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

Jan
25
Sat
JFamily Havdalah
Jan 25 @ 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm

Celebrate the end of Shabbat and the start of a new week with JFamily! The afternoon will include open play, Havdalah themed arts and crafts, story time, delicious snacks and a family Havdalah service! Best for kids under 5, siblings welcome to join and participate in arts and crafts. Only kids under 5 will be allowed to play on the equipment.

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.

Jan
26
Sun
Come Kibbitz about Preschool
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Overwhelmed with what you saw at schools? You’re not alone. Come together with families from across DC to talk about the preschool process, meet other families and sort out your thoughts as you find a home for your preschooler. Kids play space and snacks (for adults too) will be available.

This is a parent guided conversation, no school administration will be present.

JFamily is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC and funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the United Jewish Endowment Fund.

Jan
27
Mon
JFamily at Politics and Prose Story Time
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join your JFamily Ambassador at the weekly P&P Story Hour! Bring your little one(s) and grab a snack and stay for a chat in the cafe afterwards with other parents.

Drinks and food can be purchased by families.

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.

Feb
2
Sun
JFamily clothing swap and Tu B’Shvat celebration
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Families will gather to mingle, swap baby clothes, and engage in a craft with their little ones in honor of Tu B’Shevat. Best for kids 0 – 5.

Meet us in the basement of the library. Look for Ambassador Jessica.

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.

Feb
9
Sun
Families Serving Together: Tu B’Shevat Edition
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Please join us for February’s Families Serving Together where families and their children can come together to serve our community!

Join us to celebrate and learn about the festival of Tu B’Shevat. The morning will include reading a story, learning about the holiday of Tu B’Shevat, family friendly projects, and doing a service project. Children of all ages are welcome!

We request a $20 per family tax-deductible program fee to help us cover the costs of supplies.

This program is open to children of all ages, but please register everyone who will be participating, including young children, as there is limited space for this program.

If you have any questions please email Josh.