Children & Families

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Creativity. Community. Connection.

The Edlavitch DCJCC is a warm and vibrant place for families of all types, colors, orientations, abilities, and religions. Grow with us in the Parenting Center, stay with us for Preschool, and then join our fun and exciting Camp and After School Programs.

Upcoming Events

Aug
17
Wed
Fall Swim Lessons – Open Registration
Aug 17 all-day
Fall Swim Lessons - Open Registration

Group swim lessons at the EDCJCC are open to children ages 6 months-12 years of all skill levels. The fall session runs on Saturdays or Sundays, September 10-October 23.

Priority registration for EDCJCC members opens on Wednesday, August 10, at 12:00 PM. Registration for students enrolled in the summer session opens on Thursday, August 11, at 12:00 PM.

Open registration for the fall session begins on Wednesday, August 17, at 12:00 PM.

Click here to learn more about our swim classes and how to sign up!

Aug
28
Sun
Baby Lap Time
Aug 28 @ 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.

Growing Grasshoppers
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Is your little one on the move and no longer content to just sit on your lap and play? We are looking for some grasshoppers who like to wiggle, jiggle, and move! Join our J-Family Ambassadors Tracy and Shoshana to get those wiggles out with music, stories, dancing, and more! A great way to spend your morning and meet other families for some FUN!

Pre-registration is required.

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

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 multifaith 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.

 

 

Sep
12
Mon
Rosh Hashanah Family Story Time
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Happy New Year! Let’s celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a story time and a craft. Fun for the entire family, this 30-minute story time is packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Join us in the beautifully renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library’s new Children’s Room for this event in partnership with DC Public 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.