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
1
Fri
Pajamuary!
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day

All month long, we will be collecting new pajamas (sizes 12-18 months, 2T, 3T & 4T) to donate to Martha’s Table so that their clients can be warm and cozy this winter, too.

Drop off new pajamas at Lindsay Kagin’s house – please email her at lindsayk@edcjcc.org for her address. For easier shopping, see a wishlist here of pajamas that will ship directly to Lindsay. All pajamas will be donated to Martha’s Table for distribution to families in need.

Close out “Pajamuary” with a Pajama Weekend celebration January 29-31! Feel free to join us for any or all of these programs, which are recommended for ages 1-6:
Friday, January 29: Pajamuary Tot Shabbat
Saturday, January 30: Pajamuary Havdalah
Sunday, January 31: Pajamuary Breakfast & Performance

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
18
Mon
Holiday Story Time Series: MLK Day
Jan 18 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join JFamily Ambassador Shoshana as she reads books about the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr.! Best for Kids 1 – 6 years old.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOqqpjwsGdxLeSVsw4JygTcrsGaNSBf9

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
21
Thu
Second Thoughts: Adjusting to Baby #2 (SOLD OUT)
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This group is currently full. Please email Miriam at mszubin@edcjcc.org to get on the waitlist or check out the group running in March or the one running in May.  

3 Thursdays: January 21, January 28, and February 4
8:00-9:00 PM
$36 for the three-week session
Facilitated by Taylor Lerner, Psy.D

Are you expecting baby #2? Looking to create a community with other second time parents to exchange ideas and find support? This group will meet weekly via Zoom for three weeks to provide a safe space for second time parents-to-be to discuss their experiences and learn from one another. We will explore several topics, including: managing your big kid’s (big!) feelings before, during, and after welcoming the new baby; kid-care and self-care with two; navigating new relationships and new roles; and the complicating factors of Covid-19. The group will be kept small so that connections can be fostered easily, even in a virtual space, and also so that in-person outdoor meet-ups can be organized safely if the group wants.

Jan
24
Sun
Criss-Crossing Communities Tree-Athlon Challenge
Jan 24 @ 4:30 pm

We invite you to join our online criss crossing communities’ event – a Tu B’shvat celebration with games and challenges. Raise a toast and celebrate Tu B’Shvat in a playful way with missions, questions and community fun.

Best for Everyone, ages 0-120

Co-hosted by IAC Washington DC, Bender JCCGW, Edlavitch DCJCC, Pozez JCC and Weinstein JCC

Jan
25
Mon
Bim Bom Bag: Tu B’Shevat Edition
Jan 25 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

We are excited to offer an exciting gift bag full of Tu B’Shevat 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 cool facts about the birthday of the trees. (Best for kids 2-6 years old)

Please note: In order to fulfill Bim Bom bag orders, registration closes firmly on January 20 at 11:30 PM.

Bag pick-up will take place on Monday, January 25 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, January 27 at 4:30 PM. A zoom link will be sent out on January 25th 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.