JCA Events

JCA Recognizes Our Outstanding Volunteers

JCA Events, JCA Programs, News / By Suzanne Pollak / April 13, 2022

Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington is so proud of all our awesome volunteers. On April 5, we took time to virtually recognize some of the many people who enable JCA to leave a positive effect on so many seniors. During National Volunteer Month, we recognized: Marianne Miller, (pictured) a certified Medicare counselor …

Continue Reading

JCA Celebrates Purim and St. Patrick’s Day

JCA Events, KC Blog, KC club, News / By Suzanne Pollak / March 17, 2022

Plates full of poppy seed, apricot and cherry hamantashen and green and white cupcakes were the treats March 17 as the Jewish Council for the Aging celebrated Purim and St. Patrick’s Day. Kensington Clubs members in both the morning and afternoon programs worked on the jigs thanks to the assistance of SCSEP’s Elaine Looney and …

Continue Reading

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

JCA Events, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 3, 2021

JCA logo 2100x528

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 …

Continue Reading

50+ Employment Expos Go Virtual

Community Events, JCA Events, News / By Suzanne Pollak / December 6, 2020

  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 …

Continue Reading

JCA’s VillageRides Features New Ad

JCA Events, JCA Programs, News / By Suzanne Pollak / November 16, 2020

JCA launched a VillageRides video ad campaign on Thanksgiving to highlight our community organizations who are providing volunteer rides for seniors. The goal of the ad is to recruit new volunteers. This summer, in response to the pandemic, JCA provided customized face masks for more than 300 volunteer drivers so that they could safely hep …

Continue Reading


Featured Item, JCA Events, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 2, 2020

Register today for the Jewish Council for the Aging’s virtual 47TH ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS CEREMONY on Wednesday, September 30, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. with an after-Meeting “social” on Zoom from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. To register, click here!

Our honorees include

Norman Goldstein
Current President
Howard Gleckman
Incoming President
Avery Bliss
Volunteer of the Year
Jodie Rasch
Staff Member of the Year

Continue Reading

Join JCA for Grand Slam Sunday at Nationals Park on August 28!

Featured Item, JCA Events / By Suzanne Pollak / July 5, 2016

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Join us at The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Grand Slam Sunday at Nationals Park on August 28, when the Washington Nationals take on the Colorado Rockies. Gates open at 11:30 a.m, when the pre-game fun begins. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. Grand Slam Sunday is a great way to …

Continue Reading

2015 Productive Aging Award Dinner Our Most Successful to Date!

JCA Events, News / By Suzanne Pollak / May 11, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] At JCA’s 2015 Productive Aging Award Dinner on April 26, honorees Arlene and Alan Alda had us thinking seriously about what it means to age productively. Their conversation was also punctuated with plenty of laughter. Clearly, one of the secrets to productive aging is a healthy sense of humor! Alan (age 79) and …

Continue Reading

“Seniors Today” Puts Spotlight on JCA’s 50+ Employment Expos (May 26 & June 1)

JCA Events, News / By Suzanne Pollak / May 11, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Assistant CEO Micki Gordon appeared on Seniors Today (episode #148) on Montgomery County Cable to share details about our upcoming 50+ Employment Expo in Montgomery County. She and show host Arthur Heyman also discussed the challenges facing older jobseekers and JCA’s other senior employment programs. You can watch the segment below. For more details about …

Continue Reading

JCA to Honor Alan and Arlene Alda at April 26 Productive Aging Award Dinner

JCA Events, News / By Suzanne Pollak / February 10, 2015

Join us on Sunday, April 26, 2015, when we will present the Sylvia Blajwas Productive Aging Award to Alan Alda (actor, director, screenwriter and author) and Arlene Alda (musician, photographer and writer). At the dinner, JCA also will present its 2015 Humanitarian Award to Sylvia Greenberg, community leader and philanthropist. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and silent …

Continue Reading