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

Inclusion Bowling Night
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Work on your bowling skills while socializing with your friends!  All abilities welcome, and participants may bring a friend for support if needed. Optional dinner and snacks will be available for individual purchase from the snack bar.

Cost: $27 per person for two hours of bowling and shoes

Register by: Tuesday, November 22

Senior Focus Group #2
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Senior Focus Group

We are re-convening our focus group to discuss the results of our senior survey and form working groups.

If you could not make it to the first focus group, we’d love to have you!

GLOE Book Club
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

November: Wednesday, November 30th at 6:30 pm  at Tatte in Dupont Circle. 

 We will read a short book: ¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer. Since we have only a month, you do not have to order it, and you can download to read it here in pdf and here download on .epub. It’s a short, easy, and fun read!

 If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Sebastian so he can give the restaurant an accurate headcount. Make sure to join the google group to get book club updates.

Love & Stuff
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Dir. Judith Helfand | 78 min
Documentary USA  2020

Seven months after her mother’s passing, filmmaker Judith Helfand becomes a mother herself at 50 years old. Overnight, she’s pushed to deal with the “stuff” her mother left behind: 63 boxes of heirlooms and judgements on her weight loss. Told in the first person through 25 years of family footage, Love & Stuff explores the transformative power of parenting, our complex and very emotional attachment to “stuff,” and what we really need to leave our children.

Screening followed by Q&A with director Judith Helfand.

Vendor Application Deadline for Chanukah Holiday Market
Dec 2 all-day


Chanukah Holiday Market Call for Vendors:

Are you an artist, crafter, or baker – or do you know someone who is? We’re looking for craft and food vendors to sell their wares at our annual Chanukah holiday market. Click here to view the vendor application form and to learn more.

Tuesday, December 6
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm*
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center – 1529 16th St NW

Application is above, please sign up by December 2! You are accepted to participate as a vendor once you have filled out the form and paid.

Questions? Email Stacy, Director of EntryPointDC at