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

Feb
26
Wed
JFamily Parents Arty Night Out at ArtJamz
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join JFamily for a parents-only paint night out! Each person will get a canvas on which to paint a beautiful DC landscape, with step-by-step instructions from a professional artist. All while listening to some jamming music and drinking beer/wine/non-alcoholic beverages (kosher options available)!

$20 (the rest is subsidized by JFamily), plus any additional money spent on drinks (first drink is included in ticket price)

 

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.

 

Mar
1
Sun
JFamily Purim Celebration and Sing Along
Mar 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join JFamily for a pre-Purim celebration. Ms. Naomi will be playing songs on the guitar for the children to move and dance around to. Afterward we will eat some snacks, listen to a Purim story and have some crafts for kids. Costumes are not required but encouraged.

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.

Mar
4
Wed
JFamily Coffee & Convo–Newborn Edition
Mar 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Grab a coffee and chat with other parents of newborns ages 0-6 months at this laid-back, open-house style daytime get-together. Shoshana will be there from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Come for a quick hello or stay the whole time!

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.

Mar
7
Sat
JFamily playtime and Havdalah at The LANE
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrate the end of Shabbat and the start of a new week with JFamily at the brand new Lane Social Club! The Lane is a family social club that is meant to be a space that’s fun for the whole family. The space is complete with play structures, toys and activities for kids as well as comfortable seating, food and drinks (real drinks!) and activities for adults. The afternoon will include open play, story time, delicious snacks and a family Havdalah service! Children of all ages are welcome to join and participate in the play (and adults too!).

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.

Mar
8
Sun
FAMILY PURIM CARNIVAL
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Purim Carnival

When was the last time you dressed up like a queen or king? Now is your chance – the EDCJCC’s Purim Carnival is the perfect time for children and adults to dress up and celebrate this festive annual holiday!

Join us for carnival games, arts & crafts, hamantaschen (yummy Purim treats), and a community service project! Don’t forget your costume!

Little ones are welcome at this Carnival but it’s geared towards ages 3-6.

Tickets are $20 for a member family ticket, $25 for a non-member family ticket and $30 at the door.

This program is also supported by the Ruth Immerman Weinstein Endowment Fund at the Edlavitch DCJCC.