Calendar

Apr
25
Thu
Celebrate Easter with Community of Hope
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at a family shelter to help families experiencing homelessness celebrate Easter! There will be food, games, arts and crafts, and lots of fun. We just need your enthusiasm!

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to participate, no exceptions please.

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

If you have any questions, contact Sonya Weisburd at 202-777-3269 or sonyaw@edcjcc.org.

 

 

Apr
27
Sat
Mimouna in DC
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Celebrate the end of Passover the Moroccan way!Mimouna in DC

Dance to the hottest music from Tel Aviv, enjoy delicious Moroccan and Israeli sweets, take in a belly dancing performance, and get free henna – plus, drink specials all night long!

Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
Want to attend for free? Email Stacy at stacym@edcjcc.org to volunteer for a 1 hour shift.

Co-presented with Israeli House, Sephardic Jews in DC, IAC, Israel Policy Forum, JScreen, and Moishe House Without Walls.

Apr
29
Mon
Summer of Service Camp Information Session 3
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for an information session to learn more about the Inclusion Community Service Camp. Teens of all abilities will work directly with the EDCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service and Inclusion & Disability professionals, making this service camp accessible to all. Service opportunities will include food preparation and distribution, shelter repair, community clean-ups, and more. Campers earn up to 30 Student Service Learning (SSL) hours per week.

Transportation is available from Montgomery County.

High School Week (rising grades 9-12): July 8 – July 12
Middle School Week (rising grades 6-8): July 15 – 19

May
5
Sun
Behrend Builders Project
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Behrend Builders will painting the hallways and classrooms at a job training facility for individuals with disabilities. The facility is part of the Kennedy Institute of Catholic Charities and helps individuals with autism; intellectual, emotional, and /or learning disabilities; and traumatic brain injuries learn employment skills and find employment.  The address will be provided days prior to event.

No prior experience in painting is necessary, and all materials and supplies will be provided.

Please note all volunteers must be 14 and over to participate, no exceptions. The address of the project will be provided upon registration.

We request a $20 tax-deductible program fee to help us cover the costs of supplies. If this is prohibitive to your participation please email Randy Bacon at randyb@edcjcc.org.

May
6
Mon
Bingo Night
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Have fun spending an evening playing bingo with the Edlavitch DCJCC community! Enjoy snacks, meeting new friends, hanging out with old friends – and maybe even winning a prize!

Cost: $5 per person + $1.50 fee.

Individuals of all abilities are welcome to join us at any of these events. Anyone who needs support is welcome to bring a friend who will provide assistance during the program. For more information on accessibility, contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Yiddish Theater Lab: The Rented Bridegroom
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Rented Bridegroom

Written by Rinne Groff
Directed by Johanna GruenhutA blue background with yellow text reading, Yiddish Theater Lab

A fiesty young woman, caught in a love triangle between the highbred son of her employer and a poor but adoring klezmer player, must decide whether to stoop for love or money. And why is stooping the only choice anyway? Set in a shtetl of romanticized memory, this heart-breaking comedy is based on the Yiddish play The Singer of His Sorrows by Osip Dymov.

For pay-what-you-can tickets, please visit the Theater J website. Please contact the box office with any questions at 202.777.3210.

May
7
Tue
Hadar Lunch & Learn: Jewish Ethics
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Jewish Ethics: Do Torah and Morality Always Go Together?

Location: The Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St NW

Rabbinic texts are rich in the rabbis’ ethical wrestlings with a range of topics from how to divide scarce resources, when it’s permissible to defend oneself with force, and what to do if one ox gores another. Join us in this four-part lunch and learn series in which we will dive into the rabbis’ ethical debates and shed light on our own.

The Hadar Institute is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service.

Price:
$25 for class and dessert and drinks
$36 for class and kosher, vegan lunch
Click the tickets button to the right to sign up!

Instructor Bio:

Rabbi Avi Strausberg

Rabbi Avi Strausberg is the Director of National Learning Initiatives at Hadar, and is based in Washington, DC. Previously, she served as the Director of Congregational Learning of Temple of Aaron in St. Paul, Minnesota. She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew College in Boston and is a Wexner Graduate Fellow. She also holds a Masters in Jewish Education. Additionally, Avi has worked as a chaplain intern at Hebrew Senior Life and organized an anti-trafficking campaign as a rabbinic fellow at T’ruah. Energized by engaging creatively with Jewish text, she has written several theatre pieces inspired by the Torah and maintains a Daf Yomi haiku blog in which she writes daily Talmudic haikus. Avi is most grateful for her wife, Chana, and two children, Ori and Niv.

 

May
8
Wed
JxJ
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – May 26 @ 11:00 pm

Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, JxJ is a multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival alongside original cutting edge hybrid arts programming—all presented as one massive three-week experience, taking over the greater Washington region from May 8-26.

May
20
Mon
Yiddish Theater Lab: Yankl the Blacksmith
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

YANKL THE BLACKSMITH

Written by Dovid Pinski
Translated by Nahma Sandrow | Directed by Adam ImmerwahrA blue background with yellow text reading, Yiddish Theater Lab

When Yankl, the town drunk and a notorious philanderer, gets married, everyone predicts that it won’t last. Everyone, that is, except Yankl’s young wife. Can her faith in him stop Yankl from falling back into his old way of life? Can people change? And if they can, is there any guarantee that they won’t change back? This sensual and insightful exploration of the power and limitations of relationships rings just as true today as it did when it was written over 100 years ago.

This Yiddish Theater Lab play reading is presented as part of JxJ. For pay-what-you-can tickets, please visit the JxJ website. Please contact the box office with any questions: 202.777.3250 or boxoffice@jxjdc.org.

May
23
Thu
EntryPoint at JxJ: Two Jews Walk Into a Bar
May 23 @ 6:45 pm – 10:45 pm

EntryPointDC & JxJ: Two Jews Walk into a bar

Two Jews Walk Into a Bar

$30 gets you admission to the shorts film program and pub crawl, plus three drinks.

Participating bars and pub crawl route to be announced.

Our one-of-a-kind cinematic pub crawl is back by popular demand! Joining together our three loves – good people, good movies, and good drinks – this program highlights the short film series Diverse or Di-Tryin’ in a festive bar atmosphere.

Purchase tickets now on the JxJ website and view the full Festival lineup here.

Co-presented with Oy the World’s a Stage

Questions about EntryPointDC programming during JxJ? Contact Stacy Miller at stacym@edcjcc.org.