Celebrate Shabbat and Holidays with the DCJCC!


Chametz Cleanout Drive
April 1- 22
Passover cleaning or spring cleaning? Bring us your grains, cereals, soups, snacks, and other unopened, non-perishable items to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.


Make Room for Matzah
Sunday, April 17, 10:00 AM
Join for hands-on Passover activities including making an afikomen bag to hide during your seder and a globally-inspired charoset; hearing stories; and doing a mitzvah (good deed) project.
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The National Rainbow Seder
Sunday, April 17, 3:00 PM
This Passover, join GLOE and Cantor Jason Kaufman to celebrate stories of liberation through an LGBTQ lens. All are welcome!
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It’s All About the Food: Passover Recipes and Deconstructing the Haggadah
Monday, April 18, 7:30 PM
We'll get you ready to host your own seder, from choosing a hagaddah to preparing the menu.
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Searching for Crumbs
Wednesday, April 20, 5:45
Start planning for Passover with this ancient Jewish pre-Passover scavenger hunt!
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Satellite Passover Seders
Friday, April 22
In your 20s and 30s and in town for the first night of Passover this year? Let us help you find a seder! Registration required by April 14.
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A Celebration of Freedom: Second Night Community Seder
Saturday, April 23, 6:00 PM
Join our family for Passover at our annual Community Seder for a festive evening of music, storytelling, and discussions. All are welcome! Please register by Friday, April 15.
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Escaping Egypt: An Escape the Room Adventure
Monday, April 25, 7:30 PM
Escape with us! We'll work together to escape a locked room by solving a mystery and play Passover trivia.
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Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa
Tuesday, April 26, 7:30 PM
Albie Sachs’ story illustrates the challenges faced by South Africans in a society founded on principles of slavery and disempowerment.
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Post-Passover Pizza and Pyramids
Sunday, May 1, 3:30
Celebrate the end of Passover at the National Building Museum for Pizza, Passover story time, an hour of pyramid making at the PLAY WORK BUILD exhibit.
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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 DCJCC for all participants. The Spring 2016 session of Shabbat Clusters is closed, but stay tuned for information on our Fall Clusters!

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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