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!
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
Tashlich Picnic at Rock Creek Park
Sunday, October 9, 10:30am
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.
Community Sukkah Build
Sunday, October 16, 10:30 am
Help us build and decorate the EDCJCC community sukkah! We need adult volunteers to help build the sukkah, and adults & kids to make decorations. This multi-generational evnt will end with a l'chaim, a toast for a job well done and to welcome Sukkot!
Sukkot Get Together
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!