The Edlavitch DCJCC is the Jewish community's address in our Nation's Capital, providing uniquely urban educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the DC community inside and outside the beltway.

Open to all, with the mission of building and preserving Jewish identity, we promote community values through the following Edlavitch DCJCC programs and services:

We nurture creativity, community, and connections

at the J at 16th and Q.
Your Center in the City

You don't have to be Jewish to get Centered in the City!
(All programs of the Edlavitch DCJCC are open to the general public)

If you are not already a J Web Member click here
and join our on line community.

The Edlavitch DCJCC is a member of the Jewish Community Center Association, a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and a designated agency of the United Way of the National Capital Area designee #54775.

Edlavitch DCJCC Statement on Israel-related Programming: The Edlavitch DCJCC stands firmly in support of Israel as an independent Jewish state.  We support open, balanced and respectful dialogue that engages a broad community in meaningful conversation.  We choose our partners and affiliations to ensure that all programming supports the EDCJCC’s mission to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values.  We oppose “Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions” of Israel (BDS) and all efforts to delegitimize the right of the State of Israel to exist.

Edlavitch DCJCC does not support or oppose candidates for elected public office. Opinions expressed at all programs of the Edlavitch DCJCC belong solely to those expressing them. The Edlavitch DCJCC partners with many organizations and groups to present programs, but does not endorse the political views or policy positions of any program partner.

Edlavitch DCJCC is committed to presenting a wide selection of programs that present multiple viewpoints and encourage you to visit our CALENDAR for upcoming cultural dialogues and public affairs programming.

Mission Statement: to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values through a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs and services. The Center accomplishes these goals in ways that reflect the unique location and role of the Center in the nation's Capital and the many contributions of the American Jewish community in the United States.

(click on the link above for a list of non-profit partnerships we have formed to enhance the community outreach of our programs)


Adina Kanefield
Deputy Executive Director
(202) 777-3257

Craig Mintz
Chief Financial Officer
(202) 777-3266

Bini Silver

Chief Operating Officer

(202) 777-3278