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

Jan
20
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Jan 20 @ 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.

Jan
25
Tue
January Spirit Club Fitness Class
Jan 25 @ 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 January, the deadline to register for these classes is January 3. You will receive a link by the morning of January 4 to join our workout classes for the rest of the month. Please keep in mind that January 4 is not the only day for using your workout pass!


The schedule for January is as follows:
  • Tuesday, January 4, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: YOGA!
  • Wednesday, January 5, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: ZUMBA!
  • Tuesday, January 11, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: BOXING!
  • Wednesday, January 12, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: FITNESS (cardio, balance, and strength)
  • Tuesday, January 18, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: ZUMBA!
  • Wednesday, January 19, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: YOGA!
  • Tuesday, January 25, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: FITNESS! (cardio, balance, and strength)
  • Wednesday, January 26, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: BOXING!

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

Jan
26
Wed
January Spirit Club Fitness Class
Jan 26 @ 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 January, the deadline to register for these classes is January 3. You will receive a link by the morning of January 4 to join our workout classes for the rest of the month. Please keep in mind that January 4 is not the only day for using your workout pass!


The schedule for January is as follows:
  • Tuesday, January 4, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: YOGA!
  • Wednesday, January 5, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: ZUMBA!
  • Tuesday, January 11, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: BOXING!
  • Wednesday, January 12, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: FITNESS (cardio, balance, and strength)
  • Tuesday, January 18, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: ZUMBA!
  • Wednesday, January 19, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: YOGA!
  • Tuesday, January 25, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: FITNESS! (cardio, balance, and strength)
  • Wednesday, January 26, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: BOXING!

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

Jan
27
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Jan 27 @ 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.

Jan
30
Sun
ArtStream: Behind the Scenes
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

In this 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 and potentially (COVID-permitting) have a tour of Theater J during the final class.

Sundays, January 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; and March 6
3:00 PM – 4:30 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 Shanna Sorrells, Director of Inclusion & Disability Programming, at ssorrells@edcjcc.org

Registration deadline: Monday, January 24, 2022.

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.

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 reach out to an EDCJCC staff member.