Calendar

Mar
10
Wed
Baby Lap Time
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm


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 grownup actively involved.
(Best for Kids 0 – 18 months)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdu6prD4iHNLRqiaj7GDS2Lm-ToUEvmcc

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.

Mar
14
Sun
RBG Book Club
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Are you a tween who is passionate about changing the world and did you receive either Who Was Ruth Bader Ginsburg? from PJ Our Way or I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark from PJ Library? Do you want to talk about her inspiring life and learn how you can follow in Justice Ginsburg’s footsteps? Join us to talk with other tweens about RBG’s legacy and how you can also advocate for justice. (Best for ages 8-12.)

Register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUudeitpzwqGtMQwrWP_T9e71uoXzjtVSX7

This Women’s History Month program is a collaboration of PJ Our Way, Gesher Jewish Day School, the Capital Jewish Museum, Edlavitch DCJCC and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Virtual Matzah Factory
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Receive everything you need to make your very own Matzah! (Note: This matzah is for educational purposes only and not Kosher for Passover.)

Join us for a hands-on Passover experience! You can choose to purchase a kit with all necessary supplies (matzah ingredients, rolling pin, apron, and Matzah Baker hat and special surprise activity!),or gather your own supplies at home and join us over Zoom for a Matzah Bakery workshop! Test your knowledge and leave with your very own Matzah!

Fun for all ages! (Adult supervision recommended)

Matzah Bakery boxes can be picked up from Woodley Park or on the Hill – 630 Massachusetts Ave. NE on Friday, March 12 from 12-4 or Sunday morning, March 14, from 10-1.

Delivery is also available anywhere on the Hill for a $5 fee.

This event is in collaboration with Chabad and JFamily.

JFamily is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.

Mar
17
Wed
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Enhancing Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence
Mar 17 @ 8:00 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 a Kingsbury psychologist (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.

Mar
18
Thu
Passover Story time with guest author
Mar 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm


Join us for a reading and discussion of the new book THE PASSOVER GUEST by Susan Kusel. Susan and Sean, the illustrator will be joining us for this fun event. (Best for Kids 3 – 8 years old)

THE PASSOVER GUEST is a fresh retelling of a classic I. L. Peretz story. It’s the spring of 1933 in Washington, D.C., and the Great Depression is hitting young Muriel’s family hard. Muriel assumes her family is too poor to hold a Passover Seder this year, but an act of kindness and a mysterious magician change everything. Susan and Sean, who are both from the D.C. area, did a tremendous amount of research to accurately capture Washington, D.C. in the 1930s.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkceysqT8sE9wtN1a_q4c5fHMPeX2RRvZr

Presented by the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia’s Growing Jewish Families, Bender JCC and the Edlavitch EDCJCC and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.

Mar
21
Sun
Make Room for Matzah
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Make Room for Matzah

Sunday, March 21, 10:00  – 11:00 AM

Cost: $10/kit (recommend one kit per child, family max cost is $20), includes the program

$5 per family, just for the program (no kit)

Join us for virtual Passover workshop with PJ Library author and illustrator Alan Silberberg! He will premiere his hilarious new book, Meet the Matzah, and teach a doodling class to explore the foods and symbolism of Passover. Order a kit to have more fun Passover projects at home. Most appreciated by ages 4-7, though all are welcome.

Kit pick-up information:

DC locations – EDCJCC, Milton and Capitol Hill (address shared after registration) on Thursday, March 18, 12:15 ? 12:45 PM

VA location – Pozez JCC on Thursday, March 18, 12:15 ? 12:45 PM

MD location – Bender JCC on Thursday, March 18, 12:15 ? 12:45 PM

If you cannot make this time, please email Lindsay Kagin at lindsayk@edcjcc.org for another arrangement.

Kits need to be purchase by March 14th.

Co-sponsored by PJ Library Greater Washington, Love and Religion – An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and their Partners, Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital, Capital Jewish Museum, Bender JCC, Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families, and Jews United for Justice.

Parents of 2020/2021 Babies
Mar 21 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Join us for our monthly new parent meet-up, these get-togethers have been very informal and a great way for families in various parts of DC to get to know and bounce ideas off of one another. This month we are going to brainstorm ideas for how to include our little ones in the Passover traditions.

Register at: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/j/82255774233?pwd=VnloU3JSY2c5ZjNwSHYvR09XRUkvUT09

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.

Mar
22
Mon
Passover scavenger hunt!
Mar 22 all-day

Have fun for Passover! We’ve created a fun community-wide virtual scavenger hunt! 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 March 26th to April 5th. Sign up by March 22nd 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.

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

Holiday Story Time Series: Passover
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join JFamily Ambassador Shoshana as she reads books to celebrate the upcoming holiday of Passover. Best for Kids 1 – 6 years old.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtduyurzooG9V4bYegMe4DyFr9zhZbg4BW

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.

Mar
23
Tue
Bim Bom Passover Bag
Mar 23 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

We are excited to offer an exciting gift bag full of Passover themed arts & crafts activities to work on independently with your kid(s), a virtual place to share our creative crafts, read a story, and learn all about Passover.

Please note: In order to fulfill Bim Bom bag orders, registration closes firmly on March 18th at 11:30pm.

Bag pick-up will take place on Tuesday, March 23 between 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM at the EDCJCC. 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.

The Zoom call will take place on Wednesday, March 24 at 4:30 PM. A zoom link will be sent out a few days before hand to all who purchased a bag.

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.