It’s that time of year again, when many of our compatriots are nestled under a fireplace with stockings and a big pine tree. But how can a Jew in DC spend Christmas? By eating Chinese food? (Actually, you can! ) Check out those, and other events below.
Friday, December 24
D24 Day of Service
All day event, DCJCC
Join over 1,000 volunteers in making Christmas a little bit brighter for those in need. Sign up for various projects, from delivering meals to wrapping gifts, and even donating blood. Come spread the holiday cheer.
Downtown Shabbat with Larry Paul and Robyn Helzner
6 pm, Sixth & I, $6
It may be the eve of the birth of Jesus for Christians, but for us it’s the holiest night of the week—Shabbat! Welcome in the Sabbath Queen with this popular DC service, followed by a Chinese food dinner. 😛
9 pm, Eden and Café Asia, $25
Now at two locations, this hot dance party features various different types of dancing from hip hop to international, top 40 to retro, and a special ident has you hopping from one party to the other. One of the biggest nights of the season; thousands of people expected to celebrate!
Saturday, December 25
Christmas Day Chinese Feast and Movie
5:30 pm, Tony Cheng’s Mongolian Restaurant, $45
Indulge in the classic Jewish Christmas feast with fellow young professionals. Then head to the movies—this year, you have a choice between “Little Fockers” and “True Grit”! Optional after-party to follow.
17th Annual Gefilte Fish Gala Charity Fundraiser
8 pm, Muse Lounge, $5
Another Passover-themed event, join over 1,000 people at this split 20s/30s and 35-plus party to drink, socialize and give to charity, like the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation! You can also win door prizes and drop off food for people in need.
Read last year’s entry here.
Note: This blog will be on hiatus for the next week, as I will be visiting family. Hope everyone celebrating has happy holidays!