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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Wed
Dec
  6
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership
6101 Executive Blvd. , Rockville MD 20852
Jewish educators working in schools, congregations and youth programs are invited to a workshop with Rabbi Dr. Howard Deitcher on Jewish Spiritual Education: Possibilities and Challenges Spirituality plays a formative, critical role in modern life and particularly in Jewish life. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges of presenting Jewish spiritual education in ways that can infuse deeper meaning and relevance beyond the curriculum. Participants also will learn several strategies and ...
Listed In:  Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Professional Development, History/Education, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Professional Development
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Mon
Dec
  18
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join us for an intimate breakfast and discussion with Washington area leaders in real estate, Adam Bernstein (President & CEO) and Marc Duber (Executive VP and COO) of The Bernstein Companies. Hear about their long history of success as evidenced by the new development deal of the Marriott International headquarters and flagship hotel in downtown Bethesda. Discussion and Q&A will be facilitated by Alan Meltzer, CEO and Founder of The Meltzer Group, a diversified comprehensive insurance broker...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Maryland, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Leadership Development, Networking, Professional Development, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sat
Mar
  3
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
 
HaLev Israel
1301 K St., NW, Washington DC 20005
JOIN US! The 4th Annual Welcome Event brings together hundreds of Israel supporters for a night of mingling and dancing as we kick off the 2017 Policy Conference. If you are passionate about Israel and the US-Israel relationship, this event is for YOU! **Note: You do NOT need to be registered for Policy Conference to attend this event.** **Proceeds are subsidizing ~80 young people to attend their first AIPAC Policy Conference. Thanks for all your support. Check out photos from previous years:...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, DC, Advocacy, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Networking, Politics, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18

 
 
Tue
Mar
  6
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (The Network of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
1000 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Join us for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's annual Network Event.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Networking
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Tue
Mar
  6
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership
805 21st St NW, Washington DC 20052
Join us for “Conversations that Matter” -- The Limits of Civil Discourse - in the "Crossfire" Auditorium, the Jack Morton Auditorium on GW’s campus. Attend this riveting discussion facilitated by Dr. Erica Brown featuring Moshe Halbertal, noted Israeli philosopher, professor, and writer, and Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic. Moshe Halbertal received his PhD from Hebrew University and was a fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University for five years. He served as a vis...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Professional Development, History/Education, Leadership Development
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Sun
Mar
  18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Life and Learning)
6101 Executive Blvd., North Bethesda MD 20852
Join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, in partnership with the Montgomery County Transition Work Group, as we host a resource fair for young adults with disabilities and their families. Learn about social, recreational, vocational, employment, housing and financial resources and opportunities from more than 35 organizations in our community. This event is free and open to adults, young adults and high school students ages 14 and up.
Listed In:  Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Leadership Development, Advocacy, Career/Employment, Fair/Expo, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Networking
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Mon
Apr
  16
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Jewish Council for the Aging ® (JCA) (Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA))
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda MD 20852
The 50+ Employment Expo is a service of the Jewish Council for the Aging made possible in part with a grant from Montgomery County. Senior's 50+ RETOOL, RECHARGE and REINVENT yourself in order to reenter the job market. The Expo will include: employers, resources/education/training, seminars, keynote speaker (TBA), job clubs and a resume reviewing room. The Expo is free to all jobseekers and vendors. Pre-registration for vendors is required. Job seekers register onsite. Easy access via Me...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Fair/Expo, Professional Development
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Mon
Apr
  30
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. Senior's 50+ RETOOL, RECHARGE and REINVENT yourself in order to reenter the job market. The Expo will include: employers, resources/education/training, seminars, keynote speaker (TBA), job clubs and a resume reviewing room. The Expo is free to all jobseekers and vendors. Pre-registration for vendors is required. Job seekers register onsite. Free parking. For additional information contact Micki Gordon at mgordon@Ac...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Fair/Expo, Professional Development
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