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
Apr
  24
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Imagine Israel)
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW , Washington DC 20036
Jewish (and non-Jewish) professionals in the arena of food recovery and food justice are invited to a special breakfast with Joseph Gitler, CEO and founder of Leket Israel. Come hear how Gitler turned his one-man mission into Israel’s largest food bank rescue network, which feeds more than 200,000 impoverished Israelis every week.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, DC, Professional Development, Israel, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, 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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Tue
May
  1
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Jewish Council for the Aging ® (JCA) (JCA-Heyman Interages Center)
12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville MD 20852
Are you interested in using technology to help older adults connect with children and youth? Are you older and wiser and looking for new ways to connect with grandchildren or other young people in your life? Join us for a panel discussion and brainstorm on how new technologies can help connect generations and reduce social isolation in older adults. The Intergenerational Resource Center (IRC) at Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) Heyman Interages Center is hosting a panel discussion on explori...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Networking, Professional Development
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Tue
May
  1
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills MD 21117
Orientation for the Leaders in Training program at Capital Camps for Summer 2018. Every participant and at least one parent are required to attend.
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development
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Mon
May
  14
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Orientation for the Counselors in Training program at Capital Camps for Summer 2018. Every participant and at least one parent are required to attend.
Listed In:  Teens, DC, Northern Virginia, Leadership Development, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Jun
  4
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
An AIPAC evening at Congregation B'nai Israel with Avi Jorisch -- Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council and author of Thou Shalt Innovate.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy, History/Education, Israel, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Jun
  8
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
TRS' Got Talent: It's Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been TRS member and musician, Janice Zucker, is a singer, an actor and a teacher. She has been in many shows locally and is a teaching artist for Wolf Trap’s Educational Foundation. In addition, Janice sings with Koleinu and Chai Notes here at TRS. She has sung as far back as she can remember—however, acting and teaching both came later in life. She will take us on her artistic journey through words and music with accompanist Ed Rob...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Professional Development, Arts & Culture, Career/Employment
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Jun
  13
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.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Networking, Professional Development
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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