Calendar

Mar
9
Tue
Inclusion Bingo
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

Join the Inclusion & Disabilities program of the EDCJCC and Dreams for Kids DC for a fun bingo game! Each participant will receive a unique bingo card via email. All you need is to make sure that you have coins or other small objects to cover each space; alternatively, you can play online. Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

If you have any 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.

Mar
10
Wed
Plant Parenting Series: Houseplant Care – Class 1
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Do you want to add more life and greenery to your home, but not sure where to start? Desire to grow tasty fresh herbs to add to your home cooked meals? Have a passion for houseplants but struggling to keep your little ones alive and well?

In this 3 part class series, you will learn how to select the perfect plants for you and your home, care for your houseplants, build a sophisticated terrarium, and create an ideal indoor herb garden.

Take 1 class or all 3 – there are also options to buy kits that include some materials!


Class 1: General Houseplant Care
Wednesday, March 10
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM + plus time for questions

This class will cover plant selection, light requirements and supplemental lighting, repotting and soil, watering techniques and nutrients; topics that will help you be the best current (or future) houseplant parent with plenty of time for Q & A!

* We will record classes if you are unable to attend one of the sessions


About the Instructor:
thumbnail_IMG_0086.jpgByron Gwinn is an Advanced Gardener with the exhibits and displays team at the United States Botanic Garden. He has a masters degree in Landscape Design from the George Washington University. Byron is very passionate about garden design and creating art with living plant material as well as incorporating plants into home decor.

If the cost of this class is prohibitive, you need to pay in installments, or it does not fit your schedule, please email Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, at stacym@edcjcc.org

Mar
14
Sun
Handmade for the Homeless – March 2021
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join fellow knitters and crocheters over Zoom to make handmade goodies for a great cause! Our goal is to contribute as many warm winter items as possible to distribute to individuals experiencing homelessness in the DC area.

All levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome.  Don’t know how to knit or crochet? We’ll teach you!

Please email Chana at chanaengel@gmail.com to register and receive the link to this event.


What should I have with me at home?

Please have your own needles/crochet hooks. If you are not already working on a warm winter item and are looking for a great project or just starting out, please have:

  • #8 or #10 knitting needles (circular or straight) or a size H crochet hook
  • Patterns you’re working on or want to start

What do you supply?

We provide lots of beautiful yarn, several patterns including hat patterns using #17 needles or a size N crochet hook, and experienced knitters and crocheters to teach anyone who would like to learn how to knit or crochet.

If you can’t join us over Zoom, join us in spirit by knitting or crocheting:

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Gloves and Mittens
  • Socks or slippers
  • Other items to keep people warm during the cold winter months

Please hold onto finished items at this time. If you do not have the space to store finished items, please contact Sonya at sonyaw@edcjcc.org to make arrangements for a pick-up. Thank you!

Want to know more or join our virtual community? Like us on Facebook!

If you have any questions about this event contact Chana at chanaengel@gmail.com.

 

Mar
16
Tue
Inclusion Dance Workshop
Mar 16 @ 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.

If you have any 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.

Inclusion Passover Program
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tonight, you will learn about the history and traditions of Passover. Did you ever wonder what happens at a Seder? Do you know why we eat matzoh on Passover? Can you name any of the ten plagues? We will answer these and other questions at this event. This program is open to all – you do not need to celebrate Passover to participate.

For those who would like to get into the Passover spirit, here are some different recipes to make charoset, one of the traditional foods eaten at the Passover seder.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Mar
17
Wed
Plant Parenting Series: Creating An Indoor Herb Garden – Class 2
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Do you want to add more life and greenery to your home, but not sure where to start? Desire to grow tasty fresh herbs to add to your home cooked meals? Have a passion for houseplants but struggling to keep your little ones alive and well?

In this 3 part class series, you will learn how to select the perfect plants for you and your home, care for your houseplants, build a sophisticated terrarium, and create an ideal indoor herb garden.

Take 1 class or all 3 – there are also options to buy kits that include some materials!


Class 2: Creating An Indoor Herb Garden
Wednesday, March 17
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM + plus time for questions

March 17 is a great day to work on your green thumb! Let us help you with plant and container selection, light requirements, repotting and soil, watering techniques and nutrients needed to create a tasty indoor herb garden. Our instructor will also assist you during class if you would like to build your herb garden during the program.

* We will record classes if you are unable to attend one of the sessions


About the Instructor:
thumbnail_IMG_0086.jpgByron Gwinn is an Advanced Gardener with the exhibits and displays team at the United States Botanic Garden. He has a masters degree in Landscape Design from the George Washington University. Byron is very passionate about garden design and creating art with living plant material as well as incorporating plants into home decor.

If the cost of this class is prohibitive, you need to pay in installments, or it does not fit your schedule, please email Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, at stacym@edcjcc.org

Mar
18
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Mar 18 @ 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.

Mar
20
Sat
MC Live: An Evening of Comedy
Mar 20 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Everyone’s favorite evening of comedy (ahem, we mean MC Live) is back, virtual and better than ever! Our comedians will bring the laughs, and all you have to do to snuggle up to your most loved internet-connected device on a Saturday night. Sounds like a dream, right? But wait, there’s more! For just a few bucks extra, you can pick up delectable show snacks to complete the experience, making this the perfect date night. You’ve earned it!

Show snacks be picked up Thursday, 3/18 or Friday, 3/19. Pick-up times vary by locations. Please choose your location at checkout.

MC Live: An Evening of Comedy is a collaborative event bringing awareness to the disability community and benefiting participating organizations: Edlavitch DCJCC, Friendship Circle, JFGH, Matan, and the Pozez JCC.

If you require special accommodations, please contact Shaunna at SCofield@JFGH.org. We will do our best to meet all requests. This is a 21 and older event. The show will last approximately 60 minutes.

Mar
21
Sun
Virtual National Rainbow Seder
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join GLOE and Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin of Bet Mishpachah for this 13th annual event to celebrate Passover through an LGBTQ lens.

Now in its thirteenth year, the National Rainbow Seder is one of the nation’s largest and longest-running Passover Seders for the queer Jewish community and its allies. It is presented by GLOE – GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC and co-sponsored by Human Rights Campaign’s Religion & Faith program, Embassy of Israel, and Bet Mishpachah Congregation.

This year’s Seder will be virtual and our theme is Renewal & Resilience: A Journey Toward Liberation. Our program will feature reflections from guest speakers, an opportunity to discuss thought provoking topics in small curated, breakout rooms,  and a specially-commissioned Haggadah (the Jewish text containing the Passover story) retelling the traditional tale of Jewish triumphs of resistance alongside the hard-fought progress made by the LGBTQ equality movement over the past decade since the National Rainbow Seder’s inception.

Learn more on our ticket page – register by March 7th to receive a hard copy of our Haggadah!

Mar
22
Mon
Inclusion Parent Network Meeting
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This group will provide an opportunity for parents to meet one another to share hopes, dreams, and resources, as well as the challenges of raising a young adult with developmental disabilities.

There will be ample time during this group meeting to share with one another, chat about resources, and vent your frustrations.

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