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Nov
2
Mon
JFamily Challah Train
Nov 2 – Nov 30 all-day

Choo Choo! All aboard the challah train!

Join the JFamily team in connecting neighbors together with challah. A JFamily team member will start the train by dropping off a challah and a train bag to the first conductors home before Shabbat. The next week you pay it forward as the conductor by bringing challah to another neighbor, and then they become the conductor to pass it forward to the next neighbor. Everything you need to know about what to do, including challah recipes and places to buy challah will be in the train bag.

Click here to sign up!

Nov
30
Mon
Story Time: Mitzvot Edition
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join JFamily Ambassador Shoshana for our weekly virtual story time. This week we’ll be reading books about doing mitzvot (good deeds)! Best for Kids 1 – 6 years old.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAufu6prTIiHNOgUBWQ2zAdDh0FeHi2c7_l

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.

 

Dec
5
Sat
Virtual Havdalah
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

If you register by November 27th we will send you an envelope with spices, candles and the activity sheet enclosed. If you register after that time, please gather a candle with 2 wicks of more (or put 2 candle wicks together) spices and grape juice and print the activity sheet ( which will be emailed 2 days before the event).

Zoom link will be sent 2 days before the event.

This program is brought to you by Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital and the Edlavitch DCJCC and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.

Dec
6
Sun
Make Room for Latkes
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Make your Chanukah de-light-ful at Make Room for Latkes! Receive a kit with supplies to play games, make a craft, and learn ways to make the Festival of Lights meaningful and joyful for your family. (Best for ages 3-8.)

Register by December 2 to receive a kit. Pick-up your activity kit, filled with goodies for the program and throughout the holiday, on Friday, December 4. Pick up will be on Friday, December 4th from 12:15 – 12:45pm at either the EDCJCC or Milton Gottesman North Campus. If this time or location does not work for you please email lindsayk@edcjcc.org to set up another time.

This program is a collaboration of PJ Library, the Edlavitch DCJCC, the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital, and Jewish Interfaith Couples.

Chanukah Cake Pops with Baked By Yael
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

chanukah cake pops

Have your cake and eat it, too, at a virtual Baked by Yael Hanukkah cakepop class, with special guests EDCJCC CEO, Dava Schub and her daughter Benna! Class includes blue and white edible glitter for the cakepops.

Classes last approximately one hour.

We’ll teach you how to crumble the cake, mix it with frosting, and then roll, dip, and decorate your cakepops.

The exact number of cakepops will vary depending on what size you choose to make your cakeballs.  Some people end up with 12+ cakepops! Registration fee includes materials for one participant:  baked cake, frosting, candy melts, cakepop sticks, and cakepop drying stand.

Baked by Yael will donate 20% of each registration fee to the EDCJCC! 

During checkout, you’ll be asked to select whether you’d like to pick up your class supplies at Baked by Yael (we offer curbside pickup) or have them delivered to your home.

Dec
8
Tue
Grandfriend Chanukah Celebration
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gather around the menorah for a multi-generational event for kids and their “grandfriends.” We will make Chanukah-inspired churros and dipping sauces, hear a story, and celebrate joyfully together.

When you register, we will share the recipe and ingredients list to bake along with us.

This is a collaboration of PJ Library, Bender JCC, Edlavitch DCJCC, Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families and The Jewish Federation of Great Washington.

Registration link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvdeusqzMoHdyOFARaugB-ApWHo3bHyBHD

Dec
9
Wed
Kids Chanukah Activity Bag!
Dec 9 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Celebrate the Holidays with the EDCJCC! Grab our Chanukah at Home Holiday and Activity swag bag and get ready for a week of light and miracles. During our class on December 10th at 4pm we will share some of our art projects, read books together and sing some songs. This bag will include candles, dreidels, several Chanukah art projects, a few treats and a Tikkun Olam project.

Bag pick-up will take place on Wednesday, December 9th between 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. If this time does not work for you please email Lindsay Kagin at lindsayk@edcjcc.org to set up an alternative bag pick up/delivery.

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: 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.

Dec
10
Thu
8 Nights of Lights
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join your friends at Bender JCCGW, Edlavitch DCJCC and Pozez JCC to light up Chanukah! Bring your Chanukiah (Menorah) to light with us.

NOTE: Candle-lighting on Friday, December 11 will occur at 4:30 PM before Shabbat and will be followed by a Shabbat candle lighting

Register for the zoom link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tde-hrzksHNQuEZEvGS6t5ACchYMsTE0-

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

Dec
11
Fri
Chanukah Story time with guest author
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a Hanukkah with author Laura Gehl. She will be joining our playgroup and share her festive book!

Signed copies will be available for purchase through Politics and Prose for folks attending the Zoom program.

HAPPY LLAMAKKAH! By Laura Gehl
https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781419743146
CODE: SPECIAL10

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