Our History

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Welcome Statement

The JCCGW embraces and welcomes the diversity of our community and encourages everyone to seek meaning and fulfillment by participating in our rich programming inspired by our Jewish heritage.

We open our doors to everyone, including people of all backgrounds, religions, abilities and sexual orientations, and interfaith couples and families.

Inclusion permeates our Center. Inclusion is belonging.

100 Years Strong & Growing

For over 100 years, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington has been committed to a single mission: promoting and creating Jewish continuity, identity, and community in an atmosphere of warmth and meaning. That mission has been at the heart of all of our programs since our creation in 1913 and incorporation in 1923.

Diverse and vibrant, the JCCGW community and JCCGW membership is open to everyone of all religions, backgrounds, and walks of life, with comprehensive programs, facilities, and services that offer a natural gateway to Jewish life. The JCCGW is an active member of the JCC Association, a network of more than 200 JCCs across North America, has received numerous awards for its innovative programming, and is nationally recognized for inclusionary programming for children, teens, and adults with special needs, including the award-winning Camp JCC.

The JCCGW is one of largest local beneficiary agencies of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and is a non-sectarian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (TIN 53-0205921) providing programs and services for all in our community.

2012-2013 Annual Report

Click here for a printable PDF of the 2012-2013 Annual Report.