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!


Want to provide a meaningful way for your young children to connect with the holiday of Rosh Hashanah?  Come to Day of Awe-Some: Rosh Hashanah for Families to 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.

GLOE Youth & Family Presents: Tashlish Picnic, Sunday, September 20th 10:30-1:30
Join GLOE Youth & Family to celebrate the New Year with other LGBTQ individuals, couples, teens, kids and families together at Rock Creek Park. Together we will gather for a casual afternoon of community, games and tashlich. Tashlich, which means "casting off" in Hebrew, is the High Holiday tradition of tossing bread crumbs into a flowing body of water, casting off the negatives of the past year and giving us a chance to reflect on our hopes for ourselves and families in the coming year!

Sukkot Get Together, Sunday, September 27th 10:30-1
Come help light up our sukkah by joining our JCC community build, decorate, play, and learn. Children and their families are invited!
All are welcome.
Co-sponsored by PJ Library.

A Very Cuddly Sukkot Story Hour, Sunday, October 4th 10:00-11:00
Ages 0-4
Join us in the DCJCC's sukkah for a relaxing morning of stories, songs, and crafts! Bring a special stuffed animal to cuddle and play with inside the Sukkah!
Co-sponsored by PJ Library 

Family Shabasana: Shabbat Dinner and Family Yoga Friday, October 16th 5:45pm-6:45pm
Enter Shabbat with your family and ours!  Connect mind, body and soul with yoga postures, singing and dinner.

The Great Children’s Read, Sunday, October 25th 10:00-11:30
Ages 0-5
Bring books to life with crafts, story time with the 2015 winner of the Sugarman Family Children’s Book Award, songs and a puppet show! We’ll also have a book fair with a wide selection of Jewish and general interest children’s books and a special guest: Clifford the Big Red Dog!
Co-sponsored by PJ Library

Family Shabasana: Shabbat Dinner and Family Yoga Friday, November 20th 5:45pm-6:45pm
Enter Shabbat with your family and ours!  Connect mind, body and soul with yoga postures, singing and dinner.


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Xani Pollakoff
Director of Family Engagement 

f. (202) 518-9420