Calendar

Oct
5
Wed
Yom Kippur Mindfulness Hike
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Yom Kippur Mindfulness Hike

Due to last year’s success, the Mindfulness Hike is returning!

Looking for a way to slow down, reflect, and connect to the themes of repentance, introspection, and new beginnings this season? Join the EDCJCC at Rock Creek Park on Yom Kippur afternoon. Whether you are fasting, attending services, or seeking an alternative, this self-guided outdoor experience will offer points of connection for individuals of all ages and levels of observance.

Walkers can begin their hike anytime between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM, the walk will take approximately 15-30 minutes.

Amanda Herring, Manager of Jewish Life & Learning, will greet you at the trailhead, give you a guide book, and help you set an intention for your journey. Throughout the hike, you’ll find signs prompting moments of reflection, stories, and opportunities to connect with yourself, your family, and the themes of the holiday. There will be an optional playlist to accompany your walk if it is in your practice to listen to recorded music on Yom Kippur, though it will not be necessary to participate in the full experience.

Contact AHerring@edcjcc.org with any questions or concerns.

Oct
6
Thu
Israeli Dancing in the Parking Lot
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you looking to meet great people and have fun, all while getting a high-energy workout? Then this class is for you!

Get your feet moving to the energetic beats of rikudai-am (Israeli dance). Monthly drop-in session is high energy, attracting young people and families from all across the DC Metropolitan area. Instruction will only include line dance for the time being (no circle or couples dances). Free to attend and open to all, beginner and experienced dancers alike. No dance partner necessary.

Markid (Instructor): Amanda Herring, Director of Jewish Life and Learning

Oct
12
Wed
JFamily Sukkot in the Beer Garden
Oct 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Celebrate Sukkot with fellow JFamilies under the Dacha pergola! Children of all ages welcome. We’ve secured space for 25 people, so please make sure to RSVP for the total number of children and adults you will be bringing. Free! Refreshments not included.

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.

Oct
16
Sun
Baby Lap Time
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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 children 0 – 18 months.)

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.

JFamily Sukkah Party
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us in the EDCJCC Sukkah for a fun morning of stories, snacks, and friends. Geared toward ages 0-4, but all are welcome! Free to attend, but please RSVP so we know how many to expect.

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.

Oct
20
Thu
The Wexler Lecture on Jewish History
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us for the annual Wexler Lecture on Jewish History, featuring Mir Yarfitz, Associate Professor of History and Director of Jewish Studies at Wake Forest University and author of Impure Migrations: Jews and Sex Work in Golden Age Argentina.

In this virtual presentation, Professor Yarfitz will investigate the period from the 1890s until the 1930s, when prostitution was a legal institution in Argentina and its capital city Buenos Aires was known as the center of Jewish involvement in the sex industry. For many Jewish women, participation in prostitution was one of very few ways they could escape the limited options in their home countries, and Jewish men facilitated their transit and the organization of their work and social lives.

Instead of marginalizing this story or reading it as a degrading chapter in Latin American Jewish history, Yarfitz will explore the complicated social landscape to reveal that sex work is in fact a critical part of the histories of migration, labor, race, and sexuality.

This program is a part of the annual Wexler Lecture on Jewish History series made possible by the Edlavitch DCJCC’s Bernard Wexler Fund for Jewish History.

Nov
3
Thu
Israeli Dancing in the Parking Lot
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you looking to meet great people and have fun, all while getting a high-energy workout? Then this class is for you!

Get your feet moving to the energetic beats of rikudai-am (Israeli dance). Monthly drop-in session is high energy, attracting young people and families from all across the DC Metropolitan area. Instruction will only include line dance for the time being (no circle or couples dances). Free to attend and open to all, beginner and experienced dancers alike. No dance partner necessary.

Markid (Instructor): Amanda Herring, Director of Jewish Life and Learning

Nov
4
Fri
Tot Shabbat Songs in the Lot
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for Tot Shabbat in the EDCJCC Parking Lot. This lively 30-minute Shabbat song session is geared toward children under five years old and their parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Together we will sing, dance, say the Shabbat blessings together, and enjoy challah and snacks. Bring a blanket, and feel free to hang out and have a dinner picnic afterwards.

Have fun celebrating Shabbat and making new friends!

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.

Nov
13
Sun
JFamily Challah Bake
Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join JFamily Ambassador Melissa for an afternoon of challah baking! All materials will be provided. Geared toward ages 2-5, but all are welcome. Cost is $5 per family; space is limited, so RSVP soon!

Exact address will be provided upon registration.

Dec
1
Thu
Israeli Dancing in the Parking Lot
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you looking to meet great people and have fun, all while getting a high-energy workout? Then this class is for you!

Get your feet moving to the energetic beats of rikudai-am (Israeli dance). Monthly drop-in session is high energy, attracting young people and families from all across the DC Metropolitan area. Instruction will only include line dance for the time being (no circle or couples dances). Free to attend and open to all, beginner and experienced dancers alike. No dance partner necessary.

Markid (Instructor): Amanda Herring, Director of Jewish Life and Learning