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

Jun
24
Thu
Musical Infants Summer Session (IN PERSON!)
Jun 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

MUSICAL INFANTS (LIVE IN PERSON!)

Thursdays, 12:30-1:15 PM
For newborns through almost crawling
SUMMER SESSION: 5 Thursdays, June 24-July 22
Summer Session Price: $162 per family; EDCJCC Member Rate $132 per family
Teacher: Miriam Szubin 

Bond with your pre-mobile baby through music! We will use age-appropriate songs, movements, games, and instruments to encourage development and attachment. Class size will be limited and appropriate social distancing and mask protocols will be followed.  

REGISTER FOR MUSICAL INFANTS

NOTE: Once you click on the registration link, select the 2021 season and then find these classes under “Parenting Center.”

 
Jun
26
Sat
OUTDOOR park meet up: Turkey Thicket Playground And Spray Park
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for an Outdoor Shabbat park meet up at Turkey Thicket Playground and Spray Park. Come meet your neighbors, let the kids burn some energy and enjoy some Yummy snacks. All family members over 2 years old must be wearing masks at all times. PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please click here to let us know you are coming!
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.
Jun
27
Sun
OUTDOOR Park Meet-Up: Lafayette Rec Center
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come out and meet your fellow Jfamily neighbors at Lafayette Rec Center (5900 33rd St. NW, near Lafayette Elementary School). All family members over 2 years old must be wearing masks at all times. PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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.

Jul
5
Mon
OUTDOOR meet up at the National Arboretum
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for an Outdoor meet up/hike at The National Arboretum to celebrate Independence Day Observed. Come meet your neighbors, let the kids burn some energy and enjoy some yummy snacks. Meet in front of the Arbor House Gift Shop building.

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.
Jul
15
Thu
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Parenting Without Power Struggles
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

“You need to eat four more pieces!” . . . “Bedtime NOW” . . .  “NO!  I do it!”  If this sounds familiar, you are not alone.  Power struggles are maddening for parents, and, it turns out, not good for children either. Putting these struggles in a developmental context, this workshop will provide strategies for how to encourage your child’s growing need to assert independence while still maintaining your control and authority. Struggles around mealtime, potty training, cooperation and others will be addressed. Led by Claire Lerner, licensed clinical social worker and child development specialist.