Around Town

Summer Fun at Capital Camps

Enjoy a summer of limitless fun, friends, memories, and more at Capital Camps! Don’t miss out on opportunities for children and/or the whole family at Capital Camps this summer. Experience Limitless Adventure: on our brand new static tower, the ropes course, our beautiful lake and aquatics center, sprawling sports fields, impressive arts offerings, and more. Get a taste of camp at Yotair (Rookie Camp) and Family Camp (August 16-18), or during traditional 2-4 week sessions. New camper grants are available! Learn more at 301-468-2267 or on an upcoming tour. Visit capitalcamps.org for more information or to RSVP for a tour.


BSC Buddy Camp

A soccer camp for kids with physical and developmental disabilities
June 17 – 21
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School
For more info & registration visit: BSCBuddyCamp.org


Writing Workshop with Acclaimed 2G Author Gina Roitman

Date: Sunday, June 23
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Place: Congregation Beth El, 8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD
Cost $30 in advance, $36 at the door
Limited to the first 30 registrants

Register by making a $30 payment at genafterdc.com/donations
GenerationAfterdc@gmail.com for more information


At the Crossroads: Family Conversations About Alzheimer’s, Dementia & Driving 


Event Type: Health
Date: 6/27/2019
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Library: Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Drive, Rockville, MD 20851
Description: It’s difficult to decide when someone with dementia should stop driving, since you need to balance safety considerations with the person’s sense of independence, pride and control. Come to this informative seminar, hosted by trained AARP volunteers, to learn more about this important topic. Free, no registration. All are welcome.  For more information call 240-777-0240


2019 Dash Through the Dirt 5K, 10K, & Half!

We’re excited to help local Maryland Criminal Attorney Kush Arora in supporting the EOD Warrior Foundation through the 2019 Dash Through the Dirt 5K, 10K, & Half! The race proceeds will benefit the foundation as they help our military facing injuries and illnesses.

To register for the race, please click here.


Montgomery County Child Welfare

Montgomery County Child Welfare is always seeking new foster parents. Areas of greatest need are families that can take sibling groups and teenagers. Foster parents are people who are committed to the safety and well-being of all children in their community. If your family is interested in becoming a licensed foster home, please visit our website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/fosterparent or contact our foster parent recruiters at 240-777-1664 or fprecruiter@montgomerycountymd.gov.


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?


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 CEOs. 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-art


Jews United for Justice, a nonprofit in DC, is currently recruiting for an Executive Assistant. Would you be able to share this job opening with members of your community? Thank you!

JOB POSTING: https://jufj.org/executive-assistant/

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