EntryPointDC
A program for Jewish young adults in their 20s and 30s

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EntryPointDC (EPDC) is committed to helping Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s in the DC metro-area build and maintain a Jewish identity and a connection to the community through social and educational programming.

Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC

It’s finally spring and we are ready to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine! Join us for an Israel themed hike & hunt in Rock Creek Park in honor of Yom Ha"atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day next Tuesday, April 10. Later in the month we will be joining GLOE for own Jewish version of drag brunch with Not Your Bubbe’s Bingo: Drag Brunch & Games.

May will be here before you know it and around here that means we are gearing up for the Washington Jewish Film Festival. We will be joining the WJFF for a screening of Tevye's Daughters followed by a happy hour and mingling time with DC best matchmakers.

We are also excited to announce B’Yachad: A Giveback Getaway to Trip to Brooklyn with Repair the World NYC which will take place June 7-10.  It’s a great opportunity to volunteer directly at a variety of organizations, engage  in learning about social justice issues, and experience New York City from a completely different perspective. Space on our trip is very limited and applications are due April 27. Find out more below.


GRAB COFFEE WITH US

New to the DC area or EntryPoint? We are always here to answer any questions you may have and are happy to meet you for coffee or tea (on us!) to give you a crash course in all things young and Jewish in our awesome city! Email Stacy at stacym@edcjcc.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

   
B'Yachad: A Giveback Getaway Trip to Brooklyn
Trip Dates: Thursday, June 7 (leave after work) - Sunday, June 10 (late afternoon/early evening return)
Deadline Extended:
Apply ASAP

This is a two and a half day immersive experience where participants will volunteer directly at a variety of organizations as well as engage in learning about the systemic issues that create inequality and social injustice in our society. Experience New York City from a completely different perspective and build friendships with like-minded people you can continue to connect with back home in DC. Join EntryPointDC and Repair the World NYC for this opportunity to give back this Summer!

 
The Tribe After Five: Tevye's Daughters Film Screening, Happy Hour, & Meet the Matchmakers
Saturday, May 5 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Edlavitch DCJCC

Join EntryPointDC, GLOE, and a group of rowdy Jewish drag queens for an a boozy brunch complete with games like mah jongg, bingo, and canasta! Don’t know how to play? Don’t schvitz. We’ll have real bubbes on hand to teach you the rules so you can win some fabulous prizes. 

This event is supported by a grant from The Jewish Food Experience, a program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

 
Be the Change: An Activism Workshop 
Wednesday, May 16 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sixth & I Synagogue

In an ever-changing world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by both local and global issues. This training will break down the basics of activism, including strategies for effective storytelling, lobbying, and digital media, plus tips for planning or participating in a rally. Gain concrete skills, learn from experienced activists, and connect with others who want to make positive change in our community. A vegetarian dinner will be served.

This event is in partnership with the Sixth & I.


 

30 Somethings Theater Thursday: Trayf
Thursday, May 31 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fox & Hounds
Edlavitch DCJCC - Theater J

Hang out with the 30s crowd for happy hour and a production of Theater J's Trayf, a Jewish Plays Project Top 10 Finalist.


About Trayf
This humorous show follows 20-something  Zalmy as he lives a double life: by day, he’s the rebbe’s loyal foot soldier, driving a tricked-out “Mitzvah Tank” through NYC with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks away from his orthodox community to roller-skate, dance in discos, and listen to rock and roll. But when he befriends a zealous young man eager to be his student, the barrier between Zalmy’s two worlds starts to crack—until he finds himself in the middle of the 1991 Crown Heights riots and must choose once and for all where he belongs.


Registration Coming Soon!

This spring we are launching EntryPointDC’s The Tribe After Five series, bringing you innovative art and culture nights with a Jew-ish twist.


The Tribe After Five: Chassidic Pop Art & Augmented Reality Night
Thursday, June 28

ONGOING EVENTS

  The Buddy Up Program aims to create friendships between young adults with and without disabilities. Participate as a drop-in buddy. Training will be offered for all those that would like to participate. Email cassidyj@edcjcc.org to get involved.

This program is part of the EDCJCC Inclusion and Disabilities.
  The EPDC Book Club meets monthly to schmooze, snack, and discuss that month's book. Join the Google Group to stay up-to-date on books and meeting times. The next book club is Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 PM at Panera, Dupont Circle (1350 Connecticut Avenue). We will be discussing our next book All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai.
  Spring 2018 Shabbat Clusters registration is open until June or when all groups are full!

Interested in joining a community for Shabbat but don't have a place to go? Individuals in their 20s and 30s are organized into small groups who host monthly potluck-style Shabbat dinners. This program is open to singles and couples, and we have groups in DC, VA, and MD. Learn more on our FAQ page.