Families Serving Together: Anacostia River Clean-Up
Sep 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Please join us for September’s Families Serving Together where families and their children can come together to serve our community! We are excited to offer this opportunity to our EDCJCC Families and community at large.

We will gather on Kingman Island to learn more about the Anacostia River’s ecological and environmental challenges and participate in a trash clean-up to make it safer for all to enjoy. We will meet on Kingman Island to pick up trash and debris and then take a boat tour with the Anacostia Riverkeeper to learn more about the river and the communities on its banks.

We will provide everything you need to do the trash clean-up but please wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes. Please also only wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty. We recommend that you bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and a hat.

This program is open to children of all ages, but please register everyone who will be participating, including young children, as there is limited space on the boat. Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have any questions please email Josh.





The Food We Choose
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us to learn about the environmental impacts of a plant-based diet and how our eating choices can help decrease our environmental footprint. Come hungry! The evening will showcase the diversity of DC’s vegan cuisine – vegan Asian, vegan burgers and fries, and vegan soul food. We will also watch a cooking demo and raffle off ten of The Jewish Food Hero Cookbook by Kenden Alfond!

Come learn from Chef Ebeth Johnson, professional chef, plant-based culinary nutritionist, mindful eating coach, and media personality; Christin Riddick of Afro Beets, an urban garden to table educator who teaches his audience how to grow food in small spaces and then turn what they grow into culturally significant dishes; and Rabbi Jesse Paikin of Sixth and I, who helps build community through diverse programming every day.

We request a $15 registration fee to help cover the costs of the program. If this is in any way a hardship please email Sonya.

In partnership with Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps, Interfaith Power and Light, and Sixth and I.


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