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

Oct
17
Sun
Growing Grasshoppers
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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!

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.

Oct
18
Mon
Virtual Group: Beyond the Bump
Oct 18 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

BEYOND THE BUMP
6 Mondays, October 18-November 22
7:45-9:00 PM
$92 for the six-week session; EDCJCC Member Rate $74
Facilitated by Lara Kassoff, Ph.D.

Pregnant for the first time? Looking to create a community with other expecting moms to exchange ideas and find support? This group will meet weekly via Zoom for six weeks to provide a safe and facilitated space for moms-to-be to discuss their experiences and learn from one another.  We will explore several topics, including: concerns about childbirth and parenting; balancing family with work outside the home; navigating new relationships with your partner, parents, and in-laws; and recognizing post (and pre)-partum depression and anxiety.  The group will be kept small so that connections can be fostered easily, even in a virtual space, and also so that in-person meet-ups can be organized safely if the group wants.

REGISTER FOR THIS GROUP

Oct
20
Wed
Reward, Punishment, and Bribery: Making Sense of Behavior During Trying Times (VIRTUAL)
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Led by Elliott Conklin, Psy.D., and Sarah Matthews, Psy.D. of the Kingsbury Wellness & Learning Group 


We want to reinforce the good stuff and discourage the bad stuff, so why does it all feel so complicated? In this Q&A, Dr. Conklin and Dr. Matthews will address the complexities of childhood and adolescent behavior, provide some feedback about how to maximize benefits, and offer some general guidelines to help you make challenging decisions in the moment.
This program is offered by the Kingsbury Wellness & Learning Group

Register here

Oct
21
Thu
Bim Bom Bags: Fall Flavors
Oct 21 all-day

Bim Bom Bags: Fall Flavors
Optional Zoom events will be Thursday  October 21, December 2 at 4:30 PM
Best for Ages 2-6

The Edlavitch DC JCC is proud to present Bim Bom Bags, fall flavors! We will be delivering bags full of Jewish themed crafts, learning and more. In October, receive a bag full of Shabbat and Havdalah awesomeness. Our fall finale will be a Chanukah bag with contents to light up your holiday. We hope you will then join us for an online gathering (optional) to share your work and learn more about the holidays with families from across the DMV! Email lindsayk@edcjcc.org if you have questions.

Shabbat/Havdalah: Buy your bag by Wednesday 10/13 for pick up between 10/17 – 10/21, online gathering Thursday 10/21 @4:30

Chanukah: Buy your bag by Wednesday 11/24 for pick up between 11/28 – 12/2, Online gathering Thursday 12/2 @4:30

Fee: Each bag is $18

 

This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC, Bender JCCGW, and Pozez JCC of NoVA along with PJ Library Greater Washington.

Oct
22
Fri
Family Shabbat in the Lot
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for Shabbat in the Lot of the EDCJCC.

To start the night we will have a lively 30-minute Shabbat song session which is geared toward children under six years old and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Together we sing, dance, and enjoy a story. (Free)

Following Shabbat songs stay for a picnic dinner. Enjoy celebrating shabbat and making new friends. We will have candles, grape juice and wine, challah, and dessert. Each family will need to bring blanket/chairs and their own dinner. We will also have Miss Mollie – Dynamic and Energetic Children’s Entertainer on site to entertain us all with bubbles! (FEE $18.00 per family)

Registration is required to attend.

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.

Effective September 1, all visitors over the age of 12 entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Oct
24
Sun
Outdoor Meet-up at Lafayette-Pointer Recreation Center
Oct 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Come out and meet JFamily Ambassador Shoshana and fellow JFamily neighbors at the Lafayette-Pointer playground (5900 33rd St. NW, near Lafayette Elementary School). Let’s plan on meeting near the splash area for ease of finding each other. I’ll be the one wearing the PJ Library shirt! Individually-wrapped snacks will be provided (please bring your own drinks).

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.

Effective September 1, all visitors over the age of 12 entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.