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

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
$235 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 8, 2021

Oct
28
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Oct 28 @ 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.

Nov
4
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Nov 4 @ 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.

Nov
10
Wed
Social Bowling Power Hour
Nov 10 @ 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, November 5

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

Nov
18
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Nov 18 @ 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.

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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