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JCA Honors its Awesome Volunteers

Tuesday night April 20, the Jewish Council for the Aging virtually honored the hundreds of volunteers who are the soul of the agency. Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School eleventh grader Julia Peppe received the Exceptional Youth Volunteer Service Award for her efforts supporting members of our Gorlitz Kensington Clubs.        Receiving the

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CEO Gamse Honored For His 30 Years at JCA

CEO David Gamse was honored for his 30 years leading the Jewish Council for the Aging and received a proclamation from the Montgomery County Council at its Jan. 19 meeting. Gamse retired at the end of 2020. Council President Tom Hucker called Gamse, “truly a pillar of our community and a force for good for

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50+ Employment Expos Go Virtual

  Retool, Recharge, and Reinvent Yourself at JCA’S VIRTUAL 50+ EMPLOYMENT EXPOS. Attend as many or as few workshops as you’d like. Network with local employers, training institutions and more. Learn new job-search skills. Our next Montgomery County, MD Virtual Employment Expo for Job-seekers Age 50+ will be held on May 19. Our next Fairfax County, VA Virtual

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JCA 47th Annual Meeting Was A Smashing Success

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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KC members create ageism art

JCA’s Kensington Club at Parklawn members created this wonderful piece for an art show entitled, “Raise Your Voice Against Ageism.” The paper was passed around so each member could add his/her own feelings in both wax crayon and watercolor. The words attached to the drawing all came from conversations about ageism. Be sure to stop

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Our first Walk for the Ages was a success

Walk for the Ages was a huge success Thank you to everyone who helped make our first-ever Walk for the Ages a success. Our walkers, both two-legged and four-legged, also enjoyed making new friends, dancing, doing crafts, playing games and taking selfies at Glen Echo Park on Sept.      

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JCA’s third Kensington Club up and running

And then there were three!  The Jewish Council for the Aging(R) Gorlitz Kensington Clubs has a new location. In collaboration with Montgomery County Recreation, JCA will now serve the needs of adults with early stage of diagnosed memory loss as well as provide care partner respite at the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center in Silver Spring.

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Look for JCA at The Beacon 50+ Expos on September 11 & 25

JCA is a proud sponsor of the 50+ Expos presented by The Beacon. Be sure to stop by our table at either Expo to learn more about JCA programs and volunteer opportunities! With two dates to choose from, there’s no reason to miss out on this great community resource. Sunday, September 11, 12 – 4

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2016 Holocaust Observance to Take Place May 1 in Maryland & Northern Virginia

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Yom Ha’Shoah “Seeking Justice 70 Years after Nuremberg” May 1, 2016 JCA is pleased to be a supporting agency for the 2016 Holocaust Observance organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC), to be held this year on Sunday, May 1. During this annual observance, we come together as a

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