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:

Friday, November 21, 5:30pm

Join us for a DCJCC Shabbat Family Program and Dinner.  All are welcome! 
This program is designed for children from birth through 6 years of age and their families.  The program includes songs, stories, Shabbat blessings, and a family-friendly dinner.  The program introduces young children and their families to a Shabbat celebration in a warm and nurturing environment.

Register Here!

Sunday, December 7, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 pm

$10 per family in advance; $15 at the door
Ages 3 and up

Chanukah is coming and with it, eight nights of family fun! Join PJ Library, the Jewish Food Experience, the Washington DCJCC, the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) and the interfaith program, Love and Religion, for hands-on Chanukah activities including crafts, cooking, singing, candle lighting, latkes, a mitzvah (good deed) project and take-home goodies. It’s a perfect morning for Jewish and interfaith families with children ages 3 and older. Of course, there will be latkes to eat, plus lots of take-home information and recipes to make your Chanukah even happier. Registration fee covers all food, supplies and activities. 

Register Online Today!

Contact: Sarah Rabin Spira, 301-230-7243

Sunday, December 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Pre-registration prices (register online before December 12):
$15; $10 Discounted DCJCC or DC Minyan Member Rate

Grab your socks and your 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.

Register here!

Tuesday, February 3, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Join us for a festive Tu B'shevat family celebration and celebrate the "birthday of the trees." Children and adults will be introduced to many fun and interesting rituals which take place during this holiday.

Registration will open soon!

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Xani Pollakoff
Family Engagement Coordinator 

Bini Silver
Director, Early Childhood, Youth & Family Programs

(202) 777-3278

f. (202) 518-9420