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

Chanukah Happy Hour: Brews & Beats
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join EntryPointDC, our partners, and Jewish young adults 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 City-State Brewing this year. We will have the entire venue to ourselves, outdoors with heaters and indoor space.

Come out for specialty drinks, music, Schmaltz Bros food truck with latkes and dinner food, candle lighting, sufganiyot, A Rugrats Chanukah movie viewing, and more!

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

Vaccination will be required to attend this event – make sure to bring your vaccination card or picture of your card and your photo ID. 

For people with a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from getting the COVID-19 vaccination, in lieu of proof of vaccination those individuals must email stacym@edcjcc.org to let us know AND provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 72 hours of their arrival at the event) will have to show the negative test to enter the event.

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

* Venue is easily accessible off the Rhode Island Avenue street metro

* Parking lot on the roof of City-State Brewing

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

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Presented in partnership with:
AJC Access, Adas Israel Young Professionals, GatherDC, Moishe House, NOVA Tribe Series, DC Jews on Bikes, Next Gen of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Sixth & I

Shabbanukah at Union Market
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Shabbanukah at Union Market @ Union Market

Join us for candle lighting, songs, and games outside of Union Market in Northeast DC. Grab your own latkes at Buffalo Bergen and specialty cocktails from Suburbia or pre-order your “Oy to the World” bag from Union Market with a percent of proceeds donated to the EDCJCC. Special D’var Torah from Amanda Herring, Director of Jewish Life and Learning.

All are welcome!

This program is co sponsored by the EDCJCC And Union Market.
We’re Not Really Strangers: Conversation, Cookie Exchange, and Contest
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

EPDC Great Jewish Bake Off

47572654_1955102067901631_3827517082866548736_n.jpegMiss deep connection since the pandemic? Come get to know other young adults as we play the purpose-driven card game and movement all about empowering meaningful connections, We’re Not Really Strangers, and exchange our favorite holiday cookies to take home. Plus, enter our contest to win prizes for best baked goods! Cookie exchange and contest is optional.

Optional: Cookie Exchange & Contest


7:30-8:45 PM – We will rotate in small groups to get to know others and play We’re Not Really Stranger (groups will be based on your answers to our questions on registration form)

8:45 PM-9:15 PM – Cookie exchange and contest 

To enter our building you must show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR-COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. 

Masks must be worn entering the building and we will have the option of taking off your mask during the conversation portion of our event and while taste testing cookies.

Cheftestants – Show off your culinary skills! Create a cookie in your own kitchen to enter into our competition, then bring your entry to our “Kitchen Stadium” for the Judges’ Panel. You can enter into one of four catergories, rugelach, traditional cookies, holiday/Jewish holiday cookies, international cookies.

Be prepared to have cookies available for 25-35 tasters. 3-4 dozen small cookies should be about right. Please bring a list of all ingredients and label your pans with your name if you are not bringing something disposable.

Nosher  – Not a cook? Enjoy taste testing and vote for your favorite cookie.

Limited number of tickets!

*due to Cheftestants cooking in their homes EPDC cannot guarantee all dishes will be Kosher but we ask that you please use Kosher ingredients when possible. 

This event is for those 22-45 and we will be placing people into conversation groups based on age and interests. 

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


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.