EntryPointDC (Young Adults)


A program for Jewish young adults in their 20s and 30s and early 40s

EntryPointDC (EPDC) is committed to helping Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s and early 40s 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

Vendor Application Deadline for Chanukah Holiday Market
Dec 2 all-day


Chanukah Holiday Market Call for Vendors:

Are you an artist, crafter, or baker – or do you know someone who is? We’re looking for craft and food vendors to sell their wares at our annual Chanukah holiday market. Click here to view the vendor application form and to learn more.

Tuesday, December 6
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm*
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center – 1529 16th St NW

Application is above, please sign up by December 2! You are accepted to participate as a vendor once you have filled out the form and paid.

Questions? Email Stacy, Director of EntryPointDC at Stacym@edcjcc.org

Chanukah Holiday Market
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Shop handmade goods from independent artists from holiday cards to jewelry to baked goods. It’s Etsy IRL! We are back at the EDCJCC and we’re taking over the whole building.


Musical performances | Hot chocolate bar | Dinner food


6:45-7:45 PM – Dried Flower Keepsake Class – $25

flowers.pngAmanda Bean of District Harvests will lead a 60 min dried flower keepsake class. Students can create an everlasting dried bouquet in a small vase or an everlasting flower bottle to take home. All materials are provided, and all flowers are grown and dried in Amanda’s DC garden.

7:45-8:30 PM – Babka Making Class – $30


Learn the best babka making techniques from professional chef Paula Shoyer, Author of The Kosher Baker, The Healthy Jewish Kitchen and more. You will be provided with dough and will learn how to fill and shape your babka to bake at home in this 45 min class!

KimB Pottery, District Harvests, Adah Rose gallery, Creations at Sunset, Renaissance Woman Kippot, Deni Flow Art, in-jeen-yuhs, Seven Sadie Lane, Happy Succulent Lady, Made by Miss Annie, DollyDoodleDesigns, Pagerock Productions, Abby Joy Jewelry, Lunch Buddies Crafting Co., Pretty Sweet Confections, Apple Tree Soapery, Icon Line Design, Relume LLC… AND MORE ANNOUNCED SOON.


EPDC Hipster Hannukah Holiday Market
Entrance: $6 – tickets also available at the door but recommend buying ahead of time to 

Want to come for free? Email Stacy at stacym@edcjcc.org to find out how you can help at the event.

This event is for all ages

MASK & VACCINATION POLICY: Effective March 21, 2022, masking will be optional within the EDCJCC and we will not be checking vaccine cards. 

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Chanukah Happy Hour: Hora & Heat with EntryPointDC & Partners
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join EntryPointDC, our partners, and Jewish young professionals from all over the DC area for the biggest party of the year!

The largest Chanukah happy hour in the DC area is taking place at Franklin Hall this year. We will have the entire venue to ourselves, a large indoor space with some tables outdoors.

Our theme this year is HORA & HEAT… come out for Israeli dancing lessons, speciality drinks, spicy olive oil tasting, hot sauce contest, candle lighting, sufganiyot, and more!


5:30 PM – doors open, happy hour drink & food specials until 7:00 PM

7:00 PM – Candle Lighting

7:30 PM – Hot Sauce Competition 

8:00 PM – Israeli Dance Lessons 

5:30-9:00 PM – Chanukah speciality drinks, spicy olive oil tasting, sufganiyot, dreidels & gelt

Be sure to bring warm winter items such as socks and gloves for our clothing drive for D25 Day of Service.

This event is 21+ and is for young professionals 21-45

* Venue is easily accessible from the U street metro

* Street parking

Presented by EntryPointDC, the 20s and 30s program of the Edlavitch DCJCC

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Presented in partnership with:
Adas Israel Congregation, 2239 of Washington Hebrew Congregation, Jewish National Fund, Moishe House Columbia Heights, Israeli House, Moishe House Bethesda, NOVA Tribe Series, and more announced soon! 


The EntryPointDC Book Club meets monthly to schmooze, snack, and discuss that month’s book. Join the Facebook group to get event invites and 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 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. Our Men’s Tribe is a social group for those looking to making new friends, hang out, and are male identifying. Our Jewish Gals Who Walk DC/Women’s Tribe gather for walking, Shabbat dinners, social events and is for those female identifying. Learn to play mahjong or play mahjong with others at your level with the Mahjong Interest Tribe. Enjoy getting out into nature with the Outdoors Interest Tribe.

Coming soon Social Sports Interest Tribe and Arts Interest Tribe! Looking for coordinators for the Volunteer Interest Tribe and the Social Sports Interest Tribe. Email Stacy if interested.