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Dec
9
Wed
Chanukah Activity Kit and Infusions Class
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate the Holidays with the DCJCC! Grab our Chanukah at Home Holiday and Activity swag bag and get ready for a week of light and miracles. During our class on December 9th we will learn to make infused oil and vodka for your Hanukkah table. We’ll also be teaching a quick and easy Hanukkah craft project for bringing light and joy into your home, and talking about how to take part in Tikkun Olam this holiday season.

For $25.00, add on a custom High Holiday swag bag complete with recipe ingredients (minus the vodka and oil) to enhance your virtual experience. Contactless pickup will be held outside the JCC on Wednesday, December 9th 5PM – 6PM, join us virtually for the class at 8:00 PM.


Swag Bag includes:

  • Materials for making your own glowing Hanukkah tassel banner
  • Two glass bottles for DIY infusions, decorative tags and craft supplies
  • Rosemary and citrus to make infused oil and vodka (oil and vodka not included)
  • Fair Trade Chocolate Gelt
  • Dreidles
  • Hanukkah candles
  • Recipe cards for both activities
  • Blessing card for the Holiday
  • Learning from the social responsibility team about Tikkun Olam

This program is co-hosted with EntryPointDC, the 20s and 30s program of the EDCJCC.

Jan
7
Thu
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Raising Anti-Racist Children
Jan 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Raising children to build a just world is a life-long process, as well as a difficult challenge for parents to navigate. Join us for a two-part series with expert educator Dr. Nabina Liebow, who will take us through the learning and practical steps necessary to raise anti-racist children and help us create a cohort of race conscious parents in our community.

This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to understand how white supremacy and white privilege affect all parts of our lives and how to bring these ideas into conversation and action in parenting. It is meant as a beginning, and not to be comprehensive or all-encompassing.

Although we understand that life is unpredictable, we request that you commit to both Part 1 and Part 2 of this workshop in order to honor the learning process and receive the full benefit of this workshop. Attendance will be capped in order to create an intimate cohort of parents.

Part 1 (January 7, 8:00-9:30 PM): Discussing race and racism with your children is a vital part of antiracist and race conscious parenting. But some people might feel a little rusty on the basics! In the first part of the workshop, Dr. Liebow will give a “Crash Course in Racial Literacy” to provide an important framework and context for race conscious parenting. This session will go over the basics of anti-racist thought and ideology, as well as challenge participants to explore their own biases and thought processes before they are able to address these ideas with their children. By the end of this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of race, white supremacy, white privilege, and antiracism.

Part 2 (January 14, 8:00-9:30 PM): In the second part of the workshop, parents will learn strategies for helping their child develop an antiracist consciousness and how to apply concepts learned in the first session to raising their children.

Part 3 (optional): As follow-up to Dr. Liebow’s sessions, we are offering a monthly 1-hour meeting for parents who have participated in this workshop to come together and follow up with each other, insure accountability, share thoughts and resources, and continue the work of anti-racist parenting. This monthly meeting will be facilitated by Sonya Weisburd, MSW, EDCJCC’s Director of Social Justice and Volunteer Programs.

This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC Parenting Center and Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility