Celebrate with the DCJCC!

Chanukah starts on Sunday, December 6 this year. 
Join us every night of the Festival of Lights for a community candle lighting in the 
Q Street Lobby, Saturday and Sundays at 7:00 pm and weekdays at 5:30 pm.

GLOE || Faygelehs & Bagelehs: Chanukah Mimosa Brunch
Sunday, December 6, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Come get brunchy at Chanukah - connect with all the new faces, old friends, and all the fab LGBTQ Jews in DC. We've got plenty of mimosas to warm up on a chilly morning, plus all the bagels (yes, the good ones), shmears, lox, latkes, and other delicious goodies.

GLOE || Oh, Gaydel, Gaydel, Gaydel!: Queer Chanukah Happy Hour
Thursday, December 10, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Flame on! during the Festival of Lights to celebrate Chanukah with all the LGBTQ Jews - and our friends! Every year, huge crowds join us, along with our friends at Bet Mishpachah, Gayyim, Nice Jewish Boys, and Nice Jewish Girls for all the festivities at a local bar.

EntryPointDC || Hanukkah Happy Hour on the Hill
Monday, December 7, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Washington DCJCC's EntryPointDC and hundreds of Jewish young adults from all over the DC area for the biggest Hanukkah party of the year. Location:
Capitol Lounge and Stanton & Greene

Gen X || Second Night Chanukah Happy Hour
Monday, December 7, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Gen X Jews for beers and board games to celebrate the 2nd night of Chanukah at
The Board Room.

EntryPointDC || Hanukkah: Festival of Lasers
Tuesday, December 8, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
EntryPointDC, NOVA Tribe Series,  Masa Israel Journey and 2239 are teaming up for a night of Laser Tag! We've rented out the facility for two hours of all-you-can-play fun. BYOB and/or dinner. Soft drinks, snacks and sufganiyot from Zombie Coffee and Donuts will be provided. Location: Ultra Zone Falls Church.

Of a Certain Age || The Women of Chanukah
Thursday, December 3, 7:00 pm
Meet new folks, enjoy a Chanukah treat and learn something new as we discuss the participation and leadership of women in the creation of Chanukah. Of A Certain Age is a social networking group for individuals who are 50 plus.

Film || The Last Mensch
Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30 pm
An Auschwitz survivor and a self-described “normal” German with no Jewish ties, Marcus suddenly decides that he wants a proper Jewish burial. Enlisting a young Turkish woman to help, he inadvertently changes both their lives.

Family Engagement || Make Room for Latkes
Sunday, December 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ages 3 and up. Chanukah is coming and with it, eight nights of family fun! Join PJ Library, the DCJCC, InterfaithFamily/DC, Jewish Food Experience, Jewish Primary Day School,  Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) and Love and Religion interfaith programs, for hands-on Chanukah activities including crafts, cooking, singing, candle lighting, latkes, a mitzvah (good deed) project and take-home goodies.  It’s a perfect morning for Jewish and interfaith families with children ages 3 and older. Information and registration: pjlibrary@shalomdc.org, 301-230-7243

Family Engagement || Chanukah Celebration 2015
Sunday, December 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grab your socks and your yarmulke, it’s time to bounce for Chanukah. This year’s rockin’ Chanukah party will feature a moon bounce, games, crafts, treats and plenty of fun for the whole family.

Special Event || Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts Benefit – My Stars of David: Abigail Pogrebin in Conversation with Liz Lerman
Monday, December 14 at 7:30 pm
Join us as we welcome Abigail Pogrebin, author of “Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish.” Now a popular musical, which can be seen as part of Theater J’s 15/16 season, “Stars of David” puts to music several of the stories from the 62 Jewish personalities featured in Pogrebin’s book. This year’s MCCA benefit will include excerpts from the musical, along with an intimate conversation between Abigail Pogrebin and noted choreographer, producer, performer and educator Liz Lerman. They will explore many of the Jewish personalities in Pogrebin’s book, along with the profound personal change she underwent as a Jew while researching and writing it. A dessert reception will follow where Ms. Pogrebin will sign copies of the book. DCJCC.org/MCCA2015

Theater J || Stars of David: Story to Song
Limited Engagement: December 22 - 27
Based on the book by Abigail Pogrebin, Conceived by Aaron Harnick and Abigail Pogrebin
A funny and captivating musical revue celebrating the lives of your favorite Jewish public figures. This adaptation of Abigail Pogrebin’s best-selling book is a celebration of Jewish identity drawn from interviews with famous American Jews - from Gwyneth Paltrow to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and everyone in between, including Gloria Steinem, Joan Rivers, Aaron Sorkin, Leonard Nimoy, Fran Drescher and more. With original music by an all-star lineup of composers and lyricists including Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line), Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof), Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater (Spring Awakening), and Tom Kitt (Next to Normal). Recommended for ages 8 and up. Family 4-Pack $180, Single tickets $52. Tickets at theaterj.org or call 202.777.3210.


Shabbat Sh'yoga: Shabbat Dinner and Family Yoga
Friday, November 20, 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Enter Shabbat with your family and ours!  Connect mind, body and soul with yoga postures, singing and dinner.

Shabbat Dinner with Shulem Deen: All Who Go Do Not Return
Friday, December 4, 6:30 pm Dinner and Discussion
Join young adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s for a special Shabbat dinner, reading, and discussion with writer Shulem Deen. Deen, a former member of the Skverer Hasids, one of the most insular Hasidic sects, recently published his memoir, All Who Go Do Not Return. The book traces his harrowing loss of faith as he encounters the outside world and the sacrifices he made for the sake of his family, and later, himself.
This EntryPointDC and Gen X Jews program is for those in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.

Shabbat Dinner and a Show: Sons of the Prophet
Friday, December 11, 6:30 pm Dinner, 8:00 pm Show

Have some culture with your challah - join EntryPointDC and young professionals for Shabbat dinner and a show! We'll eat have a delicious (kosher!) Shabbat dinner together, then see Theater J's latest production, Sons of the Prophet, "a deft, thoughtful and graceful mix of comedy and drama" according to Playbill.com. Stay after the show for a discussion with production and Theater J staff.
This EntryPointDC program is for those in their 20s and 30s.

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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