Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

#Adulting Post-Pandemic: Workshops to Bring Back Balance

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center

Our popular adulting workshops are back again this winter with new topics and a new format! Whether you are looking to become a more successful professional, power couple, financially literate, or spiritually saavy this year – workshops are offered for those in their 20s and 30s at all stages of life, and topics will delve into finances, career planning, stress management, relationships, and more. 

Workshops will be virtual and you can choose 3 workshops to attend. 

Open to those 20-45 of all backgrounds!


Intros and Ice Breaker - 7:00 PM
Session 1 - 7:10-7:40 PM

Q&A/Break - 7:40- 7:50 PM
Session 2 - 7:50 - 8:20 PM
Q &A/ Break - 8:20-8:30 PM
Session 3 - 8:30-9:00 PM
Q/&A Wrap-Up - 9:00-9:10 PM

2022 Workshops
Financially Fit: Managing Money, Investing, and Planning for the Future
Led by Zach Teutsch, Principal, Values Added Financial
Personal finance can be complicated. Plan for your future and gain an overview and explanation of common financial tools including retirement accounts, stocks, bonds, and more. In this interactive workshop we will discuss different models of how to handle money, determine budget, and financial considerations regarding investments.

Dating with Purpose: Skipping the Small Talk and Defining Your Dating Goals
Led by Rachel Scheer, Certified Relationship Coach
The pandemic has changed the way we date, and young adults are being more thoughtful in their approach to pursuing a relationship. Learn to define your dating goals and deal breakers, discover how to start meaningful conversations, and date with purpose.

Master Storytelling for Interviews & Networking
Led by Danielle Menditch LCSW, GCDF, and Founder of Inner Compass Coach
Do you struggle with what to say in job interviews and freeze up once you're in the hot seat? If yes, you're not alone. Sharing stories is one of the best ways to create connections, help you stand out, and get hired. During this interactive and virtual session, Danielle Roessle, Executive Career and Leadership Coach, will WALK YOU through how to master storytelling for your upcoming job interview. Learn the #1 reason interviewees fail get hired and what you can so you ace your interview, how to add sticky elements to make your interview stories memorable and relatable and the Search, Shape, Share™ Method to find and deliver hireworthy interview stories.

Friended: How to Make Authentic and Lasting Connections
Led by Dr. Kristen C. Flank PhD., LCPC
Finding, building and maintaining friendships is one of the most important things we do in our lifetime. Learn new approaches to making friends and tips to keep friends you have known a longer time as you approach different stages of life in adulthood.

Starting a Mindfulness & Meditation Practice
Lead by Yonah Levy, Coach, Meditation Instructor, and Busines Wellness Consultant
Learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to positively shift and optimize your mental, emotional, and physiological states. Explore foundational tools, practical experiences, and guided meditation to begin or boost your personal mindfulness and and learn methods that can help you decrease stress, improve mood, increase mental focus and productivity, and become more resilient.

Career Negotiations: Tools for Success
Led by Lisa Dubler, Career Coach and Talent Development Consultant
Have you ever felt stuck when it comes to negotiating your salary? During this session, you'll learn practical skills to enter your next negotiation with confidence and a well-defined strategy. Lisa will guide you on how to prepare for a salary negotiation, what to look for in a total compensation package, and how to make your case. You'll leave the session feeling empowered and ready to take action and ask for what you're worth.

I See You And I Hear You: Navigating Difficult Conversations
Led by Dr. Kristen C. Flank PhD., LCPC
Whether conversations with our friends, co-workers, significant others or landlords it’s important to be aware of three specific goals. Come learn how best to honor your values and set boundaries while balancing the needs of the relationship, your own self-respect, and your underlying objective. Participants will learn keys for successful communicating.

Jewish Ritual and the Hebrew Calendar As a Tool for Personal Wellness
Led by Amanda Herring, EDCJCC Director of Jewish Life and Learning and co-creator of the Jewish Planner
Find yourself adrift in COVID times? Searching for something to ground you in time and place? Our ancient Jewish traditions hold wisdom for everyday wellness. Learn how to incorporate ritual and ways to mark time in your everyday life to find balance and order in life’s chaos. Workshop will include handouts, journaling, and making a self-action plan for ways you want to grow your personal Jewish identity.

Wellbeing Warrior: Nutrition Habits & Healthy Meal Ideas to Feel your Best
Led by Olivia Ashton, Registered Dietician
A New Year, a new you. Resolutions are hard to keep, but with some easy changes to your daily habits you can make huge differences. In this session you’ll learn some of the exact strategies that have helped over 150 women in her coaching program improve their lives through simple habit changes around food. You’ll leave with actionable strategies for how to meal prep nutritious, balanced meals (2022 will be the year of no sad desk lunch!) and learn techniques to help you become more aware of the foods that make you feel your best.

Workshop Topics & FAQs Can Be Seen Here