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 or 202-777-3276.

Upcoming Events

Inclusion Charades & Karaoke
Aug 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am



Join the Inclusion & Disabilities program of the EDCJCC and Dreams for Kids DC to play games and sing your favorite songs with your friends!

Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

Exercise & Socialize/Spirit Club Fitness Series
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Register now for our upcoming fitness class series with Spirit Club! This will be a private interactive class and we look forward to building a community together. The format of class will be very special as all participants will be invited to keep their cameras and microphones on so they can chat with the trainer and their peers.

Exercise class will be different each week and will include yoga, Zumba, boxing, cardio fitness, balance & flexibility, and strength training.  All classes will offer multiple trainers leading variations of exercises so people can do them seated or standing.

Following the 60 minute exercise class, participants will have the opportunity to stay on Zoom for 30 minutes to chat and catch up with their friends.  Different discussion topics will be offered each week.

Thursdays, August 13, 20, 27; September 3, 10, 17, 24; October 1
9:30 – 11:00 AM
$75 for eight classes

Learn more about Spirit Club Fitness by visiting Interested in taking a sample class first? Register for our Spirit Club exercise class with Dreams for Kids DC on Tuesday, August 4.

Email Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disability Programming, with any questions at

Registration deadline: Friday, August 7.

Inclusion Drawing Class
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am



We’re excited to present another virtual art clinic with Dreams for Kids DC! This program will focus on basic drawing skills, and all you’ll need is paper, a pencil and eraser, and something to color with. No previous drawing experience needed!

Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

Inclusion Trivia Night
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We’re looking forward to an evening of trivia! Grab your favorite snacks and show off what you know about sports, Disney movies, music, and more.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disabilities Programming, at

Inclusion Zumba Class
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am



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

A total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosed energy, and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

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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