News & Events


Friendly Chat Phone Volunteers Needed

KC club, News / By Beri Kravitz / November 24, 2021

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Friendly Chat Phone Volunteers Needed  JCA Phone Pal volunteers provide friendly phone companionship in an effort to decrease feelings of social isolation and loneliness. People with early-stage memory loss benefit from this program through one on one communication with another caring individual via the telephone. Brief “friendly conversation” phone calls to the VIP’s (the older …

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Gorlitz Kensington Club@Home Wins LeadingAge Maryland Excellence in Innovation Award

News / By Beri Kravitz / November 17, 2021

Execllence in Innovation Award

The JCA Gorlitz Kensington Club team, led by Colleen Kemp, received the LeadingAge Excellence in Innovation Award on November 16, 2021. Kensington Club@Home program was conceived and implemented by highly creative and dedicated activity leaders, contractors, partners, and the most incredibly caring volunteers. The result was some of the best virtual adult day services for …

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JCA’S Northern Virginia 50+ Employment Expo Is Back!

JCA Programs, News, Uncategorized / By Beri Kravitz / November 8, 2021

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Are you a job seeker aged 50+? JOIN US! JCA’S Northern Virginia 50+ Employment Expo Is Back! Friday, November 19th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. via Zoom™   Job seekers and employers can register for FREE 50+ JOBSEEKERS You MUST Register to participate EMPLOYERS: Are you looking for Smart, Talented People?   Questions? Send an …

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Beacon Virtual 50+Expo Returns

Uncategorized / By Beri Kravitz / November 3, 2021

virtual 50+ expo

For the second year in a row, the Beacon newspapers is presenting a unique Virtual 50+Expo that offers visitors a tremendous amount of informative and entertaining content. The event’s custom-designed website is open and provides immediate, free access, 24/7, to dozens of classes, speakers, and entertainers chosen especially for people over 50 in the Greater …

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Protect Yourself – Recongnize These Common Scams

News / By Beri Kravitz / November 1, 2021

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Don’t get taken in by scammers who tend to prey on seniors even more often than younger people. In 2020, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received almost 800,000 complaints on losses exceeding $4.1 billion. According to its report, 28 percent of the total fraud losses occurred among adults older than 60 years. They lost …

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JCA’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Was Successful and Fun

Community Events, KC club / By Beri Kravitz / October 10, 2021

volunteer group shot at the Walk to End Alzheimer's

On Sunday, Oct 10, JCA staff, volunteers and members along with two dozen high school students joined our Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It was held at the Chabad of Potomac.

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Gorlitz KC Members’ Artwork on Display at Bender JCC

KC club / By Beri Kravitz / September 24, 2021

The Bender JCC’s Art Show, Under One Roof, features a collective work by the Gorlitz Kensington Clubs. After a summer of listening to cicadas, the members drew their own and attached them to a tree. They also included a poem they wrote about the insect’s short life. The work was created in four sessions as …

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

JCA Events / By Beri Kravitz / September 3, 2021

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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 …

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Career Gateway, Exployment Expos Featured on “Seniors Today”

JCA Programs / By Beri Kravitz / August 30, 2021

Return to work with the Career Gateway!

Here’s what Jodie Rasch, Jewish Council for the Aging’s Manager of Career Gateway and Career Tech, had to say on “Seniors Today.” She spoke about Career Gateway, Career Tech and JCA’s 50+ Employment Expos.  

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Our Virtual Expos are Restarting in the Fall

Community Events / By Suzanne Pollak / July 27, 2021

The Jewish Council for the Aging is holding nine virtual 50+ Employment Expos during 2021-2022. The first one will be on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. That will be following by another one on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Montgomery. The third 2021 expo will be …

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