High Holidays Scavenger Hunt
Sep 6 – Sep 30 all-day

Event dates September 6-30, Register by September 5
Most enjoyed by ages 3+ (fun for the whole family!)

When you go on the JCC’s community-wide virtual scavenger hunt you are sure to have fun! From Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) to Simchat Torah (celebrating the Torah) we have it covered. 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 September 6th to September 30th. Sign up by September 5th 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.

To Register:

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

Israeli Dancing: Sukkot Edition
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

israeli dancing

Thursday, September 23 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Markid (Instructor): Amanda Herring, Manager of Jewish Life and Learning

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). All are welcome, beginners and experienced dancers alike. No dance partner necessary.

Schmaltz Brothers food truck will be parked outside the JCC on Aug. 5th with yummy food for purchase, so come hungry!

Pre-register or just drop in!

There will also be activities for little ones including bubbles, chalk, and ice pops!

A Journey of Faith: Jews Joining Native Americans Protecting Climate, Water, and Treaty Rights
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHAT: In June, a delegation of Jews from the DC area joined American Indian water protectors to protest the proposed Line 3 pipeline that would run from Alberta to Wisconsin. This pipeline threatens Anishinaabe livelihoods and culture, the Mississippi River, and the global climate. Join folks from around the country to learn about the Line 3 pipeline and why you should be part of the efforts to halt its construction. Hear from Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs, Program Director for Racial Justice, Minnesota Council of Churches, and DC-area Jews about the hopeful resistance to Line 3 and what you can do to stop its destructive path.

WHEN: Thursday, September 30, 8:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern Time

REGISTRATION: Participation is free but registration is required to receive the link to join the webinar.

Born in St. Paul, Reverend Jacobs is a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation, an American Indian tribe located in central Wisconsin. He has degrees in Pastoral Studies and Christian Theology and has served various churches as youth minister, adult Christian educator, and director of Men’s Ministries. Presently he is parish associate at Church of All Nations Presbyterian Church. He is a cultural facilitator in the Twin Cities and works to raise the public’s awareness of American Indian causes and injustices. He is founder/convener of “Healing Minnesota Stories,” an initiative dedicated to creating events of dialogue, education, and healing, particularly within faith communities. He is currently the Director of Racial Justice for the Minnesota Council of Churches.

We are pleased to bring this program to you in partnership with:

Adat Shalom Climate Action Team, Bethesda, MD
Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community Rockville, MD
AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps
Aytzim: Ecological Judaism
Bay Area Jewish Earth Alliance
Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh
Climate Action Sea Turtles, FL
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)
Colorado Jewish Climate Action
Congregation Beth Shalom Creation Care Task Force, Bloomington IN
Congregation Shir Hadash Milwaukee, WI
Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action 
Higher Ground Initiative, FL
Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA)
Jewish Climate Action Network-MA
Jewish Climate Action Network-NYC
Jewish Earth Alliance
Jewish Earth Alliance Southern California Chapter
Moishe House Pittsburgh
Pearlstone Retreat Center and Education Campus, Reisterstown, MD
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association 
Shalom Center
Shir Tikvah Climate Justice Minyan, Minneapolis, MN
Temple Rodef Shalom Dayenu Circle, Falls Church, VA
Tikkun Ha-Ir, Milwaukee, WI

QUESTIONS? Please e-mail Sonya Weisburd at