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Oct
16
Sat
AULCIE
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
AULCIE @ Cafritz Hall

From the start of his professional basketball career, Aulcie Perry was different. Despite signing with the NY Knicks, he never suited up for the franchise; instead, in 1976, when playing in Harlem, he caught the attention of Maccabi Tel Aviv scouts. Within a year, he led the underdog Israeli team to their first European Championship, converted to Judaism, and became an Israeli citizen.

He instantly became a national icon, a status cemented by his public relationship with supermodel Tami Ben Ami. Outside the bright lights, however, his life was fraying—a drug habit eventually landed him in jail and his girlfriend was diagnosed with cancer. Facing his demons head-on, Aulcie managed to engineer his greatest comeback, this time supporting others suffering from substance use and helping heal survivors of abuse.

Oct
17
Sun
Growing Grasshoppers
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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!

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.

Handmade for the Homeless – October 2021
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join fellow knitters and crocheters over Zoom to make handmade goodies for a great cause! Our goal is to contribute as many warm winter items as possible to distribute to individuals experiencing homelessness in the DC area.

All levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome.  Don’t know how to knit or crochet? We’ll teach you!

Please email Chana at chanaengel@gmail.com to register and receive the link to this event.


What should I have with me at home?

Please have your own needles/crochet hooks. If you are not already working on a warm winter item and are looking for a great project or just starting out, please have:

  • #8 or #10 knitting needles (circular or straight) or a size H crochet hook
  • Patterns you’re working on or want to start

What do you supply?

We provide lots of beautiful yarn, several patterns including hat patterns using #17 needles or a size N crochet hook, and experienced knitters and crocheters to teach anyone who would like to learn how to knit or crochet.

If you can’t join us over Zoom, join us in spirit by knitting or crocheting:

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Gloves and Mittens
  • Socks or slippers
  • Other items to keep people warm during the cold winter months

Please hold onto finished items at this time. If you do not have the space to store finished items, please contact Sonya at sonyaw@edcjcc.org to make arrangements for a pick-up. Thank you!

Want to know more or join our virtual community? Like us on Facebook!

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

 

AULCIE
Oct 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
AULCIE @ Cafritz Hall

From the start of his professional basketball career, Aulcie Perry was different. Despite signing with the NY Knicks, he never suited up for the franchise; instead, in 1976, when playing in Harlem, he caught the attention of Maccabi Tel Aviv scouts. Within a year, he led the underdog Israeli team to their first European Championship, converted to Judaism, and became an Israeli citizen.

He instantly became a national icon, a status cemented by his public relationship with supermodel Tami Ben Ami. Outside the bright lights, however, his life was fraying—a drug habit eventually landed him in jail and his girlfriend was diagnosed with cancer. Facing his demons head-on, Aulcie managed to engineer his greatest comeback, this time supporting others suffering from substance use and helping heal survivors of abuse.

AULCIE
Oct 17 @ 3:20 pm – 4:35 pm
AULCIE @ Cafritz Hall

From the start of his professional basketball career, Aulcie Perry was different. Despite signing with the NY Knicks, he never suited up for the franchise; instead, in 1976, when playing in Harlem, he caught the attention of Maccabi Tel Aviv scouts. Within a year, he led the underdog Israeli team to their first European Championship, converted to Judaism, and became an Israeli citizen.

He instantly became a national icon, a status cemented by his public relationship with supermodel Tami Ben Ami. Outside the bright lights, however, his life was fraying—a drug habit eventually landed him in jail and his girlfriend was diagnosed with cancer. Facing his demons head-on, Aulcie managed to engineer his greatest comeback, this time supporting others suffering from substance use and helping heal survivors of abuse.

ArtStream: Behind the Scenes
Oct 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The EDCJCC and ArtStream are partnering to offer a year of classes!

In the first six-week session, students will explore the different types of work involved in a stage production. Did you ever wonder what it’s like to be a stage manager, property master, music director, choreographer, or house manager? If so, this class is for you! As a bonus, you will have the chance to hear from the Edlavitch DCJCC’s Theater J staff.

Sundays, October 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
$235 for six classes
All classes held virtually

Learn more about ArtStream by visiting www.art-stream.org. If you have any questions, please email Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disability Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Registration deadline: Friday, October 8, 2021

AULCIE
Oct 17 @ 5:10 pm – 6:25 pm
AULCIE @ Cafritz Hall

From the start of his professional basketball career, Aulcie Perry was different. Despite signing with the NY Knicks, he never suited up for the franchise; instead, in 1976, when playing in Harlem, he caught the attention of Maccabi Tel Aviv scouts. Within a year, he led the underdog Israeli team to their first European Championship, converted to Judaism, and became an Israeli citizen.

He instantly became a national icon, a status cemented by his public relationship with supermodel Tami Ben Ami. Outside the bright lights, however, his life was fraying—a drug habit eventually landed him in jail and his girlfriend was diagnosed with cancer. Facing his demons head-on, Aulcie managed to engineer his greatest comeback, this time supporting others suffering from substance use and helping heal survivors of abuse.

Oct
18
Mon
Intro to Judaism
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Intro to Judaism - Spring SessionCome 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!
This session will be 7 sessions on Zoom and one in person session, the instructor will be in touch to confirm the date and location of your in-person session.

Dates: 8 Mondays, October 18 – December 6, 2021

Cost:
General Registration: $200
Discounted Member: $170
Interfaith Couples Workshop Alumni: $150
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.

Virtual Group: Beyond the Bump
Oct 18 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

BEYOND THE BUMP
6 Mondays, October 18-November 22
7:45-9:00 PM
$92 for the six-week session; EDCJCC Member Rate $74
Facilitated by Lara Kassoff, Ph.D.

Pregnant for the first time? Looking to create a community with other expecting moms to exchange ideas and find support? This group will meet weekly via Zoom for six weeks to provide a safe and facilitated space for moms-to-be to discuss their experiences and learn from one another.  We will explore several topics, including: concerns about childbirth and parenting; balancing family with work outside the home; navigating new relationships with your partner, parents, and in-laws; and recognizing post (and pre)-partum depression and anxiety.  The group will be kept small so that connections can be fostered easily, even in a virtual space, and also so that in-person meet-ups can be organized safely if the group wants.

REGISTER FOR THIS GROUP

Oct
19
Tue
AULCIE
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
AULCIE @ Cafritz Hall

From the start of his professional basketball career, Aulcie Perry was different. Despite signing with the NY Knicks, he never suited up for the franchise; instead, in 1976, when playing in Harlem, he caught the attention of Maccabi Tel Aviv scouts. Within a year, he led the underdog Israeli team to their first European Championship, converted to Judaism, and became an Israeli citizen.

He instantly became a national icon, a status cemented by his public relationship with supermodel Tami Ben Ami. Outside the bright lights, however, his life was fraying—a drug habit eventually landed him in jail and his girlfriend was diagnosed with cancer. Facing his demons head-on, Aulcie managed to engineer his greatest comeback, this time supporting others suffering from substance use and helping heal survivors of abuse.