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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Mon
Sep
  25
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
They say truth is stranger than fiction! This fall you can work with an award-winning, professional author (Peter Lovenheim) to craft your own truths or the remarkable true stories around you into rich, compelling narratives. Narrative non-fiction is writing based on fact but built with the traditional elements of story. It’s a popular genre, allowing writers to observe the world, explore ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, DC, Adult Education, Professional Development, Arts & Culture
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Mon
Oct
  2
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
They say truth is stranger than fiction! This fall you can work with an award-winning, professional author (Peter Lovenheim) to craft your own truths or the remarkable true stories around you into rich, compelling narratives. Narrative non-fiction is writing based on fact but built with the traditional elements of story. It’s a popular genre, allowing writers to observe the world, explore ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, DC, Adult Education, Professional Development, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Oct
  3
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Jewish Council for the Aging ® (JCA) (Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA))
1801 E Jefferson Street, Rockville MD 20852
The Jewish Council for the Aging holds its Annual Meeting and reports to the community about the work its many programs for seniors, have accomplished through the year. Awards are presented to outstanding programs and individuals. The meeting is free and open to the public, all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP preferred but not required.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Leadership Development, Advocacy, Governance/Board, Networking, Social Events
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Sat
Oct
  14
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
JSSA (JSSA Special Needs and Deaf Services)
N. Campus Drive, Rockville MD 20850
All in one place! For those with disabilities and their families. State agencies, non-profits and service providers. Learn about Job coaching, benefits, recreation & gain greater independence. JSSA will be there to answer any questions about their programs.
Listed In:  College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Career/Employment, Networking
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Tue
Oct
  24
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
JSSA (JSSA Specialized Employment)
6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda MD 20814
Transition Information for Parents & Students The meeting will include presentations from: • The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) • The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) • A Parent of a young adult in traditional services with DDA JSSA will be there to answer questions about their programs.
Listed In:  College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Career/Employment, Counseling/Support, Networking
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Thu
Nov
  2
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Maryland/Israel Development Center
8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Join the Maryland/ Israel Development Center and ScienceAbroad, a nonprofit organization of Israeli scientists in the United States, for an informative program on the high-tech entrepreneurial ecosystem in Israel featuring prominent Israeli scientific leaders and entrepreneurs. Speakers: • Nadav Kidron: Chief Executive Officer and President of Oramed Pharmaceuticals, an international lecturer on Israel’s entrepreneurial culture and the country’s roots as a hotbed of scientific innovation, and a...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Israel, Networking
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Fri
Nov
  3
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Israel American Council - Washington DC
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington DC  DC 20001
Join thousands of community members at the IAC National Conference in Washington DC to experience influential thought leaders, industry experts, senior political figures, diplomatic figures, community leaders, prominent journalists and more. This inspiring three-day journey will explore Israeli-American and Jewish identity, unite the Israeli-American and Jewish communities, and understand how we can effectively strengthen Israel, the Nation-State of the Jewish People. The IAC National Conference...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fair/Expo, Israel, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; $310 until April 26

 
 
Sat
Nov
  4
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Israel American Council - Washington DC
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington DC  DC 20001
Join thousands of community members at the IAC National Conference in Washington DC to experience influential thought leaders, industry experts, senior political figures, diplomatic figures, community leaders, prominent journalists and more. This inspiring three-day journey will explore Israeli-American and Jewish identity, unite the Israeli-American and Jewish communities, and understand how we can effectively strengthen Israel, the Nation-State of the Jewish People. The IAC National Conference...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fair/Expo, Israel, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; $310 until April 26

 
 
Nov 5 - Nov 5
Multiple times available
 
Israel American Council - Washington DC
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington DC  DC 20001
Join thousands of community members at the IAC National Conference in Washington DC to experience influential thought leaders, industry experts, senior political figures, diplomatic figures, community leaders, prominent journalists and more. This inspiring three-day journey will explore Israeli-American and Jewish identity, unite the Israeli-American and Jewish communities, and understand how we can effectively strengthen Israel, the Nation-State of the Jewish People. The IAC National Conference...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fair/Expo, Israel, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; $310 until April 26

 
 
Mon
Nov
  6
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Israel American Council - Washington DC
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington DC  DC 20001
Join thousands of community members at the IAC National Conference in Washington DC to experience influential thought leaders, industry experts, senior political figures, diplomatic figures, community leaders, prominent journalists and more. This inspiring three-day journey will explore Israeli-American and Jewish identity, unite the Israeli-American and Jewish communities, and understand how we can effectively strengthen Israel, the Nation-State of the Jewish People. The IAC National Conference...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fair/Expo, Israel, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; $310 until April 26

 
 
Wed
Nov
  8
6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
TBD, TBD MD 20852
Community members are invited to attend this humourous and though provoking film, If You Aren't In the Obits, Eat Breakfast. In this heartwarming documentary, Carl Reiner tracks down such celebrated nonagenarians and centenarians as Mel Brooks, 90, Dick Van Dyke, 91, Norman Lear, 94, and Betty White, 95, who show that the later years can truly be the happiest and most rewarding. A panel discussion will follow and we'll conclude with a dessert reception.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
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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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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