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

Jun
2
Tue
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Building a Parent Community in Quarantine
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As if preparing to become a parent wasn’t stressful enough, pandemic precautions bring new uncertainties and require creative thinking around how to build community and get support. Rabbi Shira Stutman of Sixth & I and Miriam Szubin, Director of the EDCJCC Parenting Center, invite you to a wide-ranging workshop for brand-new parents and parents-to-be, touching on subjects like reconfigured relationships, managing uncertainty, Jewish life cycle rituals, and creating virtual and socially distanced support networks. Study Jewish texts and be in community with people who have some of the same questions, even if we don’t have all the answers.

This event is presented in partnership with Sixth & I

Jun
3
Wed
JFamily Story time
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Join your local JFamily Ambassador for a fun, virtual story time.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqdOqhpjorGN3KApGMLe7cgH47OMDa0sLc

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.

Jun
4
Thu
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Parenting in the Age of Coronavirus (Still!)
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s been over two months since we began parenting in the changed landscape of an unprecedented global pandemic.  Working from home while providing childcare, managing our own anxieties while trying to project calm, not knowing when  or if things will return to normal  . . . . all of this is really hard.  Join psychotherapist and mom Meira Ellias via ZOOM for a discussion about parenting struggles, particularly managing your and your children’s anxieties, in this time of social distancing.

More information about Meira and her work can be found at www.dctherapeuticservices.com.

Jun
5
Fri
JFamily Virtual Tot Shabbat
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for a virtual Tot Shabbat. Same great songs just a different place. Bring your shabbat candles, challah and grape juices to join us in saying the blessings at the end. Mr. Ari will be leading us this week in Tot Shabbat.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkdeGrrDIrHdHUzlZ0249_abT6gIhkdX6M

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.

Jun
8
Mon
Virtual Story Time: “Things That Go” Edition
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join your local JFamily Ambassador for a fun, virtual story time. This week we will read books about trucks, trains, planes, and more!

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrd-igqjguGtTWE3-6pPdbG6SpUrSs11Iw

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.

Jun
9
Tue
VIRTUAL: Taking Your Own Newborn Photos — Learning from a Pro
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Just because a professional photographer can’t visit your home at this time, doesn’t mean you can’t learn to capture beautiful, natural light portraits of your newborn in your own home using your phone or camera. Join us online for the company of other new parents and a relaxed conversation about to take your own newborn photos. Kimberly Goldwein, newborn and family photographer of Kimberly Goldwein Photography, will walk you through the basics of newborn portrait photography, and then assist you virtually in taking photos of your newborns. Q&A is encouraged!