Calendar

Oct
12
Wed
JFamily Sukkot in the Beer Garden
Oct 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Celebrate Sukkot with fellow JFamilies under the Dacha pergola! Children of all ages welcome. We’ve secured space for 25 people, so please make sure to RSVP for the total number of children and adults you will be bringing. Free! Refreshments not included.

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.

Celebrate Sukkot with Jews of Color and their Families
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lasting eight days, the holiday of Sukkot has many themes and is a chance to reflect on the seasons, the nature of home, the bounty of the harvest time, and much more. It is a holiday full of flavors and smells – from the piney scent of the citron fruit to the juiciness of pomegranate seeds. Join other Jews of Color and their families to take in the smells and tastes of this special holiday, to sit in our sukkah, and to consider what “home” might mean when it is temporary. All activities will be kid-friendly, and a light dinner will be served.

Please note this holiday celebration is specifically curated for community members who identify as Jews of Color and for their families. If you do not identify as being part of this community, we invite you to attend a different Sukkot event happening at the EDCJCC instead.

When: Wednesday, October 12, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center’s parking lot and Sukkah!
Please note: In case of inclement weather this program will be cancelled.

COVID-19 Info: Currently, masks in public spaces at the EDCJCC are optional but we encourage and embrace everyone to do what feels best and most safe for themselves and their families. Proof of vaccination is no longer required to enter the building.

Questions? Contact Sonya Weisburd at sonyaw@edcjcc.org

RSVP: This event is free but we kindly request you RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food! Click on the red “Sign me up!” button to proceed to registration.

This event is brought to you in partnership with Khazbar, Mosaic Visions, Washington Hebrew Congregation’s JOC Affinity Group, and Adas Israel Congregation’s Jews of Color Affinity Group.

Oct
16
Sun
Baby Lap Time
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

A virtual lap time experience for our youngest JFamily members and their care providers. These 25 minute experiences introduce songs, rhymes, and developmentally appropriate movement. Come build a bond with your baby while meeting other caregivers. This program is meant for the baby to be in their caregiver’s lap with their grownup actively involved. (Best for children 0 – 18 months.)

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.

JFamily Sukkah Party
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us in the EDCJCC Sukkah for a fun morning of stories, snacks, and friends. Geared toward ages 0-4, but all are welcome! Free to attend, but please RSVP so we know how many to expect.

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.

Nov
4
Fri
Tot Shabbat Songs in the Lot
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for Tot Shabbat in the EDCJCC Parking Lot. This lively 30-minute Shabbat song session is geared toward children under five years old and their parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Together we will sing, dance, say the Shabbat blessings together, and enjoy challah and snacks. Bring a blanket, and feel free to hang out and have a dinner picnic afterwards.

Have fun celebrating Shabbat and making new friends!

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.

Nov
13
Sun
JFamily Challah Bake
Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join JFamily Ambassador Melissa for an afternoon of challah baking! All materials will be provided. Geared toward ages 2-5, but all are welcome. Cost is $5 per family; space is limited, so RSVP soon!

Exact address will be provided upon registration.

Dec
3
Sat
Havdalah and Lantern Walk
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

As the days grow shorter and darkness increases, join JFamily to bring in some extra light with a special lantern-making havdalah experience! Each child will have a chance to create a lantern that we’ll use for a special pre-havdalah walk. Then, as a community, we’ll bid farewell to Shabbat and prepare for a wonderful new week through the sensory ritual of havdalah.

This program is geared towards families with children ages 0-6. We’ll have all the lantern supplies, but we encourage families to bring flashlights to add some extra light and fun as children explore!

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.