Mission & Values


JCA provides the programs and services that support older adults and their families and builds bridges across generations.

Our Core Values


  • Built on the fundamental values of honoring our parents and strengthening our community.
  • Committed to serving the Jewish community and people of all faiths and ethnicities regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Person- and family-centered, and thus responsive to the specific needs, values, and preferences of the individuals we serve and their families.
  • A community partner with government, private funders, other nonprofits, and for-profit businesses.
  • Driven by the spirit, commitment, and hard work of our volunteers and staff.

JCA Strategic Plan

JCA is developing a new strategic plan. It will focus on the following areas:

  • Working towards a world where older adults in the Greater Washington, DC region thrive by maintaining dignity, vitality, and independence
  • Providing services that enable older adults to age in a positive way and that support their family members
  • Serving all older adults and their families in the greater Washington, DC region, inclusive of all faiths and backgrounds
  • Offering access to person-centered, positive aging programs through a combination of our own direct services, our referral network, and regional partnerships

We will achieve this through balanced financial stewardship, broadening the service experience of our clients, developing replicable programs, and pursuing strategic partnerships.

cloud and sun iconFriday, January 19, 2024, due to inclement weather, JCA offices will open with 2 hour delayed arrival.
JCA Eli's Loaves of Love is canceled for Friday, January 19th and will resume challah delivery third Friday, February 16th.

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Due to expected severe weather, JCA offices will close at 1:00 PM today.