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

Dec
4
Sun
Family-Friendly Boogie-Woogie Klezmer Brunch (IN PERSON)
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Boogie-Woogie Klezmer Brunch with The Music Pilgrim Trio & Daryl Davis

Sunday, December 4
Brunch will be available at 10:30 AM before the concert. The concert kicks off at 11:30 AM.
Kids under 7 years old attend free of charge.

Klezmer brunch is back and family friendly this December! Music lovers of all ages are welcome to join us for Boogie-Woogie Klezmer Brunch with Seth Kibel paired with the Music Pilgrim Trio & Daryl Davis. There will be concert seating for those who want it, but children will not be expected to sit quietly — dancing is encouraged!

Presented in partnership with PJ library

 

Growing Grasshoppers
Dec 4 @ 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.

JFamily Donut-Making Class
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn to make sufganiyot (Chanukah Donuts), with JFamily Ambassador Hanna from the Pozez JCC in NoVA. Join her virtually and learn to make the dough and watch how to finish off the donuts. The simple recipe will be provided in advance. Happy Chanukah!

Dec
7
Wed
Toilet Training without Tears (VIRTUAL)
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

TOILET TRAINING WITHOUT TEARS
Wednesday, December 7, 8:00 PM
Led by Claire Lerner

Many parents today are terrified of the toilet training process, having heard horror stories from friends about the power struggles and stress they encountered. This workshop will address ways to approach potty learning in a way that is developmentally appropriate, respectful to the child’s growing need to feel in control of his or her body and which frees parents from unnecessary stress and anxiety. The workshop will also address ways to manage typical challenges that arise during the process.

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Dec
10
Sat
Havdalah and Lantern Walk
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

As the days grow shorter and darkness increases, join JFamily to bring in some extra light with a special lantern-making havdalah experience! Each child will have a chance to create a lantern that we’ll use for a special pre-havdalah walk. Then, as a community, we’ll bid farewell to Shabbat and prepare for a wonderful new week through the sensory ritual of havdalah.

This program is geared towards families with children ages 0-6. We’ll have all the lantern supplies, but we encourage families to bring flashlights to add some extra light and fun as children explore!

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.

Dec
11
Sun
Baby Lap Time
Dec 11 @ 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.