Thank You For Making a Difference!
We did it! Your generosity made it possible for us to meet the demand for financial support from the community this year.Each year, the JCCGW offers more than $500,000 in financial assistance, along with programs and support services, for children, adults and senior adults in our community. If it were not for the generosity of donors like you, it would be impossible for us to ensure that programs and services are available to all who walk through our doors, regardless of their financial limitations.
Because of you, the following accomplishments were possible during our 2013-2014 program year (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014):
- 500,000 visitors walked through our doors;
- The JCCGW served 5,000 nutritious kosher meals and provided exercise and wellness programs, stimulating lectures and cultural performance and the opportunity to socialize to over 345 seniors;
- 3,000 individuals from Greater Washington came to be a part of, and enjoy, Israel Fest 2014;
- The 44th Lessans Family Annual Book Festival drew a crowd of 2,042 patrons from Greater Washington and featured 24 well known authors from around the globe;
- 1,380 came individuals to the JCCGW to enjoy 10 award winning films that were part of the 5th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival – an exhibition of international cinema that celebrates the wonderful diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image;
- The 42nd annual Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series, which brings world class music to our community, included 6 concerts with an average of 275 guests per concert;
- 500 children, parents and grandparents in our community came together to celebrate Jewish holidays offered through our Jewish Living and Learning programs;
- 95 campers with special needs were able to fully participate in camp alongside their typically developing siblings and peers;
- 80 immigrant seniors enrolled in our ESOL and Citizenship classes where they began to learn English and prepare for the United States citizenship exam;
- Each week, 85 senior adults participated in the Men’s Club and Women Connect discussion groups to exchange ideas, share thoughts, develop friendships and gain knowledge;
- Through the Intergenerational Technology Program, teen volunteers instructed groups of 24 senior adults on use of the computer, Internet and mobile technology in a relaxed setting.
- 29 adults with disabilities living in group homes were provided reduced rate memberships so they could stay active and connected;
- 29 children were provided scholarships to attend the JCCGW preschool and camp where they could learn, grow and have fun in a nurturing and inclusive Jewish setting;
- Through the Isadore & Bertha Gudelsky Exceptional Swim Program, 22 children, teens and adults with physical, orthopedic-related disabilities had the opportunity to learn to swim, gain physical strength, increase self-confidence, and build relationships.