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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.

Grand Slam Sunday

August 27 | Washington Nationals Stadium

Join more than 1,500 of your Greater Washington community members as we gather two hours before game time for activities, food tastings and fun for all ages!

The game begins at 1:35 PM, so we will gather at 11:35 AM. Presented by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Buy your tickets to sit with the rest of your Bender JCC family!

Explore Israel for the Adventurous Traveler

Monday, October 30 – Tuesday, November 7

For those who have a passion for the outdoors – for walking off the beaten track, cycling and running and hiking while enjoying some of Israel’s best food and wine — we invite you to join the JCC family on a journey of a lifetime to Israel! The trip will include many of the popular sites such as the Western Wall and Masada but will give you a chance to enjoy the great outdoors while also and celebrating Israel’s cultural scene. There is also an opportunity for an add-on trip to Petra.

The trip will be led by Mike Wien, Atlanta Jewish Community Leader, Ironman, and sports lover together with a very special Israeli tour guide.

Participants should be able to walk 15,000 steps/5 miles per day. Alternative arrangements will be available for travelers wanting to avoid certain sport activities.

Please note:
Tracks listed in the itinerary require sign up before arriving in Israel and are based on a minimum of 10. Meals or items indicated (*) in the itinerary are at the participant’s own additional expense. Program is subject to change.

This trip is open to everyone, you do not have to be a JCC Member to participate! Click here to view the itinerary and FAQs.

IAC National Conference

November 3-6, 2017 | Convention Center | Washington, D.C.

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 offers participants the opportunity to engage and select from a variety of plenaries, breakout panels, workshops, and discussion topics specifically tailored to meet the various interests of our broad audience.

Together we will examine core areas including:

  • Jewish and Israeli identity of the young generation
  • Israel as a Nation State of the Jewish People
  • Israeli American and Jewish peoplehood

Examining the current state of these vital issues of Jewish peoplehood, we will explore how Israeli-Americans, who constitute 10 percent of the Jewish American Community, can serve as a living bridge to the broader community and Israel.

Click Here for more information about the IAC National Conference. Click Here to Register.

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

 

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 www.israeliamerican.org/eitanim!

For more information, contact: anatk@israeliamerican.org | 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.

For more information visit: gsehd.gwu.edu/programs/masters-experiential-education-and-jewish-cultural-arts

Audition for the Local JewKvox A Cappella Group

Auditions held on a rolling basis | Email bio and questions or visit www.jewkvox.com