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!

Family Shabbat Clusters Kick-off Dinner
Friday, March 3, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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 Kick-off Dinner at the EDCJCC for all participants.

Purim Carnival
March 12, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
When was the last time you dressed up like a queen or king? Now is your chance – the EDCJCC’s Purim Carnival is the perfect time for children and adults to dress up and celebrate this festive annual holiday!
Join us on March 12 and enjoy carnival games, arts & crafts, hamantaschen (yummy Purim treats), music and a Purim play! Don't forget your costume!
We are thrilled to host a teen Jewish a cappella group from Congregation Beth El called Marak HaYom, which means "soup of the day" in Hebrew.
Register here!

Make Room for Matzah
March 26, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for hands-on Passover activities including crafts, cooking, stories, and a mitzvah (good deed) project. It’s a perfect morning for Jewish and interfaith families with children ages 3 and older.

Co-Sponsors: InterfaithFamily/DC, Jewish Food Experience, Jewish Primary Day School, Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA), Love and Religion, PJ Library, and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Challah Tots
March 28, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, 1440 P Street NW
At Challah Tots, you will enjoy a storytime, craft and braiding a challah to take home to bake for Shabbat!
Whole Foods Market provides the dough, and the Edlavitch DCJCC, PJ Library, and our partners will provide the activities and the braiding help (if you'd like). It's fun, easy and free!

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Darya Watnick
Jewish Engagement Manager