Storytime: Yom Kippur Edition
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join JFamily Ambassador Shoshana for our weekly virtual story time. This week’s books will focus on Yom Kippur.

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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.



Tot Shabbat
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for a virtual Tot Shabbat. Same great songs just a different place. Bring your shabbat candles, challah and grape juices to join us in saying the blessings at the end. Rabbi Rachel will be leading us this week in Tot Shabbat.

Register in advance for this meeting:

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.

Sukkot To Go
Oct 2 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Sukkot at home this year? We have you covered. This bag will have a bracelet making kit, a build your own mini sukkah project, a PJ library book, Sukkah decorations to make and a few other fun surprises.

Pick up for these bags will be at the EDCJCC on Friday, October 2nd from 12:15pm – 12:45pm. If you can not make pick up at this time please email to schedule another time.

**Sukkot is the Jewish Holiday that commemorates the years that the Jews spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land, and celebrates the way in which God protected them under difficult desert conditions. Sukkot is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, or the Feast of Booths. This year Sukkot is celebrated from Sundown on October 2nd till sundown October 9.

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.


Silly Sukkah Storytime & Show with Rachel Packer
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This program is Co-Presented by the Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Pozez JCC, and Edlavitch DCJCC.

Join Rachel Ornstein Packer for a silly and engaging performance of her book Sky High Sukkah-a PJ Library Selection. Her love of teaching and performing are the perfect combination for her storytime presentations which promise to be full of theatrics with healthy dose of shtick. Her book Sky High Sukkah is a delightful story about a city girl who wants to build a sukkah of her own and how her neighbors help her build it on the roof! You don’t want to miss it!

If you can, bring challah and juice. We’ll celebrate Shabbat at the end of the show with the blessings!

This interactive show is perfect for children 4 to 7 years old.

A Zoom link will be provided prior to the event

Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 24 @ 8:30 pm

6 Tuesdays, October 13-November 24 (no meeting on Nov 3)
7:30-8:30 PM
$62 for the six-week session; EDCJCC Member Rate $54
Facilitated by Heather Diamond, Psy.D

Pregnant for the first time? Looking to create a community with other expecting moms to exchange ideas and find support? This group will meet weekly via Zoom for six weeks to provide a safe and facilitated space for moms to discuss their experiences and learn from one another.  We will explore several topics, including: concerns about childbirth and parenting; balancing family with work outside the home; navigating new relationships with your partner, parents, and in-laws; and recognizing post (and pre)-partum depression and anxiety.  The group will be kept small so that connections can be fostered easily, even in a virtual space, and also so that in-person outdoor meet-ups can be organized safely if the group wants. Facilitated by Heather Diamond, Psy.D.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Parenting Without Power Struggles
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

“You need to eat four more pieces!” . . . “Bedtime NOW” . . .  “NO!  I do it!”  If this sounds familiar, you are not alone.  Power struggles are maddening for parents, and, it turns out, not good for children either. Putting these struggles in a developmental context, this workshop will provide strategies for how to encourage your child’s growing need to assert independence while still maintaining your control and authority. Struggles around mealtime, potty training, cooperation and others will be addressed.

Adoption: Starting the Process (VIRTUAL WORKSHOP)
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Co-presented by GLOE – the Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach and Engagement
Please join us for an informal virtual discussion about various paths to adopting a child.  Hear from an adoption lawyer, from representatives from an adoption agency and from the foster care system, and from parents who have gone through it successfully.  LGBTQ and straight, couples and singles, Jewish and non-Jewish, people of all colors — are all warmly welcomed.  Come with questions!

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Toilet Training Without Tears
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Many parents today are terrified of the toilet training process, having heard horror stories from friends about the power struggles and stress they encountered. This workshop will address ways to approach potty learning in a way that is developmentally appropriate, respectful to the child’s growing need to feel in control of his or her body and which frees parents from unnecessary stress and anxiety. The workshop will also address ways to manage typical challenges that arise during the process.