Holiday & Center Celebrations

The Bender JCC celebrates Judaism throughout the year with a variety of holiday celebrations and observances, family and community gatherings, and festive workshops.

Center Celebrations

Center-wide and festive for the entire family, Center celebrations incorporate the entire Bender JCC community for celebrations featuring activities for all ages.

 

Questions about Bender JCC holiday and Center celebrations? Contact us!

Shaboom! Friday, September 6th - 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Grand Slam Sunday Sunday, September 15th - 12:00 PM Pregame 1:35 PM First Pitch
JFamilies Shabbat Shabbang Friday, September 20th - 5:45 - 8:00 PM

Shaboom!

Friday, September 6th
6:30 - 9:30 PM

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Join the Bender JCC, The Jewish Studio and Minyan Oneg Shabbat for SHABOOM!
A joyful, musical welcome to Shabbat.

Bring a picnic dinner. We provide wine, water, challah, and dessert.

Grand Slam Sunday

Sunday, September 15th
12:00 PM Pregame 1:35 PM First Pitch

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Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves

Thank you for joining the Bender JCC at the Jewish Federation’s Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park! We’re excited to have you with us, as we come together to root on the Nationals as they take on the Atlanta Braves

Join us for two hours of programming before the game in the Family Picnic Area behind sections 142 and 143.

Sunday, September 15
12:00 p.m. Pre-game fun begins in the Picnic Area behind sections 142 and 143.
1:35 p.m. First pitch

Ticket Price: $28
All children under the age of two and sitting on a lap do not need a ticket.

If you have questions about the event, contact Jennifer Diamond at gss@shalomdc.org or 301-348-7317.

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JFamilies Shabbat Shabbang

Friday, September 20th
5:45 - 8:00 PM

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Join us at the Bender JCC to welcome Shabbat with a BANG!

Families participating in the Bender JCC Preschool are invited to Shabbat Shabbang, a program designed to create a community of new and old friends. We will share in a seasonally-inspired gourmet meat meal and then participate in a creative and enriching craft and entertainment program that will be fun for both children and parents.

Purchase your discounted tickets before September 13.

Parents: Please be sure children are supervised at all times.

Event Cost for tickets before September 13:
-$11 per adult
-$7 per child age 2+
-Under 2, Free
-$40 for families of five or more
Event Cost for tickets :
-$13 per adult
-$8 per child age 2+
-Under 2, Free
-$45 for families of five or more

 

EVENT DETAILS

Schedule of Events:
5:45 p.m. Appetizers in the Atrium and welcoming of families into each room
6:00 p.m. Shabbat blessing recited
6:10 p.m. Buffet opens
6:30 p.m. Craft and entertainment (A great time for adults to eat while kids play!)
7:00 p.m. Dessert in the Lobby and Shabbang with Open Gym and a DJ Dance Party

 

 

For more information, contact Lauren Dworkin or call 301-348-3837.