Shabbat Clusters
Celebrate Shabbat your way! Shabbat Clusters are groups of people that get together to celebrate Shabbat once a month. From dinners, lunches, and brunches to playdates and happy hours, Shabbat Clusters are a great way to make new friends and start traditions. Every Shabbat Cluster season starts with a Kickoff Dinner at the EDCJCC for all participants.

Registration for Fall Shabbat Clusters has passed. Please stay tuned for Spring Shabbat Clusters' registration.


From classical Jewish Text, to Yoga and Spiritual Practice, to film, music and community service, preparing for and celebrating the High Holidays at the J has never been more fun, meaningful and content rich.  Events for young families, singles and couples, and 50+. Find us at the center.

Community Service
High Holiday Sock Drive
October 1 – November 30

Help individuals experiencing homelessness keep their feet warm and dry this winter. The Edlavitch DCJCC is collecting NEW wool or wool-blend socks in adult sizes. Wool keeps feet warm, and most importantly, dry. Men’s sizes are particularly in need! Socks will be distributed during our December 25th Day of Service (D25).

Family Engagement
Sukkot Storytime
Sunday, October 23, 10:30 am

You are invited to Storytime in the sukkah.  In addition to enjoying a Sukkah themed story together, we will have arts and crafts, snacks and songs!

GLOE & Community Service
Sukkot & Queer Youth Homelessness Building Project
Sunday, October 23, 12:00 pm

LGBTQ youth make up 40% of homeless youth in DC– putting them at significantly higher risk of becoming homeless than their straight peers. Sukkot reminds us of that time when we also had no stable home, no solid roof overhead. We’re coming together to help Casa Ruby, the only bilingual, multicultural, LGBTQ organization providing life-saving services and programs to the most vulnerable in the LGBTQ community in DC, with a construction project. All skill levels welcome!

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

Ilana Lasday
Jewish Engagement Manager

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