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May
10
Mon
Mindfulness Mondays: Starting A Meditation Practice
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
In this six-part series you will learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to positively shift and optimize your mental, emotional, and physiological states. Explore foundational tools, practical experiences, and guided meditations to begin or boost your personal mindfulness and meditation practice and learn methods that can help you decrease stress, improve mood, increase mental focus and productivity, and become more resilient.
This class is virtual, but we encourage you to join us from a peaceful place whether that is outside at the park or a cozy spot at home.
About the Instructor: 
unnamed (18).jpegYonah Levy is a Meditation Teacher, Transformational Coach, Speaker, and Workplace Wellness Leader. For over 17 years, he has been guiding people back to peace and from there to thriving through counseling, whole-life coaching, workplace wellness consulting, speaking, and group leadership. Yonah studied Behavioral and Social Psychology and has been practicing and teaching mindfulness and meditation for over two decades. He learned from disciples of Sri Chinmoy for one year and has spent several years learning from Dr. Tara Brach and others through continuous self-study. He has completed multiple Vipassana courses under S.N. Goenka, based on teachings of the Buddha rooted in 25 centuries of tradition. He blends Western science and psychology with Eastern, indigenous, and intuitive practices and his positive, holistic approach works with the fundamentals of the whole person.

Dates: 6 class series – Mondays, April 5- May 10 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
Cost: 
$90
Young adults (16-32): $72

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

This class is for all ages 16+

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

May
11
Tue
Inclusion Virtual Jeopardy!
May 11 @ 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.

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.

May
12
Wed
EDCJCC Urban Gardening at LAYC
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


WHAT: Join the Edlavitch DCJCC for an exciting new partnership with the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and Urban Beet to bring fresh herbs and vegetables to youth at the LAYC Drop-in Center throughout the summer. Urban Beet has put in a brand-new urban garden at the LAYC Drop-in Center and we need volunteers to help maintain it on a weekly basis.

You don’t have to have any gardening experience – just the desire to get your hands in the dirt and help grow some plants! Come down at the end of a long day to relax, unwind, and get closer to Mother Nature. Children of all ages are welcome but must be supervised closely by an adult.

WHEN: We are looking for volunteers on a weekly basis so you can sign up to volunteer once or as many times in a month/over the summer as you would like. We plan to volunteer through the month of October.

Volunteer days will occur every Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00 PM starting with Wednesday, May 5. After you register, you will receive a google spreadsheet to choose which Wednesdays throughout the month/over the summer you would like to come garden with us.

WHERE: The LAYC Drop-in Center is located in Columbia Heights. The exact address will be provided upon registration.

Questions? Email Sonya at sonyaw@edcjcc.org

May
16
Sun
Handmade for the Homeless – May 2021
May 16 @ 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.

 

Shavuot Mindfulness Hike at Rock Creek Park
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Celebrate the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai by getting out into nature and exploring the Torah wisdom to be found in the trees and natural beauty of Rock Creek Park. Bring your friends or family for this self-guided outdoor experience which will offer points of connection for individuals of all ages and levels of observance.

You can arrive anytime between 11:00Am and 3:00PM, EDCJCC staff will greet you at the trailhead, give you a guide book, and help you set an intention for your journey. Throughout the hike, you’ll find signs prompting moments of reflection, stories, and opportunities to connect with yourself, your family, and the themes of the holiday. There will be an optional playlist to accompany your walk and options to engage with other hikers through social media. A yummy frozen treat will be given out at the end of the hike.

The “hike” begins with a 0.5 mi walk on a mostly paved path with guiding thoughts and meditations along the way. When you get to the end of the 0.5 mi walk (~ 10 minutes ), you will have the option to cross a bridge and return along a more difficult dirt path that ascends a few stairs and goes back down a steep hill (another 0.5 mi). You can also return along the paved path if you so choose.

** Please note that all participants must wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines

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.

May
19
Wed
EDCJCC Urban Gardening at LAYC
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


WHAT: Join the Edlavitch DCJCC for an exciting new partnership with the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and Urban Beet to bring fresh herbs and vegetables to youth at the LAYC Drop-in Center throughout the summer. Urban Beet has put in a brand-new urban garden at the LAYC Drop-in Center and we need volunteers to help maintain it on a weekly basis.

You don’t have to have any gardening experience – just the desire to get your hands in the dirt and help grow some plants! Come down at the end of a long day to relax, unwind, and get closer to Mother Nature. Children of all ages are welcome but must be supervised closely by an adult.

WHEN: We are looking for volunteers on a weekly basis so you can sign up to volunteer once or as many times in a month/over the summer as you would like. We plan to volunteer through the month of October.

Volunteer days will occur every Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00 PM starting with Wednesday, May 5. After you register, you will receive a google spreadsheet to choose which Wednesdays throughout the month/over the summer you would like to come garden with us.

WHERE: The LAYC Drop-in Center is located in Columbia Heights. The exact address will be provided upon registration.

Questions? Email Sonya at sonyaw@edcjcc.org

May
25
Tue
Inclusion Virtual Yoga Class
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Inclusion & Disabilities program of the EDCJCC and Dreams for Kids DC for a virtual yoga class! 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.

May
26
Wed
EDCJCC Urban Gardening at LAYC
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


WHAT: Join the Edlavitch DCJCC for an exciting new partnership with the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and Urban Beet to bring fresh herbs and vegetables to youth at the LAYC Drop-in Center throughout the summer. Urban Beet has put in a brand-new urban garden at the LAYC Drop-in Center and we need volunteers to help maintain it on a weekly basis.

You don’t have to have any gardening experience – just the desire to get your hands in the dirt and help grow some plants! Come down at the end of a long day to relax, unwind, and get closer to Mother Nature. Children of all ages are welcome but must be supervised closely by an adult.

WHEN: We are looking for volunteers on a weekly basis so you can sign up to volunteer once or as many times in a month/over the summer as you would like. We plan to volunteer through the month of October.

Volunteer days will occur every Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00 PM starting with Wednesday, May 5. After you register, you will receive a google spreadsheet to choose which Wednesdays throughout the month/over the summer you would like to come garden with us.

WHERE: The LAYC Drop-in Center is located in Columbia Heights. The exact address will be provided upon registration.

Questions? Email Sonya at sonyaw@edcjcc.org

Jun
2
Wed
EDCJCC Urban Gardening at LAYC
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


WHAT: Join the Edlavitch DCJCC for an exciting new partnership with the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) and Urban Beet to bring fresh herbs and vegetables to youth at the LAYC Drop-in Center throughout the summer. Urban Beet has put in a brand-new urban garden at the LAYC Drop-in Center and we need volunteers to help maintain it on a weekly basis.

You don’t have to have any gardening experience – just the desire to get your hands in the dirt and help grow some plants! Come down at the end of a long day to relax, unwind, and get closer to Mother Nature. Children of all ages are welcome but must be supervised closely by an adult.

WHEN: We are looking for volunteers on a weekly basis so you can sign up to volunteer once or as many times in a month/over the summer as you would like. We plan to volunteer through the month of October.

Volunteer days will occur every Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00 PM starting with Wednesday, May 5. After you register, you will receive a google spreadsheet to choose which Wednesdays throughout the month/over the summer you would like to come garden with us.

WHERE: The LAYC Drop-in Center is located in Columbia Heights. The exact address will be provided upon registration.

Questions? Email Sonya at sonyaw@edcjcc.org

Jun
3
Thu
Spring 2021 Couch to 5K
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Getting off the couch is half the battle! But if a person can walk for five minutes, they will be able to set their goals toward a 5k run in just a few weeks. That is where a Couch to 5k training plan comes in!

Workouts include a warm-up, running for a short period of time, walking, repeat, and a cooldown. The more the weeks progress, the intervals change for that the person is running more and walking less. By the last week, participants can run just over three miles without stopping. Members will receive a weekly check in with education specific to their stage in the program, gear suggestions, nutrition/fueling strategies, and motivation along the way.


Price:
Members: $120
Non-members: $160

Click to Register (Member)    Click to Register (Non-Member)


About Danielle Hirt (aka Coach D)
Danielle (Coach D) is a seasoned marathoner and distance runner. She has over a decade experience coaching runners and athletes of all abilities. Her specialties include strength training for runners, Couch to 5K, middle distance (5 miler & 10 miler) and long distance (half & full marathon) training. Danielle is an RRCA Certified Running Coach, NASM Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Senior Fitness Specialist.