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Our 47th Annual Report Is Out

Want to read about what our dedicated staff and volunteers have been doing this past year? Please check out our hot-off-the-presses 47th Annual Report. Just to give you a sneak preview, we strove to keep our isolated seniors engaged through Zoom videos, bingo games, poetry readings, song and Yoga. Our Career Gateway! employment workshops continued

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Join Us For Virtual Chanukah Meal With Chef Solomonov

Join members of the Greater Washington Jewish Community on Dec. 2 for a FREE virtual Chanukah cooking demonstration with famed Chef Michael Solomonov! Watch the James Beard Foundation award-winning chef put together a delicious Chanukah meal ranging from apple shrub to sfenj (Moroccan doughnuts), just in time for the holiday. The event runs from 8:00

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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 December 15th. Our Fairfax County, VA Virtual Employment Expo

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CEO David Gamse Named 8th Congressional District Local Hero

David Gamse, and all of JCA  staff and volunteers, were honored that U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin recently named him a local hero. During a 10-minute conversation, Gamse elaborated on issues of aging, several programs of the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) and his upcoming retirement. Said Gamse, “Jamie’s warmth, knowledge and compassion wowed me

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Find Out About Transportation Options During Virtual Meeting

Montgomery County, Md. and the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington’s Connect-A-Ride are holding a virtual education event Nov. 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on transportation options in Montgomery County, Md. during COVID. Zoom into this educational event to learn about public and private transportation resources available to seniors and adults

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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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We’re Seeking A New CEO

David Gamse, JCA’s CEO for the past three decades, is retiring at the end of this year. If you know anyone who can fill his big shoes, please direct questions, resumes and CVs to search@driconsulting.com.          

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National Good Neighbor Day is Monday, Sept. 28

    During these uncertain times, we can all be good neighbors by staying connected, especially to seniors aging in place. JCA VillageRides thanks the Super Hero volunteers of our 17 community partners who are helping seniors from becoming isolated by safely giving a ride to the doctor, running a quick errand or checking on neighboring seniors. Look for

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47TH ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS CEREMONY

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
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