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.

Upcoming Events

Nov
29
Tue
Inclusion Bowling Night
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Work on your bowling skills while socializing with your friends!  All abilities welcome, and participants may bring a friend for support if needed. Optional dinner and snacks will be available for individual purchase from the snack bar.

Cost: $27 per person for two hours of bowling and shoes

Register by: Tuesday, November 22

Dec
7
Wed
Inclusion Game Night
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come and join us for a night of friends and fun. We’ll play rounds of checker, hangman, Uno, 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 Maura Schmidt, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at mschmidt@edcjcc.org.

Dec
15
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join your friends for Bingo night! We will send each participant a bingo card via email. Bingo is virtual so enjoy playing from the comfort of your home! Make sure to have coins or other objects to cover each space.

Be sure to register by 5:00 PM on the Wednesday before the event to make sure you get a bingo card and the Zoom link. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Maura Schmidt at 202-777-3276 or mschmidt@edcjcc.org.

Dec
19
Mon
Chanukah Holiday Party
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join your friends for a festive night of celebrating Chanukah at the JCC! We will light candles, enjoy holiday music, play dreidel, and participate in other fun Chanukah-themed activities. Feel free to invite friends and family to come celebrate with you as well!

We will serve dinner and snacks to enjoy while we party.

Cost: $10 per person

Please register by Friday, December 16 so we have a headcount for food and supplies.

Dec
27
Tue
Inclusion Bowling Night
Dec 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Work on your bowling skills while socializing with friends! All abilities welcome, and participants may bring a friend for support if needed. Optional dinner and snacks will be available for purchase from the snack bar.

Cost: $27 per person for two hours of bowling and shoe rental

Register by: Thursday, December 22


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.