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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Aug 21 - Nov 6
Multiple times available
 
MentorPrize
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MentorPrize recruits mentors for nonprofit groups in the Greater Washington, D.C. region that serve thousands of disadvantaged individuals — from at-risk youth to teen parents. We alleviate a tremendous burden for our program partners by referring qualified mentors to them. Our recruitment efforts involve collaborating with corporations, organizations and other entities to promote mentoring to their constituents and the community. Once a potential mentor is identified, we work one-on-one to help...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Professional Development, Volunteer
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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

 
 
Mon
Sep
  11
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
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:  

 
 
Wed
Sep
  13
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Jewish Women International
You must register to receive address, Private MD 00000
Join JWI at the home of former JWI Woman to Watch, Lynn Morgan for a conversation about women's mentorship. Hear Kerry Brodie, founder and CEO of Emma’s Torch, and Dana Marlowe, founder and executive director of Support the Girls and founder and principal partner of Accessibility Partners, share their inspiring experience as part of JWI's Young Women's Leadership Network's 1-on-1 Mentorship Program. Members of the Network are partnered with JWI Women to Watch honorees - inspiring Jewish women le...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Women & Girls, Maryland, Professional Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Sep
  18
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:  

 
 
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
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
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

 
 
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
Event Cost: