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Nov
22
Sun
Everything But The Turkey 2020 Edition
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm


A signature program of the Edlavitch DCJCC since 1996, Everything But The Turkey (EBTT) brings together hundreds of volunteers to chop, mix, grate, and prepare over 13,000 servings of festive Thanksgiving food for people experiencing hunger and homelessness in the DC area. The presenting sponsor of Everything But the Turkey is The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation.

Due to the pandemic, we are adapting the program since we are unable to come together in large groups. We will gather both virtually and in person (with all safety protocols in place) to fight hunger and benefit our longtime partner DC Central Kitchen; learn about food justice; and commit ourselves to creating more equity in our community throughout the week of November 22-27, 2020.

Click on the red “tickets” button and then scroll down to “EBTT 2020 Registration Options” to check out the different ways you can get involved and find the ones that best fit your circumstances surrounding the pandemic. We hope you will join us for more than one!

Nov
27
Fri
Winter Shabbat Clusters Registration Deadline
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Register by November 27!
Keep connected to your community and make new friends during our first season of Winter Clusters. Light candles and join themed small group Shabbat gatherings every two weeks. Stay cozy inside by joining a virtual Cluster, or start the season with an in-person Cluster and bring blankets and hot cocoa to the park or hang by the firepit on your group member’s rooftop. We will have Hanukkah, Chinese and a Movie,  Jews Around the World, Blast from the Past and more themes.

Groups are formed by age and neighborhood and sometimes interests. Register above and find out more on our registration page.

Dec
1
Tue
Inclusion Dance Workshop
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

Glenda will teach basic dance moves and a short choreographed dance – so please join us with your dancing shoes on! Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

Questions? Please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at joys@edcjcc.org or Glenda Fu, Executive Director at Dreams For Kids DC, at gfu@dreamsforkids.org.

Dec
3
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join your friends for a weekly bingo night! We will send each participant a bingo card via email – all you need is to make sure that you have coins or other objects to cover each space.

Be sure to register by 5:00 PM the day before the event to make sure you get a bingo card and the Zoom link.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disabilities Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Dec
8
Tue
Inclusion Talent Show
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

Do you dance, sing, tell jokes, juggle, or play an instrument? Here’s your chance to show off your skills! Join the EDCJCC and Dreams for Kids DC for our virtual talent show! When you register, let us know about your special skill. Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

Questions? Please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at joys@edcjcc.org or Glenda Fu, Executive Director at Dreams For Kids DC, at gfu@dreamsforkids.org.

Dec
9
Wed
Hot Topics in Jewish Thought: 4 part virtual class series
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Join the Jewish Life & Learning Department and the Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility for a four-part class series addressing Hot Topics in Jewish Thought.

Dive deep into ancient, mid-century, and modern Jewish texts as your learning cohort tackles a new social justice topic each week in December from housing rights, to reproductive justice, food equity, and climate justice. Go beyond the typical talking points and standard text study to grapple with how Jewish tradition has approached these relevant topics throughout time. Bring your critical thoughts, opinions, questions, and passion for each topic. Each session will include ways for participants to get involved with organizations doing important work on the ground both in our local DC community and beyond.

Class dates: December 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST.

Tuition for this session of classes is $80 per student. Each person must register individually, including those in the same household, to ensure the correct class size. This helps us maintain a level of in-class participation and intimacy, and enables us to pay our instructors equitably for each student. The EDCJCC reserves the right to cancel classes that do not have the minimum required number of students in order to proceed. We can refund tuition up to one week prior to the class starting. Tuition for classes that have already started is not refundable.

If you have any questions please contact Amanda Herring at aherring@edcjcc.org.

IMG_4884.jpgAbout the teacher: Rabbi Miriam Liebman is a graduate of the rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She served as the Senior Jewish Educator at the University of Maryland Hillel as well as the Rabbinic Intern at the NYU Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life. Miriam spent a summer with Kulanu as a Global Teaching Fellow where she worked with the Jewish community of Uganda. She was previously an Avodah: the Jewish Service Corps member in New Orleans, where she worked as an Outreach Assistant at the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. She has also worked as a community organizer with low-income tenants and faith-based communities in Detroit. A native Detroiter, she graduated from the University of Michigan where she earned a BA in Middle East and North African Studies and spent a semester at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Dec
10
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join your friends for a weekly bingo night! We will send each participant a bingo card via email – all you need is to make sure that you have coins or other objects to cover each space.

Be sure to register by 5:00 PM the day before the event to make sure you get a bingo card and the Zoom link.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disabilities Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Dec
15
Tue
Inclusion Jeopardy
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

Alex Trebek made the game famous, and now you have a chance to play! Answer questions about your favorite topics, and see who earns the most points. Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

Questions? Please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at joys@edcjcc.org or Glenda Fu, Executive Director at Dreams For Kids DC, at gfu@dreamsforkids.org.

Dec
17
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join your friends for a weekly bingo night! We will send each participant a bingo card via email – all you need is to make sure that you have coins or other objects to cover each space.

Be sure to register by 5:00 PM the day before the event to make sure you get a bingo card and the Zoom link.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disabilities Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Dec
21
Mon
December 25th Week of Service 2020
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – Dec 25 @ 5:00 pm

December 25th Day of Service (D25) is the Edlavitch DCJCC’s largest volunteer event of the year. Every year, hundreds of people volunteer at a social service agencies in the metro-DC area to prepare and serve meals, sing carols, visit home-bound seniors, throw holiday parties, play bingo, and deliver holiday cheer to those in need.

Due to the pandemic, we are adapting the program since we are unable to come together in large groups. We will gather both virtually and in person (with all safety protocols in place) to make meals, create gifts, make deliveries, and bring cheer to guests at social service agencies around the DMV throughout the week of December 21-25, 2020.

Click on the red “tickets” button and then scroll down to “D25 2020 Registration Options” to check out the different ways you can get involved and find the ones that best fit your circumstances surrounding the pandemic. We hope you will join us for more than one!