Children & Families

Family Connections

Creativity. Community. Connection.

The Edlavitch DCJCC is a warm and vibrant place for families. Grow with us, starting with the Parenting Center workshops for parents, parents-to-be, and folks who want to be parents, as well as Child-and-Caregiver Classes for infants and toddlers in art, movement, music, yoga, gymnastics, getting ready for preschool and more.

Stay with us through Preschool for children ages 2–5.  Our child-centered curriculum fosters an environment of open-ended exploration, curiosity and collaboration.

As our children grow older, we welcome them to join our fun and exciting Winter, Spring and Summer CampsNo School Today programs, and After School Enrichment Classes where they can learn new skills, meet new friends, and have fun at the EDCJCC.

Families can celebrate Shabbat and holidays, explore Jewish values, and build community with each other through our Family Programs.

Kids on the stairs of the EDCJCC

Upcoming Events

Apr
5
Sun
Virtual Make Room for Matzah
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Make Room for Matzah

Join us for virtual Passover workshop to get ready for Passover and learn more about this tradition for your family. Make items to enliven your seder with hands-on projects, plus songs, stories and use-at-home guides.  Ms. Ellie will be joining us for the song session at 11:00 am!  Best for ages 2-6, though all are welcome.  Get your questions answered in our “4+ Questions” portion at 11:30 am.

We will be sending a Zoom link and other online resources to all those registered for the event on Friday, April 3rd.

Co-sponsored by PJ Library in Greater Washington, Edlavitch DCJCC, Love and Religion – An Interfaith Workshop for Jews and their Partners, the Capital Jewish Museum and JFamily Ambassadors at EDCJCC (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.)Love and Religion logo

JFamily Parent Night In
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Bring a drink, dress in your comfy clothes and join other parents to find out how everyone is doing. Have questions, complaints or need help with something…we are here to listen.

Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJEtde6sqzks-BhHJtFu6Ofwgwqr_dXj3Q

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.

 

Apr
6
Mon
JFamily Virtual Story Time
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Join your JFamily Ambassador for a fun, virtual story time. We will read some of our favorite books and leave you with some project ideas or songs you might want to sing at home.
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.
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: The Other Kind of Smart: Enhancing Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Emotional Intelligence is essential for academic and life success, perhaps even more so than cognitive ability.  This involves awareness and understanding of one’s own feelings, skills to manage strong emotions, and the ability to relate to the emotions of others. Join two Kingsbury psychologists (virtually) to learn how parents can coach their children through the turbulent world of childhood emotions to develop stronger emotional awareness, greater self-control, and closer connections with others.

Apr
8
Wed
JFamily Virtual Cooking with the Kagin’s
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
We will be making our traditional charoset (sweet, dark-colored paste made of fruits and nuts eaten at the Passover Seder). If you would like to cook at the same time as us you will need: apples, walnuts, raisins, wine or grape juice, cinnamon, sugar.
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.
Apr
19
Sun
JFamily Brunch / Discussion – Raising Kids in an Interfaith family / Predominantly Non-Jewish Community
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a brunch and discussion about the challenges of raising Jewish Children in an interfaith family / predominantly non – Jewsh community.

The brunch is adult focused but childcare/kids program will be available in another room.

The discussion is geared toward interfaith families but ALL Families are welcome. 

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.