Children & Families

Family Connections

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, 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

Sep
25
Fri
Tot Shabbat
Sep 25 @ 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. Rabbi Rachel will be leading us this week in Tot Shabbat.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lceuuqTgvE9QiGgX8esHnDXF2DFh1YYs3

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.

Sep
29
Tue
Storytime: Sukkot Part 1
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join JFamily Ambassador Shoshana for our weekly virtual story time. This week’s books will be all about the upcoming holiday of Sukkot!

Register in advance for this meeting: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pc-GhrDotG9TSs09Gp5nRUf35pYTa1Jjr

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
1
Thu
Sukkot Puppet Show!
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a Special Sukkot Puppet Show! We will read stories, sing songs and learn about the Sukkah and the Four Species/ Arba Minim. Come get in the holiday spirit.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZModO6qrDMuGNW5xGH8IsmX1O9zPVsRbEbK

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
2
Fri
Sukkot To Go
Oct 2 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Sukkot at home this year? We have you covered. This bag will have a bracelet making kit, a build your own mini sukkah project, a PJ library book, Sukkah decorations to make and a few other fun surprises.

Pick up for these bags will be at the EDCJCC on Friday, October 2nd from 12:15pm – 12:45pm. If you can not make pick up at this time please email lindsayk@edcjcc.org to schedule another time.

**Sukkot is the Jewish Holiday that commemorates the years that the Jews spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land, and celebrates the way in which God protected them under difficult desert conditions. Sukkot is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, or the Feast of Booths. This year Sukkot is celebrated from Sundown on October 2nd till sundown October 9.

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.

 

Silly Sukkah Storytime & Show with Rachel Packer
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This program is Co-Presented by the Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Pozez JCC, and Edlavitch DCJCC.

Join Rachel Ornstein Packer for a silly and engaging performance of her book Sky High Sukkah-a PJ Library Selection. Her love of teaching and performing are the perfect combination for her storytime presentations which promise to be full of theatrics with healthy dose of shtick. Her book Sky High Sukkah is a delightful story about a city girl who wants to build a sukkah of her own and how her neighbors help her build it on the roof! You don’t want to miss it!

If you can, bring challah and juice. We’ll celebrate Shabbat at the end of the show with the blessings!

This interactive show is perfect for children 4 to 7 years old.

A Zoom link will be provided prior to the event

Oct
5
Mon
Storytime: Sukkot Part 2
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join JFamily Ambassador Shoshana for our weekly virtual story time. This week’s books continue to be all about the holiday of Sukkot!

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtc-2gpjsoHtAQkghGbbH9s1W35X1Yagl8

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.