Calendar

Jun
24
Fri
June Fitness Open House
Jun 24 – Jun 26 all-day
June Fitness Open House @ Edlavitch DCJCC Fitness Center

Visit the EDCJCC Fitness Center for a tour, workout, swim, or group exercise class! Join during your visit and pay no registration fee (up to $150 value)!

Our newly-renovated facility includes all new Precor cardio & strength training equipment, group exercise studio, refreshed indoor lap pool, and brand new locker rooms. We’ll help you reach your health & fitness goals in a safe environment.

Tour & Tote Bag

Book an in-person or virtual tour of the Fitness Center and get a free EDCJCC Tote Bag (while supplies last)! Tours are available 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Friday-Sunday. You’ll meet one-on-one with a membership representative who can answer all of your questions.

Book a Tour

No registration fee

Join the Fitness Center during the open house and pay no registration fee (up to $150 value)!

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Free workouts

Drop in for a free workout, lap swim, or family swim session. Contact Christopher Sargent to reserve a space in advance or drop in. Reservations are encouraged for Lap Swim and Family Swim.

Friday, June 24
Fitness Center 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lap Swim 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26
Fitness Center 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Lap Swim 8:00 AM -9:00 AM; 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Family Swim 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Free Group Classes

Want to get a taste of some of our excellent group exercise classes? Check out the group exercise class schedule online. Our membership staff would be glad to book you for a free class anytime this week!

Please email Christopher Sargent with any questions.
Jun
26
Sun
SUNDAY SYMPOSIUM: Fires In The Mirror
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

About the Sunday Symposium:

Join us for a post-show presentation following the 2:00 PM performance of Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities. We will delve deeper into the history and context of the Crown Heights Riots and how they changed the landscape of the neighborhoods where they occurred.

The Sunday Symposium will feature Dr. Jacques Berlinerblau and Dr. Terrence Johnson and will be moderated by Sonya Weisburd, Director of the EDCJCC’s Center for Social Responsibility.

About the performance:

Conceived, Written, and Originally Performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Co-Directed by Adam Immerwahr and January LaVoy
Produced in association with Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Georgia
Artistic Director Matt Torney, Managing Director Gretchen Butler

The groundbreaking documentary play starring January LaVoy

August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights erupt into riots after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from individuals throughout the diverse community, creating a nuanced portrait of a shared but divided geography. This theatrical event – performed over 30 years after these life-changing riots – promises a tour-de-force solo performance and a story which touches upon every American regardless of race, color, or beliefs.

About the EDCJCC’s Center for Social Responsibility:

The Edlavitch DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility (MCCSR) offers both hands-on volunteer opportunities as well as learning about systemic inequality in our communities. At the core of our work is Judaism’s sacred mandate to create justice and repair the world.

Jul
21
Thu
Parenting With An Accent Author Talk and Reception
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

IN PERSON, AT THE EDCJCC!

Join Masha Rumer, author of Parenting With An Accent: How Immigrants Honor Their Heritage, Navigate Setbacks, and Chart New Paths for Their Children (Beacon Press, 2021) for a discussion about the joys and challenges of immigrant parenting, including bilingualism strategies and balancing traditions in multicultural and interfaith families. Masha will also present her findings, based on academic research, over sixty interviews with immigrants, and interviews with experts in language acquisition, psychology and more.

Masha’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Parents, Kveller, and others, winning awards from the New York Press Association. She is an immigrant from the former Soviet Union. You can find more about her work at www.masharumer.com.

You can purchase Parenting With An Accent from the following local bookstores:
Lost City Books
Politics and Prose

TIME:
7:30 PM  Reception and meet and greet with the author
8:00 PM  Program

TICKETS:
Cost: $10 per family
Please email Sonya at if cost is a barrier – we want everyone to be able to attend.

COVID-19 SAFETY:
At this time, masking is optional inside the Edlavitch DCJCC but we encourage and embrace everyone to do whatever is best for you. All visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Questions? Contact Sonya Weisburd at sonyaw@edcjcc.org

Do you need any additional accommodations for this event? If so, please email Sonya.

This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC Parenting Center and Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility

 

Aug
7
Sun
NESTED Childbirth Education Boot Camp (IN PERSON)
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nested’s In-Person Childbirth Education (CBE) Boot Camp is a comprehensive class that will prepare you for your journey through labor, delivery, and the postpartum period!

In this class we will:

  • Review common third trimester issues and what to expect at your 36-week visit
  • Learn about the signs of labor, when to call your obstetrician, and what should be on your hospital bag packing list
  • Discuss each stage of labor and what can help alleviate and relax the mom, including options for pain management and potential interventions during the labor process
  • See what the hospital process will look like and what to expect from your healthcare team
  • Discuss the “typical” childbirth scenario  as well as how to prepare for the unexpected, including inductions, assisted vaginal births and c-sections.
  • Learn from experienced labor doulas as they demonstrate specialized comfort techniques to help with labor pain
  • Learn and practice tips, tricks and techniques for Prenatal Wellness: Pelvic Floor Health, Ergonomics & Exercises from a physical therapist

At Nested we know the importance of optimizing the physical and mental health of both parents during pregnancy and the postpartum period. With coping strategies, empowerment, education on diet & exercise and community resources, parents will leave feeling prepared for the doctor’s office, the delivery room and the trip back home.

We recommend taking this class on the earlier side of your pregnancy (24-39 weeks).

REGISTER HERE
Note: 1 registration ticket allows for up to 2 people (1 ticket = 2 people) to attend the class and access the course resources.

 

 

Sep
1
Thu
The Balancing Act: Being a Jewish Parent
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THE BALANCING ACT: BEING A JEWISH PARENT

Live Virtual Kickoff Session on Zoom: Thursday, September 1 at 8:00 PM
Weekly Learning with Chevruta (which you and your partner will schedule together): September 5-16
In-Person Closing Session: Thursday, September 22 at 8:00 PM
(Registration closes: Monday, August 29)

What does it mean to raise a child as Jewish?  What from your own parent(s) and family heritage are you trying to pass on to your kids? When should you prioritize yourself over your kids? How do you balance the multiple demands and values that are constantly tugging at Jewish parents?

Join the EDCJCC’s Director of Jewish Life, Amanda Herring, and Director of Children and Family Programming, Miriam Szubin, as we virtually kick off this four-part learning series that uses chevruta (paired learning) text-study as a mode to explore these questions of Jewish parenting. On September 1, we’ll learn together as a group on Zoom and then pair you with another parent to be your chevruta (learning partner).  For the next two sessions, you’ll meet with your partner on your own schedule, and then we’ll gather IRL at the EDCJCC on Thursday, September 22 for a final learning session and to discuss resources and ideas for celebrating the fall holidays with your family.

This course was created by Rabbi Avi Killip for Project Zug, an online learning platform from the Hadar Institute.

Interfaith and multifather families welcome! We define “Jewish parents” and “Jewish children” however you do!

REGISTER FOR THIS SERIES

Sep
11
Sun
NESTED Childbirth Education Boot Camp (IN PERSON)
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nested’s In-Person Childbirth Education (CBE) Boot Camp is a comprehensive class that will prepare you for your journey through labor, delivery, and the postpartum period!

In this class we will:

  • Review common third trimester issues and what to expect at your 36-week visit
  • Learn about the signs of labor, when to call your obstetrician, and what should be on your hospital bag packing list
  • Discuss each stage of labor and what can help alleviate and relax the mom, including options for pain management and potential interventions during the labor process
  • See what the hospital process will look like and what to expect from your healthcare team
  • Discuss the “typical” childbirth scenario  as well as how to prepare for the unexpected, including inductions, assisted vaginal births and c-sections.
  • Learn from experienced labor doulas as they demonstrate specialized comfort techniques to help with labor pain
  • Learn and practice tips, tricks and techniques for Prenatal Wellness: Pelvic Floor Health, Ergonomics & Exercises from a physical therapist

At Nested we know the importance of optimizing the physical and mental health of both parents during pregnancy and the postpartum period. With coping strategies, empowerment, education on diet & exercise and community resources, parents will leave feeling prepared for the doctor’s office, the delivery room and the trip back home.

We recommend taking this class on the earlier side of your pregnancy (24-39 weeks).

REGISTER HERE
Note: 1 registration ticket allows for up to 2 people (1 ticket = 2 people) to attend the class and access the course resources.