Celebrate with the DCJCC!


Youth & Family
Pajama Shabbat
Friday, February 27, 5:30-6:30pm

Shabbat is a time to rest and enjoy! What is the best way to begin Shabbat? In our comfy pajamas!

Come celebrate Shabbat through song, dance, and play at the Washington DCJCC! Pajamas and favorite stuffed animals are encouraged!

Register here!
This event is co-sponsored by PJ Library

National Day of Unplugging
Sundown-to-sundown, March 6-7

Do you have multiple cell phones? Take your ipad to the beach on vacation? Is your computer always on?

We increasingly miss out on the important moments of our lives as we pass the hours with our noses buried in our iPhones.  If you recognize that in yourself, join us for the National Day of Unplugging and sign the Unplug pledge!

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Mischief: Purim Carnival (for Adults!)
Saturday, February 28, 8:30 pm

Bounce House + carnival games + no kids = Best Purim Carnival Ever.

Party with hundreds of queer Jews and let out your inner Queen (Esther) on the dance floor. Come in costume for OPEN BAR!

Register here.

Youth & Family
Purim Carnival 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 10am-12pm

There's no place better than the DCJCC to celebrate the joyous holiday of Purim. Come one, come all and come in costume! We will have carnival games, performances, prizes, a costume contest, yummy treats and a new Purim shpiel!

Register here!
This program is co-sponsored by PJ Library
This program is supported by the Ruth Immerman Weinstein Endowment Fund at the Washington DCJCC

EntryPointDC Young Professionals
The DC Purim Bash
Saturday, March 7, 8:00pm
Sidney Harmon Hall (610 F St NW)

Celebrate Purim in style at the Second Annual DC Purim Bash! Dance the night away with all your friends- open bar, masks, and more. Dress to impress! We suggest cocktail attire or your favorite Purim costume.

Space is limited and price goes up at the door, so register now!
Co-Sponsored with 2239, NOVA Tribe Series, Sixth & I, Young Leadership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and YP@AI

Who Is Your Queen Esther?
Sunday, March 8, 7:00pm

Sometimes we just need the right woman in the right moment to change the world. Hear from inspirational women, in a Ted-talk format, about their point of view, their role models and how they--and you--can be a change-maker through social action.

Register here.


EntryPointDC Young Professionals
Passover Seder Workshop
Thursday, March 19, 6:30pm

Get ready for the Passover seder! Let us give you a crash course in getting the most out of your seder this year, whether you need tips on hosting for the first time or you want to actively participate with your family and friends. Kosher dinner will be served.

Register here.
Co-Sponsored with 2239, Sixth & I, YP@AI, and the Jewish Food Experience

Exodus: The Modern Refugee Crisis
Wednesday, March 25, 7:30pm

Each Passover we recall our escape from persecution and relive our experience as refugees fleeing Egypt. Join HIAS’ Rachel Levitan as she discusses current international efforts to increase protection for particularly vulnerable refugees.

Register here.

Co-sponsored by HIAS

National Rainbow Seder
Sunday, March 29, 3:00pm

This Passover, join GLOE and the Human Rights Campaign for this 8th annual event to tell our stories of liberation through an LGBT lens. We are thrilled to welcome a national leader, Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, of Congregation Adas Israel, as the spiritual guide of our Seder. We’ll read from our own National Rainbow Seder's haggadah, specially created for the occasion, and see how our own lives can impact others, both around the world and in our own DC backyard. Enjoy a delicious kosher meal as we perform the festive rituals with the Jewish LGBT community and our friends and allies. ALL are welcome at this celebration of freedom!

Learn more and register here.

Youth & Family
Let My People Play! A Family Passover Program
Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 PM

Take your family on a sensory journey back through time. Explore the story of Passover through building, crafts, games, and a yummy tasting!

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Second Night Community Seder

Saturday, April 4, 7:00pm

Join us for a Passover celebration with new friends, joyous singing, big ideas and fascinating discussions. The seder will be led by Cantor Michael Zoosman and will feature a delicious Passover meal with all of the traditional foods. Whether this is your first seder or your 100th, there is a place at our Passover table for you!

Register here.

Youth & Family
Post-Passover Pizza and Pyramids
Sunday, April 12,  3:30 pm
National Building Museum (401 F St. NW)

Sick of matzah pizza and ready for the real thing? Join us at the National Building Museum for pizza, Passover story time, and an hour of pyramid making at the PLAY WORK BUILD!

Register here.
This program is inteded for children ages 2-8

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

Lili Kalish Gersch
Director, Literature, Music and Jewish Life
(202) 777-3254

Tami Wolf
(202) 777-3259

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