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Day in the Park
6th Annual WJMF Day In The Park || September 30 || Stead Park
FREE family event! Bring your whole family to the park for a Sukkot celebration featuring games, fun activities, and musical performances by Josh & the Jamtones!
Upcoming Events at the Edlavitch DCJCC
Pianist of Willesden Lane 
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The Pianist of Willesden Lane
Through September 30 || John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Family Theater
The true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. "A moving solo performance" —Washington Post
The Interpreter
October 3
|| E Street Cinema
An 80-year-old Slovak man named Ali heads to Vienna to see the former SS officer responsible for his parents’ death. Instead of the perpetrator, he finds the officer’s 70-year-old son Georg, who disavowed his father’s past long ago.

Behrend Builders
Standing Up for Racial Justice
Behrend Builders Dance Studio Renovation
October 7 || Located in Northeast DC
Volunteers will revitalize the recently flooded studio of 101-year-old Therell Smith, who has been teaching dance to students from low-income neighborhoods for nearly 80 years. Address provided after registration.

Standing Up for Racial Justice
October 9 || Foundry United Methodist Church
As we continue witnessing acts of racial injustice across the country, we want to recommit to building bridges and understanding in our city. Join us for a workshop that will tackle the topics of unconscious bias, allyship, and racial justice with Operation Understanding DC.
 Intro to Judaism - Spring Session  Spring Blood Drive 2018
Introduction to Judaism
October 16
|| EDCJCC Townhouse
Come explore the rich fabric of Judaism! Using traditional texts and modern examples, we will cover the fundamentals of Jewish life, including Shabbat and holidays, prayer, lifecycle rituals, ethics, and beliefs.
Fall Blood Drive
October 16 || Adas Israel Congregation
Help replenish the blood supply in the DC metro area! It's safe, easy, confidential, and extremely rewarding. The EDCJCC partners with Inova Blood Services to bring skilled technicians and top-of-the-line equipment for our quarterly blood drives.
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Hunger Action
October 7 || Volunteer || DC Central Kitchen
Join us to volunteer on site at the DC Central Kitchen. Tasks include chopping vegetables, sorting fresh produce, mixing salads, portioning meals, preparing and cooking food that will be distributed to low-income residents and those experiencing homelessness.

October 17-November 18 || Theater J || Arena Stage
Tom and Amber, freshmen at Princeton University, seem to be on the same page about where their relationship is heading, until suddenly they aren’t. What begins as a casual hook up turns into a Title IX hearing in which both students have everything to lose.

Promise at Dawn
October 18 || Film || Bethesda Row Cinema
From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the story of Romain Gary, one of the most famous and fabulous French novelists.

Birthright Israel

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If you're a 22-26 year-old living in Greather Washington and you've never been on #Birthright, sign up NOW to embark on your life-changing trip this winter. The DC Community Birthright Israel trip is January 3-13, 2019. Questions? Contact Kira Borman.
Strategic Plan: Your Input
Thank you to those who filled out our survey -  your views are important to us. Now, you have another opportunity to share your ideas about the role of the EDCJCC in our community. We will be holding focus groups around town in October. If you are interested in participating, email

Big News We're Renovating
The Edlavitch DCJCC is currently undergoing a major renovation of our historic building to meet the needs of our expanding and vibrant community. We’ll continue to present our programs around town in cultural destinations and neighborhood venues throughout the city. Find answers to all of your questions at

The Edlavitch DCJCC embraces inclusion in all its programs and activities. We welcome and encourage the participation of all people, regardless of their background, sexual orientation, abilities, or religion, including interfaith couples and families.
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