Calendar

Oct
29
Tue
Fall Blood Drive
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Help replenish the blood supply in the DC metro area!

It’s safe, easy, confidential, and extremely rewarding. The EDCJCC partners with Inova Blood Services to bring skilled technicians and top-of-the-line equipment for our quarterly blood drives.

A few facts about donating blood:

  • One blood donation can save four lives
  • All donations stay in the Washington, DC area
  • Every 17 seconds, someone in the DC area needs a blood donation
  • One out of 10 people will need a donation before the age of 70
  • The body quickly replaces the amount of blood given during the donation

For more information and to see eligibility requirements for donating, please click here. Please plan on your blood donation to take about an hour from start to finish.

Making an appointment in advance is highly encouraged.

***Please note that appointments can be made up to 24 hours in advance, but if you miss the deadline to make an appointment you should still come in! Walk-ins will be taken throughout the evening.***

Volunteer with the blood drive
We need your help to run our Blood Drive. Volunteers greet, check people in, and provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for blood donors throughout their experience. We request that you volunteer for a minimum of 1 hour. To volunteer, simply click on the “Set Appointment” button and select “VOLUNTEER” as your registration type.

Intro to Judaism
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Intro to Judaism - Spring Session

Come 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!

Tuesdays, October 29 – December 17, 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM

Cost:
General Registration: $200
Discounted Member : $170
Interfaith Couples Workshop Alumni: $150/couple
Did you go on Birthright or Honeymoon Israel in the past year? Call us at 202-777-3260 or send us an email to learn about special discounts for program participants.

Miriam Szubin has been teaching Introduction to Judaism at the EDCJCC since 2007, and has introduced over 400 students to Judaism in that time. She has a B.A from Yale and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She spent several years teaching high school history and Jewish history at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and now works as the Director of the EDCJCC Parenting Center, where she creates and coordinates programming for infants, toddlers, parents and parents-to-be. She lives in Adams Morgan with her husband and three sons.

Please contact Lisa Silverman at (202) 777-3260 or send an email with any questions. Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies.

Nov
3
Sun
Hunger Action at DC Central Kitchen
Nov 3 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

DC Central Kitchen develops and operates social ventures targeting the cycle of hunger and poverty. Each of our ventures create opportunities for meaningful careers, expand access to healthy food, and test innovative solutions to systemic failures. 

Join us to volunteer on site at the DC Central Kitchen. Tasks include chopping vegetables, sorting fresh produce, mixing salads, portioning meals, preparing and cooking food.

To work in the kitchen volunteers must wear long pants, closed-toed shoes – non-slip soles recommended, shirts with sleeves (short sleeves are okay, tank tops are not), and a hat or other head covering. Hairnets are provided if you don’t bring a hat. Midriff shirts are not allowed.  Aprons and gloves will be provided.

Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to participate, no exceptions please. Registration required.

If you aren’t feeling well and have any flu or cold-like symptoms we request that you volunteer a different time for the safety of those we serve.

If you have any questions please email Josh at jsherman@edcjcc.org.

Nov
17
Sun
November Birthday Celebration at Community of Hope
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In 2018, 6,904 people in the District experienced homelessness, with 45% of those experiencing homelessness part of family units.

Community of Hope, a long-time partner of the EDCJCC, recently opened a new short-term family housing site, The Triumph, where they are supporting 50 families experiencing homelessness in Ward 8. 

Come out to celebrate the November birthdays and spend time with families staying at The Triumph! Games, activities, and snacks will be provided. The children will be excited to make new friends.

Please note that volunteers must be at least 14 years old to participate, no exceptions.

This event requires pre-registration as the number of spots are limited – please register in advance. Thanks!

If you have any questions, contact Josh Sherman at 202-777-3259 or jsherman@edcjcc.org.