Shabbat and Holidays


Shabbat:

Friday, February 16, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
CHALLAH TOTS
At Challah Tots, you will enjoy a storytime, craft and braiding a challah to take home to bake for Shabbat!
Whole Foods Market provides the dough, and the Edlavitch DCJCC, PJ Library and our partners will provide the actvities and the braiding help (if you'd like). It's fun, easy and free


Purim:

Sunday, March 4, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
PURIM CARNIVAL

Join the EDCJCC for carnival games, arts & crafts, hamantaschen (yummy Purim treats), songs and a Purim play! Don't forget your costume! We will be making sandwiches for Martha’s Table and costumes for Only Make Believe, a non-profit that creates and performs interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities, as our contribution towards the Purim theme of giving to the needy.


Passover:

Sunday, March 18, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
FREEDOM AND REDEMPTION: A DAY OF LEARNING IN PREPARATION FOR PASSOVER WITH MECHON HADAR
Join the EDCJCC as we welcome Mechon Hadar into our Center for an afternoon workshop. Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. This learning program will include a panel and a breakout session. Each session will bring open-hearted and passionate discussions coupled with deep classical text study and new interpretations for a modern age.

Sunday, March 25, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
MAKE ROOM FOR MATZAH
Join us for hands-on Passover activities including crafts, cooking, stories, and doing a mitzvah (good deed) project. It’s a perfect morning for Jewish and interfaith families with children ages 3 and older.

Monday, March 26, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MATZO BALL MADNESS: SOUP-OFF
It’s almost March Madness and Passover time, a perfect reason to host our first Matzo Ball Soup-Off. Enter our matzo ball soup bracket competition and be voted DC Matzo Ball Soup champ in chicken, veggie, noodle, and unique categories! Not a top chef? Taste-test our competitors dishes with a side of challah and learn how to make the perfect matzo ball from Prescription Chicken’s founder Valerie Zweig.

Friday, March 30, 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
ENTRYPOINTDC SATELLITE SEDERS
EntryPointDC is once again running its Satellite Seder program! For the first night of Passover we'll set you up with the other 20-and-30-somethings looking for a Seder.

Saturday, March 31, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2ND NIGHT COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER
This year, the Edlavitch DCJCC’s 2nd Night Community Passover Seder will be led by Micah Hendler, founder and co-director of the Israeli-Palestinian YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus and Ari Jacobson, songleader, actor, and singer/songwriter. Join us to meet new friends, partake in joyous singing accompanied by a guitar, and fascinating discussions. The Seder will also feature a delicious (and kosher) traditional Passover meal. Whether you know all the customs and stories of Passover, or you are just learning what questions to ask, there is a place for you at our seder table.

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

Darya Watnick
Director of Jewish Engagement
202-777-3259

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