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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Thu
Feb
  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
 
 
Mon
Feb
  27
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:  
 
 
Sun
Mar
  5
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:  
 
 
Wed
Mar
  8
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
1336 U St NW, Washington DC 20009
Join Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington to get in the Purim spirit with Entrypoint DC of the Edlavitch JCC of Washington DC, GatherDC, Moishe House DC, Sixth & I, Washington Hebrew Congregation’s 2239 and Young Professionals @ Adas Israel. Cost: $10 in advance. $15 at the door. Proceeds will go to one of the following charities: Bread for the City DC Central Kitchen HAIS N Street Village Patricia Handy Place At the event, cast your vote for the organization yo...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Interfaith, DC, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10 in advance; $15 at the door
 
 
Wed
Mar
  8
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Adult Education)
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Did you know that the opening chords of West Side Story and Candide were a shofar blast? Or that “It Ain’t Necessarily So” was based on the Torah blessing? Most of the composers of Broadway and popular music weren’t just Jewish; they incorporated the sounds of the Jewish liturgy, Yiddish folk songs, and klezmer into their music. For three weeks, Cantor Josh Perlman and Rabbi Stan Levin will ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $30 for members / $40 for non-members
 
 
Wed
Mar
  15
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join us for this complimentary breakfast seminar for allied professionals. Learn more about how you can protect your clients and their assets from harm. Featuring Shelly Jackson, PhD, Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Visiting Fellow, Office for Victims of Crime, US Department of Justice. Panel discussion with Shelly Jackson, Meredith Fuchs, Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel, Regulatory Advisory, Capital One Bank and Fred Burke, Senior Vice President, Sandy Spring Bank. This seminar is ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Professional Development, Advocacy, History/Education, Leadership Development, Professional Development
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
Mar
  19
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Tech Cafe
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join us for the monthly Tech Café to get one-on-one tutoring by Teens to learn how to use your cellphones, laptops, facebook and so much more! Register for a one or two hour time slot. Make sure to bring your charged device with you! Questions? Contact Stacey Relkin Winkler, srelkin@awsllc.com
Listed In:  Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education, Professional Development
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Mon
Mar
  20
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:  
 
 
Thu
Mar
  23
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join us for a screening of the PBS documentary Being Mortal, which focuses on Atul Gawande, a Boston surgeon and writer for The New Yorker, as he explores the relationships doctors have with their patients who are nearing the end of life. Panel discussion follows featuring Elisa Gil-Pires, MD, VP, Medical Affairs, Medical Director, Charles E. Smith Life Communities; Rabbi David Rose, JSSA Hospice; Suzanne Adelman, LCSW-C, ACHP-SW, JSSA Hospice. This free luncheon seminar is part of our series o...
Listed In:  Maryland, Non-denominational, Professional Development, Counseling/Support, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  
 
 
Fri
Mar
  24
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
 
 
Sat
Mar
  25
7:00 AM - 11:26 PM
 
HaLev Israel
1301 K St., NW, Washington DC 20005
Join US! 4th annual! I already reserved the venue! Pics from last year: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1012437422164647.1073741835.562668830474844&type=3 HaLev lowers the barrier for influential young professionals ages 22-35 to experience Policy Conference firsthand through the subsidization of their conference fees. Our program provides an enriching itinerary, allowing the participants to be fully involved in the conference, network both personally and professionally and engage ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Israel, Leadership Development, Politics
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sat
Mar
  25
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Women's Conference Hosted by the JCCNV You are invited to a Women’s Conference — a transformative day of presentations, networking, empowerment, and more — for dynamic women in the Washington, DC area! Learn from women entrepreneurs who will share their experience and wisdom on their success and experiences. Their insight will motivate you, enlighten your mind, and empower you to dream of the possibilities. The conference is perfect for women who are ready to catapult their life and busines...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Career/Employment, Fair/Expo, Fitness & Wellness, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; Tickets: $55 (lunch included)
 
 
Sat
Mar
  25
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Women's Conference Self confidence is the foundation of all great success and achievement You are invited to a Women’s Conference — a transformative day of presentations, networking, empowerment, and more — for dynamic women in the Washington, DC area! Learn from women entrepreneurs who will share their experience and wisdom on their success and experiences. Their insight will motivate you, enlighten your mind, and empower you to dream of the possibilities. The conference is perfect for wome...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Professional Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $55
 
 
Mar 26 - Mar 28
Multiple times available
 
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington DC 20001
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
The AIPAC Policy Conference is the pro-Israel community's preeminent annual gathering. The event attracts more than 16,000 community and student activists from all 50 states, members of Congress, and countless Israeli and American policymakers and thought leaders. Over three jam-packed days, Policy Conference participants choose from hundreds of informative sessions and participate in the pr...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Advocacy, Fundraising/Philanthropy, History/Education, Israel, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; $599
 
 
Sun
Mar
  26
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah
11825 Seven Locks Road, Potomac MD 20854
Save the date for the 7th Annual Barbeque, Scotch & Passover Learning with Rabbi Antine
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Orthodox, Adult Education, Professional Development, History/Education, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost: