Chanukah Cake Pops with Baked By Yael
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

chanukah cake pops

Have your cake and eat it, too, at a virtual Baked by Yael Hanukkah cakepop class, with special guests EDCJCC CEO, Dava Schub and her daughter Benna! Class includes blue and white edible glitter for the cakepops.

Classes last approximately one hour.

We’ll teach you how to crumble the cake, mix it with frosting, and then roll, dip, and decorate your cakepops.

The exact number of cakepops will vary depending on what size you choose to make your cakeballs.  Some people end up with 12+ cakepops! Registration fee includes materials for one participant:  baked cake, frosting, candy melts, cakepop sticks, and cakepop drying stand.

Baked by Yael will donate 20% of each registration fee to the EDCJCC! 

During checkout, you’ll be asked to select whether you’d like to pick up your class supplies at Baked by Yael (we offer curbside pickup) or have them delivered to your home.

Grandfriend Chanukah Celebration
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gather around the menorah for a multi-generational event for kids and their “grandfriends.” We will make Chanukah-inspired churros and dipping sauces, hear a story, and celebrate joyfully together.

When you register, we will share the recipe and ingredients list to bake along with us.

This is a collaboration of PJ Library, Bender JCC, Edlavitch DCJCC, Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families and The Jewish Federation of Great Washington.

Registration link:

Chanukah Activity Kit and Infusions Class
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate the Holidays with the DCJCC! Grab our Chanukah at Home Holiday and Activity swag bag and get ready for a week of light and miracles. During our class on December 9th we will learn to make infused oil and vodka for your Hanukkah table. We’ll also be teaching a quick and easy Hanukkah craft project for bringing light and joy into your home, and talking about how to take part in Tikkun Olam this holiday season.

For $25.00, add on a custom High Holiday swag bag complete with recipe ingredients (minus the vodka and oil) to enhance your virtual experience. Contactless pickup will be held outside the JCC on Wednesday, December 9th 5PM – 6PM, join us virtually for the class at 8:00 PM.

Swag Bag includes:

  • Materials for making your own glowing Hanukkah tassel banner
  • Two glass bottles for DIY infusions, decorative tags and craft supplies
  • Rosemary and citrus to make infused oil and vodka (oil and vodka not included)
  • Fair Trade Chocolate Gelt
  • Dreidles
  • Hanukkah candles
  • Recipe cards for both activities
  • Blessing card for the Holiday
  • Learning from the social responsibility team about Tikkun Olam

This program is co-hosted with EntryPointDC, the 20s and 30s program of the EDCJCC.

Chanukah Cooking with the Kagins
Dec 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join the Kagin Family in making a holiday favorite, Latkes. We will make traditional latkes and talk about some of our favorite ways to spice them up!

You will need: salt, 2 large eggs, 2 lbs (1 kg) potatoes, 2 large onions, oil for frying , fry pan, bowl, spatula, grater or food processor.

Register in advance for this meeting:

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 J: Bite Sized Fun with Growing Jewish Families
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Bring your lunch or snacks, and have some fun with Pozez JCC’s Melissa and Michelle! Pop-in and you will find Chanukah snacks, stories, and surprises.

You will receive a supply list with your confirmation email.

For this special Chanukah Edition of Bite Size Fun, you will need the following to participate in the activity. No worries if you don’t want to, or don’t have the ingredients, fun will be had!

First: bring a dreidel to spin with the group. For an edible menorah (feel free to make a smaller one, or use different fruit!): Large platter Knife for cutting fruit 1 medium banana 2 pints blueberries 1 pint raspberries 1 small mango 2 clementines For a sweet treat dreidel: Plate or tray for decorating dreidels Jumbo marshmallows Stick pretzels Nutella hazelnut spread or frosting Chocolate candy kisses Cake decorating gel or icing (optional)

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.