Author: Beri Kravitz

Gorlitz KC Members’ Artwork on Display at Bender JCC

KC club / By Beri Kravitz / September 24, 2021

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The Bender JCC’s Art Show, Under One Roof, features a collective work by the Gorlitz Kensington Clubs. After a summer of listening to cicadas, the members drew their own and attached them to a tree. They also included a poem they wrote about the insect’s short life. The work was created in four sessions as …

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JCA’s 48th Birthday, Annual Meeting Was Huge Success

JCA Events / By Beri Kravitz / September 3, 2021

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Thank you to everyone who joined us virtually on Sept. 2 as the Jewish Council for the Aging happily celebrated its 48th year by highlighting the work of its staff and volunteers and welcoming in its new board members. Howard Gleckman began his second year as president. Joining him on the executive board are First …

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Career Gateway, Exployment Expos Featured on “Seniors Today”

JCA Programs / By Beri Kravitz / August 30, 2021

Return to work with the Career Gateway!

Here’s what Jodie Rasch, Jewish Council for the Aging’s Manager of Career Gateway and Career Tech, had to say on “Seniors Today.” She spoke about Career Gateway, Career Tech and JCA’s 50+ Employment Expos.  

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Our 47th Annual Report Is Out

Publications / By Beri Kravitz / November 25, 2020

Want to read about what our dedicated staff and volunteers have been doing this past year? Please check out our hot-off-the-presses 47th Annual Report. Just to give you a sneak preview, we strove to keep our isolated seniors engaged through Zoom videos, bingo games, poetry readings, song and Yoga. Our Career Gateway! employment workshops continued …

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CEO David Gamse Named 8th Congressional District Local Hero

Uncategorized / By Beri Kravitz / October 23, 2020

David Gamse, and all of JCA  staff and volunteers, were honored that U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin recently named him a local hero. During a 10-minute conversation, Gamse elaborated on issues of aging, several programs of the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) and his upcoming retirement. Said Gamse, “Jamie’s warmth, knowledge and compassion wowed me …

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Beacon Holds Virtual 50+ Expo From November Through January

Community Events, News / By Beri Kravitz / October 14, 2020

This year, The Beacon Newspapers 50+ Virtual Expo will remain free and accessible 24/7 for three months — from noon on Sunday, November 1, 2020 through Sunday, January 31, 2021. Come visit Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) there

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Find Out About Transportation Options During Virtual Meeting

JCA Programs / By Beri Kravitz / October 12, 2020

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Montgomery County, Md. and the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington’s Connect-A-Ride are holding a virtual education event Nov. 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on transportation options in Montgomery County, Md. during COVID. Zoom into this educational event to learn about public and private transportation resources available to seniors and adults …

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JCA 47th Annual Meeting Was A Smashing Success

Community Events / By Beri Kravitz / October 7, 2020

During our virtual Annual Meeting on Sept. 30, JCA installed its new slate of officers and honored all those who helped our organization not only grow but also adapt our programming to meet the needs of our participants during these COVID-19 days and months. Thank you Gil Preuss, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater …

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We’re Seeking A New CEO

Uncategorized / By Beri Kravitz / September 23, 2020

David Gamse, JCA’s CEO for the past three decades, is retiring at the end of this year. If you know anyone who can fill his big shoes, please direct questions, resumes and CVs to search@driconsulting.com.          

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National Good Neighbor Day is Monday, Sept. 28

Uncategorized / By Beri Kravitz / September 23, 2020

    During these uncertain times, we can all be good neighbors by staying connected, especially to seniors aging in place. JCA VillageRides thanks the Super Hero volunteers of our 17 community partners who are helping seniors from becoming isolated by safely giving a ride to the doctor, running a quick errand or checking on neighboring seniors. Look for …

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