EntryPointDC (Young Adults)


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

Teatorial 101 with Tea Tasting
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

warm winter drinks.pngLets stay warm and toasty this winter! In this 3 part class series you will learn how make hot cocoa bombs, discover the best hot chocolate flavor pairings, explore cocktails and mocktails inspired by Jewish holidays, learn the basics regarding all things tea, and try some new tea based drink recipes.

Take one class or all three. There are also options to buy kits including some of the materials and ingredients needed for class!

Class 3: Teatorial 101 with Tea Tasting

Tea expert and owner of Elden Street Tea Shop Rachel Eisenfeld will help you make the most of your tea time! During class she will share her knowledge of all things tea including the proper way to prepare loose leaf tea, tea varieties and flavor notes, and some quick and easy tea based drink recipes. There will be plenty of time for Q&A where you will get to ask all of your burning questions!

* Option to order a tea tasting kit from Elden Street Tea that can be shipped to your house.

Spring Shabbat Clusters Registration Deadline
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Register by March 5! Season begins March 19 but you do not need to attend every gathering.
Keep connected to your community and make new friends during our season of Spring Clusters. Light candles and join themed small group Shabbat gatherings every two weeks from March-May. Stay cozy inside by joining a virtual Cluster, or start the season with an in-person Cluster and head to the park or hang by the firepit on your group member’s rooftop. We will have themed gatherings such as Passover Chocolate Seder,  Israeli Feast, Lag B’Omer Bonfire and more!Groups are formed by age and neighborhood and sometimes interests. Register above and find out more on our registration page.
Plant Parenting Series: Houseplant Care – Class 1
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Do you want to add more life and greenery to your home, but not sure where to start? Desire to grow tasty fresh herbs to add to your home cooked meals? Have a passion for houseplants but struggling to keep your little ones alive and well?
In this 3 part class series you will learn how to select the perfect plants for you and your home, care for your houseplants, build a sophisticated terrarium, and create an ideal indoor herb garden.
Take 1 class or all 3, there are also options to buy kits that include some materials!
About the Instructor:
 Byron Gwinn is an Advanced Gardener with the exhibits and displays team at the United States Botanic Garden. He has a masters degree in Landscape Design from the George Washington University. Byron is very passionate about garden design and creating art with living plant material as well as incorporating plants into home decor.
Class 1: 
Plant Parenting: General Houseplant Care
Wednesday, March 10 – 7:00 PM
This class will cover plant selection, light requirements and supplemental lighting, repotting and soil, watering techniques and nutrients; topics that will help you be the best current (or future) houseplant parent with plenty of time for Q & A!
Class 2:
Plant Parenting: Creating An Indoor Herb Garden
Wednesday, March 17- 7:00 PM
March 17 is a great day to work on your green thumb! Let us help you with plant and container selection, light requirements, repotting and soil, watering techniques and nutrients needed to create a tasty indoor herb garden. Our instructor will also assist you during class if you would like to build your herb garden during the program.
Class 3: 
Plant Parenting: Building Terrariums
Wednesday, March 24 – 7:00 PM
Spring is in the air! In this class you will learn about closed versus open terrariums, plant and container selection, watering techniques, and nutrients needed to care for your terrariums. Our instructor will also assist you during class if you would like to build your terrarium during the program.

Dates: 3 class series – Wednesdays, March 10, 17, 24 
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM + Plus time for questions

Cost: $30 – all 3 classes – PURCHASE NEXT PAGE

$12 – individual classes – PURCHASE NEXT PAGE

*If you would like to purchase any kits to go along with class you can but it is not necessary. Recommended Herb Kit and Recommended Terrarium Kit  or welcome to pick out one that you like the best. 

*We will record classes if you are unable to attend one of the sessions

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


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.