Inclusion & Disabilities

Inclusion Programs

Programming for individuals with disabilities and individuals of all abilities.

The EDCJCC is committed to providing young adults of all abilities opportunities to create meaningful and well-rounded lives through social engagement, vocational opportunities, fitness, community service, and educational workshops. We empower young adults, develop leaders, and support independence. We strive for inclusivity in all our programs. In addition, the EDCJCC provides a more inclusive environment for our existing programs.

For information and details regarding accessibility and accommodations, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programming at joys@edcjcc.org or 202-777-3276.

Upcoming Events

Sep
23
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join your friends for a weekly bingo night! We will send each participant a bingo card via email. All you need is to make sure that you have coins or other objects to cover each space.

Be sure to register by 5:00 PM on the Tuesday before the event to make sure you get a bingo card and the Zoom link.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disabilities Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Oct
5
Tue
Beginner Sign Language
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
american sign language

If you’ve been looking to learn and practice sign language, this is the class for you! You will be introduced to finger spelling, Deaf culture, and common signs that will help you communicate with both friends and strangers. Our interactive classes will feature guest speakers, games and songs, and Zoom breakout rooms will be used to practice what you’ve learned with others at the same skill level.

About the Instructor:
Untitled design (1).pngJeremy Mann founded Hands in Motion LLC in 2006. Hands in Motion LLC is an American Sign Language interpreting agency based out of Washington DC and serves the Deaf community nationally. Jeremy learned Sign Language as a child and has used it his entire life. His father was a professor at Gallaudet University. During his time in college Jeremy did several trips volunteering at a Deaf orphanage in Mexico. He worked as a professional American Sign Language Interpreter for 10 years in California and then Washington, D.C. metropolitan area before establishing Hands in Motion in 2006 in Washington D.C. His background makes him knowledgeable in both ASL and Deaf culture and over 14 years of experience as a CEO. Jeremy also serves on the advisory board for 2 other organizations and volunteers regularly interpreting for the Deaf community and with the Jewish Deaf community.

VIRTUAL CLASS
Dates:
 Tuesdays, October 5-December 7, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: 
$200.00

If the cost of this class is prohibitive, you need to pay in installements, or it does not fit your schedule, please email Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, at stacym@edcjcc.org

This class is presented by EntryPointDC, the young professionals program of the EDCJCC and the Inclusion Department of the EDCJCC. This is a virtual sign language class for  adults of all abilities.

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: If your plans need to change due to COVID concerns or local ordinance changes, we will work with you to exchange or credit your ticket toward a comparable program or activity on a future date. We know life is unpredictable these days, and the EDCJCC is here for you!

MASK & VACCINATION POLICY: Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Additionally, mask wearing inside of the EDCJCC will also be always required by everyone, except while eating or drinking in designated locations.

For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Oct
7
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join your friends for a weekly bingo night! We will send each participant a bingo card via email. All you need is to make sure that you have coins or other objects to cover each space.

Be sure to register by 5:00 PM on the Tuesday before the event to make sure you get a bingo card and the Zoom link.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disabilities Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Oct
13
Wed
Social Bowling Power Hour
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are thrilled to be able to offer bowling night again! Work on your bowling skills while socializing with your friends. Optional dinner and snacks will be available for purchase from the snack bar. All abilities welcome, and participants may bring a friend for support if needed.

Cost: $20 per person for two hours of bowling and shoes
Register by: Friday, October 8.

Please note that at this time, masks are mandatory at indoor venues in Montgomery County.

 

Oct
17
Sun
ArtStream: Behind the Scenes
Oct 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The EDCJCC and ArtStream are partnering to offer a year of classes!

In the first six-week session, students will explore the different types of work involved in a stage production. Did you ever wonder what it’s like to be a stage manager, property master, music director, choreographer, or house manager? If so, this class is for you! As a bonus, you will have the chance to hear from the Edlavitch DCJCC’s Theater J staff.

Sundays, October 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
$300 for six classes
All classes held virtually

Learn more about ArtStream by visiting www.art-stream.org. If you have any questions, please email Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disability Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Registration deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021

Ongoing Programs


Vocational Volunteering

Build your resume and references! The Edlavitch DCJCC is always looking for volunteers to come and help in our various departments. Opportunities include collecting tickets, ushering, filing, data entry, concessions, mailings, and more. We create personal consistent schedules in your area of interest or you can sign-up for opportunities that work within your schedule. Please complete the Vocational Volunteering Information Form to help support your future volunteer opportunities.

Social Programs

The EDCJCC strives to create an inclusive environment through our many social programs. Programs include monthly bowling, game nights, cooking classes, and more. In addition to our regular monthly programs, we provide a variety of diverse and engaging social programs throughout the month. We pride ourselves on developing social programs that serve our community. Our social programs are ever-evolving based on our community needs.

Buddy Up Program

The Buddy Up program strives to create friendships between young adults with and without disabilities and is part of the EDCJCC Inclusion and Disabilities programming in partnership with EntryPointDC. We are looking for young adults without disabilities who want to build peer relationships with young adults with disabilities. You can get involved as a drop-in buddy or as a year-long buddy. If you are interested in being a participant in the program, please complete the below application and an EDCJCC staff member will contact you.

Buddy Program Sign Up

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