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

Summer of Service Camp Information Session 2
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for an information session to learn more about the Inclusion Community Service Camp. Teens of all abilities will work directly with the EDCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service and Inclusion & Disability professionals, making this service camp accessible to all. Service opportunities will include food preparation and distribution, shelter repair, community clean-ups, and more. Campers earn up to 30 Student Service Learning (SSL) hours per week.

Transportation is available from Montgomery County.

High School Week (rising grades 9-12): July 8 – July 12
Middle School Week (rising grades 6-8): July 15 – 19

Inclusion Game Night
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come and join us for a night of friends, fun and food.  We’ll play rounds of checkers, chess, cards, or, if you have a different game you’d like to play, bring it along! All are welcome, just bring a smile and your friendly, competitive spirit.  Suitable for ages 15+.

Individuals of all abilities are welcome to join us at any of these events. Anyone who needs support is welcome to bring a friend who will provide assistance during the program. For more information on accessibility, contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at

Make Room for Matzah!
Apr 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a hands-on workshop to get ready for Passover and learn more about this tradition for your interfaith or Jewish family. Your family will make items to enliven your seder with hands-on projects, plus songs, stories and snacks. It’s a perfect morning for Jewish and interfaith families with children ages 3-6.

Co-sponsored by PJ Library, the Edlavitch DCJCC, Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School, and Love and Religion interfaith programs.

Sign up by April 12th, and it’s just $10.  All registrations after April 13th will be $15 per family and can be paid at the door.

Click on the TICKETS button to the right to register!

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