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.

High Holiday Registration
Registration Deadline: Rosh Hashanah - September 29, Yom Kippur - October 6

In town for Rosh Hashanah and/or Yom Kippur this year? Let us help you out! EPDC has arranged for discounted and free High Holiday tickets for young professionals from congregations across DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We’ll help you find the service that’s right for you!

Apples and Honey Sale
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 4:00 pm

Make your High Holidays sweeter by adding locally sourced, organic, and sustainably produced apples and honey from Earth Spring Farm this year. Find us in the Q Street Lobby at the EDCJCC!

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).

Day of Awe-some
Monday, October 3, 10:00 am

Want to provide a meaningful way for your young children to connect with the holiday of Rosh Hashanah? Come hear the shofar, taste apples and honey, and the start off a new year of beautiful wishes through songs, crafts and stories in an atmosphere that welcomes everyone and caters to kids. Co-sponsored by PJ Library

One Week and a Day
Wednesday, October 5, 6:45 pm
A black comedy that borrows from the best traditions of stoner comedies and family dramas, One Week and A Day is in the end a therapeutic journey full of laughs and genuine, unadulterated responses to the deepest loss imaginable.
Winner of the Gan Foundation Award at the 2016 Cannes Critics Week, and the Best Israeli Feature prize, Best Israeli debut, and Best Script at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

GLOE & Family Engagement
Tashlich Picnic at Rock Creek Park
Sunday, October 9, 10:30 am

Celebrate the New Year with other LGBTQ parents, friends, teens, kids and families! We'll gather in Rock Creek Park at Miller Cabin for a casual afternoon of community, games and tashlich, the High Holiday tradition of casting off the negatives of the past year and reflecting on our hopes for the coming year. The wonderful Rabbi Sarah Tasman, of InterfaithFamily DC, will lead us through fun New Year’s activities for the whole family.

Family Engagement
Community Sukkah Build
Sunday, October 16, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Help us build and decorate the EDCJCC community sukkah! We need adult volunteers to help build the sukkah (please sign up for 20-minutes shift!), and adults and kids to make decorations. This multi-generational event will end with a l’chaim, a toast for a job well done and to welcome Sukkot!

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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