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
27
Sat
Virtual Havdalah
Feb 27 @ 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Join JFamily Ambassadors and Hill Havurah for a young families havdalah, which marks the symbolic end of Shabbat and ushers in the new week. Please bring a candle with two wicks, spices and grape juice with if you would like to join in at home. We will be sending a special treat to those that register by Friday, February 19th. (Best for kids 0-6 years old)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvc-GvrzwrEtdT9I9xu-RUJzVbTBjXz-iw

This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC and Hill Havurah and funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.

Feb
28
Sun
Parents of 2020/2021 Babies Virtual Meet-Up
Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

To all of our families of babies 12 months and under: we will have a virtual get-together this Sunday (2/28) from 4:00 to 4:30pm. It will be very informal and just a great way for families in various parts of DC to get to know one another! There’s no agenda other than to meet others in our same boat and to ask any questions about…anything!

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
Mon
Holiday Story Time Series: Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join JFamily Ambassador Shoshana as she reads some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books to celebrate his birthday (which is on March 2)…also known as National Read Across America Day. Best for Kids 1 – 6 years old.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMoc-qsqTMpGtdr95g3sx64eD77_l0Gnret

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
Thu
Second Thoughts: Adjusting to Baby #2
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3 Thursdays: March 4, March 11, and March 18
8:00-9:00 PM
$62 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.

Mar
10
Wed
Baby Lap Time
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm


A virtual lap time experience for our youngest JFamily members and their care providers. These 25 minute experiences introduce songs, rhymes, and developmentally appropriate movement. Come build a bond with your baby while meeting other caregivers. This program is meant for the baby to be in their caregiver’s lap with their grownup actively involved.
(Best for Kids 0 – 18 months)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://edcjcc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdu6prD4iHNLRqiaj7GDS2Lm-ToUEvmcc

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.