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Dec
6
Sun
Make Room for Latkes
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Make your Chanukah de-light-ful at Make Room for Latkes! Receive a kit with supplies to play games, make a craft, and learn ways to make the Festival of Lights meaningful and joyful for your family. (Best for ages 3-8.)

Register by December 2 to receive a kit. Pick-up your activity kit, filled with goodies for the program and throughout the holiday, on Friday, December 4. Pick up will be on Friday, December 4th from 12:15 – 12:45pm at either the EDCJCC or Milton Gottesman North Campus. If this time or location does not work for you please email lindsayk@edcjcc.org to set up another time.

This program is a collaboration of PJ Library, the Edlavitch DCJCC, the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital, and Jewish Interfaith Couples.

Chanukah Cake Pops with Baked By Yael
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

chanukah cake pops

Have your cake and eat it, too, at a virtual Baked by Yael Hanukkah cakepop class, with special guests EDCJCC CEO, Dava Schub and her daughter Benna! Class includes blue and white edible glitter for the cakepops.

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.

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.

Dec
8
Tue
Grandfriend Chanukah Celebration
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gather around the menorah for a multi-generational event for kids and their “grandfriends.” We will make Chanukah-inspired churros and dipping sauces, hear a story, and celebrate joyfully together.

When you register, we will share the recipe and ingredients list to bake along with us.

This is a collaboration of PJ Library, Bender JCC, Edlavitch DCJCC, Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families and The Jewish Federation of Great Washington.

Registration link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvdeusqzMoHdyOFARaugB-ApWHo3bHyBHD

Dec
9
Wed
Kids Chanukah Activity Bag!
Dec 9 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Celebrate the Holidays with the EDCJCC! 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 10th at 4pm we will share some of our art projects, read books together and sing some songs. This bag will include candles, dreidels, several Chanukah art projects, a few treats and a Tikkun Olam project.

Bag pick-up will take place on Wednesday, December 9th between 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. If this time does not work for you please email Lindsay Kagin at lindsayk@edcjcc.org to set up an alternative bag pick up/delivery.

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.

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.

Dec
10
Thu
8 Nights of Lights
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join your friends at Bender JCCGW, Edlavitch DCJCC and Pozez JCC to light up Chanukah! Bring your Chanukiah (Menorah) to light with us.

NOTE: Candle-lighting on Friday, December 11 will occur at 4:30 PM before Shabbat and will be followed by a Shabbat candle lighting

Register for the zoom link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tde-hrzksHNQuEZEvGS6t5ACchYMsTE0-

This program is brought to you by Bender JCCGW, Edlavitch DCJCC and Pozez JCC and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.

Dec
11
Fri
Chanukah Story time with guest author
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a Hanukkah with author Laura Gehl. She will be joining our playgroup and share her festive book!

Signed copies will be available for purchase through Politics and Prose for folks attending the Zoom program.

HAPPY LLAMAKKAH! By Laura Gehl
https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781419743146
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This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC, Bender JCC and Pozez JCC and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.

Tot Shabbat
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join the JFamily programs at Bender, Pozez and Edlavitch DC JCC’s for a fun Chanukah-themed Tot Shabbat. Ms. Ellie will be leading tot shabbat this week.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwscO2hqj0uHt2n7n5jr_dKQtFPfdNW1QYR

After Tot Shabbat join us for Eight Nights of Lights (https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tde-hrzksHNQuEZEvGS6t5ACchYMsTE0-) to light Chanukah candles and Shabbat candles with Sarah Rabin Spira from PJ Library.

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.

8 Nights of Lights
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join your friends at Bender JCCGW, Edlavitch DCJCC and Pozez JCC to light up Chanukah! Bring your Chanukiah (Menorah) to light with us.

NOTE: Candle-lighting on Friday, December 11 will occur at 4:30 PM before Shabbat and will be followed by a Shabbat candle lighting

Register for the zoom link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tde-hrzksHNQuEZEvGS6t5ACchYMsTE0-

This program is brought to you by Bender JCCGW, Edlavitch DCJCC and Pozez JCC and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.

Dec
12
Sat
8 Nights of Lights
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join your friends at Bender JCCGW, Edlavitch DCJCC and Pozez JCC to light up Chanukah! Bring your Chanukiah (Menorah) to light with us.

NOTE: Candle-lighting on Friday, December 11 will occur at 4:30 PM before Shabbat and will be followed by a Shabbat candle lighting

Register for the zoom link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tde-hrzksHNQuEZEvGS6t5ACchYMsTE0-

This program is brought to you by Bender JCCGW, Edlavitch DCJCC and Pozez JCC and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.