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

May
26
Thu
Starting Anew: Immigration Stories of Reinvention
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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What: Spring is a time of growth and rebirth, two themes that are integral to every immigrant’s story. Starting over requires courage, grit, and resilience. It can mean seeking out slices of home in your new city, or discovering entirely new passions to represent a new beginning. Join KAMA DC and the Edlavitch DCJCC to hear immigrants and refugees from across the DMV share their tales of reinvention and revival over drinks and dessert. Come to make friends and share community under the stars!

When: Thursday, May 26, 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Where: The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center’s Parking Lot

COVID-19 Info: The event will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Currently, masks both outside and inside public spaces at the EDCJCC are optional but we encourage and embrace everyone to do what feels best and most safe for themselves and their families. If you need to enter the building to use the restroom or if the program is moved indoors, you must show proof of vaccination (for everyone over the age of 12).

Tickets: Tickets for this event are $5. Beer and wine will be available for sale at the event (cash and credit accepted).

Questions? Contact Sonya Weisburd at sonyaw@edcjcc.org

Do you need any additional accommodations for this event? If so, please contact sonyaw@edcjcc.org

This program is brought to you by KAMA DC and the Edlavitch DCJCC’s EntryPointDC and Center for Social Responsibility.

 

Jun
2
Thu
Cook for Others, June
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cook, schmooze, and give. Learn how to cook various dishes alongside two instructors while meeting new friends from Main Street! Everything created during class will be contributed to Adas Israel’s Hesed Cooks at Home, which works in support of food security in the D.C. area. Check out an example of a recipe we might follow and where some of our dishes might go by clicking on this link

This time, for those of you who are joining us in person, we will be going to Main Street in Rockville!

For those of you who will join in virtually, recipes will be sent via email when you sign up via, to ensure you have time to shop for ingredients. Optional: if you join in virtually, and you plan to donate your food to Adas Israel’s Hesed Cooks, they ask that you also fill out their form so they are aware you will be donating as well. The link for signing up will be sent out to you as well closer to the event day. Also, if you join in online, this will be for a shorter duration than in person.

Shavuot Social: Ice Cream & Virtual Reality Team Games
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join EntryPointDC, NOVA Tribe, and Moishe House Arlington for a social to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot which is taking place the 2nd week of June! Grab your ticket at the ticket space to the left, very limited tickets and we will have FREE ice cream for the first 25 people who register thanks to Moishe House Arlington.

It is traditional to eat dairy on the holiday and also do some learning so we will be heading to Ballston Quarter to check out Ice Cream Jubilee and the *new” Electric Gamebox which is a digital interactive type group game experience where you will work together to solve puzzles and play games. Join us for one part of the program or both and don’t worry you do not need to wear VR headsets (there are visors but they do not cover your eyes at all)

Schedule:

7:00 PM – Meet at the lower level of Ballston Quarter near Ice Cream Jubilee (you are welcome to come early to grab dinner at one of the many food court restaurants) Once we have our ice cream we will move outside to eat!
8:00 PM – Electric Gamebox games – we will play one of the adventures that takes about an hour to complete. This is located on the 2nd floor.

Experience Electric Gamebox from Electric Gamebox on Vimeo.

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. Our Men’s Tribe is a social group for those looking to making new friends, hang out, and are male identifying.

Birthright Israel Trip Interest
We are looking into organizing a trip to Israel through Israel Outdoors from December 26-January 5. Eligible ages are 22-32, but we will only be organizing one trip based on the most interest of age groups 22-26 or 27-32 – so let us know if you’ll be interested! Please note that you must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and have not previously gone on a Birthright trip.