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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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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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