Calendar

Apr
5
Sun
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.
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.
Dance for PD®
Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Bowen McCauley Dance presents a weekly free Dance for PD® class for people with Parkinson Disease and their care-partners. All Are Welcome!

If you have questions, please call us at (703) 910-5175 or by email at dance@bmdc.org

Bowen McCauley Dance is the only dance company in the Metropolitan-DC area to provide Dance for PD-free weekly dance classes for people with Parkinson Disease and their care-partners. Lucy Bowen McCauley, BMD’s Artistic Director and founder, is honored to bring dance to people with this disease. Besides the health benefits, dance takes the mind and spirit away from the thoughts of disease, the disability and social isolation.

“When I am in class my old body has left me and a new body has set in. It’s like a wind has washed all the evil of the disease out of my system.”

 

Dance for PD® originated with the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Parkinson Group and the Mark Morris Dance Group. At the invitation of MMDG and PFNCA, McCauley received training and certification in March 2008 to teach these fun and innovative classes.

Apr
9
Thu
EDCJCC Virtual Second Night Seder 2020
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Due to COVID-19, we’ve had to rethink Seder 2020.

This year, Jewish Life & Learning and GLOE – the Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach and Engagement, have joined forces to bring our community seders to the safety of your homes. Our community seder will be the same open, welcoming, pluralistic celebration of freedom you’ve come to expect from the EDCJCC – but this year it’s virtual!

Throughout the seder, there will be opportunities for sharing in small groups, building community, and reflecting together or individually. Throughout the Seder, we will break out into small “tables” of people to allow for socializing. When you register, you will be able to request to be at an  EntryPointDC (20s and 30s young professionals) table or a GLOE table or to list another family/friend group.

As always, we welcome interfaith, LGBTQ, and other traditionally marginalized voices to our virtual seder table. This year’s seder will be led by Amanda Herring, Manager of Jewish Life and Learning at the EDCJCC; Ari Jacobson, song leader; and members of the GLOE Committee.

We will go through the steps of the Seder, skipping over the meal, and then break into our tables at 8:00 PM where you’ll have the chance to eat over video or go offline to eat with your household. We will provide resources for completing the prayer after the meal and the search for the Afikomen on your own after the meal.

Click on the TICKETS button to the right to register and get the login information!

Seder Leader Bio:

Amanda Herring, MA
Manager of Jewish Life and Learning

Amanda joined the EDCJCC in January 2020, she has been educating through immersive experiences and food-related programming for the past ten years in Virginia, DC, and New York. She completed her master’s in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts at the George Washington University and her undergraduate studies in Political Science, Jewish Studies, and International Studies at Virginia Tech. Amanda has worked at Hillel, Birthright, OneTable and most recently started a publishing company designing educational tools for Jewish Educators, she is the co-creator of The Jewish Planner. Amanda is thrilled to bring her passion for Jewish education, sustainability, and embodied experiences to the EDCJCC.

Seder FAQ

Joining by Zoom:
Try to log in about 5 minutes before Seder starts to ensure you’re all set up. Make sure you have adequate lighting on your face, not behind you creating shadows. You will be on mute when you enter, and unless you’ve been asked to lead a portion of the Seder, we ask you to remain on mute as long as we are in a full group. When you go to your breakout rooms, you’ll be unmuted and can share at your virtual “table”.

Do I have to be Jewish to attend? (Observant? Old? Young? Ashkenazi? Sephardic? etc.)
Nope. We welcome everyone who would like to join our community-wide Seder and celebrate Passover’s lessons of freedom! In fact, every year, we have a beautiful mix of people. Some are Jewish, some are not. All are welcome, and (if they choose) can easily participate in a variety of ways – singing, reading, discussing ideas, or just generally being among the community.

What if I don’t read Hebrew?
Not a problem. Most of the Seder is in English, and readings in Hebrew also appear in English transliteration.

Is there a dress code? What should I wear?
There is no official dress code. Most people dress as they would for a family Seder or holiday – dressed nicely, a little dressed up, but not overly formally. (For many people that could mean a button-down or sweater, a skirt/dress, a jacket, slacks, etc. Most people do not wear jeans.) Please wear what feels appropriate to you to celebrate the holiday.

Is it appropriate to have kids in the room?
Yes! The Seder is not specifically a “kids” Seder, but our atmosphere is fun and festive! We welcome all who would like to participate.

Was your question not answered? Email Amanda so we can help!

Apr
15
Wed
Dance for PD®
Apr 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Bowen McCauley Dance presents a weekly free Dance for PD® class for people with Parkinson Disease and their care-partners. All Are Welcome!

If you have questions, please call us at (703) 910-5175 or by email at dance@bmdc.org

Bowen McCauley Dance is the only dance company in the Metropolitan-DC area to provide Dance for PD-free weekly dance classes for people with Parkinson Disease and their care-partners. Lucy Bowen McCauley, BMD’s Artistic Director and founder, is honored to bring dance to people with this disease. Besides the health benefits, dance takes the mind and spirit away from the thoughts of disease, the disability and social isolation.

“When I am in class my old body has left me and a new body has set in. It’s like a wind has washed all the evil of the disease out of my system.”

 

Dance for PD® originated with the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Parkinson Group and the Mark Morris Dance Group. At the invitation of MMDG and PFNCA, McCauley received training and certification in March 2008 to teach these fun and innovative classes.

Apr
16
Thu
Third Thursday Book Group
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join a group of book lovers at the EDCJCC. We meet on the third Thursday of every month (except July and August) from 10:30 AM to 12 PM for a lively discussion of one book. The group chooses our readings which include both fiction and non-fiction. Participants are welcome to attend as many or few sessions as they can. The schedule for the next six months is:

1/16: Sally Mann, Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs
2/20: Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies
3/19: Herta Muëller, The Appointment
4/23: Steve Stern, Book of Mischief
5/21: Jacquelin Woodson, Another Brooklyn
6/18: James H. Cone, The Cross and the Lynching Tree

All meetings except 2/20 will be in the Polinger Room. 2/20 will be in the Salzberg library.  For further information contact janeflax@gmail.com

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
22
Wed
Dance for PD®
Apr 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Bowen McCauley Dance presents a weekly free Dance for PD® class for people with Parkinson Disease and their care-partners. All Are Welcome!

If you have questions, please call us at (703) 910-5175 or by email at dance@bmdc.org

Bowen McCauley Dance is the only dance company in the Metropolitan-DC area to provide Dance for PD-free weekly dance classes for people with Parkinson Disease and their care-partners. Lucy Bowen McCauley, BMD’s Artistic Director and founder, is honored to bring dance to people with this disease. Besides the health benefits, dance takes the mind and spirit away from the thoughts of disease, the disability and social isolation.

“When I am in class my old body has left me and a new body has set in. It’s like a wind has washed all the evil of the disease out of my system.”

 

Dance for PD® originated with the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Parkinson Group and the Mark Morris Dance Group. At the invitation of MMDG and PFNCA, McCauley received training and certification in March 2008 to teach these fun and innovative classes.

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.