Clusters are back... now's the time to sign up! Full details of Cluster events are available on individual Cluster pages or check in with the fabulous Cluster Coordinators. A list of upcoming Cluster Events is on the side of this page and is included in every EPDC newsletter.
The Washington Jewish Film Festival
Thursday, February 27- March 9
Join the DCJCC at the 24th Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival! Find EPDC at the events below, or check out any other of the 80+ screenings and events. You're sure to find something you like. Not interested in the ones we'll be at? EPDC teamed up with the Festival to find the best screenings and events for young professionals, check them all out here!
Thursday, February 27- Opening Night: The Wonders, 9:30pm at the DCJCC
A modern-day film-noir, Avi Nesher's latest centers on a bartender who doubles a graffiti artist in Jerusalem. There's two great things about this one: 1) Use code EPDC2WJFF4 for $10 off your ticket, and 2) your ticket includes a pre-show reception at 8:30pm with director Avi Nesher. *Note: the code is ONLY good for 9:30pm Opening Night screening.
Monday, March 3- Nothing Old About This Testament, 8:30pm at the DCJCC
An ambitious and inventive slate of Biblical tales retold, renewed, and updated. With films hailing from South Africa, Tanzania, Italy, and the UK, we get a truly global glance at Isaac's sacrifice, Noah's Flood, Samson and Delilah, and more.
Saturday, March 8- The Apple, 10pm at the AFI in Silver Spring
A piece of classic 80s kitsch, this wildly entertaining dystopic vision of a futuristic 1994, The Apple rivals Rocky Horror and Hedwig and the Angry Inch in the cult musical genre. Join Tami at McGinty's around 8pm to grab a beer and maybe a bite before the show.
Sunday, March 9- Two Jews Walk Into a Bar, 1pm at TBD U Street Bars
Back by popular demand! We'll take a cinematic pub crawl down U Street: 3 bars, 12 films. Admission is $30 and gets you in, plus a drink at each bar!
All tickets must be purchased through the Washington Jewish Film Festival.
The DC Purim Bash
Saturday, March 15, 8:15pm Megillah reading, 9pm party
Stroga (1808 Adams Mill Road, WDC 20009)
You're invited to the biggest Purim party DC has ever seen! Celebrate Purim in style with all your favorite Jews and local Jewish orgs at our all-out bash, complete with open bar, masks, and a Megillah reading. Dress to impress.
Tell your friends you're coming on the Facebook event, but make sure you buy a ticket too! Tickets are $35 through Febraury 28, $40 through March 14, and $45 day of. You must purchase a ticket in advance (but we're leaving registration open so you can do it on your way).
Co-sponsored by: EPDC, 2239 at Washington Hebrew Congregation, Adas Israel, NOVA Tribe Series, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, and Young Leadership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
Spring 2014 Shabbat Clusters Registration
Closes Sunday, March 23
Looking to meet new people, start or continue a Shabbat tradition, or just get a good meal with good company? Check out Shabbat Clusters!
Shabbat Clusters are small groups that get together once a month for a relaxed, informal Shabbat dinner. All you have to do is fill out the registration form and EPDC will match you with other young professionals based on age, preferred location, level of kashrut, etc.
Plus, all Shabbat Cluster participants are invited to a Kickoff Dinner on April 4!
Still have questions? Check out the Shabbat Cluster page for details, FAQ, and more! Make sure you register by March 23 to be placed in a group!
Registration closes Monday, March 24
Passover is at a much more reasonable time this year. First seder is April 14 and Second Seder is April 15. Still not going to make it home though? Don't worry, we've got you covered!
Whether you're looking for a place to re-live the Exodus from Egypt this year or you want some more faces at a seder you're already hosting, EPDC wants to help you out. Just answer a few quick questions to register with us as a host or as a guest. We'll set you up with a group like we do for Shabbat Clusters and you're all set for the first night, second night, or both!
Satellite Seder registration closes Monday, March 24.
Yoga Body Jewish Mind
10 Thursdays, February 6- April 10
Awaken your body and mind through a unique series to increase muscular strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness, intellectual inquiry, and Jewish community. Where do yoga and Judiasm meet? Find out as we explore the principles of yoga through a Jewish perspective.
No prior experience of yoga or Jewish study necessary. Register with the special EPDC price.