Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Fall 2021 Adult Shabbat Clusters

Friday, October 1, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Edlavitch DC JCC - 1529 16th St NW
1529 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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Shabbat Clusters are groups of 10-15 people who are looking to build community and meet monthly for informal potluck Shabbat dinners in each other’s homes or at local restaurants all over the DC Metro area. 

Please fill out the form and register for this session on the next page. We'll match you into groups based on where you live and your interests and we offer groups for singles and couples. 

Shabbat Cluster Kick-Off Dinner - Friday, October 1 

Here is where you'll meet your Shabbat Cluster group in the parking lot outside the EDCJCC! We'll have a table for your cluster to meet plus decorations and live music. We will provide the challah, juice, and desert, you bring your own dinner!

Shabbat Cluster Dinner #1 - Friday, November 1
Suggested Theme: Fall Fiesta Shabbat
Celebrate by hosting a potluck featuring your favorite fall dishes, this first dinner will be hosted by your "coodinator!"

Shabbat Cluster Dinner #2 - Friday, December 3
Suggested Theme: Hanukkah
Gather for a latke or donut contest, bring your favorite menorah for a candle lighting and share how you bring light to the world!

Shabbat Cluster Dinner #3 - Friday, January 7
Suggested Theme: Winter Warmth
Bring your favorite comfort food for warming up, maybe try a soup swap!

  • You can choose between a general Shabbat Cluster or an interest Shabbat Cluster. Examples of  interest clusters are arts, LGBTQ, Singles etc.
  • Shabbat Clusters will be assigned a Shabbat Clusters Coordinator who will help you plan who will host each dinner, where and when it will take place, and will answer any questions you have about the program. 

Your Shabbat Cluster will meet through the fall/winter. In Spring 2021, we'll launch a new session of Shabbat Clusters. 

Remember, each person must complete their own registration form. If you would like to be placed with a friend or partner, make sure you both request each other on the form. We will do our best to fulfill all requests.

Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC's building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. For more information, visit

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