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
Jun
  24
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
New Story Leadership Returns to Bethesda Jewish Congregation For eight years our interfaith community at 6601 Bradley Blvd in partnership with Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church (BHPC), has welcomed young adults from Israel and Palestine to teach us about their experiences in the New Story Leadership (NSL) program. This is an amazing group of young adults working together to find ways that Palestinians and Israelis can live and work and thrive together in peace. NSL is an organization that bri...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Maryland, Leadership Development, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Thu
Jul
  12
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Bagels and Business at the Bender JCC is an opportunity for networking and discussion with prominent local business leaders.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Maryland, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Jul
  19
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership
6101 Executive Blvd. , Rockville MD 20852
The Mayberg Center will co-host “Boosting Your Professional Skills: Workshops on Communication” with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. These workshops are open to all professionals working in Jewish nonprofits, day schools and congregations. Workshops will explore ways to strengthen practical communication skills and nurture positive relationships at work with donors, colleagues, clients, volunteers and parents. The schedule will include the following: Power networking breakfast Wor...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Maryland, Professional Development, Leadership Development, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18

 
 
Thu
Sep
  6
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Bagels and Business at the Bender JCC is an opportunity for networking and discussion with local prominent business leaders.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Sep
  7
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Bagels and Business at the Bender JCC is an opportunity for networking and discussion with local prominent business leaders.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Maryland, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Oct
  7
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join us for our Bagel Brunch. topic: TBD
Listed In:  Seniors, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Oct
  14
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Are you ready for the leadership experience of a lifetime? Jteen Philanthropy is your chance to change the world while having an amazing time with your friends. As a member of a giving circle, you will take on the role of a philanthropist and make decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. Take part in this unique program for an amazing addition to your college res...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $360

 
 
Sun
Oct
  28
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Are you ready for the leadership experience of a lifetime? Jteen Philanthropy is your chance to change the world while having an amazing time with your friends. As a member of a giving circle, you will take on the role of a philanthropist and make decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. Take part in this unique program for an amazing addition to your college res...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $360

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Are you ready for the leadership experience of a lifetime? Jteen Philanthropy is your chance to change the world while having an amazing time with your friends. As a member of a giving circle, you will take on the role of a philanthropist and make decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. Take part in this unique program for an amazing addition to your college res...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $360

 
 
Sun
Dec
  9
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Are you ready for the leadership experience of a lifetime? Jteen Philanthropy is your chance to change the world while having an amazing time with your friends. As a member of a giving circle, you will take on the role of a philanthropist and make decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. Take part in this unique program for an amazing addition to your college res...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $360

 
 
Sun
Jan
  13
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Are you ready for the leadership experience of a lifetime? Jteen Philanthropy is your chance to change the world while having an amazing time with your friends. As a member of a giving circle, you will take on the role of a philanthropist and make decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. Take part in this unique program for an amazing addition to your college res...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $360

 
 
Sun
Feb
  10
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Are you ready for the leadership experience of a lifetime? Jteen Philanthropy is your chance to change the world while having an amazing time with your friends. As a member of a giving circle, you will take on the role of a philanthropist and make decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. Take part in this unique program for an amazing addition to your college res...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $360

 
 
Sun
Mar
  3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Are you ready for the leadership experience of a lifetime? Jteen Philanthropy is your chance to change the world while having an amazing time with your friends. As a member of a giving circle, you will take on the role of a philanthropist and make decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. Take part in this unique program for an amazing addition to your college res...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $360

 
 
Mar 24 - Mar 26
Multiple times available
 
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington MD 20001
The AIPAC Policy Conference is the largest gathering of pro-Israel activists. Over 18,000 people from all 50 states and all backgrounds come together for a three day educational, inspirational and empowering experience. On the third day we lobby our Members of Congress to support the partnership between the U.S. and Israel and to ensure that the friendship between the United States and Israel remains unbreakable.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Fair/Expo, History/Education, Israel, Leadership Development, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; $399 for AIPAC Club and $499 for Delegates

 
 
Tue
Mar
  26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership
600 I Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Don't miss the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership's annual Conversations that Matter event. This year's robust discussion focuses on social justice featuring two prominent figures in the field with Dr. Erica Brown, Mayberg Center director, as moderator. Join us for a dessert reception after the conversation. (Dietary laws observed.)
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Professional Development, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Professional Development
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15