Calendar

Jun
7
Wed
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 sonyaw@edcjcc.org

Do you need any additional accommodations for this event? If so, please contact Sonya at sonyaw@edcjcc.org

Jun
8
Thu
Grocery Packing with Food Justice DMV
Jun 8 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the EDCJCC to pack groceries bags for Food Justice DMV!

Food Justice DMV is a volunteer collective delivering food & standing in solidarity with thousands of immigrant neighbors. Rooted in justice and solidarity, Food Justice DMV supports more than 8,000 families who are asylum seekers or undocumented. They help fill a critical need serving families that otherwise are hesitant to reach out to larger organizations due to their immigration status and language barriers.

What: Spend your evening packing grocery bags for Food Justice DMV’s weekly food distributions.

When: Thursday, June 8th from 5:45-8:00PM. Volunteers must agree to come to the entirety of the program to participate.

Where: This program is located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in NW DC. Exact address will be provided with registration

Requirements: All volunteers must wear a KN-95/N-95 mask throughout the volunteer shift.

Register: Registration is required for this free event. There are limited spots so we ask that you only sign up if you are sure you can make it. Please click the red ‘register’ button to proceed.

Jun
11
Sun
Handmade for the Homeless – June 2023
Jun 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

We are so excited to be together for the June Handmade for the Homeless! If the weather is nice, we will meet outside on the 16th Street Steps.

Join fellow knitters and crocheters 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!

What should I bring?

Please bring 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 bring:

  • #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 in person, 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

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

REGISTER: Please click the red “Register” button to sign up for this free event! 

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

Do you need any additional accommodations for this event? If so, please contact msmith@edcjcc.org

Jun
13
Tue
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.

RESERVE YOUR PWYC TICKET

Jun
21
Wed
SOLD OUT: EDCJCC Urban Garden Team
Jun 21 @ 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 sonyaw@edcjcc.org

Do you need any additional accommodations for this event? If so, please contact Sonya at sonyaw@edcjcc.org

Jun
22
Thu
“Exit West” Pop-up Refugee Book Club
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm

WHAT: Join us for drinks and to discuss the story of two refugees fleeing war in Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West as part of our pop-up refugee book club. We’ll meet once half-way through the book and once at the end for this pop-up book club experience.  We will meet for a halfway point discussion on Tuesday, May 30 and an end-of-book discussion on Thursday, June 22.

We encourage you to secure your copy of the book at Mahogany Books or another independent bookstore in the area.

WHEN: We will meet on Tuesday, May 30 at 6:00 PM and Thursday, June 22 at 6:00 PM.

WHERE: Both meetings will be held in Dupont Circle. Location will be sent upon registration.

REGISTRATION: Participation is free but registration is required. Please click on the ticket icon in order to proceed to registration.

QUESTIONS? Email Sonya Weisburd at sonyaw@edcjcc.org.

 

Jun
25
Sun
Anacostia River Kayak Cleanup
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Clean up the Anacostia River in style with Living Classrooms! Living Classrooms, the managers of Kingman Island, engages children, youth, and adults through unique and interactive learning environments to build safer, stronger, and healthier communities for all.

What: Join Living Classrooms for their Green Boats program to kayak and clean the river from trash and other debris. You’ll be assisted and guided by staff certified in paddling education and CPR/First Aid. Each session consists of a 20 minute safety talk, a 1-1.5 hour paddle, and 20 minute trash sort. Participants must be prepared to attend the entirety of the session. In case of heavy rain this program will be cancelled.

Who: There is no age requirement, but children should be able to sit independently in their own seat while out on the water. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Each participant under 16 will need to be in a 2-person kayak with an adult.

When: Sunday, June 25, 2023. We are organizing 2 clean-up shifts for this date. Please note that you may only sign up for 1 shift.

  • Shift 1: 11:00AM – 1:00PM. Participants must arrive by 10:45AM.
  • Shift 2: 1:00PM – 3:00PM. Participants must arrive by 12:45PM.
  • Once full, we will open up a waitlist. We ask that you only sign up if you can commit to participating in the event and give ample notice in the case that you need to cancel.

Where: Kingman and Heritage Island. Exact location with map will be shared via email.

Registration: Registration is required for this free event. There are two “ticket types”, one for each shift. You must reserve a ticket for each individual member of your party. We will not accept any walk-ups for this program.

Other Requirements: After registering, you will receive an email with information regarding a mandatory waiver of liability, suggested clothing, and other details to make the event a success.

Questions? Email Mira at msmith@edcjcc.org

Living Classrooms is a nonprofit organization that is headquartered in Baltimore but has maintained a steady presence in the DMV for over 20 years. Living Classrooms’ work focuses on education, workforce development, and environmental stewardship, including the management of Kingman & Heritage Islands.

Jul
5
Wed
SOLD OUT: EDCJCC Urban Garden Team
Jul 5 @ 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 sonyaw@edcjcc.org

Do you need any additional accommodations for this event? If so, please contact Sonya at sonyaw@edcjcc.org

Jul
9
Sun
Hunger Action at DC Central Kitchen
Jul 9 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

The EDCJCC is excited to return to volunteering at DC Central Kitchen in their brand new facility!

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. DCCK’s social ventures include serving scratch-cooked farm-to-school meals in DC schools, delivering fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets, and operating a fast-casual cafe.

What: Join us for a morning of volunteering with our close partner organization, DC Central Kitchen. Volunteers will work in the professional kitchen to chop vegetables, sort fresh produce, mix salads, portion meals, and more!

Who: This program is open to volunteers ages 12 and older. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone. All volunteers must be fully vaccinated against covid-19.

When: Sunday, July 9, from 8:45AM – 12:00PM.

Where: We will meet at the new DC Central Kitchen located in southwest DC. The address will be provided with registration.

Register: There is limited space for this program and registration is required for participation.

Do you need additional accommodations for this event? If so, please reach out to msmith@edcjcc.org.

Jul
16
Sun
Handmade for the Homeless – July 2023
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join fellow knitters and crocheters 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! If the weather is nice, we will meet outside on the 16th Street Steps.

What should I bring?

Please bring 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 bring:

  • #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 in person, 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

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

REGISTER: Please click the red “Register” button to sign up for this free event! 

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

Do you need any additional accommodations for this event? If so, please contact msmith@edcjcc.org