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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Wed
Feb
  20
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
TBD, Washington DC 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Leadership Development Series with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Young Leadership. More details to come
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Leadership Development, Networking, Professional Development, Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  24
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
TBD, Washington DC 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Leadership Development Series with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Young Leadership. More details to come
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Leadership Development, Networking, Professional Development, Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Feb
  25
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec Street NW, Washington DC 20008
Join us for a Ruderman Foundation-sponsored conversation about how different institutions in the Conservative Movement (the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Camp Ramah network, the Rabbinical Assembly, the Ziegler School) can be more inclusive. Please email inclusion@adasisrael.org to RSVP to this event.
Listed In:  Special Needs, DC, Conservative, Advocacy, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Mar
  1
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps (Avodah)
Will be provided when you RSVP, Washington DC 20011
Join HIAS Action DC, Moishe House Bethesda, and Avodah DC Service Corps as we kick off Women's History month with a Shabbat dinner highlighting the experience of women refugees and asylum seekers. This event will be held in a private residence located in the 16th Street Heights Neighborhood. You will receive the address for this event after you register. In lieu of a registration fee, please bring diapers, baby wipes, and feminine hygiene products to donate to HIAS' asylum seeking clients in ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Women & Girls, DC, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Advocacy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Leadership Development, Social Events
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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

 
 
Wed
Mar
  6
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
TBD, Washington DC 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Leadership Development Series with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Young Leadership. More details to come
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Leadership Development, Networking, Professional Development, Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  14
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
1000 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Jewish Greater Washington’s largest annual evening of relationship-building and inspiration will feature special guest, former U.S. Secretary of State and U.N. Ambassador Madeleine Albright. Get your tickets by February 28 to take advantage of the early-bird rate, as well as the special rate for young professionals (39 and under) and professionals working for Jewish organizations! Couvert: General: $136* ($95 for guest ticket) *Register by February 28 for the early-bird rate, when General ticke...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $136 (see description)

 
 
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

 
 
Sun
Mar
  31
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Life and Learning)
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
Join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, in partnership with the Montgomery County Transition Work Group, as we host a resource fair for young adults with disabilities and their families. Learn about social, recreational, vocational, employment, housing and financial resources and opportunities from more than 35 organizations in our community. This event is free and open to adults, young adults and high school students ages 14 and up.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Special Needs, Teens, Maryland, Advocacy, Career/Employment, Counseling/Support, Fair/Expo, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  31
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah
11825 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac MD 20854
Over the past eight years, our Guys Nite Out has grown to over 500 attendees! It is a great evening of plentiful drinks and amazing food with inspiring new and entertaining insights for guys looking to bring something unique to their Seder experience. This is truly a guy's night. To find out more about Guys Nite Out, check out the 2018 website with links to press coverage - http://bethsholomguysnite.strikingly.com/
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Orthodox, Adult Education, Community-Wide/Festivals, Culinary, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Apr
  8
8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax VA 22035
The J will once again join with Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. (CFI) to host the Northern Virginia Positive Aging and Wellness Fair, in collaboration with Fairfax County. We are planning an exciting day of events which will include keynote speaker, Pat Collins, of NBC 4 Washington, along with professionally-led workshops, exhibitors, and lunch. This fair is open to the entire community and is free for participants. Registration will open in January – visit positiveagingfair.com. Check out the Marc...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fair/Expo, Fitness & Wellness, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Apr
  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

 
 
Mon
Apr
  15
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 (JCA) made possible in part with a grant from Montgomery County. The Expo will feature employers, community resource/education/training opportunities, seminars, Keynote Speaker (TBA), resume reviewing room, and Job Club Networking. Free Parking onsite at the Marriott, NO pre-registration for job seekers (register onsite), employers and resources need to pre-register prior to the event. For additional information contact ...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Career/Employment, Fair/Expo, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Apr
  17
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington)
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Bagels and Business is a networking event to hear business leaders in our community.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Maryland, Networking
Event Cost: