Calendar

Nov
29
Tue
Inclusion Bowling Night
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Work on your bowling skills while socializing with your friends!  All abilities welcome, and participants may bring a friend for support if needed. Optional dinner and snacks will be available for individual purchase from the snack bar.

Cost: $27 per person for two hours of bowling and shoes

Register by: Tuesday, November 22

Nov
30
Wed
Senior Focus Group #2
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Senior Focus Group

We are re-convening our focus group to discuss the results of our senior survey and form working groups.

If you could not make it to the first focus group, we’d love to have you!

GLOE Book Club
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

November: Wednesday, November 30th at 6:30 pm  at Tatte in Dupont Circle. 

 We will read a short book: ¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer. Since we have only a month, you do not have to order it, and you can download to read it here in pdf and here download on .epub. It’s a short, easy, and fun read!

 If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Sebastian so he can give the restaurant an accurate headcount. Make sure to join the google group to get book club updates.

Dec
1
Thu
Love & Stuff
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Dir. Judith Helfand | 78 min
Documentary USA  2020
English

Seven months after her mother’s passing, filmmaker Judith Helfand becomes a mother herself at 50 years old. Overnight, she’s pushed to deal with the “stuff” her mother left behind: 63 boxes of heirlooms and judgements on her weight loss. Told in the first person through 25 years of family footage, Love & Stuff explores the transformative power of parenting, our complex and very emotional attachment to “stuff,” and what we really need to leave our children.

Screening followed by Q&A with director Judith Helfand.

Dec
2
Fri
Vendor Application Deadline for Chanukah Holiday Market
Dec 2 all-day

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Chanukah Holiday Market Call for Vendors:

Are you an artist, crafter, or baker – or do you know someone who is? We’re looking for craft and food vendors to sell their wares at our annual Chanukah holiday market. Click here to view the vendor application form and to learn more.

Tuesday, December 6
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm*
Location:
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center – 1529 16th St NW

Application is above, please sign up by December 2! You are accepted to participate as a vendor once you have filled out the form and paid.

Questions? Email Stacy, Director of EntryPointDC at Stacym@edcjcc.org

Dec
4
Sun
Handmade for the Homeless – The Big Count 2022
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join Handmade for the Homeless for our special December session – THE BIG COUNT! 

What: We have been working hard all year to create hundreds of beautiful warm winter items to benefit those experiencing poverty and homelessness in the DC area, and now it’s time to inventory the end result. If you have finished items at home, this is the deadline to get them into this year’s count so please bring them with you!

Where: We will meet inside the Edlavitch DC JCC located at 1529 Sixteenth Street NW.

When: The event is on Sunday, December 4th from 9:00AM-12:30PM.

REGISTER: Please click the red “Register” button to sign up for this free event!

If you have any questions about this event contact Chana at chanaengel@gmail.com.

MASK & VACCINATION POLICY:  Effective March 21, 2022, masking will be optional within the EDCJCC, except for in Goldman Theater and Cafritz Hall, as well as in any other program deemed necessary by the seating layout. The organizers of Handmade for the Homeless request that you wear a mask.

For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Do you need any additional accommodations for this event? If so, please contact msmith@edcjcc.org

Family-Friendly Boogie-Woogie Klezmer Brunch (IN PERSON)
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Boogie-Woogie Klezmer Brunch with The Music Pilgrim Trio & Daryl Davis

Sunday, December 4
Brunch will be available at 10:30 AM before the concert. The concert kicks off at 11:30 AM.
Kids under 7 years old attend free of charge.

Klezmer brunch is back and family friendly this December! Music lovers of all ages are welcome to join us for Boogie-Woogie Klezmer Brunch with Seth Kibel paired with the Music Pilgrim Trio & Daryl Davis. There will be concert seating for those who want it, but children will not be expected to sit quietly — dancing is encouraged!

Presented in partnership with PJ library

 

Growing Grasshoppers
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Is your little one on the move and no longer content to just sit on your lap and play? We are looking for some grasshoppers who like to wiggle, jiggle, and move! Join our J-Family Ambassadors Tracy and Shoshana to get those wiggles out with music, stories, dancing, and more! A great way to spend your morning and meet other families for some FUN!

Pre-registration is required.

This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC, Pozez JCC and Bender JCC and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.

JFamily Donut-Making Class
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn to make sufganiyot (Chanukah Donuts), with JFamily Ambassador Hanna from the Pozez JCC in NoVA. Join her virtually and learn to make the dough and watch how to finish off the donuts. The simple recipe will be provided in advance. Happy Chanukah!

Dec
6
Tue
Soul Writing Circles – Three part class series for our Active Retiree’s Club (ARC)
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Soul Writing Circles

Soul Writing Circles – Three part class series for our Active Retiree’s Club (ARC)

What is it? A weekly in-person community Soul Writer’s Circle that brings members of the community together, so they can use the joint space to write. The method is based on the guidance of Rabbi Tamara Miller who will facilitate the writer’s circle by providing a meaningful prompt using Jewish texts. This prompt then encourages the individual to write freely in an unconstrained way. Participants will be encouraged to read their writing out loud to the group.

What is it not: It is not a place to critique someone’s writing style, thoughts, or to give opinions on someone’s actual writing, it rather is a safe shared physical and spiritual space, where people that usually wouldn’t write, are given this opportunity to take pen to paper and to physically engage in the cathartic and explorative writing process.

Dates

Tuesdays: December 6, December 13, December 20

Teacher Bio

Rabbi Tamara Miller is a community rabbi and the author of You are the Book, A Spiritual Memoir. She believes that the act of writing is a holy endeavor.