Calendar

Jan
21
Fri
January Fitness Open House
Jan 21 – Jan 23 all-day
January Fitness Open House @ Edlavitch DCJCC Fitness Center

Visit the EDCJCC Fitness Center for a tour, workout, swim, or group exercise class! Join in January 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 & T-Shirt

Book an in-person or virtual tour of the Fitness Center and get a free EDCJCC T-Shirt (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 by January 31 and pay no registration fee (up to $150 value)!

Join Now

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, January 21
Fitness Center 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lap Swim 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday – Sunday, January 22-23
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.
Free Booster Clinic and Film Ticket
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come out to the EDCJCC for your vaccine booster shot – and get a free ticket to a movie!

The CDC recommends COVID-19 booster vaccinations for all persons 12 years of age or older who received their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine at least 5 months ago or who received their single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 months ago. Click here to learn more about the CDC’s booster guidelines.

The Edlavitch DCJCC is partnering with Safeway Pharmacy for a FREE booster clinic. This clinic is open to everyone ages 12+ with a reservation, regardless of membership or affiliation with the EDCJCC.

After you get your vaccine booster, you’ll get a coupon for a free movie at the JCC! Click here to browse JxJ’s upcoming films.

Clinic hours: Fridays, January 14, 21, and 28; 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Please use the link below to make your appointment.

Click here to register now for your vaccine.

Jan
23
Sun
NESTED Childbirth Education Boot Camp (IN PERSON)
Jan 23 @ 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).

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

 

 

Jan
27
Thu
Upheaval
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Upheaval @ Cafritz Hall

A proud yet scarred leader haunted by the Holocaust and decades of war, former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin struggled to balance history and heroism to make peace with his greatest enemy and cement a legacy long misunderstood.


POST-SCREENING CONVERSATION

Following the screening, join us for a discussion with Upheaval director Jonathan Gruber and Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Ghaith al-Omari. The evening will be moderated by Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen Director of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Program at the United States Institute For Peace.

Special presentation on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Jan
28
Fri
Free Booster Clinic and Film Ticket
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come out to the EDCJCC for your vaccine booster shot – and get a free ticket to a movie!

The CDC recommends COVID-19 booster vaccinations for all persons 12 years of age or older who received their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine at least 5 months ago or who received their single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 months ago. Click here to learn more about the CDC’s booster guidelines.

The Edlavitch DCJCC is partnering with Safeway Pharmacy for a FREE booster clinic. This clinic is open to everyone ages 12+ with a reservation, regardless of membership or affiliation with the EDCJCC.

After you get your vaccine booster, you’ll get a coupon for a free movie at the JCC! Click here to browse JxJ’s upcoming films.

Clinic hours: Fridays, January 14, 21, and 28; 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Please use the link below to make your appointment.

Click here to register now for your vaccine.

Jan
29
Sat
Pajama Havdalah
Jan 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This is a pajama party to say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to a great new week. Families will participate in the traditional Havdalah candle lighting, munch down on some tasty treats, and have a great time doing an art project and participate in bed time meditations. Don’t forget to wear your Pajamas.

This event is best for kids 5 – 8 years old and only open to those that are full vaccinated.
This event will take place INSIDE the EDCJCC.

Effective September 1, all visitors over the age of 12 entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

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.

Feb
3
Thu
Beyond the Bump
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

BEYOND THE BUMP
6 Thursdays, February 3-March 10, 6:30–7:30 PM
The group will meet in person on the first and last week, and the other sessions will be on Zoom.
$110 for the six-week session; EDCJCC Member Rate $92
Facilitated by Catherine Coogan, 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 for six weeks to provide a safe and facilitated space for moms-to-be to discuss their experiences and learn from one another.  On the first and last weeks (February 3 and March 10), we will meet in person at the EDCJCC, and then we will meet virtually on Zoom for middle four weeks. 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.

REGISTER FOR THIS GROUP

Feb
6
Sun
NESTED Childbirth Education Boot Camp (IN PERSON)
Feb 6 @ 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.

 

 

Feb
24
Thu
Parent Coffee: Finding a Nanny 101 (IN PERSON)
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for coffee, the company of other new parents, and a relaxed conversation about finding the right kind of childcare for your family.  Sarah Marks, founder and president of Nannies by Sarah, will discuss the pros and cons of different childcare options and the benefits of hiring a nanny, and will share strategies for hiring a nanny that meets your family’s needs. Bring your questions – we’ll spend a lot of time talking through participants’ specific situations. Babies warmly welcomed!

REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM

MASK AND VACCINATION POLICY: Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Additionally, mask wearing inside of the EDCJCC will also be always required by everyone, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Mar
3
Thu
Ruti Abramovitch, An Evening in Spain (Piano Recital)
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Ruti Abramovitch, An Evening in Spain (Piano Recital) @ Cafritz Hall

Known for her lyrical and colorful tone, pianist Ruti Abramovitch is a highly sought-after soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Born in Israel, Ruti lived in Chicago for the past decade, performing at some of the city’s most notable concert halls such as Symphony Center, The Art Institute of Chicago, Preston-Bradley Hall at the Cultural Center, and Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston, IL.

This evening’s program delights with some of the most evocative, poetic, and alluring music written for the piano by 19th and 20th century composers from Catalonia, Spain, Argentina, and Cuba. The program opens with the enchanting “Childhood Scenes” by the Catalan-French Federico Mompou. Then, Abramovitch explores the mesmerizing “Romantic Scenes” of Enrique Granados, which echoes his affinity and admiration for Robert Schumann and Fredetic Chopin. The avant-garde “Argentinian Dances” of Alberto Ginastera breaks new ground, blending melancholic tango with folk-dance rhythms.

FULL PROGRAM

Federico Mompou – Scènes d’enfants
Enrique Granados –  Escenas románticas
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco – Cipressi, Op. 17
Alberto Ginastera – Danzas Argentinas
Ernesto Lecuona –  Cordoba from Suite Andalucía
Ernesto Lecuona/Arcadi Volodos  –  Malagueña