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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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:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  18
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
All Female Physicians are invited to join Beth El's next Female Physicians Affinity groups for an opportunity to network and learn. There will be a guest speaker, Dr.Toby Schonfeld, will talk about Advance Directives from an Ethical and Jewish perspective. She is the Deputy Director of the National Center for Ethics in Health Care at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Hazzan Matthew Klein will join. Both Dr. Schonfeld and Hazzan Klein sat on the Committee for Jewish Law and Standards. RSVP ...
Listed In:  Boomers, Women & Girls, Maryland, Conservative, Networking
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
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:  

 
 
Sun
Jul
  30
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Israel Bonds - Development Corporation for Israel (Israel Bonds-Development Corp for Israel)
1500 South Capitol Street, SE, Washington DC 20003
New Leadership reception
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, DC, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Aug 21 - Aug 27
Multiple times available
 
USY (United Synagogue Youth) (United Synagogue Youth-Seaboard Region)
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
Come spend an amazing week with other Jewish 6th-12th graders and have the opportunity to make over 200 new friends from across Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC and North Carolina, while having the time of your life!! Highlights include a day trip to Hershey Park, a day-long Maccabiah (color war) with sports, wacky relays, and song & banner competitions, a luau/pool party, ropes/challenge course activities, bonfire and song sessions, a community service project, leadership training activities,...
Listed In:  Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $685

 
 
Tue
Sep
  12
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
7400 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda  MD 20814
This networking event is for the Greater Washington AIPAC Real Estate Division. The primary purpose of AIPAC’s Real Estate Division is to provide a platform to grow the AIPAC Real Estate community, to increase AIPAC’s influence in our nation’s capital, encourage Club investment in AIPAC, engagement in pro-Israel politics and the development of relationships with Members of Congress: achieved through focused educational briefings, business round-table discussions, meetings with members of Congr...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Adult Education, Advocacy, History/Education, Israel, Networking, Politics
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
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