The Edlavitch 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 EDCJCC!
CityJews PopUp Havdallah
Saturday, November 19
CityJews PopUp: Havdallah is a way for Jewish and interfaith couples and families to connect and share the rituals of Havdallah together. Join us for a Havdallah experience with food, music, kids' activities and topical conversation.
Everything But The Turkey (EBTT)
Sunday, November 20, 10:30 am
This Thanksgiving, show your kids the Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world) by working together to help those facing hunger and homelessness in our community. Come for a morning of arts and crafts, making healthy snack bags and storytime that will connect your children to the Jewish values of gratitude and giving back to those less fortunate. Everything we make wil be donated to local homeless shelters and transitional living facilities through DC Central Kitchen.
Co-sponsored by PJ Library and Federation's Jewish Food Experience
Make Room for Latkes
Sunday, December 4, 10:30 am
Join us for hands-on Chanukah activities including crafts, cooking, singing, candle lighting, latkes, a mitzvah (good deed) project and take-home goodies.
Co-sponsored by PJ Library
Sunday, December 18, 10:00 am
Grab 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!
Tu B'Shevat Family Event
Sunday, February 12, 10:00 am
Tu B'Shevat honors the new year of the trees! Trees are essential to life on Earth and they help keep everyone healthy and full of oxygen! It is our turn to say thank you. Join us for a fun, interactive morning full of songs, crafts, and rituals.