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Apr
20
Tue
Inclusion Virtual Cooking
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Joy to learn how to make no-bake haystack cookies. Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

 

Ingredients:
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
1 6-ounce package of chow mein noodles (3 1/2 cups) – you could also substitute pretzel sticks
1 cup crushed peanuts, optional

Supplies:
A pot or microwave-safe bowl to melt the chips
1-2 baking sheets covered with tin foil, wax paper, or parchment paper

If you have any 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.

Intro to Judaism
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Intro to Judaism - Spring Session

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, lifecycle 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!

Dates: 8 Tuesdays, April 20 – June 8

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? Send us an email to learn about special discounts for program participants.

Instructor: Rabbi JoHannah Potts
JoHanna Potts is the former director of The Department of Jewish Life and Learning at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Her teaching passion is to bring enjoyment to Jewish learning with a view towards empowering individuals to create lives of meaning through Judaism. Previously, she served as Director of Education at Temples Solel and Shalom, Director of The Primary School at Washington Hebrew Congregation, and Director of the Middle School at Gesher Jewish Day School. In 2006, she served as co-chair of the Conference for Alternatives in Jewish Education at Duke University. She has been involved with the DCJCC Jewish Women’s Project and helped coordinate and lead the group’s text study activities. JoHanna currently teaches the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, the Heritage series, a Women’s Torah Study Group, and conducts teacher training workshops.

Please contact Amanda Herring by email with any questions. Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies.

Apr
21
Wed
Virtual Strength & Stretch
Apr 21 @ 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 Virtual Group Exercise classes.

Bim Bom Lag B’omer Bag
Apr 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

We are excited to offer an exciting gift bag full of Lag B’omer themed arts & crafts activities to work on independently with your kid(s), a virtual place to share our creative crafts, read a story, and learn all about Lag B’omer.

Bag pick-up will take place on Monday April 19 between 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. If this time does not work for you please email Lindsay Kagin at lindsayk@edcjcc.org to set up an alternative bag pick up/delivery.

The Zoom call will take place on Wednesday, April 21st at 4:30 PM. A zoom link will be sent out a few days before hand to all who purchased a bag.

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
Apr 21 @ 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.

Cancelled: Meet and Greet: Palisades Park
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please note that this event has been cancelled due to weather.

Meeting at this beautiful park located in upper northwest DC will allow us to enjoy being outdoors together and practice our social skills.

Parking is available.

There is a limit of 10 people attending this get-together. All participants are required to wear a mask and stay socially distant from their peers.

If you have any questions, please email Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disabilites Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

DC X LA East Coast Meets West Coast Happy Hour
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come hang with  EntryPointDC and Nuroots at our first bicoastal virtual happy hour! Come as you are, bring your own drinks and snacks to enjoy, and participate in a variety of LA/DC themed games and challenges with new friends from Coast to Coast. Friends are welcome! And sign up in advance to get new recipes for suggested cocktails and mocktails to make before hopping on.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Estate Planning 101 for New Families and Couples
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

These days, so much is out of our control, but there is no better time to educate yourself about estate planning for you and your loved ones. Taught by Andrew Friedman, an estate planning attorney and brand-new father himself, this hour-long virtual meeting will cover the basics of estate planning, what documents you need (wills, trusts, powers of attorney), how to protect your family in case of unforeseen circumstances, and how you can execute your Will and estate planning documents even while practicing social distancing. Bring your questions!

Apr
22
Thu
Virtual Zumba
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

Meat 101: Choosing and Grilling your meat for Lag B’Omer
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

meat 101

Lag B’Omer is the perfect holiday to enjoy some meat on the grill!

Learn from Gidon Van Emden, CEO of KOL Foods about meat, how to buy it, how to cook it, and what are all the different cuts!? We’ll discuss how to select the best meat in the context of Kashrut, environmental impact, and health. Get all your meat questions answered, and go into the weekend with confidence firing up your grill for Lag B’Omer!

KOL Foods is the only Kosher meat company offering completely regenerative meat options, which means the meat you eat has a positive environmental impact on the planet! They ship their high-quality products nation-wide in just a few days, so you can select the perfect grilling cut in time for Lag B’Omer (Thursday night April 29th) the bonfire holiday.

Come with all your meat questions, how do I cook different cuts, what am I looking at when I go to the butcher shop? Whats the best cut for “x” dish? And leave feeling more confident when you walk into a grocery store or butcher shop or shopping online for all your meat needs!

Gidon will demonstrate his favorite way to grill at the end of the class, join him virtually in his backyard for the demo!