Leadership & Networking

Become more involved in your community

Have you been inspired to become more active in your community? Are you thinking about ways you can make an impact on the world around you? Are you searching to find fulfillment and meaning? You have come to the right portal. Nothing is more paramount than a sense of community both through participation and service. Whether you choose to serve in one project a year or as an intricately involved leader, you are a vital piece of our community.

How do you decide what to do?

The most important element of making work successful, both for you and for the community, is to align your passion with the right job.  Each of us has a unique set of talents and interests  which motivates us. Identify your area(s) and you will know where to begin looking for opportunities.

  • Do you get worked up when hearing anti-Israel messages coming out of the press? Check out the Jewish Community Relations Council, AIPAC or EMET.

  • Do you have a great idea to help young parents navigate the early childhood years? Get in touch with your synagogue or the Jewish Community Center.

  • Do you want to make your Christmas Day break meaningful by assisting others? Call the Washington DCJCC or Jconnect to find out about volunteer opportunities.

Don’t feel pressured to know what you want right away. Test the waters. Any part of the community is happy to have your assistance.  Try a few options, and then you will find you will get more deeply involved in the ones that resonate with you.  The only important thing is to –

Do Something.

Everything we do affects our world.  Why not do something that makes the world a better place?  Love and service to our community, that’s our Jewish value.

How do I take the first step?

There are a number of ways to begin (or expand) your journey:

  • Peruse through the portal to see what sparks your interest.
  • Identify a need in your community that you wish to work on. Match your vision with an organization that can help.
  • Think about your talents. Is there a particular expertise you can contribute to the community? Where would that talent be most appreciated?
  • If you have a day free, consider volunteering at one of the volunteer sites. It’s a good way to make an immediate contribution to the world.
  • If you are unsure of where to start, call upon resources. Who do you know who is already working in the community? Call the Leadership Institute at the Jewish Federation. Meet with a community expert to align yourself with opportunities or people who can assist you further.

We are excited about having your passion and commitment in our community.

Upcoming Events

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Sun
Apr
  2
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah
11825 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac MD 20854
7th Annual Barbecue, Scotch & Passover Learning with Rabbi Antine
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  
 
 
Mon
Apr
  3
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Dreams For Kids DC and the EDCJCC are teaming up to create a mentorship program that will provide communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with developmental delays and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from among both DFKDC and EDCJCC’s constituencies. The program will offer participants skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication as well as off-site activities. Ple...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Special Needs, DC, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  
 
 
Wed
Apr
  5
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Leadership Institute)
6101 Executive Blvd, Rockville MD 20850
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
The Tomorrow Fellowship is for middle to upper level managers that currently work within a Jewish Communal setting. Applicants must have at least 5 years experience and intend to work within the community for an additional 2 years. Sessions are: 2/23/2017 and 3/24/2017 at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Office 4/5/2017 at Venable LLP, Tysons Corner VA 4/28/2017 at the Ritz Carlt...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Leadership Development, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $600 for 6 Sessions
 
 
Mon
Apr
  17
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Leadership Montgomery
9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD , Rockville  MD 20850
Spend an evening with us and connect with our region's most dynamic business and civic leaders. One-on-one speed networking will offer you the opportunity to build relationships with fellow professionals in your sector. Food and drinks are included. What you'll gain: • New connections with established leaders in the region • Potential career opportunities and volunteer/community engagement opportunities • The chance to share your experience and interests with others in your community This ev...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Maryland, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $45 Early Bird Rate until March 27
 
 
Sat
Apr
  22
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Dreams For Kids DC and the EDCJCC are teaming up to create a mentorship program that will provide communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with developmental delays and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from among both DFKDC and EDCJCC’s constituencies. The program will offer participants skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication as well as off-site activities. Ple...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Special Needs, DC, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
May
  7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Dreams For Kids DC and the EDCJCC are teaming up to create a mentorship program that will provide communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with developmental delays and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from among both DFKDC and EDCJCC’s constituencies. The program will offer participants skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication as well as off-site activities. Ple...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Special Needs, DC, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  
 
 
Tue
May
  9
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Israel Bonds - Development Corporation for Israel (Israel Bonds-Development Corp for Israel)
9800 Medical Center Drive, Rockville MD 20850
Learn about Sanaria's important work to develop a preventative vaccine for malaria while supporting Israel and Israel Bonds. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Dietary laws observed.
Listed In:  Maryland, Advocacy, Israel, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  
 
 
Thu
May
  11
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Jewish Council for the Aging ® (JCA) (Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA))
11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax VA 22033
The 50+ Employment Expo is a service of the Jewish Council for the Aging. Seniors 50+ Retool, Recharge Reinvent yourself to reenter the job market. The Expo will include: employers, community resources, seminars, keynote speaker (tba), resume reviewing and a technology center. It is FREE to all jobseekers and vendors. Pre-registration for vendors is required via our website www.AccessJCA.org. Free parking, adjacent to the Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA. For additional information contact Micki...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Fair/Expo, Professional Development
Event Cost:  
 
 
Tue
May
  23
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Leadership Institute)
6101 Executive Blvd, Rockville MD 20850
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
The Tomorrow Fellowship is for middle to upper level managers that currently work within a Jewish Communal setting. Applicants must have at least 5 years experience and intend to work within the community for an additional 2 years. Sessions are: 2/23/2017 and 3/24/2017 at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Office 4/5/2017 at Venable LLP, Tysons Corner VA 4/28/2017 at the Ritz Carlt...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Leadership Development, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $600 for 6 Sessions
 
 
May 26 - May 29
Multiple times available
 
USY (United Synagogue Youth) (United Synagogue Youth-Seaboard Region)
24959 Pen Mar Road, Highfield-Cascade MD 21719
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
We cannot wait to see you at USY Spring Convention on May 26-29 at Camp Louise in Cascade, MD!!! You will not want to miss an incredible 4 days and 3 nights with over 200 Jewish 8th-12th graders from across Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Washington, DC! Highlights include a weekend full of non-stop FUN with AMAZING and EXCITING activities and games, a beautiful Shabbat experience, m...
Listed In:  Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $297
 
 
Sun
Jun
  4
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Educational program and brunch - free and open to the community
Listed In:  Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Counseling/Support, Networking
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
Jun
  4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Dreams For Kids DC and the EDCJCC are teaming up to create a mentorship program that will provide communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with developmental delays and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from among both DFKDC and EDCJCC’s constituencies. The program will offer participants skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication as well as off-site activities. Ple...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Special Needs, DC, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  
 
 
Fri
Jun
  9
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Leadership Institute)
6101 Executive Blvd, Rockville MD 20850
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
The Tomorrow Fellowship is for middle to upper level managers that currently work within a Jewish Communal setting. Applicants must have at least 5 years experience and intend to work within the community for an additional 2 years. Sessions are: 2/23/2017 and 3/24/2017 at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Office 4/5/2017 at Venable LLP, Tysons Corner VA 4/28/2017 at the Ritz Carlt...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Leadership Development, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $600 for 6 Sessions
 
 
Jun 11 - Jun 12
Multiple times available
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Dreams For Kids DC and the EDCJCC are teaming up to create a mentorship program that will provide communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with developmental delays and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from among both DFKDC and EDCJCC’s constituencies. The program will offer participants skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication as well as off-site activities. Ple...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Special Needs, DC, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  
 
 
Tue
Jun
  20
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
American Jewish Committee
3935 Macomb St., NW, Washington DC 20016
AJC Washington's Annual Symposium
Listed In:  DC, Advocacy, Board/Executive Commitee, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Networking
Event Cost: