Special Events

Sunday, February 12, 2:00-5:00 pm
We live in one of the most religiously diverse societies in the history of humankind. Everyday people with different beliefs and practices encounter one another in supermarkets, soccer fields, classrooms, and around family tables. How do we create an ethos of respectful engagement and mutual enrichment, acknowledging both our similarities and differences? What are the values that support such an effort? What are some practical ways to actualize our best intentions? Join our team of scholar-practitioners from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions as we explore these and other vital questions relating to the intersection of personal identity, communal formation, and civic life.

Sunday, March 19, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the EDCJCC on March 19 as we welcome Mechon Hadar into our Center for a half-day workshop. This learning program will include a panel, lunch and two additional workshops. Each session will bring open-hearted and passionate discussions coupled with deep classical text study and new interpretations for a modern age. 

Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. Learn more about Mechon Hadar here.

This program is presented by the Szubin and Katzman families on the occasion of the first yahrzeit of their father, grandfather, and teacher, Professor Zvi H. Szubin z"l.

The EDCJCC partnership with Mechon Hadar is supported by Rae Ringel and Amos Hochstein and Talya Bock and Rafi Cohen in addition to the Szubin and Katzman Families.

Race, History, and Community: A Series Focusing on Race and Justice in America

The Edlavitch DCJCC, in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council, the American Jewish Committee, the Anti Defamation League, the Adas Israel Congregation Racial Justice Working Group and Sixth & I, is thrilled to offer a three-part program series in the winter/spring of 2017 focusing on education, community building and dialogue around issues of race in America. 

Film Screening: Get In The Way, The Journey of John Lewis
Monday, February 27, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
The second program in our series is a screening of the film Get In The Way, The Journey of John Lewis. In 1965, the historic Selma March known as Bloody Sunday was a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. John Lewis—now a revered U.S. Congressman, then a young student—co-led hundreds of peaceful marchers seeking voting rights for African Americans in the South. This is the first biographical film about Lewis, a respected legislator and elder statesman who continues to practice nonviolence in his determined fight for justice. The film will be followed by a presentation on ways the audience can get involved in the movement for racial justice today. 

If you have any questions please contact Sonya Weisburd at sonyaw@edcjcc.org.


Questions? Contact us for more information on any Jewish Life program, event, or class.

Darya Watnick

Jewish Engagement Manager
(202) 777-3259

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