Calendar

Jun
29
Wed
JFamily Picnic
Jun 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Image is of a young girl on a swingMeet other local families while your children play in the playground, then enjoy dinner together. Pizza will be provided for families that register in advance, or you can bring your own meals. Please bring your own water and picnic blankets.

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.

Jul
21
Thu
Parenting With An Accent Author Talk and Reception
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

IN PERSON, AT THE EDCJCC!

Join Masha Rumer, author of Parenting With An Accent: How Immigrants Honor Their Heritage, Navigate Setbacks, and Chart New Paths for Their Children (Beacon Press, 2021) for a discussion about the joys and challenges of immigrant parenting, including bilingualism strategies and balancing traditions in multicultural and interfaith families. Masha will also present her findings, based on academic research, over sixty interviews with immigrants, and interviews with experts in language acquisition, psychology and more.

Masha’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Parents, Kveller, and others, winning awards from the New York Press Association. She is an immigrant from the former Soviet Union. You can find more about her work at www.masharumer.com.

You can purchase Parenting With An Accent from the following local bookstores:
Lost City Books
Politics and Prose

TIME:
7:30 PM  Reception and meet and greet with the author
8:00 PM  Program

TICKETS:
Cost: $10 per family
Please email Sonya at if cost is a barrier – we want everyone to be able to attend.

COVID-19 SAFETY:
At this time, masking is optional inside the Edlavitch DCJCC but we encourage and embrace everyone to do whatever is best for you. All visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Questions? Contact Sonya Weisburd at sonyaw@edcjcc.org

Do you need any additional accommodations for this event? If so, please email Sonya.

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

 

Aug
7
Sun
NESTED Childbirth Education Boot Camp (IN PERSON)
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nested’s In-Person Childbirth Education (CBE) Boot Camp is a comprehensive class that will prepare you for your journey through labor, delivery, and the postpartum period!

In this class we will:

  • Review common third trimester issues and what to expect at your 36-week visit
  • Learn about the signs of labor, when to call your obstetrician, and what should be on your hospital bag packing list
  • Discuss each stage of labor and what can help alleviate and relax the mom, including options for pain management and potential interventions during the labor process
  • See what the hospital process will look like and what to expect from your healthcare team
  • Discuss the “typical” childbirth scenario  as well as how to prepare for the unexpected, including inductions, assisted vaginal births and c-sections.
  • Learn from experienced labor doulas as they demonstrate specialized comfort techniques to help with labor pain
  • Learn and practice tips, tricks and techniques for Prenatal Wellness: Pelvic Floor Health, Ergonomics & Exercises from a physical therapist

At Nested we know the importance of optimizing the physical and mental health of both parents during pregnancy and the postpartum period. With coping strategies, empowerment, education on diet & exercise and community resources, parents will leave feeling prepared for the doctor’s office, the delivery room and the trip back home.

We recommend taking this class on the earlier side of your pregnancy (24-39 weeks).

REGISTER HERE
Note: 1 registration ticket allows for up to 2 people (1 ticket = 2 people) to attend the class and access the course resources.

 

 

Sep
1
Thu
The Balancing Act: Being a Jewish Parent
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THE BALANCING ACT: BEING A JEWISH PARENT

Live Virtual Kickoff Session on Zoom: Thursday, September 1 at 8:00 PM
Weekly Learning with Chevruta (which you and your partner will schedule together): September 5-16
In-Person Closing Session: Thursday, September 22 at 8:00 PM
(Registration closes: Monday, August 29)

What does it mean to raise a child as Jewish?  What from your own parent(s) and family heritage are you trying to pass on to your kids? When should you prioritize yourself over your kids? How do you balance the multiple demands and values that are constantly tugging at Jewish parents?

Join the EDCJCC’s Director of Jewish Life, Amanda Herring, and Director of Children and Family Programming, Miriam Szubin, as we virtually kick off this four-part learning series that uses chevruta (paired learning) text-study as a mode to explore these questions of Jewish parenting. On September 1, we’ll learn together as a group on Zoom and then pair you with another parent to be your chevruta (learning partner).  For the next two sessions, you’ll meet with your partner on your own schedule, and then we’ll gather IRL at the EDCJCC on Thursday, September 22 for a final learning session and to discuss resources and ideas for celebrating the fall holidays with your family.

This course was created by Rabbi Avi Killip for Project Zug, an online learning platform from the Hadar Institute.

Interfaith and multifather families welcome! We define “Jewish parents” and “Jewish children” however you do!

REGISTER FOR THIS SERIES

Sep
11
Sun
NESTED Childbirth Education Boot Camp (IN PERSON)
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nested’s In-Person Childbirth Education (CBE) Boot Camp is a comprehensive class that will prepare you for your journey through labor, delivery, and the postpartum period!

In this class we will:

  • Review common third trimester issues and what to expect at your 36-week visit
  • Learn about the signs of labor, when to call your obstetrician, and what should be on your hospital bag packing list
  • Discuss each stage of labor and what can help alleviate and relax the mom, including options for pain management and potential interventions during the labor process
  • See what the hospital process will look like and what to expect from your healthcare team
  • Discuss the “typical” childbirth scenario  as well as how to prepare for the unexpected, including inductions, assisted vaginal births and c-sections.
  • Learn from experienced labor doulas as they demonstrate specialized comfort techniques to help with labor pain
  • Learn and practice tips, tricks and techniques for Prenatal Wellness: Pelvic Floor Health, Ergonomics & Exercises from a physical therapist

At Nested we know the importance of optimizing the physical and mental health of both parents during pregnancy and the postpartum period. With coping strategies, empowerment, education on diet & exercise and community resources, parents will leave feeling prepared for the doctor’s office, the delivery room and the trip back home.

We recommend taking this class on the earlier side of your pregnancy (24-39 weeks).

REGISTER HERE
Note: 1 registration ticket allows for up to 2 people (1 ticket = 2 people) to attend the class and access the course resources.