Edlavitch DCJCC

After Dark: A Community-Wide Shavuot Celebration

Saturday, June 11, 2016
9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Washington DCJCC
1529 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

Pre-Registration ends at 7pm. Due to the holiday we can accept a credit card or a check at the door only, no cash. 

Join us for After Dark, our late night learn-a-thon in honor of Shavuot, featuring delicious desserts, engaging conversations, and great people!

After Dark: A Community-Wide Shavuot Celebration

We'll start the night with a conversation about the history of cheesecake- including a demonstration. Don't worry, you'll get a chance to enjoy this traditional Shavuot treat before break-out sessions start.


8:30pm- Doors Open
9:00-10:00pm It's All About the Cheesecake with Moment Magazine
10:00-10:30pm- Treat Break
10:30-11:30pm- Breakout Sessions

It's All About the Cheesecake with Moment Magazine
Why do Shavuot and cheesecake just go together so well? Sala Levin of Moment Magazine explores the history of this delicious dairy dessert with chef and writer Susan Barocas. And since you can't just talk cheesecake, they'll be demonstrating a to-die-for recipe too!

Breakout Sessions Include:

  • Girls in Trouble Curriculum: Book of Ruth with Sara Shalva, Director of Jewish Innovation at the Edlavitch JCC 
    Delve into a musical exploration of the Book of Ruth using a brand new curriculum by Alicia Jo Rabins’s indie-folk project Girls in Trouble. 
  • Torah Your Rabbi Didn't--and Wouldn't--Teach You in Hebrew School with Rabbi Eric Stark
    Torah is full of stories, not all of them cute and innocent. Together we’ll explore a few of the more troubling of these stories to see what they can teach us about our understanding of God and humanity. Bring only your own opinions (or those of a friend). 

  • Cocktails and Commandments with Spirited Cocktail Connoisseur Emily Landsman
    Emily Landsman will be showing off three original cocktails with a Shavuot twist. Not only will you learn how to make these delicious treats, you’ll get to taste them as well!


Ticket Information*
$15 General Admission
$10 EntryPointDC/Young Professional Admission

Co-sponsored by:

Jewish Food Experience Moment Mag Logo
hill havurah logo eli's cheesecake logo 


This program is in partnership with the Washington Jewish Music Festival, Washington Hebrew Congregation, and the Jewish Study Center

*Cost should not prevent anyone from participating in this event. If the price of entry is a barrier to you, please email Tami

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