Calendar

Aug
20
Thu
The Healing Power Of Marking Time During COVID-19: Elul
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Manager of Jewish Life & Learning, Amanda Herring, to learn about each month of the Hebrew calendar.

During this unprecedented time when our regular schedules and ways of marking time have been disrupted, it is more important than ever to be in touch with the calendar and its wisdom. Dive into the themes of each lunar month, learn how they helped our ancestors track time agriculturally, and keep hold of important events in the Jewish people’s history. We will take time to relate the month’s themes to our own lives in small groups, focusing on individual wellness during this stressful time. Participants will leave with tools to tackle the month ahead with purpose and the ability to plan for what’s to come.

Aug
30
Sun
Taste The High Holidays: Honey Cake Pops with Baked By Yael
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Have your cake and eat it, too, at a virtual Baked by Yael Rosh Hashanah cakepop class!

Classes last approximately one hour. We’ll teach you how to crumble the cake, mix it with frosting, and then roll, dip, and decorate your cakepops. You’ll get to take home everything you make, and we’ll clean up!

The exact number of cakepops will vary depending on what size you choose to make your cakeballs.  Some people end up with 12+ cakepops!

Registration fee includes materials for one participant:  baked cake, frosting, candy melts, cakepop sticks, and cakepop drying stand.

Baked by Yael will donate 20% of each registration fee to the EDCJCC!

During checkout, you’ll be asked to select whether you’d like to pick up your class supplies at Baked by Yael (we offer curbside pickup) or have them delivered to your home.

Sep
1
Tue
Taste The High Holidays: Rosh Hashanah Sweets 2.0
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

 

leah koenig

The Jewish New Year brings with it hopes for sweetness ahead – and what better way to share those wishes than with a slice of something sweet? Join celebrated cookbook author Leah Koenig (Modern Jewish Cooking, The Jewish Cookbook) for an online cooking demonstration that goes beyond honey cake to share two globally-inspired desserts for your holiday table. Recipes will be available in advance of the class for those interested in cooking along during the demo. 

This class in collaboration with the Boulder JCC

Get Leah’s latest cookbook online and support your local bookstore!

 

Leah Koenig’s writing and recipes have appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Epicurious, Food52, Departures, and Tablet, among other publications.

Leah is the author of six cookbooks including The Jewish Cookbook (Phaidon, 2019) and Modern Jewish Cooking (Chronicle Books). In addition to writing, Leah also leads cooking demonstrations and workshops around the country and world. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two children.

Sep
16
Wed
READING BETWEEN THE LINES: ACTING OUT THE HIGH HOLY DAYS
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

TylerHerman

Taught by Tyler Herman

Wednesdays 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
September 16-October 14
$169 ($149 for subscribers/Angel-level donors)
Registration deadline: September 15 at Noon

A student in Tyler Herman’s An Actor’s Approach to Torah said: “I’ve studied and taught many of these texts, but this this class made these ancient texts come alive in a brand-new way!” Now, Herman brings his expertise and charismatic teaching style to the high holy days, and you can be sure he’ll go whole chag! Join this master teacher and acclaimed actor/director as we prepare for Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah. Take your experience of these holidays to a new level as we learn to warm up our bodies, our voices, our imaginations, and our souls. Be prepared for some easy improvisation activities, some vocal and physical exercises, and loads of imagination gymnastics in this fun and informative course. No matter what your background or experience is, you’ll leave knowing more about acting techniques such as The Method, Meisner, and Grotowski, while deepening your emotional and spiritual connection to the Days of Awe. No acting training is necessary.

Co-Presented with the EDCJCC’s Theater J.

Oct
19
Mon
The Healing Power Of Marking Time During COVID-19: Cheshvan
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Manager of Jewish Life & Learning, Amanda Herring, to learn about each month of the Hebrew calendar on Rosh Chodesh, the first day of the new month.

During this unprecedented time when our regular schedules and ways of marking time have been disrupted, it is more important than ever to be in touch with the calendar and its wisdom. Dive into the themes of each lunar month, learn how they helped our ancestors track time agriculturally, and keep hold of important events in the Jewish people’s history.

We will take time to relate the month’s themes to our own lives in small groups, focusing on individual wellness during this stressful time. Participants will leave with tools to tackle the month ahead with purpose and the ability to plan for what’s to come.

Register for just one class or for all three at a discounted rate!
Monday October 19, Cheshvan
Monsay, November 16, Kislev
Tuesday, December 15, Tevet

Oct
20
Tue
Intro to Judaism
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Intro to Judaism - Spring Session

Come explore the rich fabric of Judaism! Using traditional texts and modern examples, we will cover the fundamentals of Jewish life, including Shabbat and holidays, prayer, lifecycle rituals, ethics, and beliefs.

This class is ideal for learners with questions – whether you’ve never studied Judaism before in your life, you’re looking for a Hebrew School refresher, or you’re somewhere in between!

Tuesdays, October 20 – December 15, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
No Class: November 3rd

Cost:
General Registration: $200
Discounted Member : $170
Interfaith Couples Workshop Alumni: $150/couple
Did you go on Birthright or Honeymoon Israel in the past year? Send us an email to learn about special discounts for program participants.

Miriam Szubin has been teaching Introduction to Judaism at the EDCJCC since 2007, and has introduced over 400 students to Judaism in that time. She has a B.A from Yale and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She spent several years teaching high school history and Jewish history at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and now works as the Director of the EDCJCC Parenting Center, where she creates and coordinates programming for infants, toddlers, parents and parents-to-be. She lives in Adams Morgan with her husband and three sons.

Please contact Amanda Herring by email with any questions. Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies.

Nov
16
Mon
The Healing Power Of Marking Time During COVID-19: Kislev
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Manager of Jewish Life & Learning, Amanda Herring, to learn about each month of the Hebrew calendar on Rosh Chodesh, the first day of the new month.

During this unprecedented time when our regular schedules and ways of marking time have been disrupted, it is more important than ever to be in touch with the calendar and its wisdom. Dive into the themes of each lunar month, learn how they helped our ancestors track time agriculturally, and keep hold of important events in the Jewish people’s history.

We will take time to relate the month’s themes to our own lives in small groups, focusing on individual wellness during this stressful time. Participants will leave with tools to tackle the month ahead with purpose and the ability to plan for what’s to come.
Monday, November 16, Kislev
Tuesday, December 15, Tevet

Dec
15
Tue
The Healing Power Of Marking Time During COVID-19: Tevet
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Manager of Jewish Life & Learning, Amanda Herring, to learn about each month of the Hebrew calendar on Rosh Chodesh, the first day of the new month.

During this unprecedented time when our regular schedules and ways of marking time have been disrupted, it is more important than ever to be in touch with the calendar and its wisdom. Dive into the themes of each lunar month, learn how they helped our ancestors track time agriculturally, and keep hold of important events in the Jewish people’s history.

We will take time to relate the month’s themes to our own lives in small groups, focusing on individual wellness during this stressful time. Participants will leave with tools to tackle the month ahead with purpose and the ability to plan for what’s to come.

Tuesday, December 15, Tevet