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

Apr
14
Tue
Inclusion Virtual Exercise Class
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

 

Join the Inclusion & Disabilities program of the EDCJCC and Dreams for Kids DC for a virtual yoga class! Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

Apr
21
Tue
Inclusion Virtual Game Time
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

 

Join the Inclusion & Disabilities program of the EDCJCC and Dreams for Kids DC for virtual game time! Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

Apr
28
Tue
Inclusion Virtual Show & Tell
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

 

Join the Inclusion & Disabilities program of the EDCJCC and Dreams for Kids DC for a virtual show & tell! Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

May
5
Tue
Inclusion Game Night
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come and join us for a night of friends, fun and food.  We’ll play rounds of checkers, chess, cards, or, if you have a different game you’d like to play, bring it along! All are welcome, just bring a smile and your friendly, competitive spirit.  Suitable for ages 15+.

Individuals of all abilities are welcome to join us at any of these events. Anyone who needs support is welcome to bring a friend who will provide assistance during the program. For more information on accessibility, contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at joys@edcjcc.org.

May
20
Wed
Social Bowling Power Hour
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for our monthly night at Bowlero in Bethesda. Work on your bowling skills while enjoying pizza and social time with friends. All abilities are welcome. Individuals who need support are welcome to bring a friend who will provide support during the program. Suitable for ages 16 and up.

Cost: $23 per person + $1.50 fee for 2 hours of unlimited bowling and fun with friends.

We will meet you at Bowlero in Bethesda.

Individuals of all abilities are welcome to join us at any of these events. Anyone who needs support is welcome to bring a friend who will provide assistance during the program. For more information on accessibility, contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at joys@edcjcc.org.

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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