Inclusion Programs: Programming for individuals with Disabilities

The EDCJCC has started a new initiative to provide programming for individuals with disabilities with varying degrees of disabilities. We will provide programming for all ages including but not limited to adults, teens, young adults, and elementary age children.  The EDCJCC strives to provide programming in the areas of social opportunity, a theater class, community service projects, and fitness classes. We would like to expand to include workshops, cooking classes, social skills classes, swimming classes, and much more. In addition, the EDCJCC will provide a more inclusive environment for our existing programs.

For information and details regarding accessibility and accommodations, or to learn more about opportunities to volunteer at the EDCJCC to help support the development of independent life skills, please contact Stacey Herman at or 202-777-3276.

Road to Independence with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

6101 North Bethesda Boulevard, North Bethesda, MD
Sunday, April 30, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join the EDCJCC at the Road to Independence Resource Fair for young adults with disabilities and their families to support transitions. Local organizations (ourselves included) will share information about the various program opportunities in the DMV area.

A Day at the Theater: Theater J's Brighton Beach Memoirs
Saturday, May 6, 2:00 PM
In partnership with Theater J’s Passports Program, we'll be enjoying a production of Brighton Beach Memoirs - the coming of age story of Eugene Morris Jerome in 1930's Brooklyn who thinks of little else but playing for the Yankees... and girls! Please sign-up each person that will be attending the show.

Independent Living Community Cooking Class
Summer Series
Tuesday, May 9, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Summertime means barbecues and fresh produce
what a great time to be a food lover! From burgers to fresh salads to fruit pies, let’s take advantage of everything summer has to offer and get cooking in the kitchen. Ages 16 and up. All abilities welcome. Individuals who need support are welcome to bring a friend who will provide support during the program. Sign-up for all four upcoming classes to receive a discounted rate!

May 9 - Treats and Sweets
June 13 - Your Favorite Summer Recipe
July 11 - Smoothies and more
August 8 - Family BBQ

Game Night at the EDCJCC

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Come and join us for a night of friends, fun, and food. We'll play rounds of checkers, chess, poker, and more. All are welcome; just bring a smile and your best competitive spirit. Got another game you want to play? Bring that along too! Suitable for ages 18 and up.

Social Bowling Power Hour
at Bowlmor

Thursday, May 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Enjoy a night out at Bowlmor – work on your bowling skills and enjoy a snack with friends. Individuals who need support are welcome to bring a friend who will provide support during the program.
Suitable for ages 16 and up.

Camp Dates:
High School, Week 1: June 26 - June 30
High School, Week 2: July 3 - July 7

Middle School, Week 3: July 10 - July 14
Spend your summer making the world a better place. Teens of all abilities will work directly with the EDCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service (MCCCS) to help change lives. Community service opportunities include food distribution, shelter repair, working with seniors, community cleanups, and more. Counselors and Special Education professionals will work closely with campers to make this inclusive Service Camp accessible and ensure everyone enjoys the diversity
of our community. Campers earn up to 30 Student Service Learning (SSL) hours per week.
To register, please log into Campminder. If you are a family registering for the first time, please click here to create an account.

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities to support independent living?  The EDCJCC is looking for volunteers to come and help in our various departments. Opportunities include ticketing, filing, working with our fitness center, and more. Please contact Stacey Herman at or 202-777-3276 for more details regarding April opportunities.

Dance for PD® – A Unique Dance Program for People with Parkinson Disease and Their Care-Partners

Fridays, 2:30 - 3:30 pm at the EDCJCC
Presented by Bowen McCauley Dance, this free class decreases physical symptoms while improving balance and mobility.  

Stacey Herman
(202) 777-3276

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