Did you go on Birthright recently? If so, EPDC and NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation want you to join us for a FREE Shabbat dinner this winter.
How does it work? Simple. Check out the options below, then choose one and sign up for it. Just show up at 7pm that evening. You must be registered to attend.
The catch? You have to come to the DCJCC and enjoy yourself with other Birthright alumni. No really, that's it. If you'd like you can say thank you.
Shabbat 1: Social Justice & Social
Friday, October 18, 7:00pm
The Jewish community continually takes
responsibility for helping those in need. But what is the actual connection
between Judaism and social justice? Explore this connection and lend a hand to
members of our community in need with a Hunger Action project, preparing food that will be delivered to DC Central Kitchen.
Note: Don't worry, your clothes won't get dirty!
Guest: Erica Steen, Director of the
Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service at the DCJCC
Shabbat 2: LGBT in DC
Friday, November 8, 7:00pm
DC’s LGBT community is a loud and proud part of our Jewish community. Allies and LGBT individuals are invited to see how thinking about gender and sexuality has been expanding Jewish traditions, relationships and rituals.
Join Halley Cohen for dinner and fun activities. We’ll all take the lessons of LGBT Jewish life and help you rethink how you see your own traditions and relationships, and create easy rituals that let you claim your own place in Jewish life – whatever that may be!
Guest: Halley Cohen, Director of GLOE - Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement at the DCJCC
Shabbat 3: Mifgash
Friday, November 22, 7:00pm
Part of the Birthright experience is
the mifgash, meeting Israeli peers and learning from one another. While
we all miss our dear friends in Israel, we can be friend with our Israeli peers right
here in DC! Participants will get the chance to meet one of our local shlichim, Israelis working for various organizations in our area through the Jewish Agency.
Guest: Lior Olinik, Temple Beth Ami
Shabbat 4: Woody Sez at Theater J
Friday, December 6, 7:00pm
The popular musical Woody Sez
is a great introduction to Theater J, the DJCC's professional theater company. Woody Sez is the story of Woody Guthrie, the man who brought us "This Land is Your Land" and more. The show is full of musical numbers, humor, and heart-break. We will enjoy a Shabbat meal together before the show, then join the cast and crew for drinks, singing, and dancing at the post-show hootenanny!