Family Programs

The DCJCC's Family Enrichment program is designed to connect families to the DCJCC, to the community and to other families.  We offer family-focused programs throughout the year connected to Judaism, to the arts, to our LGBT programs, community service and more.  All families are welcome--you don't need to be Jewish to find a home at the J!

Upcoming Events:

Day of Awe-Some: A Family Rosh Hashana Celebration
    SOLD OUT Please email Xani to add your name to the waitlist.
Thursday, September 25
10am - 12pm

Want to provide a meaningful way for your young children to connect with the holiday? Then we have the program for you. Hear the shofar, taste apples and honey, and learn about the start of a new year through songs, crafts and stories in an atmosphere that welcomes everyone and caters to kids.

GLOE Tashlich Picnic in Rock Creek Park
Sunday, September 28
10:30 am – 1:30 pmTashlich

Join GLOE Youth &Family to celebrate the New Year with other LGBT individuals, couples, teens,kids and families! We'll gather in Rock Creek Park 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.

Community Sukkah Build
Sunday, October 5


Don't have a sukkah at home? Come be a part of the DCJCC community sukkah build!

Let's come together to build and decorate the Community Sukkah. Kids and adults of all ages welcome--there will be fun for everyone! We need builders to put up our sukkah,painters to work on a mural, and lots of hands to create and hang decorations that will make our sukkah beautiful! Refreshments will be served.

Sukkot Storytime
Sunday, October 12
10:30am - 11:30am

Join us in the DCJCC's sukkah for a relaxing morning of stories, songs, and crafts! This is a free event, but please RSVP by Monday, October 6!

What Do We Do After Preschool? Fair

Wednesday, October 29
6:00 - 8:00 pm

The 5th annual "What Do We Do After Preschool?" Fair will help families with young children answer their questions.  There will be over 20 schools represented, and enough information to help you feel prepared for the next level of your child's schooling.

Click Here to Register for the School Fair!

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Bini Silver
Director, Early Childhood, Youth & Family Programs

(202) 777-3278

f. (202) 518-9420