The DCJCC FAMILY PROGRAMS are designed with your family in mind. We merge high quality experiential activities with an informal camp-like atmosphere. Dedicated to serving and supporting our diverse community, we create safe space to explore Jewish values amidst the messy, joyful chaos that is raising kids in an urban environment in the modern world. Organized around the Jewish calendar and Shabbat we offer: monthly celebrations, pool parties, carnivals, story time and other kid friendly activities for children aged 2-8. All families are welcome -- you don't have to be Jewish to find a home at the DCJCC!

Shabbat Sh'Yoga: Shabbat Dinner and Family Yoga

Friday, November 20
5:45 - 6:45 pm

Enter Shabbat with your family and ours! Connect mind, body, and soul with yoga postures, singing and dinner.

Everything But the Turkey - PJ Library Edition
Sunday, November 22
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$20 per family

A Taste of Everything But the Turkey (EBTT) is the perfect way to have your kids participate in this annual tradition of making 20,000 servings of food for folks in need this Thanksgiving. We will have kid-friendly ways for your family to contribute to feeding the hungry at Thanksgiving and year-round, plus a PJ Library story time to help your kids learn the role they can play in providing food for all. Please bring a canned good to donate.

Pre-register online.

Make Room for Latkes
Sunday, December 6
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for hands-on Chanukah activities including crafts, cooking, singing, candle lighting, latkes, a mitzvah (good deed) project, and take-home goodies.

This event is co-sponsored with PJ Library, the Jewish Food Experience, the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA), and the interfaith program, Love and Religion.

Family Chanukah Celebration

Sunday, December 13
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

your socks and yarmulke, it's time to bounce for Chanukah! This year's rockin' Chanukah party will feature a moon bounce, games, crafts, treats, and plenty of fun for the whole family.

Pre-registration prices (register online before December 11): $18; $15 DCJCC or DC Minyan Member Rate

This event is co-sponsored with PJ Library.


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Xani Pollakoff
Director of Family Engagement 

f. (202) 518-9420