Calendar

Mar
16
Mon
EDCJCC Building Closed
Mar 16 – Mar 31 all-day

In keeping with the recommendations by the DC Department of Health, and in an effort to do our part to protect the health and safety of our community, we will be closing the Edlavitch DCJCC building for all programs effective 11:00 PM this coming Sunday, March 16 which plans to reopen Wednesday, April 1. Details for all programs are listed below.

Preschool and Aftercare
Preschool will be closed until April 1. Starting March 23, students will participate in distance learning prepared by their teachers. There will no longer be a Spring Break period in April; however, we will still be closed on April 9, 10, 15, and 16 for Passover.

Early Childhood, Youth, and Family
All Early Childhood, Youth, and Family programs, including the Parenting Center, J Family Ambassadors, and After School program, are closed until April 1.

Theater J
The Theater J productions of The Wanderers  scheduled for this weekend, March 14-15, will go on as planned, and audiences are encouraged to practice social-distancing. This is in accordance with Mayor Bowser’s request not to hold gatherings of over 250 people.

The production of Becoming Dr. Ruth will begin previews on April 1, instead of March 27.

JxJ
Starting today, March 13, all JxJ year-round screenings will be cancelled until April 1. As of today, there is no change to the schedule for the JxJ Festival.

Engagement and Social Responsibility Programs
All programs for EntryPointDC, Jewish Living & Learning, Inclusion & Disabilities, the Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility, and GLOE – The Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach and Engagement, are cancelled until April 1.

Fitness Center
The Fitness Center and Pool are closed to all members until April 1. This includes personal training and group exercise classes.

Rentals & Worship Groups
All rentals will need to be postponed until a later date. Until April 1, we are unable to accommodate the worship groups that meet at the EDCJCC.

We will continue to pay our hourly and salaried employees during this closure.

We are not yet issuing refunds for programs. If you would like to convert your registration fee into a donation, please consider completing this form; otherwise, we will be in touch at a later date.

As we all know, this is a rapidly evolving situation.  This decision has been made out of an abundance of caution. There have been no reported cases of any individuals who have visited the EDCJCC testing positive.  We will continue to update you as the situation progresses, and urge you to visit www.edcjcc.org/covid19 for other actions we’ve taken and resources on how to prevent getting sick.

We thank you for your patience and understanding, and for helping us keep our community safe and healthy.

Mar
30
Mon
Redemption Comes At Night: A Pre-Pesah Learning and Singing Event with Rabbi Avi Strausberg and Rabbi Yosef Goldman
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Redemption comes at night

Redemption Comes At Night
When we think of redemption from Egypt, we may imagine the Israelites singing in gratitude after a narrow daytime escape through the Sea of Reeds.  But when did the act of redemption actually occur?  Does redemption refer to the moment in which we are actually made free or does it begin under the cover of night, the time of our deepest fear? This virtual session will span from Torah to Talmud to Hasidut as we dive into the darkness of night, looking for seeds of hope. After the text study, we will come together to sing as we explore the role opening our mouths and finding our voices plays in the process of redemption.

This program is in partnership with DC Minyan and Hadar.