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Sep
6
Mon
High Holidays Scavenger Hunt
Sep 6 – Sep 30 all-day

Event dates September 6-30, Register by September 5
Most enjoyed by ages 3+ (fun for the whole family!)

When you go on the JCC’s community-wide virtual scavenger hunt you are sure to have fun! From Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) to Simchat Torah (celebrating the Torah) we have it covered. If you choose to accept this challenge, you will be given a list of missions (things you may find at home, in your neighborhood, in your community or online) to complete using the free online app called Goose Chase.

Our Chase will run from September 6th to September 30th. Sign up by September 5th to reserve your spot!


During a Goose Chase scavenger hunt, you will be asked to complete missions that range from taking pictures to answering questions. All ages can participate in the hunt and the best way to win is through teamwork. The hunt is creative, interactive and fun. Think of it as a crazy game show and YOU are the contestant! The hunt will take you approximately 2 hours but you don’t have to do it all in one day. Leading up to the event, you will receive an email with a link to the app and instructions on playing.

To Register: https://forms.gle/jY25Pu49yrRnddjA9

Hosted by the Bender JCCGW, Edlavitch DCJCC, Pozez JCC of Northern VA, PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Sep
20
Mon
The Balancing Act: Being a Jewish Parent (Parent Chevruta Matching)
Sep 20 all-day

Learning in chevruta (partnership) is a Jewish tradition spanning back to the times of the Mishnaic scholars in the 1st century CE. It was highly encouraged that one learns Torah with a chevruta or peer and not only with a teacher. By debating and struggling with text alongside a peer, chevruta pairs are able to come to a totally new understanding of the text that neither person could have achieved on their own.

Fill out our carefully curated online chevruta matching survey to be paired with a partner matched based on your interests and background in studying Torah. You and your learning partner will gain access to Project Zug, an online learning platform from Hadar, and begin this year with a 4-session course that will allow you to connect with other parents. 

This 4-session course, taught by Rabbi Avi Killip, uses text study as a mode to explore the multiple demands and values that are constantly tugging at Jewish parents. What from your own parent(s) are you trying to pass on to your kids? When should you prioritize yourself over your kids? What does it mean to raise a child as Jewish?

Registration Closes: Monday, September 20, 2021
Receive Chevruta and Course Information: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Live Virtual Kickoff: Monday, October 4, 2021 at 8:00 PM
Weekly Learning with Chevruta ( which you and your partner will schedule together): October 11 – November 7
Final Live Virtual Closing: Monday, November 8, 2021 at 8:00 PM

Sep
23
Thu
Israeli Dancing: Sukkot Edition
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

israeli dancing

Thursday, September 23 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
FREE
Markid (Instructor): Amanda Herring, Manager of Jewish Life and Learning

Are you looking to meet great people and have fun, all while getting a high-energy workout? Then this class is for you!

Get your feet moving to the energetic beats of rikudai-am (Israeli dance). Monthly drop-in session is high energy, attracting young people and families from all across the DC Metropolitan area. Instruction will only include line dance for the time being (no circle or couples dances). All are welcome, beginners and experienced dancers alike. No dance partner necessary.

Schmaltz Brothers food truck will be parked outside the JCC on Aug. 5th with yummy food for purchase, so come hungry!

Pre-register or just drop in!

There will also be activities for little ones including bubbles, chalk, and ice pops!

Sep
24
Fri
Family Shabbat in the Lot
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for Shabbat in the Lot of the EDCJCC.

To start the night we will have a lively 30-minute Shabbat song session which is geared toward children under six years old and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Together we sing, dance, and enjoy a story. (Free)

Following Shabbat songs stay for a picnic dinner. Enjoy celebrating shabbat and making new friends. We will have candles, grape juice and wine, challah, and dessert. Each family will need to bring blanket/chairs and their own dinner. We will also have Magician Drew Blue Shoes on site entertaining us all!  ! (FEE: $18.00 per family)

Registration is required to attend.

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.

Effective September 1, all visitors over the age of 12 entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Sep
26
Sun
Family Sukkot Festival
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us in the EDCJCC’s sukkah for a fun morning of stories, crafts and snacks!

Fee: $18.00 per family

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.

Effective September 1, all visitors over the age of 12 entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Oct
1
Fri
Yoga for Tots Fall Session Begins (IN PERSON)
Oct 1 @ 10:10 am – 11:40 am

YOGA FOR TOTS

FOR 21 MONTHS THROUGH 4 YEARS: Fridays, 10:10-10:50
FOR CRAWLERS AND WALKERS UP TO 24 MONTHS: Fridays, 11:00-11:40
FALL SESSION: 10 Fridays, Oct 1-Dec 10 (no class Nov 26)
Make-up date if needed by the teacher: Dec 17
Price Per Session: $252; EDCJCC Member Rate $202
Teacher: Teacher: Kéthia Clairvoyant

Yoga for Tots combines unique toddler-friendly yoga poses with songs, stories, and games to create an enriching caregiver/child activity. Each class is personalized around your child’s curiosities as they learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play.  In these sessions, toddlers and preschoolers learn how to relieve frustration, improve motor skills, and increase attention span by actively following directions. Help your tot build the foundation for a healthy and fit lifestyle while having fun!

MASK AND VACCINATION POLICY: Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Additionally, mask wearing inside of the EDCJCC will also be always required by everyone, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.
Yoga for Babies Fall Session Begins (IN PERSON)
Oct 1 @ 11:50 am – 12:30 pm

YOGA FOR BABIES

FOR 8 WEEKS TO ALMOST CRAWLING: Fridays, 11:50-12:30
FALL SESSION: 10 Fridays, Oct 1-Dec 10 (no class Nov 26)
Make-up date if needed by the teacher: Dec 17
Price Per Session: $252; EDCJCC Member Rate $202
Teacher: Teacher: Kéthia Clairvoyant

Yoga for Babies contains dozens of unique yoga postures designed to support baby’s development. Each week is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby’s sleep. Babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. For caregivers, this is a special opportunity to meet other caregivers, get support, and learn about baby’s emerging personality. Most of the yoga is for baby, but you will also learn breathing and relaxation techniques as you practice a bit of yoga yourself. No yoga experience necessary.

MASK AND VACCINATION POLICY: Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Additionally, mask wearing inside of the EDCJCC will also be always required by everyone, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.
Oct
3
Sun
Power Tots Gymnastics Fall Session Begins (IN PERSON)
Oct 3 @ 8:50 am – 11:45 am

POWER TOTS GYMNASTICS (Sundays mornings)

FOR 18-36 MONTHS: Sundays, 8:50 to 9:20 OR 9:30-10:00 OR 10:05-10:35 OR 10:40-11:10
FOR 3-4 YEARS: Sundays, 11:15-11:45
FALL SESSION: 10 Sundays, Oct 3—Dec 12 (no class Nov 28)
Make-up date if needed by the teacher: Dec 19
Price Per Session: $252; EDCJCC Member Rate $202
Teacher: M.C. Lewis

Get ready to tumble, roll, and stand on your hands! Power Tots gymnastics classes build a strong foundation of basic skills, including forward rolls, backwards rolls, handstands, a variety of jumps (learning to jump), cartwheels, balance beam skills, and so much more!  Children love exploring equipment like the balance beam, parallel bar, parachute, springboard, and vaulting blocks. Our small groups format allows us to offer individualized attention, ensuring safety and support.

MASK AND VACCINATION POLICY: Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Additionally, mask wearing inside of the EDCJCC will also be always required by everyone, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

 

 
Baby Signs Fall Session Begins (Virtual)
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

FOR 6-24 MONTHS
Sundays, 10:00-10:30
FALL SESSION: 6 Sundays, Oct 3—Nov 7
Make-up date if needed by the teacher: Nov 14
Price Per Session: $146; EDCJCC Member Rate $110
Teacher: Iana Clifford The Baby Signs Program teaches babies to use simple, easy-to-do gestures for communicating with their parents and caregivers, long before they have mastered verbal speaking skills. The Sign, Say and Play classes are a series of six theme-based virtual classes designed for parents and babies to attend together. A total of 37 useful signs are taught through fun songs, books, and activities. In addition, parents learn simple ways to support their baby’s intellectual development-tips drawn from Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn’s parenting book, Baby Minds: Brain Building Games Your Baby Will Love.It’s never too early for parents to learn Baby Sign so that you can use it when the time comes!   Session registration includes one weekly live class and also access to the recording of that class to watch anytime your kiddo.

REGISTER FOR BABY SIGNS

 
Tunes 4 Tots Fall Session Begins (IN PERSON)
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

TUNES 4 TOTS (Sundays mornings)
FOR 18-36 MONTHS
Sundays, 10:30-11:10
FALL SESSION: 8 Sundays, Oct 3—Nov 21
Make-up date if needed by the teacher: Dec 5
Price Per Session: $202; EDCJCC Member Rate $162
Teacher: Luciana Carter

Tunes 4 Tots® teaches actual music concepts to even the youngest of children in a fun and interactive way!  Through a variety of age-appropriate aural, visual, and physical activities, our engaging and research-based program prepares little ones for a lifetime of making music.

MASK AND VACCINATION POLICY: Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Additionally, mask wearing inside of the EDCJCC will also be always required by everyone, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.