon
High Holidays Scavenger Hunt
Sep 6 – Sep 30 all-day

Event dates September 6-30, Register by September 5
Most enjoyed by ages 3+ (fun for the whole family!)

When you go on the JCC’s community-wide virtual scavenger hunt you are sure to have fun! From Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) to Simchat Torah (celebrating the Torah) we have it covered. If you choose to accept this challenge, you will be given a list of missions (things you may find at home, in your neighborhood, in your community or online) to complete using the free online app called Goose Chase.

Our Chase will run from September 6th to September 30th. Sign up by September 5th to reserve your spot!


During a Goose Chase scavenger hunt, you will be asked to complete missions that range from taking pictures to answering questions. All ages can participate in the hunt and the best way to win is through teamwork. The hunt is creative, interactive and fun. Think of it as a crazy game show and YOU are the contestant! The hunt will take you approximately 2 hours but you don’t have to do it all in one day. Leading up to the event, you will receive an email with a link to the app and instructions on playing.

To Register: https://forms.gle/jY25Pu49yrRnddjA9

Hosted by the Bender JCCGW, Edlavitch DCJCC, Pozez JCC of Northern VA, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Sep
13
Mon
EDCJCC Sukkot Shoe Drive
Sep 13 – Sep 30 all-day
EDCJCC Sukkot Shoe Drive @ Edlavitch DCJCC
This year, help us make Sukkot not only an opportunity for gathering and celebration, but also an opportunity for community building and giving back.

As part of our Sukkot celebrations, we are collecting children and adult size shoes to benefit the clients of Martha’s Table, a local organization dedicated to supporting children, families, and communities in Washington, DC. Adult-sized shoes appropriate for professional work settings or those good for everyday wear are particularly requested. Shoes can be dropped off in the EDCJCC’s front vestibule from Monday, September 13 through Thursday, September 30. Shoes must either be new or very gently worn. Each pair of shoes should be tied together or donated in separate bags.


This shoe drive is presented as part of the installation of A. Robert Zweig Architecture & Design’s Sukkah City x DC installation, located in the EDCJCC’s Q Street, NW Parking lot.

“Based in traditional definition and function — primitive hut, temporary shelter — the Sukkah honors its roots as a simple structure by using readily available, standard building elements configured with a modern sensibility and current-day purpose. The open walls and ceiling provide a clear view inside, welcoming the visitor to enter – not only to enjoy, but to participate in its transformation…”

“As each inhabitant arrives, they are invited to leave a pair of shoes for the wanderer who may soon be passing through. Each box of shoes becomes a building block which, when placed within the exterior grid of the ‘hut’, transforms the character of the structure, changes its texture and alters both the view in and the light within. Perpetually evolving, the Sukkah becomes a place of gathering for celebration while also serving as center of community building.”


About Sukkah City x DC

In collaboration with the Capital Jewish Museum and the National Building Museum, the EDCJCC is proud to co-host Sukkah City x DC, a free public display of creative sukkahs designed by notable architects, on view at the National Building Museum’s West Lawn and at the EDCJCC from September 18 – October 3, 2021. Featuring seven sukkahs, each structure will interpret the theme of “welcoming the stranger” while exploring the traditions of Sukkot.

In addition to taking part in the EDCJCC’s Sukkot events listed at edcjcc.org/holidays, enjoy these other events as part of Sukkah City x DC:

Community Day
National Building Museum’s West Lawn
Sunday, September 19, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Meet the architects and explore the public display of creative sukkahs on view outdoors while you learn about and celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. Free, but registration is encouraged.

Panel Program
Virtual
Thursday, September 23, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Hear from the notable architects behind Sukkah City x DC, their inspiration and design process, and how the built environment can impact and inspire a community to reconsider who is welcome. Free, but registration is required.

Sep
21
Tue
BodyPump
Sep 21 @ 6:15 am – 7:15 am

An energizing, weight-based group exercise class set to motivating, high energy music.

Click here to learn more about Group Exercise classes.

Senior Aqua Fitness
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

A beginner-to-intermediate level class catering to participants 50+. This class utilizes different exercises and routines coupled with mild aerobics, all at the pace and comfort level of each individual. Water aerobics improves flexibility, strengthens muscles, improves balance and coordination. This is for participants with mild arthritis or returning from minor injuries. This is a great place to start with aquatic fitness if over the age of 50!

This class is conducted in the shallow end of the pool and swimming ability is not required. This class utilizes different exercises and routines.

Click here to learn more about Group Exercise classes.

Virtual Cardio Sculpt
Sep 21 @ 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!

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Pickling for Sukkot
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pickling in the Sukkah

As the leaves turn and temperatures drop we welcome the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, a harvest festival. With the summer’s bounty coming to an end, many people turn to pickling, canning, and otherwise preserving the flavors of summer for the winter months ahead.

Join Manager of Jewish life, Amanda Herring, in the Sukkah in the EDCJCC parking lot to learn all about pickling and preserving for the Sukkot holiday. Taste different kinds of pickles, and make your own garlic dilly beans and sauerkraut.

You will go home with jars containing the pickles you made which will be complete in about a week!

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: If your plans need to change due to COVID concerns or local ordinance changes, we will work with you to exchange or credit your ticket toward a comparable program or activity on a future date. We know life is unpredictable these days, and the EDCJCC is here for you!
Sep
22
Wed
Virtual Strength & Stretch
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This workout will combine strengthening and flexibility exercises. It 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 Group Exercise classes.

EDCJCC Urban Gardening at LAYC
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


WHAT: Join the Edlavitch DCJCC for an exciting new partnership with the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and Urban Beet to bring fresh herbs and vegetables to youth at the LAYC Drop-in Center throughout the summer. Urban Beet has put in a brand-new urban garden at the LAYC Drop-in Center and we need volunteers to help maintain it on a weekly basis.

You don’t have to have any gardening experience – just the desire to get your hands in the dirt and help grow some plants! Come down at the end of a long day to relax, unwind, and get closer to Mother Nature. Children of all ages are welcome but must be supervised closely by an adult.

WHEN: We are looking for volunteers on a weekly basis so you can sign up to volunteer once or as many times in a month/over the summer as you would like. We plan to volunteer through the month of October.

Volunteer days will occur every Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00 PM starting with Wednesday, May 5. After you register, you will receive a google spreadsheet to choose which Wednesdays throughout the month/over the summer you would like to come garden with us.

WHERE: The LAYC Drop-in Center is located in Columbia Heights. The exact address will be provided upon registration.

Questions? Email Sonya at sonyaw@edcjcc.org

BodyPump
Sep 22 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

An energizing, weight-based group exercise class set to motivating, high energy music.

Click here to learn more about Group Exercise classes.

Sep
23
Thu
BodyPump
Sep 23 @ 6:15 am – 7:15 am

An energizing, weight-based group exercise class set to motivating, high energy music.

Click here to learn more about Group Exercise classes.