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On April 8, people around the world commemorated Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day. On Yom HaShoah, we honor the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust and the survivors and liberators among us. As the years pass and survivors of the Holocaust continue to age, JSSA is committed to providing critical care and support […]

You have heard about it on the news – the number of people struggling with mental health issues is at an all-time high due to the pandemic. While many people are reaching out, many more are suffering in silence. Maybe it is the stigma of seeing a therapist or admitting you can’t handle the problem […]

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our first TV campaign for our hospice program. The campaign will launch on April 19 on NBC4 and will run through June. The campaign will complement our radio campaign on WTOP and our print campaign in The Washington Post Local Living Section. Here is your first look […]

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 […]

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