Below you will find resources for those entering their retirement age and beyond. New challenges and interests arise for seniors and for their families. Community organizations and online resources can help with this transition.

For assistance or more information, please contact Jconnect at jconnect@shalomdc.orgor through the contact us page.

Some websites and articles of interest to seniors and their families:


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Jewish Council for the Aging

The Jewish Council for the Aging provides answers through the Senior HelpLine, JCA University, and Community Speakers Bureau. They provide access via diverse senior transportation services and senior employment programs. And they enable active aging at adult day centers and clubs, computer skills classes and more. Visit the JCA website for more information. View the JCA Directory of Programs.


Jewish Social Services (JSSA)

JSSA’s focus is to promote independence for seniors and their families and to promote and support seniors aging in place. Skilled professionals and trained volunteers offer a full range of services including care management, assistance, individual and group therapy options and support workshops. Visit the JSSA website to learn more.


Charles E. Smith Life Communities

With choices for independent and assisted living, rehabilitation and recovery, as well as outpatient medical appointments, long-term care and Alzheimer’s care, their expertise extends across the full spectrum of eldercare services. Learn more from the Charles E. Smith Life Communities website.

Community Resources for Seniors

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JCA special features for seniors as published by The Washington Jewish Week

Events for Seniors

From the Law Books to the Battlefield

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible
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Judaism, Human Rights, and the Treatment of Prisoners

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Wheelchair Accessible
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Never Again? A Jewish Look Back at Rwanda’s 1994 Genocide

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Fill Up Your Cup with Israel

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Wheelchair Accessible

Thoughts on the Afterlife in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

The Journey – Ethiopian Jews in Israel

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Inclusion Celebration Shabbat

Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible