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

Jan
21
Thu
Live Sketch Comedy and Improv Games Happy Hour in Partnership with JCC Manhattan 20s + 30s
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Comedian Martin Urbano hosts this twisted take on a quiz show, full of dark and silly humor, many laughs per minute, and hilarious cringe moments you’ll never see coming. What’s at stake? $2.69 from Martin’s pocket PER QUESTION!

Tune in and comment live as fellow JCC 20s + 30s attempt to win cash by answering hilarious trivia questions posed by comedian Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central).

Event link will be sent the day of the event.

Interested in being a contestant? Enter into our contestant lottery by emailing jsmelansky@mmjccm.org. Contestants will be notified by Jan. 15 if they are selected.

Join us after the show for an after hours Happy Hour and improv games! We’ll keep the laughs going with some mingling and games.

This is in partnership with the JCC Manhattan 20s + 30s

Jan
26
Tue
DIY Tu B’Shevat Fruit and Cheeseboards
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Looking for a fun night-in activity?  Join the Edlavitch DC JCC and Honeymoon Israel for a fun night of cheeseboard making. Participants will learn about Tu B’Shvat and will be guided through making a holiday-inspired cheese and fruit board featuring some of the seven sacred species. During the interactive portion of the workshop we will cover what types of items to include on a cheeseboard, how to create a beautiful display, and how this knowledge can adapted for hosting in the post-covid future.

$12 per screen to participate. We will send out a list of items you will need to purchase if you would like to make the board along with us.

This Program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC, EntryPointDC Cooking Interest Tribe, Honeymoon Israel and JFamily at the Edlavitch DCJCC which is funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The United Jewish Endowment Fund.
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Feb
1
Mon
So You Want To: Start A Podcast Class Series
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Podcasting has become a increasingly popular way to tell stories and build community. In this class series we will discuss what a podcast is, brainstorm story topics, and explore various podcast formats and interview styles. You will learn how to write a script, edit, produce and market your podcast, and investigate different platforms where you can publish your podcast.

 

Dates: 6 class series – Mondays, February 1- March 8 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: 
$149
Young adults (18-32): $129

*Class will be recorded 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

About the Instructors:

erika.jpgErika Ettin is the creator and co-host of the podcast So, We Met Online, author of the book Love at First Site, and Founder of A Little Nudge, where she helps people navigate the world of online dating.  After working in the finance industry for over seven years (and doing years of online dating herself), Erika realized that her true calling was personal marketing, or helping people put their best foot forward online. A Little Nudge has been featured in The Washington Post, NPR, Good Day Philadelphia, JDate, News Channel 8, Ask Men, and more.

pp5-e1542236735364-267x300.jpgJulia Levy is the creator and co-host of the podcast Peach and Prosperity, a show featuring Southern stories of economic inspiration, historical significance and cultural creativity. As a dad and daughter duo, the podcast brings a unique multi-generational perspective with a narrative style.

 

 

Feb
2
Tue
Hack Your Dating Life: Keys to Success in 2021 for Adults 45+
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jolly Christmas.pngDating has never been easy and 2020 has made it even harder, but we are here to help! Whether you’re getting out there for the first time in a long time, or dating is old hat, there is a lot to learn and discuss about the modern age of dating. In this interactive class series facilitated by dating expert Erika Ettin and therapist Alex Honigman, we will examine what you are putting out there in the dating world to help you attract the person you are looking for, decipher your deal-breakers, learn to present your best self online and in person, and discuss healthy relationships. At the end of each class, you will also get to mingle in small groups with other single classmates!

About the Instructors:

erika.jpgErika Ettin is the author of Love at First Site and Founder of A Little Nudge, where she helps people navigate the world of online dating. Her services include: writing a unique profile to get you noticed, helping to choose your best profile pictures, writing one-of-a-kind emails to get someone’s attention, and planning dates. After working in the finance industry for over seven years (and doing years of online dating herself), Erika realized that her true calling was personal marketing, or helping people put their best foot forward online. A Little Nudge has been featured in The Washington Post, NPR, Good Day Philadelphia, JDate, News Channel 8, Ask Men, and more.

IMG_4761.jpgAlex Honigman, LICSW, MA enjoys the relationship between the psyche and society. Having never wanted to pick a side in the nature versus nurture debate he pursued degrees in both Psychology and Sociology and finally a Masters of Social Work with an emphasis on clinical interventions. He has worked as an educator for non-profits and lecturer for Universities.  Starting as a therapist for survivors of trauma, moving on to perpetrators and spent significant time as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at a Forensic State Hospital.  Alex continues to emphasize culture as a key component to effective therapy and the changing of systems (organizations and businesses).  Whether this be through; music, film, tv, art, comics, games, memes or other aspects of popular (or sometimes unpopular) culture.  Utilizing an individuals cultural values to make for a more meaningful individualized therapeutic intervention.

Dates: 4 class series – Tuesdays, February 2 – February 23 – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: 
$120

This class is for adults 45+. We are also offering this class series for adults 21-45 in January.

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.

Feb
3
Wed
So You Want To: Create A Film With Your Phone
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SYWT make a movieDid you know you have a portable movie studio in your pocket? You don’t need a big budget to create a professional or just-for-fun film, just an idea and your phone or tablet. Learn the basics of movie storytelling and how to override the automatic settings on your devices to create more impactful pictures and videos.  In this class series students will watch and discuss classic movie scenes, gain insider secrets about professional mobile filmmaking and learn how to write, produce, and edit their own movies in a variety of genres.

Dates: 6 class series – Wednesdays, February 3- March 10 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: 
$149
Young adults (18-32): $129

*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 installements, or it does not fit your schedule, please email Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, at stacym@edcjcc.org

About the Instructor:

joe-2-resized (1).jpgJoe Frankel is the founder of Imaginary Courtyard Inc, a content marketing agency that promotes movies and brands through video production and creative storytelling. He co-created the animated comedy series, Steve Guttenberg: Frenchman that is currently under development in Hollywood and he has worked as a writer, director, producer and script doctor for 25 years in Toronto, New York, and LA for companies ranging from Cineplex Entertainment to Universal Studios. An alumnus of the MFA Writing for Screen & Television program at USC (University of Southern California) in Los Angeles and the BFA Film & Video Production program at York University, Joe is also the co-founder of the Zoom Student Film Festival. He sits on the annual judges panel reviewing submissions from high-school students around the world.

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.