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
Dec
  11
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Tikkun Olam Women's Foundation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda MD 20852
A conversation with Barbara Swirski Executive Director of Adva Center: Information on Equality and Social Justice in Israel The Adva Center is a top policy analysis institute working to advance equality and social justice in Israel. The Center is one of the few nongovernmental sources providing independent monitoring of social and economic developments in Israel. The information and analysis the Center publishes are sought after by politicians, policy makers, NGOs, academic teachers and researc...
Listed In:  Women & Girls, Maryland, Leadership Development, Advocacy, Israel
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Mon
Dec
  24
8:30 PM - 11:59 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
1336 U Street NW, Washington DC 20009
This Christmas Eve, boogie on down for a night of dancing and mingling with hundreds of young adults from Greater Washington’s Jewish community. Enjoy drink specials and an amazing DJ all night long! 100% of proceeds will go to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s continued efforts to build a stronger Jewish future locally, in Israel and around the world. Thanks to your support, Federation is able to provide services for seniors, employment assistance for immigrants and programs for at...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, Singles, DC, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $30

 
 
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
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Talk Yourself into Success featuring a presentation by Susan Commander Samakow, PCC, CPCC We all have the power within to live better lives, but often we get in our own way with negative self-talk. Have you ever wanted something, either personally or professionally, but you told yourself it wasn’t possible? Susan will give you the tools you need to change your self-talk into positive self-talk and transform your life into the life you truly desire. You have the potential to eradicate limiting ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
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

 
 
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:  

 
 
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:  

 
 
Tue
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 made possible in part with a grant from The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. The Expo will feature employers, Community Resources/Education/Training opportunities, seminars, Keynote Speaker (TBD), resume reviewing room and Job Club Networking. Free Parking onsite, No pre-registration for jobseekers, (register onsite), employers and resources need to register prior to the event. For additional information contact Mi...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Career/Employment, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
May
  10
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20852
Annual healthcare symposium for healthcare professionals. CEUs for social workers and administrators, Nursing Contact Hours and CMEs for physicians will be available. details to follow.
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Professional Development
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25-$50

 
 
Wed
Jun
  12
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Endowment for Middle East Truth
1000 H St. NW, Washington DC 20001
Join The Endowment for Middle East Truth as we honor this year's Speakers of Truth, those who have bravely stood up for Israel, at our 13th annual Rays of Light in the Darkness gala. Serving kosher dinner and drinks!
Listed In:  DC, Advocacy, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; $400