Around Town

Ramon Tasat in Concert honor of Israel’s 70th

Sunday, ​January 28, 2018 4 PM

9110 Darnestown Rd, Rockville, MD 20850

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Gran ​Fondo ​New ​York

Friday, ​April ​27, 2018

The ​world’s ​premier ​cycling ​series, ​Gran ​Fondo ​New ​York ​(GFNY), ​is ​coming ​to ​Jerusalem, Friday, ​April ​27. ​You ​can ​be ​part ​of ​this ​challenging ​and ​competitive ​event ​as ​you ​ride through ​the ​scenic ​roads ​of ​Jerusalem ​hills. ​The ​race ​begins ​at ​the ​Jerusalem ​Arena, ​from there ​you ​will ​ride ​just ​

outside ​Jerusalem’s ​Old ​City, ​among ​iconic ​landmarks ​dating ​back more ​than ​3,000 ​years. ​The ​Jerusalem ​streets ​will ​belong ​to ​you ​as ​you ​race ​to ​make ​your own ​history.JCC Members will receive a 10 percent discount on registration. You can read more about Gran Fondo here.

Giro D’Italia Big Start 2018 – Cycle Through Israel!

May 2- 9, 2018

Come see the Giro in the Holy Land!

  • Watch the first three Giro d’Italia stages
    in Jerusalem, along the Mediterranean
    and through the desert
  • Bike some of Israel’s most scenic routes
    and varied topographies
  • Fully-supported rides led by expert
    leaders with transport from start to finish
  • First class hotels
  • Breakfast daily and six dinners including
    festive Farewell Dinner
  • Bring own bike or rent aluminum/carbon
  • Specially designed group riding jersey
  • Space is limited

Click here for registration information!

MentorPrize seeks Mentors to serve the community

MentorPrize recruits mentors for various non-profit organizations in the Washington region that serve a broad range of constituencies — from at risk-youth to immigrants struggling to gain a foothold in the job market. It is aggressively working to identify quality mentors for its partners, which is why it is reaching out to the Bender JCC community.

Research confirms that mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on mentees in a variety of personal, academic and professionals situations. The benefits extend to the mentors as well — improving their morale, communication skills and emotional well-being.  But finding a meaningful mentoring opportunity can be daunting given the region’s dizzying array of programs. MentorPrize has taken the time to assess dozens of these programs. It is well-positioned to match you with a program that suits your interests and takes into account your time constraints and preferred location.

Go to for more information or fill out a MentorPrize application.  Are you ready to make a difference?

Disability Partnerships

Disability Partnerships is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Rockville, Maryland that seeks to improve the quality of life for persons living with physical disabilities. They created a survey on the health and wellness needs of the physically disabled in our area. Click here to take the survey.

IAC Eitanim

Innovate. Create. Lead. If you are a high school student and are interested in developing your leadership and professional skills while working with leading experts on tangible projects, you are IAC Eitanim! Learn from mentors in marketing, television news and CEO’s. Apply today by visiting!

For more information, contact: | 301-348-7308

Experiential Education & Jewish Cultural Arts Master’s Program

at George Washington University is Currently Accepting Applications!

This is the only master’s program of its kind in the United States. We offer an intensive 13-month, cross-disciplinary curriculum combining coursework in Jewish cultural arts, experiential education and museum education. Graduates will be prepared for careers in Jewish museums and arts institutions, JCCs, college campus organizations, summer camps, and other innovative educational and cultural settings.

Qualified applicants receive up to 85% tuition support, thanks to the generous support of the Jim Joseph Foundation and George Washington University.

Partnering theory with practice, and the classroom with fieldwork, the EE/JCA curriculum enables students to become competent, creative, and reflective professionals. The program:

  • Inspires students to develop exciting and relevant programming for a range of audiences
  • Offers a year-long series of internships at cultural arts and educational institutions
  • Develops professional skills including budgeting, grant writing, workplace collaboration, and effective communication

*Applications need to be submitted by February 1 for funding consideration.

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Audition for the Local JewKvox A Cappella Group

Auditions held on a rolling basis | Email bio and questions or visit