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Celebrate Passover 2019
Last call for Passover programs here at the Edlavitch DCJCC! There's something for everyone - visit for more details.
Upcoming Events at the Edlavitch DCJCC
Escaping Egypt blood drive
Escaping Egypt: Tomb Escape Adventure
April 16 || EntryPointDC || 5 Wits
Get ready for Passover with EntryPointDC and NOVA Tribe! We will enter the tomb of Pharaoh at 5 Wits and work together to complete challenges and riddles. We will also play Passover trivia and taste-test some easy Passover recipes for the holiday. For those in their 20s and 30s.
Spring Blood Drive
April 17 || Volunteer || Adas Israel Congregation
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.
Second Night Community Seder Anacostia River Clean Up Shortlist 
Second Night Community Seder
April 20 || Jewish Life || Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School
Meet new friends, sing with a guitar, and partake in fascinating discussions. As always, this seder will feature a delicious (and kosher) traditional Passover meal.
Anacostia River Clean-Up
April 28 || Volunteer & Social Justice || Kingman Island
Learn more about the Anacostia River’s ecological and environmental challenges, and then help clean it up to make it safer for all to enjoy. We will meet on Kingman Island to pick up trash and debris and then take a boat tour with the Anacostia Riverkeeper staff to learn more about the river and the communities on its banks. 
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Hadar Lunch & Learn: Jewish Ethics
May 7 || Jewish Life || The Foundry
Rabbinic texts are rich in the rabbis’ ethical wrestlings with a range of topics from how to divide scarce resources, when it’s permissible to defend oneself with force, and what to do if one ox gores another. Join us in this four-part lunch and learn series in which we will dive into the rabbis’ ethical debates and shed light on our own.
May 8-26 || Various locations
General tickets now on sale! The lineup for JxJ, the massive 3 week celebration of Jewish culture experienced through the lenses of film, music, and hybrid arts programming, is finally here. Like what you see? Snag a Festival Pass!
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Help Celebrate Easter at Community of Hope
April 25 || Volunteer || The Triumph Family Shelter
Join us at a family shelter to help families experiencing homelessness celebrate Easter! There will be food, games, arts and crafts, and lots of fun. We just need your enthusiasm!

Georgetown Chorale 30th Anniversary Spring Benefit Concert
April 27 || Community || Church of the Epiphany
Georgetown Chorale's 30th Anniversary Spring Benefit Concert features Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service (Avodath Hakodesh) with Cantor Asa Fradkin, baritone. Sung in Hebrew and English, the Sacred Service stands among the most distinguished examples of Jewish choral music of the last century. Proceeds from the concert will support Yachad.

The Jewish Federation's JCYCLE

May 5 || Community || Various locations
Whether you're an experienced cyclist or new to the sport, everyone can participate in Federation’s JCYCLE Community Bike Ride and help kids in our community experience the joy of Jewish summer camp.

Theater J's 2019/2020 Season: Welcome Home!
Begins September 4 || Edlavitch DCJCC
We are excited to welcome you home to a warm and glowing Theater J inside a beautifully refreshed Center! Welcome home to a season of provocative, entertaining, smart, funny plays that explore the Jewish experience and the universal human condition with passion, humor, and delight. Subscriptions now on sale.

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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