Everything But The Turkey

22nd Annual Everything But The Turkey

A signature program of the Edlavitch DCJCC since 1996, Everything But The Turkey (EBTT) brings together hundreds of people to chop, mix, grate, and prepare over 13,000 servings of festive Thanksgiving food for people in need in the DC metro area. We make everything but the turkey, and DC Central Kitchen, our program partner, supplies delicious turkeys.

The food we make is distributed by DC Central Kitchen to over 100 local homeless shelters, transitional housing facilities, senior facilities, and community kitchens in the District.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, November 18, and Monday, November 19, 2018 at Adas Israel Congregation.


Registration is now open! Space is limited, secure your spot today.

EBTT 2018 Program Options

EBTT PJ Library Edition

Sunday, November 18, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Join us for a program designed for families with children under the age of 8 for arts and crafts, story-time, and, of course, some light food preparation.

EBTT Young Professionals Edition

Sunday, November 18, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Join us for brunch and schmoozing at 1pm followed by food prep for DC Central Kitchen. For those in their 20s and 30s.

EBTT Community-wide Program

Monday, November 19, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Join us to chop, grate, peel, and mix to create 5 different delicious Thanksgiving dishes! Everyone is welcome but we don't recommend this option for families with children under the age of 5.

Want to learn more? Check out our 2018 FAQ: