Calendar

Apr
5
Sun
Virtual Make Room for Matzah
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Make Room for Matzah

Join us for virtual Passover workshop to get ready for Passover and learn more about this tradition for your family. Make items to enliven your seder with hands-on projects, plus songs, stories and use-at-home guides.  Ms. Ellie will be joining us for the song session at 11:00 am!  Best for ages 2-6, though all are welcome.  Get your questions answered in our “4+ Questions” portion at 11:30 am.

We will be sending a Zoom link and other online resources to all those registered for the event on Friday, April 3rd.

Co-sponsored by PJ Library in Greater Washington, Edlavitch DCJCC, Love and Religion – An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and their Partners, the Capital Jewish Museum and JFamily Ambassadors at EDCJCC (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.)Love and Religion logo

JFamily Parent Night In
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Bring a drink, dress in your comfy clothes and join other parents to find out how everyone is doing. Have questions, complaints or need help with something…we are here to listen.

Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJEtde6sqzks-BhHJtFu6Ofwgwqr_dXj3Q

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.

 

Apr
6
Mon
JFamily Virtual Story Time
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join your JFamily Ambassador for a fun, virtual story time. We will read some of our favorite books and leave you with some project ideas or songs you might want to sing at home.
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.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: The Other Kind of Smart: Enhancing Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Emotional Intelligence is essential for academic and life success, perhaps even more so than cognitive ability.  This involves awareness and understanding of one’s own feelings, skills to manage strong emotions, and the ability to relate to the emotions of others. Join two Kingsbury psychologists (virtually) to learn how parents can coach their children through the turbulent world of childhood emotions to develop stronger emotional awareness, greater self-control, and closer connections with others.

Apr
8
Wed
JFamily Virtual Cooking with the Kagin’s
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
We will be making our traditional charoset (sweet, dark-colored paste made of fruits and nuts eaten at the Passover Seder). If you would like to cook at the same time as us you will need: apples, walnuts, raisins, wine or grape juice, cinnamon, sugar.
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.
Apr
19
Sun
JFamily Brunch / Discussion – Raising Kids in an Interfaith family / Predominantly Non-Jewish Community
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a brunch and discussion about the challenges of raising Jewish Children in an interfaith family / predominantly non – Jewsh community.

The brunch is adult focused but childcare/kids program will be available in another room.

The discussion is geared toward interfaith families but ALL Families are welcome. 

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.

Apr
23
Thu
Raising Tough Targets: What Parents Can Do to Keep Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Sexual abuse and prevention is an uncomfortable subject. Unfortunately, it’s also something we parents have to think about, as we constantly entrust the safety of our kids to schools, camp, religious institutions, sports, babysitters, and other care settings. How can you know whether your child is in an environment that takes sexual abuse prevention seriously? What are the key questions to ask and red flags to look for, and how do you feel confident raising this issue in the first place? What can you do to teach your child to identify risks and speak up with their concerns? How do you make your child a “tough target”?

Join Meira Ellias, a mom, Clinical Social Worker, and Psychotherapist with deep experience in sexual abuse trauma and prevention, for a candid workshop with the goal of empowering parents with education and real-life tools to handle these difficult issues.

 

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Surviving or Thriving While Remote?
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

With the spread of COVID-19, teams and businesses across the globe have suddenly gone remote with minimal planning.  With schools closed and work open, working parenthood feels different and has become more stressful than ever.  Join executive coach, and founder of Something Major, Randi Braun, for a “Surviving or Thriving While Remote?” virtual workshop.  This workshop will help individuals thrive while balancing personal, family, and business needs in this unprecendented moment.  Drawing on Randi’s practical experience from her executive coaching work, participants will learn:

  • Tactics for effective communication and time managment, both top down and bottom up
  • Strategies for balancing personal and family needs with business needs

Each participant will walk away with a framework for designing an individualized “Thriving While Remote” plan.

Apr
26
Sun
JFamily Coffee & Convo – Newborn Addition
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Grab a coffee and chat with other parents of newborns ages 0-6 months at this laid-back get-together.

Shoshana will be hosting this event.

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.

Apr
30
Thu
Parent Coffee: Taking Your Own Newborn Photos — Learning from a Pro
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for coffee, the company of other new parents, and a relaxed conversation about how to take your own newborn photos using your phone or camera. Kimberly Goldwein, newborn and family photographer of Kimberly Goldwein Photography, will walk you through the basics of taking beautiful, natural light portraits of your newborn and assist you in taking practice shots of your own baby using your phone or camera. Babies and phones/cameras are warmly welcome but not required to attend this session.