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.

Growing Grasshoppers
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Is your little one on the move and no longer content to just sit on your lap and play? We are looking for some “grasshoppers” who like to wiggle, jiggle, and move! Join our JFamily Ambassadors Julie, Tracy, and Shoshana to get those wiggles out with music, stories, dancing, and more! A great way to spend your morning and meet other families for some FUN!

This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC, Pozez JCC and Bender JCC and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.

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.

JFamily Westminster Park Playdate
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Come out and meet your fellow JFamily neighbors at Westminister Park. Bring clothes for water play, some water, and blanket to hangout on and join us for some fun! We will provide the snacks! Please register so we know how many to expect.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Feeding a Picky Eater
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Feeding your family is not an easy task, especially if you have a picky eater in the mix. In this workshop, registered pediatric dietitian Brittany Shapiro, of Capital Pediatric Nutrition will provide guidance on achieving stress-free family meals! You will leave the workshop with concrete ideas and strategies on how to meet your child’s nutrition needs. Bring your questions and specific scenarios!

Intended for parents of 1-6 year olds, but all are welcome.


Parent Coffee: Intro to Infant Massage (IN PERSON)
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Thursday, June 22, 10:00 AM

Join us for coffee, the company of other new parents, and a relaxed conversation about (and demonstration of!) infant massage techniques. Khyati Desai-Seltzer of Vyana Infant Massage LLC will discuss how infant massage can improve sleep and immunity, bring relief from gas and constipation, and help you bond with your baby. She will also demonstrate some massage strokes that you can use with your baby at home. Babies and expecting parents are warmly welcomed!



Coffee & Convo at Busboys and Poets
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

JFamily is treating you to coffee! Meet JFamily Ambassador Shoshana and fellow JFamily neighbors for an informal coffee break. Come on your own or with your little ones! This month, we’re meeting at Busboys and Poets (235 Carroll St. NW). Weather-permitting, we will plan to sit outside.

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.

Summer Splash Party!
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Help us ring-in Summer 2023 by joining us and other neighborhood families at the Palisades Recreation Center & Playground! We will meet at the splash pad–don’t forget to bring your water play gear! Snacks will be provided, but we recommend bringing your own water and picnic blanket. Please register so we know how many to expect.


This program is brought to you by JFamily in partnership with the Washington Hebrew Congregation Edlavitch-Tyser Early Childhood Center.

NESTED Childbirth Education Boot Camp (IN PERSON)
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nested’s In-Person Childbirth Education (CBE) Boot Camp is a comprehensive class that will prepare you for your journey through labor, delivery, and the postpartum period!

In this class we will:

  • Review common third trimester issues and what to expect at your 36-week visit
  • Learn about the signs of labor, when to call your obstetrician, and what should be on your hospital bag packing list
  • Discuss each stage of labor and what can help alleviate and relax the mom, including options for pain management and potential interventions during the labor process
  • See what the hospital process will look like and what to expect from your healthcare team
  • Discuss the “typical” childbirth scenario  as well as how to prepare for the unexpected, including inductions, assisted vaginal births and c-sections.
  • Learn from experienced labor doulas as they demonstrate specialized comfort techniques to help with labor pain
  • Learn and practice tips, tricks and techniques for Prenatal Wellness: Pelvic Floor Health, Ergonomics & Exercises from a physical therapist

At Nested we know the importance of optimizing the physical and mental health of both parents during pregnancy and the postpartum period. With coping strategies, empowerment, education on diet & exercise and community resources, parents will leave feeling prepared for the doctor’s office, the delivery room and the trip back home.

We recommend taking this class on the earlier side of your pregnancy (24-39 weeks).

Note: 1 registration ticket allows for up to 2 people (1 ticket = 2 people) to attend the class and access the course resources.