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. Deaf/Hard-of-hearing videophone users can also contact Shanna at 202-601-9410.

Upcoming Events

May
19
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
May 19 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Join your friends for an (almost) 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.

May
26
Thu
May Inclusion Game Night
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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+.

We will have kosher, gluten-free, vegan, nut-free snacks available!

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: All visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Mask-wearing inside of the EDCJCC is, at this time, optional. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Jun
2
Thu
Cook for Others, June
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cook, schmooze, and give. Learn how to cook various dishes alongside two instructors while meeting new friends from Main Street! Everything created during class will be contributed to Adas Israel’s Hesed Cooks at Home, which works in support of food security in the D.C. area. Check out an example of a recipe we might follow and where some of our dishes might go by clicking on this link

This time, for those of you who are joining us in person, we will be going to Main Street in Rockville!

For those of you who will join in virtually, recipes will be sent via email when you sign up via, to ensure you have time to shop for ingredients. Optional: if you join in virtually, and you plan to donate your food to Adas Israel’s Hesed Cooks, they ask that you also fill out their form so they are aware you will be donating as well. The link for signing up will be sent out to you as well closer to the event day. Also, if you join in online, this will be for a shorter duration than in person.

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.

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.