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

Oct
5
Mon
JFamily Challah Train
Oct 5 – Oct 31 all-day

Choo Choo! All aboard the challah train!

Join the JFamily team in connecting neighbors together with challah. A JFamily team member will start the train by dropping off a challah and a train bag to the first conductors home before Shabbat. The next week you pay it forward as the conductor by bringing challah to another neighbor, and then they become the conductor to pass it forward to the next neighbor. Everything you need to know about what to do, including challah recipes and places to buy challah will be in the train bag.

Click here to sign up!

Nov
2
Mon
Story Time: Election Day!
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join JFamily Ambassador Shoshana for our weekly virtual story time. This week we’ll be reading books about what it means to vote! Best for Kids 1 – 6 years old.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlcOqpqj8rH9Ss87fzRLFvoOlN-jeIa_Wh

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.

 

Nov
4
Wed
JFamily Outdoor Turkey Decorating and Storytime
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Come join us in a small group for an outdoor Turkey Decorating and story. Families will receive a place to sit, a prepackaged Art Kit and time to socialize with others. We will set up stations 6ft + apart, only 3 kids at a time will be allowed and no items will be shared among the kids. Best for kids 2 – 6 years old. PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

This event will take place at Turkey Thicket, We will meet in the grass area near the corner of 10th St NE and Shepherd St NE

PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. – https://doodle.com/poll/5yf22dxs5kdzdaey?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

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.

Nov
5
Thu
Cooking with the Kagins
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join the Kagin family in making Bread in a Bag!

You will need:
1 gallon sized resealable plastic bag
3 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 packet yeast (rapid rise or regular)
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt (this can be to taste)

Loaf Pan Topping Suggestions (Optional): sprinkles, cinnamon and sugar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, other spices of choice.

Recipe found here: https://busytoddler.com/2018/03/make-bread-bag-kids/

Register in advance for this meeting: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdeyrrz0uHNM8N-iGUsoZBIEaeToFUzY7

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.

Nov
6
Fri
Mezuzah Bim Boom Bag
Nov 6 all-day

The Edlavitch DCJCC presents a bagtastic and exciting opportunity to learn about Jewish customs and holidays through arts & crafts, stories, and discussions. When you sign up you will receive a Jewish themed arts & crafts activities to work on independently with your kid(s). A few days later we will get together over zoom and share our creative crafts, read a story, and learn cool facts about the Jewish topic.

This program is perfect for children 3+ years old.

Important Dates:

Sign up deadline: Wednesday, November 4

Pick up your bag at the EDCJCC between 12:15 and 12:45PM: Friday, November 6

Zoom accompaniment program: Thursday, November 12 @ 4 PM

 

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.