Edlavitch DCJCC

Havdalah on the Beach

Saturday, July 19, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
P Street Beach
23rd & P St NW
(Rock Creek Park)
Washington, DC 20037

Havdalah on the Beach

candleSaturday, July 19, 2014 | 7:00-9:00 pm
7:00-8:30 pm - Picnic Dinner
8:30-9:00 pm - Havdalah

Location: P Street Beach
(23rd & P St, NW - Entrance by Rock Creek Park sign)
(MAP/Image of Entrance) 

Tickets: Free / $5 suggested donation (for wine and dessert)
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Thanks for registering in advance; because: Shabbat.

Grab a blanket, pack your picnic dinner, and invite a friend: we’re having havdalah on the beach*!

Celebrate the middle of summer (and the closing of Shabbat) with a sundown havdalah ritual and picnic. DC’s LGBTQ Jewish community comes together twice a year for Shabbat – and this time it’s to mix and eat and enjoy nature.

YOU bring the picnic supplies; WE'LL get everything for havdalah (including the wine) and dessert!

We’ll start with some casual time for dinner on the picnic blankets, schmoozing, and free time for any games you want to bring to the park.
Then we'll practice this age-old custom of closing Shabbat with friends and family. Rabbi Laurie Green of Bet Mishpachah, together with members of our community, will lead us through the short ritual of lighting the braided havdalah candle, smelling the spices, and more.

Join us to begin the new week (or your Saturday night) in a warm and friendly atmosphere!


*Sure, when they named it P Street Beach, they were interpreting the term "beach" loosely, but who are we to judge? There will be flowing water, a beautiful field, and the sunset. Works for us.

Presented by GLOE and Bet Mishpachah
Thank you to our Community Partners: Gayyim, Nice Jewish Boys, and Nice Jewish Girls


All are welcome at Havdalah on the Beach, regardless of ability to pay.

As always, interpretation is gladly provided. Please give us as much advance notice as possible so we can make sure appropriate arrangements can be made to make the event accessible to all.

Please contact gloe@washingtondcjcc.org with any questions, needs, or concerns!

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