EntryPoint DC
A program for Jewish young adults in their 20s and 30s



Fall 2017 Shabbat Clusters
Registration: Open Enrollment until November but register ASAP to be placed in a group
Kick-Off Dinner: September 15 (optional)

Interested in joining a community for Shabbat but don't have a place to go?

Members of the EntryPointDC community are organized into groups of 14-25 people who host monthly potluck-style Shabbat dinners in their homes or at local restaurants. This program is open to singles and couples and you can sign up to be part of an interest Shabbat Cluster (i.e. 30 somethings, outdoor enthusiasts, cultural art lovers, foodies, etc.) or a general Shabbat Cluster.


Looking to impact your community? Like planning themed dinners? Want to develop leadership skills? Each Shabbat Cluster is led by 1-2 coordinators that help bring group members together.
To learn more, email Stacy at stacym@edcjcc.org 

The Great Kugel Off
Tuesday, September 19
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
EDCJCC- 1529 16th St NW

Kugel! Noodle-y goodness that is the staple dish at any Rosh Hashanah Dinner. We can’t get enough and know you can’t too! Compete in our Kugel Off competition and be voted DC Kugel Champ in sweet, savory, and unique categories. Not a top chef? Taste-test our competitors dishes and learn to make kugel while doing good. We will donate kugels made at the event to our local seniors this New Year.

Free & Discounted High Holiday Tickets
In town for Rosh Hashanah and/or Yom Kippur this year? Let us help you out! EntryPointDC has arranged for discounted and free High Holiday tickets for young professionals from congregations across DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We’ll help you find the service that’s right for you!

Online-Only Ticket Sales Closing Times
Rosh Hashanah: Thursday, September 14
Yom Kippur: Monday, September 25

Ticket sales for all congregations mailing paper tickets will close for ALL services on Monday, September 11. After this date, please contact the synagogues directly.

DIY Sip & Spin in the Sukkah
Sunday, October 1
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
EDCJCC- 1529 16th St NW

Hang in our sukkah with DJ M Dot of Community Mixtape as she leads us in a Sukkot themed DJ workshop that blends the art of djing (learn basic skills!) with musical storytelling.  After you help us create our collaborative mixtape, craft your own harvest theme cocktail and unwind with some chill beats.

Only 20 spots open for VIP DJ Ticket, grab one while we still have them!

EntryPointDC Book Club

The EPDC Book Club meets once a month to schmooze over something yummy and the book it's chosen. Check out past titles and join the Google Group to stay up-to-date on books, meeting times, and more!

UPDATED - Next Book:
A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman
Book Discussion: Wednesday, September 27 6:30 PM
Location: Panera at Dupont Circle, 1350 Connecticut Ave NW


Buddy Up Program

The Buddy Up program strives to create friendships between young adults with and without disabilities and is part of the EDCJCC Inclusion and Disabilities programming in partnership with EntryPointDC. We are looking for young adults without disabilities who want to build peer relationships with young adults with disabilities and there are two ways to get involved with this great opportunity, drop-in buddy or year-long buddy.

As a drop-in buddy you can sign up to attend our social programs such as cooking, bowling and game night when your schedule allows. A year-long buddy will focus on building one on one relationships within a larger peer group and will be required to attend a certain number of social programs and correspond with individuals on a regular basis. Social programs are held 2-3 times per month and buddies will interact with attendees by socializing, making conversations, and generally being a warm and welcoming face at events. Training on working with those disabilities will be offered for all those that would like to participate in the Buddy Up Program.



Have questions? Please email StaceyH@edcjcc.org for more information.

Upcoming Buddy Up Social Events

Cooking Class at the EDCJCC
Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Social Bowling Power Hour at Bowlmor
Thursday, September 25, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

*We would love for you to participate in the bowling too. Bowling is $10 for the hour.

DC Staycation: A Hike Around Our Nation's Capitol
Sunday, September 17, 2:00 PM

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EPDC is committed to helping Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s in the D.C. metro-area build and maintain a Jewish identity and a connection to the community through social and educational programming.

Contact us // Stacy Miller, Manager of EntryPointDC
(202) 777-3207