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 Shanna Sorrells, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programming at ssorrells@edcjcc.org or 202-777-3276.

Upcoming Events

Nov
30
Tue
Chanukah Holiday Party
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Chanukah Holiday Party @ Zoom

Come one, come all! Join in for a festive night learning about Chanukah, lighting candles, and playing trivia and dreidel together. Everyone is welcome to join.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Shanna Sorrells, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programming: ssorrells@edcjcc.org.

Please register by Monday, November 29, at 5:00 PM.

Dec
2
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Dec 2 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 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 Shanna Sorrells, Director of Inclusion & Disabilities Programming, at ssorrells@edcjcc.org.

Dec
7
Tue
December Spirit Club Fitness Class
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join in the fun every week with these virtual workout classes through Spirit Club Fitness! These classes are designed for all levels of fitness and all abilities. Modifications are provided for all exercises, and we will cool down after each workout with a chance to socialize!

(All workout videos are captioned, some ASL signs are used to signal different parts of the class, trainers are dressed in colors to provide contrast to their environment, extra descriptive verbal guidance is provided for each exercises, and every class has a seated version of every exercise.)

These classes will be provided as a monthly pass – when you sign up, you will be able to attend ANY of the workout classes provided that month.

For the month of December, the deadline to register for these classes is December 6. You will receive a link by the morning of December 7 to join our workout classes for the rest of the month. Please keep in mind that December 7 is not the only day for using your workout pass!


The schedule for December is as follows:
  • Tuesday, December 7, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: YOGA!
  • Wednesday, December 8, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: ZUMBA!
  • Tuesday, December 14, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: BOXING!
  • Wednesday, December 15, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: FITNESS (cardio, balance, and strength)
  • Tuesday, December 21, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: ZUMBA!
  • Wednesday, December 22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: YOGA!
  • Tuesday, December 28, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: FITNESS! (cardio, balance, and strength)
  • Wednesday, December 29, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: BOXING!

Questions? Contact Shanna Sorrells, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programming: ssorrells@edcjcc.org

Dec
8
Wed
December Spirit Club Fitness Class
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join in the fun every week with these virtual workout classes through Spirit Club Fitness! These classes are designed for all levels of fitness and all abilities. Modifications are provided for all exercises, and we will cool down after each workout with a chance to socialize!

(All workout videos are captioned, some ASL signs are used to signal different parts of the class, trainers are dressed in colors to provide contrast to their environment, extra descriptive verbal guidance is provided for each exercises, and every class has a seated version of every exercise.)

These classes will be provided as a monthly pass – when you sign up, you will be able to attend ANY of the workout classes provided that month.

For the month of December, the deadline to register for these classes is December 6. You will receive a link by the morning of December 7 to join our workout classes for the rest of the month. Please keep in mind that December 7 is not the only day for using your workout pass!


The schedule for December is as follows:
  • Tuesday, December 7, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: YOGA!
  • Wednesday, December 8, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: ZUMBA!
  • Tuesday, December 14, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: BOXING!
  • Wednesday, December 15, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: FITNESS (cardio, balance, and strength)
  • Tuesday, December 21, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: ZUMBA!
  • Wednesday, December 22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: YOGA!
  • Tuesday, December 28, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: FITNESS! (cardio, balance, and strength)
  • Wednesday, December 29, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: BOXING!

Questions? Contact Shanna Sorrells, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programming: ssorrells@edcjcc.org

Inclusion Game Night
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come and join us for a night of friends and fun. We’ll play rounds of checkers, hangman, Uno, Jenga, and 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+.

Cost: $5 per person

If you have any questions, please contact Shanna Sorrells, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at ssorrells@edcjcc.org.

MASK & VACCINATION POLICY: Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. 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.

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

Looking for a Buddy Click Here

Click for Buddy Up Application