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Upcoming Events at the Edlavitch DCJCC
Actually by Anna Ziegler
LGBTQ Pittsburgh 
Through November 18 || Arena Stage
Two 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. "absolutely compelling theater" —DC Metro Theater Arts
In Sorrow & Solidarity: An LGBTQ Response to the Tragedy in Pittsburgh
November 8 || The DC Center
Join GLOE and our friends at a community gathering in response to last Shabbat’s tragedy in Pittsburgh. Openly gay Jewish psychiatrist Dr. Stuart Sotsky will be leading a facilitated conversation where individuals can share their thoughts and feelings, and collectively process this trauma in a safe, LGBTQ-centered space. 

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Everything But The Turkey: Young Professionals Edition
November 18 || Adas Israel Congregation
EntryPointDC invites those in their 20s and 30s to Everything But The Turkey! Help prepare delicious Thanksgiving side dishes for those facing hunger and homelesness in our community.
Red Cow
November 15 || Bethesda Row Cinema
A beautifully rendered tale of an East Jerusalem teenage girl's sexual awakening, complicated by the strict religious beliefs of her widowed father.
Preschool waitlist open 
Chanukah 2018 
2019/2020 Preschool Waitlist Open
The EDCJCC Preschool is currently accepting applications for children who will be 2 by October 2019. Our full-day Preschool fosters an environment of open-ended exploration and growth that deepens our connections to Judaism and the world around us. Schedule a tour today by contacting

Celebrate Chanukah with the EDCJCC
Starting to plan for Chanukah? Check out all of the Edlavitch DCJCC’s programming for families and individuals of all ages. Visit for a full list of upcoming events. There's something for everyone!

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Torah & Sexuality: If Adam Were Eve
November 13 || GLOE || Sixth & I
In a class led by Rabbi Rachel Ackerman of LGBTQ-affirming synagogue Temple Shalom, explore texts and various interpretations of the first adam (human being) as a framework for discussing current transgender issues.

Parenting Without Power Struggles

November 15 || Parenting || Mary's Center
This workshop will provide strategies for how to encourage your child's growing need to assert independence while still maintaining your control and authority. Struggles around mealtime, potty training, and cooperation will be addressed.

Handmade for the Homeless: The Big Count
December 2
|| Volunteer || EDCJCC Townhouse
Join Handmade for the Homeless for our special December session – the BIG COUNT! We have been working hard all year to create hundreds of beautiful warm winter items to benefit those experiencing poverty and homelessness in the DC area, and now it’s time to inventory the end result.

To Dust
December 5 || Film || E Street Cinema
A Hasidic cantor (Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul) teams up with a college biology professor (Matthew Broderick) to better understand and process his wife’s death.

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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