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

Apr
19
Mon
RESCHEDULED Outdoor Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration with EntryPointDC
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 19
This year Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, is celebrated in Mid-April. Join us at the EDCJCC parking lot to get ready for the holiday by learning some Israeli dances, playing trivia and games, and take home some Israeli snacks.

The Schmaltz Bros food truck will also be onsite from 5:00-8:00 PM; you can order food and enjoy on the JCC steps before or after the program.

Register early! Space is limited, if we sell additional tickets and need a larger space we will be moving to the National Mall. This event will be socially distanced, don’t forget to bring your masks.

Mindfulness Mondays: Starting A Meditation Practice
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
In this six-part series you will learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to positively shift and optimize your mental, emotional, and physiological states. Explore foundational tools, practical experiences, and guided meditations to begin or boost your personal mindfulness and meditation practice and learn methods that can help you decrease stress, improve mood, increase mental focus and productivity, and become more resilient.
This class is virtual, but we encourage you to join us from a peaceful place whether that is outside at the park or a cozy spot at home.
About the Instructor: 
unnamed (18).jpegYonah Levy is a Meditation Teacher, Transformational Coach, Speaker, and Workplace Wellness Leader. For over 17 years, he has been guiding people back to peace and from there to thriving through counseling, whole-life coaching, workplace wellness consulting, speaking, and group leadership. Yonah studied Behavioral and Social Psychology and has been practicing and teaching mindfulness and meditation for over two decades. He learned from disciples of Sri Chinmoy for one year and has spent several years learning from Dr. Tara Brach and others through continuous self-study. He has completed multiple Vipassana courses under S.N. Goenka, based on teachings of the Buddha rooted in 25 centuries of tradition. He blends Western science and psychology with Eastern, indigenous, and intuitive practices and his positive, holistic approach works with the fundamentals of the whole person.

Dates: 6 class series – Mondays, April 5- May 10 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
Cost: 
$90
Young adults (16-32): $72

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

This class is for all ages 16+

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

Apr
21
Wed
DC X LA East Coast Meets West Coast Happy Hour
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come hang with  EntryPointDC and Nuroots at our first bicoastal virtual happy hour! Come as you are, bring your own drinks and snacks to enjoy, and participate in a variety of LA/DC themed games and challenges with new friends from Coast to Coast. Friends are welcome! And sign up in advance to get new recipes for suggested cocktails and mocktails to make before hopping on.

Apr
22
Thu
Meat 101: Choosing and Grilling your meat for Lag B’Omer
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

meat 101

Lag B’Omer is the perfect holiday to enjoy some meat on the grill!

Learn from Gidon Van Emden, CEO of KOL Foods about meat, how to buy it, how to cook it, and what are all the different cuts!? We’ll discuss how to select the best meat in the context of Kashrut, environmental impact, and health. Get all your meat questions answered, and go into the weekend with confidence firing up your grill for Lag B’Omer!

KOL Foods is the only Kosher meat company offering completely regenerative meat options, which means the meat you eat has a positive environmental impact on the planet! They ship their high-quality products nation-wide in just a few days, so you can select the perfect grilling cut in time for Lag B’Omer (Thursday night April 29th) the bonfire holiday.

Come with all your meat questions, how do I cook different cuts, what am I looking at when I go to the butcher shop? Whats the best cut for “x” dish? And leave feeling more confident when you walk into a grocery store or butcher shop or shopping online for all your meat needs!

Gidon will demonstrate his favorite way to grill at the end of the class, join him virtually in his backyard for the demo!

Apr
26
Mon
Mindfulness Mondays: Starting A Meditation Practice
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
In this six-part series you will learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to positively shift and optimize your mental, emotional, and physiological states. Explore foundational tools, practical experiences, and guided meditations to begin or boost your personal mindfulness and meditation practice and learn methods that can help you decrease stress, improve mood, increase mental focus and productivity, and become more resilient.
This class is virtual, but we encourage you to join us from a peaceful place whether that is outside at the park or a cozy spot at home.
About the Instructor: 
unnamed (18).jpegYonah Levy is a Meditation Teacher, Transformational Coach, Speaker, and Workplace Wellness Leader. For over 17 years, he has been guiding people back to peace and from there to thriving through counseling, whole-life coaching, workplace wellness consulting, speaking, and group leadership. Yonah studied Behavioral and Social Psychology and has been practicing and teaching mindfulness and meditation for over two decades. He learned from disciples of Sri Chinmoy for one year and has spent several years learning from Dr. Tara Brach and others through continuous self-study. He has completed multiple Vipassana courses under S.N. Goenka, based on teachings of the Buddha rooted in 25 centuries of tradition. He blends Western science and psychology with Eastern, indigenous, and intuitive practices and his positive, holistic approach works with the fundamentals of the whole person.

Dates: 6 class series – Mondays, April 5- May 10 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
Cost: 
$90
Young adults (16-32): $72

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

This class is for all ages 16+

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

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.