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JSSA was honored to partner with Women’s Philanthropy of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington to host a thought-provoking conversation with author Gail Weiss Gaspar about her book, Carrying My Father’s Torch: From Holocaust Trauma to Transformation. If you missed this intimate conversation, you can watch the discussion HERE Gail grew up very aware that […]

  Food insecurity across our region remains a critical issue, especially in the wake of COVID-19. This April 11th – 18th, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Week will bring together 60+ community partners and thousands of participants across DC, MD, and Northern VA to meet this growing […]

Join us for an intimate virtual conversation Breaking Free of Family Trauma: A Conversation with Gail Weiss Gaspar April 13, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM Hosted by: Yvonne Distenfeld and Bonner Prober Moderated by: Kiran Dixit, Director, JSSA Training Institute Suggested Caring Contribution: $36 or $72* *72 includes a signed copy of the book […]

JSSA Training Institute is pleased to partner with the Montgomery County Palliative Care and End of Life Coalition (www.mccelc.org) to celebrate National Health Care Decision Day by providing training on advance care planning in Spanish. DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2021 TIME: 9-10:30 AM COST: Free This will be a live, real-time, interactive webinar. The training […]

In honor of Women’s History Month, JSSA will be sharing stories of trailblazing women throughout history who helped create a legacy of caring in their communities. These incredible women created the foundation that enables JSSA to help our neighbors get the support they deserve at every age and stage of life. We are thrilled to […]

As a result of the recent turmoil happening in the country, many of us are struggling to process these events.  For those on the front lines who are witnessing these events up close, as well as those who are capturing the story from behind a desk, this can be especially challenging. This group will provide […]

The focus of this group will be on the “here and now” experience of group members. It is designed to allow members to learn skills and gain insight into how they relate to others in an honest and supportive environment. Do you have thoughts that sound like this? If so, this group could be for […]

Join our support group for seniors 60+ struggling to maintain relationships with their adult children for a wide variety of reasons.  Topics will include how to set boundaries to protect yourself from abuse and working with children with mental illness. Participants will receive support and guidance as well as resources for additional help. Begins Wednesday, […]

Social distancing in times of COVID is taking its toll on our mental health and well-being. It is hard not to lose perspective when we have to isolate from those whose company make our lives rich and meaningful. This year, many of us fear the change in season when dropping temperatures and shorter days limit […]

The “sandwich generation” is the point in adulthood when we must balance the responsibilities of parenting along with the responsibilities of caring for parents who are experiencing a decline in health and independence. This period involves the stress of meeting the needs of both the elder and younger generation, without the support we once received […]

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