Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

EBTT 2020 - Sunday food packaging IN PERSON YP EDITION
LOCATION: Edlavitch DCJCC Parking Lot

Everything But The Turkey 2020

Food packaging for DC Central Kitchen - IN PERSON YOUNG PROFESSIONALS EDITION

Why: Food insecurity has risen exponentially due to the pandemic. As every year, we are proud to support our partner, DC Central Kitchen, in providing food assistance to individuals and families in the DC metro area.

What: Help us package hundreds of bags of dry goods for clients at DC Central Kitchen. This activity will take place in the EDCJCC parking lot. All CDC guidelines will be observed. This program is inteded for those who identify as young professionals.

When: Sunday, November 22, 2020, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Please note that the rain date for this activity is Sunday, December 6, 2020 (same time).


  • Please register for each individual in your party. If you would like to be at a table with your friends, you must all register as one party with one person purchasing all tickets. Please consider covid-related safety when making the decision to be less than 6 feet apart from others - the EDCJCC is not responsible for any health outcomes as a result.
  • Tables can hold up to 6 people.
  • Please note that we request a tax-deductible donation of $15 per person to cover the costs of this program in order to ensure that we are able to purchase high-quality ingredients. Please contact Sonya if this poses a barrier to participation.
  • Space is very limited as we can only accommodate 30 people during this shift to maintain social distancing guidelines.
  • Click the "Sign Me Up!" button or the ticket icon to the right to continue to registration.

Safety measures we are taking:

  • We are limiting the number of participates to 30 plus staff members for each shift.
  • Everyone must wear a mask at all times.
  • Everyone, including staff, will have their temperature taken that morning.
  • All tables will be spaced 6 feet apart, and social distancing will be maintained as strictly as possible.
  • All participants will also be asked to sign a community health pledge in advance, which can be found here.
  • Please note that if you have health concerns you may wish to choose one of the many other ways to participate in EBTT this year, which do not involve in-person interaction.
  • Please note that if you will be traveling to a state that is on DC's quarantine list less than two weeks prior to November 22, you must self-quarantine for two weeks and therefore unfortunately cannot participate in our in-person event in accordance with the Mayor's orders.

Take the Advocacy Pledge: Along with coming out to volunteer in person during this year's EBTT we hope you'll "take the advocacy pledge" to end food insecurity around the US with our partners at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. If you sign up to take the pledge, you will receive postcards to mail to elected officials that encourage them to take legislative action to end this injustice. It's completely free to participate! 

Questions? Contact Sonya at

Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

We're sorry, the deadline for online sales has passed. Contact program staff listed above to purchase by phone.