EntryPointDC (Young Adults)

EntryPointDC

A program for Jewish young adults in their 20s and 30s

EntryPointDC (EPDC) is committed to helping Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s in the DC metro-area build and maintain a Jewish identity and a connection to the community through social and educational programming.

New to the DC area or our Jewish community? We want to meet you! Call 202.777.3207 or email us to set up a time to meet up for virtual “coffee” and a crash course in our local community.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
30
Thu
Sukkah City & Jewish DC Walking Tour & Happy Hour
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Capital Jewish Museum will lead us on a tour of their new location, around downtown Jewish DC, and an outdoor exhibit featuring 5 unique sukkahs located at the National Building Museum. Following our tour, we will head to the outside courtyard at Dirty Habit for drinks and food as weather allows.

For those in their 20s and 30s – limited number of tickets available!

Oct
5
Tue
Beginner Sign Language
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
american sign language

If you’ve been looking to learn and practice sign language, this is the class for you! You will be introduced to finger spelling, Deaf culture, and common signs that will help you communicate with both friends and strangers. Our interactive classes will feature guest speakers, games and songs, and Zoom breakout rooms will be used to practice what you’ve learned with others at the same skill level.

About the Instructor:
Untitled design (1).pngJeremy Mann founded Hands in Motion LLC in 2006. Hands in Motion LLC is an American Sign Language interpreting agency based out of Washington DC and serves the Deaf community nationally. Jeremy learned Sign Language as a child and has used it his entire life. His father was a professor at Gallaudet University. During his time in college Jeremy did several trips volunteering at a Deaf orphanage in Mexico. He worked as a professional American Sign Language Interpreter for 10 years in California and then Washington, D.C. metropolitan area before establishing Hands in Motion in 2006 in Washington D.C. His background makes him knowledgeable in both ASL and Deaf culture and over 14 years of experience as a CEO. Jeremy also serves on the advisory board for 2 other organizations and volunteers regularly interpreting for the Deaf community and with the Jewish Deaf community.

VIRTUAL CLASS
Dates:
 Tuesdays, October 5-December 7, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: 
$200.00

If the cost of this class is prohibitive, you need to pay in installements, or it does not fit your schedule, please email Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, at stacym@edcjcc.org

This class is presented by EntryPointDC, the young professionals program of the EDCJCC and the Inclusion Department of the EDCJCC. This is a virtual sign language class for  adults of all abilities.

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: If your plans need to change due to COVID concerns or local ordinance changes, we will work with you to exchange or credit your ticket toward a comparable program or activity on a future date. We know life is unpredictable these days, and the EDCJCC is here for you!

MASK & VACCINATION POLICY: Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Additionally, mask wearing inside of the EDCJCC will also be always required by everyone, except while eating or drinking in designated locations.

For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Oct
8
Fri
Shabbat in the Lot: Silent Disco & 5 Senses
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration deadline to participate in silent disco portion of the event is September 30

Join the EntryPointDC, our 20s and 30s program, for a fun fall Shabbat where we will explore ritual using all our senses and have a silent disco party!

We’d love to host you for Shabbat in the EDJCC parking lot, we’ll provide the space for gathering, the ambiance, the musical entertainment, plus challah, wine, and dessert. BYOD- Bring your own dinner.

Explore the ancient Shabbat rituals and practices through the lense of mindfulness and exploring our senses (or lack thereof) as we eat a Shabbat meal! Join Director of EntryPointDC, Stacy Miller to re-imagine how we eat Jewishly.

Rituals Using Our 5 Senses

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Silent Disco Party

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You just bring yourself and your dinner.

Meet new friends and enjoy Shabbat.

Details for ordering from Shouk ahead of time will be sent via email if you prefer to order your dinner.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

The EPDC Book Club meets monthly to schmooze, snack, and discuss that month’s book. Join the Google Group to stay up-to-date on books and meeting times.

 

EPDC Interest Tribes
Connect with other like-minded young adults through community conversations and peer-led virtual programming. The Cooking Interest Tribe is for foodies, wannabe chefs, and anyone who wants to learn how to cook. Give back to our community and learn about and discuss social justice issues in the Giving Back Interest Tribe.