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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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JCA Welcomes Shane Rock As Its New CEO

Shane Rock, the former CEO of Interfaith Works in Rockville, is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Jewish Council for the Aging. He succeeds CEO-emeritus David Gamse, who retired after three decades. Shane brings to JCA many years of experience at social service non-profit organizations. Besides Interfaith Works, he managed senior services programs at

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Jewish Organizations Issue Solidarity Statement

The Jewish Council for the Aging has joined with many of our fellow Jewish organizations in Greater D.C. to condemn the brutal killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. On behalf of dozens of signatories, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) issued a Solidarity Statement that reads: …The Jewish people

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Please read before visiting JCA

JCA would like to share our new guidelines related to COVID-19 in an attempt to keep our staff, volunteers, participants and other VIPs as healthy as possible. Thank you.  LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO KEEP ONE ANOTHER SAFE. COVID-19, a coronavirus disease, is continuing to spread. Fear about it is spreading even faster. Please let’s work

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It’s always someone’s birthday!

Last year, a wonderful thing happened on the way to my birthday: I discovered Facebook fundraising.  My first-ever campaign raised nearly $1,000 in three weeks, and JCA used every donated dollar to sustain or expand senior services that urgently need them.  Are you ready to join me? The only prerequisites are that you yourself have a Facebook account.

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NBC 4’s Barbara Harrison is MoCo keynote speaker

Barbara Harrison, a treasured Washington journalist for more than 35 years, is the keynote speaker at JCA’s Monday, April 15th 50+ Employment Expo at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Harrison is best known for Wednesday’s Child and her interesting interviews. If you are looking for work, don’t miss JCA’s 50+ Employment Expo.

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KC’s annual art show is Jan. 27

Please join us Sunday, Jan. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. for the Gorlitz Kensington Club’s 6th Annual Art Show, presented in collaboration with the JCA Heyman Interages Center and Arts for the Aging. There will be a music presentation by Arts for the Aging, lots of artwork by KC members and light refreshments. There

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Interages director spoke at roundtable

Leah Bradley, senior director of JCA’s Heyman’s Interages Center, was a panelist at ASA Washington, D.C. Roundtable on Intergenerational Programming: Connecting the Generations. Also speaking was Donna Butts, executive director of Generations  United. The program was held June 26.

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