Celebrate with the DCJCC!


Fall 2015 Shabbat Clusters
Registration Closes Friday, September 4, 12pm
Kickoff Dinner Friday, September 11, 6:30pm

Ready to meet new people and expand your Jewish horizons? Join a Shabbat Cluster! We'll match you with other young adults in your area for a monthly, informal Shabbat potluck. Your Shabbat, your way.


EntryPointDC's Discounted and Free High Holiday Tickets
In DC for the High Holidays and looking for somewhere to pray in the DC-metro area? We've got you covered! Check out EPDC's annual and easy-to-use Guide to High Holiday Services to find the right place for you and get discounted or free tickets to any of our partner synagogues and minyans!
This EntryPointDC program is for those in their 20s and 30s- contact JConnect if you are otherwise looking for High Holiday tickets

Fall Holiday Fitness Challenge
Through the month of September
Challenge yourself this fall with a month of fitness

Young, Broke, and Jewish: High Holidays Simplified
Tuesday, September 1, 6:30pm- 7:30pm
Canvas, 1203 19th Street, NW
Are you young, broke, Jewish, or any of the above? If so, we’ve designed a workshop for those of you trying to survive and thrive on a tight budget. Let us prepare you to host a High Holiday dinner in a
way that’s meaningful to you with time and budget-friendly recipes and other go-to tips.
This EntryPointDC program is for those in their 20s and 30s

Thursday, September 3, 7:00pm
Instructor: Rabbi Laurie Green
What do Bob Dylan, Matisyahu and Rembrandt have in common? They all used their art to interpret the story of Abraham almost sacrificing his son – the Akeidah. In this class, we’ll examine artistic expressions of the story recounted every year on Rosh Hashanah through paintings, songs, mosaics and poems. From popular music to archaeological finds and from Israeli poetry to French impressionists, we’ll explore how some of the greatest minds of the medieval and contemporary world have understood this text and explore how we understand this sacred story.

Apples & Honey Sale
Wednesday, September 9, 4:00pm- 6:30pm
Need apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah? Stop in to our Q Street Lobby and buy some farm fresh apples and local honey from Farmer Mike. While here, learn about the Earth Springs farm share, apple season, and the honey making process.

Day of Awe-some
Monday, September 14, 10:00am-12:00pm
Want to provide a meaningful way for your young children to connect with the holiday of Rosh Hashanah? Day of Awe-Some brings families together on Rosh Hashanah to hear the shofar, taste apples and honey, and the start off a new year of beautiful wishes through songs, crafts and stories in an atmosphere that welcomes everyone and caters to kids.

GLOE Youth & Family Tashlich Picnic at Rock Creek Park
Sunday, September 20, 10:30am-1:30pm
Rock Creek Park –Site #24 (near Brightwood Recreation Area)
Celebrate the New Year with other LGBTQ parents, friends, teens, kids and families! We’ll gather in Rock Creek Park at Miller Cabin for a casual afternoon of community, games and Tashlich, the High Holiday tradition of casting off the negatives of the past year and reflecting on our hopes for the coming year. Bring a picnic lunch and blanket for yourself, and we’ll provide everything else, including (a kosher) dessert, the challah and honey, games and plenty of holiday spirit!

High Holidays with Bet Mishpachah or DC Minyan


Sukkot Get Together and Community Sukkah Build
Sunday, September 27, 10:30am- 1:00pm
Join the DCJCC community as we build and decorate our sukkah together! We'll have crafts, music, snacks, and more for all children and adults of all ages!

Shabbat and a Show in the Sukkah: Queens Girl in the World
Friday, October 2, 6:30pm
Get some culture with your challah! Join us in our sukkah for a delicious and festive (kosher!) Shabbat dinner, followed by Theater J's 2015-2016 kickoff Queens Girl in the World! Plus, we'll stay after the show for an intimate conversation with the actors and Theater J staff.
This EntryPointDC program is for those in their 20s and 30s

Sukkot Story Hour
Sunday, October 4, 10:00am- 11:00am
Join us in the DCJCC’s sukkah for a relaxing morning of stories, songs, and crafts! This is a free event, but please RSVP by Friday, October 2.
This event is suitable for children ages 0-4

Sukkot & Queer Youth Homelessness: Make It Better Building Project
Sunday, October 4, 12:00pm- 3:00pm
Casa Ruby, 2822 Georgia Avenue, NW
In celebration of Sukkot, join EntryPointDC, GLOE and Behrend Builders in assisting in the renovation of a local housing program. Casa Ruby is the only housing program in DC designed specifically to provide life-saving and life-changing services to the LGBTQ community. We will paint, build, and organize. No prior experience necessary. All skill levels welcome.

Sukkot, Shimini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah Services with DC Minyan

Questions? Contact us for more information on any Jewish Life program, event, or class.

Sara Shalva

Director of Jewish Innovation
(202) 777-3249

Tami Wolf
Associate Director of Jewish Life
(202) 777-3259

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