Family Programs

FAMILY PROGRAMS

The Edlavitch DCJCC FAMILY PROGRAMS are designed with your family in mind. We merge high quality experiential activities with an informal camp-like atmosphere. Dedicated to serving and supporting our diverse community, we create safe space to explore Jewish values amidst the messy, joyful chaos that is raising kids in an urban environment in the modern world. Organized around the Jewish calendar and Shabbat we offer: monthly celebrations, pool parties, carnivals, story time and other kid friendly activities for children aged 2-8. All families are welcome—you don’t have to be Jewish to find a home at the EDCJCC.

Upcoming Events

Apr
21
Wed
Bim Bom Lag B’omer Bag
Apr 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

We are excited to offer an exciting gift bag full of Lag B’omer themed arts & crafts activities to work on independently with your kid(s), a virtual place to share our creative crafts, read a story, and learn all about Lag B’omer.

Bag pick-up will take place on Monday April 19 between 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. If this time does not work for you please email Lindsay Kagin at lindsayk@edcjcc.org to set up an alternative bag pick up/delivery.

The Zoom call will take place on Wednesday, April 21st at 4:30 PM. A zoom link will be sent out a few days before hand to all who purchased a bag.

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.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Estate Planning 101 for New Families and Couples
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

These days, so much is out of our control, but there is no better time to educate yourself about estate planning for you and your loved ones. Taught by Andrew Friedman, an estate planning attorney and brand-new father himself, this hour-long virtual meeting will cover the basics of estate planning, what documents you need (wills, trusts, powers of attorney), how to protect your family in case of unforeseen circumstances, and how you can execute your Will and estate planning documents even while practicing social distancing. Bring your questions!

Apr
25
Sun
Baby Lap Time
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm


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 Kids 0 – 18 months)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdu6prD4iHNLRqiaj7GDS2Lm-ToUEvmcc

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.

Apr
29
Thu
OUTDOOR Lag B’Omer meet up
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Lindsay Kagin at Kalorama Park for story time, an art project and a yummy snack. Best for kids 2 – 6 years old. All family members over 2 years old must be wearing masks at all times. PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

 

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.

VIRTUAL: Finding a Nanny 101
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thursday, April 29, 11:00 AM
FREE but registration is required

Led by Sarah Marks, founder and president of Nannies by Sarah   

Join us online for the company of other new parents and a relaxed conversation about finding the right kind of childcare for your family.  Sarah Marks, founder and president of Nannies by Sarah, will discuss the pros and cons of different childcare options and the benefits of hiring a nanny. She will also share strategies for hiring a nanny that meets your family’s needs, paying special attention to the complexities of childcare in the age of Covid.  Bring your questions – we’ll spend a lot of time talking through participants’ specific situations.  Babies warmly welcomed!