Baby Lap Time
Jun 4 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

A virtual lap time experience for our youngest JFamily members and their care providers. These 25-minute experiences introduce songs, rhymes, and developmentally-appropriate movement. Come build a bond with your baby while meeting other caregivers. This program is meant for the baby to be in their caregiver’s lap with their grown-up actively involved. (Best for children 0–18 months.)

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.

Strawberry Picking with EntryPointDC
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the EntryPoint Cooking Tribe on Sunday, June 4th to go strawberry (and blueberry and cherry) picking at Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, MD, and then go for a lunch outing afterward at nearby Lone Oak Farm Brewing Company.
Please purchase your ticket for Sunday, June 4th (sales start the Thursday before the weekend here: Tickets cost $10 ($4 admission + $6 for a quart of berries). Please also sign-up on the Google Sheet here: And you can also indicate if you need a ride so that even those without cars are able to attend.
We will meet at Butler’s Orchard at 12pm, spend around 2 hours there, then head to Lone Oak for lunch and drinks. You can either pack a lunch for Lone Oak or they also have food trucks. You can also choose to join for just the orchard or brewery.
Big Queer Jewish Happy Hour
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Get ready to celebrate Pride month with other LGBTQ Jews (and our friends) at Pitchers DC in Adams Morgan for mingling and drink specials.  Join GLOE – GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement at the Edlavitch DCJCC, Bet Mishpachah, Nice Jewish Boys DC, Nice Jewish Girls, and Sixth & I and more partners announced soon June 8 for this traditional annual gathering of the local LGBTQ Jewish community.


No tickets required, but RSVP today!

SOLD OUT: EDCJCC Urban Garden Team
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thank you for your interest in the EDCJCC Urban Garden Team! This volunteer opportunity is full for the season.

WHAT: Join the Edlavitch DCJCC for a third season of maintaining an urban garden for the youth at the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)! Our garden brings fresh herbs and vegetables to youth at the LAYC Drop-in Center throughout the summer.

You do not 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, get closer to Mother Nature, and make some friends.

Children of all ages are welcome but those under 14 must be supervised closely by an adult.

WHEN: Volunteer days will occur roughly every other Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00 PM starting with Wednesday, April 26. After you register, we will send you a short orientation and you will receive a link to a monthly registration page you can use to sign up for one or both Wednesdays each month.

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

REGISTRATION: We request a one-time $10 registration fee to help us cover the costs of supplies and plants for the garden. Please click on the “TICKETS” button to proceed to registration.

Questions? Email Sonya at

Do you need any additional accommodations for this event? If so, please contact Sonya at

Pride Shabbat: Happy Hour, Drag Performance, Service, Oneg
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Pride Shabbat with Bet Mishpachah and GLOE

Friday, June 9
6:30 PM – Happy Hour & Drag Peformance – Lower Level Cafritz Hall
8:00 PM – Service – 1st floor Kay Community Hall
9:00 PM – Oneg -1st floor Kay Community Hall

Join GLOE, Bet Mishpachach, Nice Jewish Boys and Nice Jewish Girls on Friday, June 9 for happy hour and a drag performance, Shabbat services, and a oneg where we will celebrate Pride. Bet Mishpachah’s Rabbi, Jake Singer-Beilin, will be co-leading along with Robyn Helzner, a wonderfully tallented musician and singer. This will be a wonderful night of coming together as a community to reflect and celebrate together


DC Capital Pride Parade 2023
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


March with GLOE at the Capital Pride Parade

Saturday, June 10, 4:00 PM
Color section/line-up details to be shared soon!

The Jewish community marches together at the Annual Capital Pride Parade! Let’s represent the love, equality, and inclusion that the Jewish community stands for, to all of DC.

Adult Swim Stroke Clinic
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Adult Swim Strokes with Lisa Wishman
Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Session Dates:
June 12 – July 5
July 10 – August 31

Want to swim more efficiently and confidently? Want to learn new strokes?
Join instructor Lisa Wishman for eight one-hour sessions of guided, personal instruction in a small group setting in the pool.
Each session will be structured to permit engagement, instruction, and time to practice newly-acquired skills.

Interested in more info? Attend a meet and greet with the instructor on Monday June 12 or July 10 at 1:15 PM in the EDCJCC Library.

To register, please visit
For any question, please email Brittany Crawford at or call 202-777-3219

BET’s Content for Change: Black X Jewish Screening and Panel Discussion
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As a part of DC’s Jewish community Juneteenth celebration, we invite you to join us for a film screening of BET’s Content for Change: Black X Jewish Screening and Panel Discussion at the Edlavitch DCJCC in partnership with Mosaic Visions.

This moving 30-minute film explores the intersection of antisemitism and racism, along with the decades-long relationship between Black and Jewish communities to confront hate. The film will be followed by a panel conversation with film director Lacey Schwartz Delgado and Dr. LaNitra Berger, professor at George Mason University. The panel will be moderated by Dee Sanae, founder and CEO of Mosaic Visions.

This is a “pay-what-you-choose (PWYC)” screening, with a minimum ticket price of $12. Any additional funds will go towards supporting future Juneteenth and Jews of Color programming.


EntryPointDC Book Club
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm

At our next book club meeting, we will discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Please RSVP to Harley so we know how many to expect.

We will meet at Kramers and if there are too many RSVPs we will move to the National Mall