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May 2017

Trauma-Informed Care for Aging “Child Survivors” of the Holocaust

Open to the public, this presentation by Dr. Charles Silow will focus on Hitler's most vulnerable victims: children. Learn how they survived, the challenges they are facing as they age, and how we as a community can help. Charles Silow, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the Director of the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families of Jewish Senior Life of metropolitan Detroit. Since 1993, the Program has conducted psychosocial programming for the Holocaust survivor community, which includes support groups and…

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May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
June 2017

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande, MD, author of best-selling book Being Mortal. Join JSSA for a free screening of the Being Mortal documentary.

Join JSSA and Sibley Memorial Hospital for a free screening and panel discussion of the PBS Frontline film Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them. Be a part of a national conversation taking place about what matters most when facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis. Panelists: Rabbi David…

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June 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5215 Loughboro Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
August 2017

Being Mortal: Free Screening and Panel Discussion

Being Mortal screening at Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

Join JSSA and Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase for a free screening and panel discussion of the PBS Frontline film "Being Mortal." Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the relationship between doctors and patients, focusing on end-of-life care. Enjoy light refreshments during the film followed by a panel discussion with Rabbi David Rose (Chaplain, JSSA) and Eileen Wolfinger, RN, CHPN (Hospice Team Manager, JSSA). Kindly RSVP to 301-907-8895 or via the Register…

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August 15, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase, 8100 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 United States

Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park

Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park with JSSA

Buy yourself some peanuts and Cracker Jack's and meet JSSA in the stands on Sunday, August 27 for Federation's 3rd annual Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. Join more than 1,500 community members at Grand Slam Sunday to watch the Nationals take on the Mets!

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August 27, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
October 2017

Transitioning Youth Resource Fair 2017

Transitioning Youth Fair 2017

Find your path to a brighter future! Meet JSSA's Specialized Employment Services staff, state agencies, nonprofits, and other service providers at the 2017 Transitioning Youth Resource Fair. Open to students and young adults with disabilities (and their families), this event will provide information about job coaching, benefits, recreation, and achieving greater independence. Montgomery County will provide sign language interpreters and other accommodations upon request at least three days prior to event. Call 240-777-1059 or email transitioningsuccess@gmail.com for assistance. Transitioning Youth…

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October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Montgomery College Rockville, 51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Moving on to Life in the Community

Fairfax County Public Schools Resource Fair

A Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities Learn about vocational, residential, leisure, recreational, and advocacy options at this free resource fair for Fairfax County students with disabilities (and their parents) who will require ongoing employment and community support services after graduation. 6:30 - 6:45 PM: Registration for participants and adult service providers 6:45 - 7:15 PM: Overview presentation (Little Theater) 7:15 - 8:45 PM: Adult Service Provider Fair/Exhibits (Cafeteria) JSSA staff will be on hand to share information about our successful…

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October 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road (Entrance 14 or 15)
Burke, VA 22015 United States

MCPS Fall Transitioning Youth Night

Montgomery County Public Schools Transitioning Youth Fall Event 2017

Families of students ages 14-21 with Individualized Education Plans are invited to meet representatives from adult service providers, including JSSA's Specialized Employment Services, at this informational event. The evening will include presentations from: The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) A parent of a young adult receiving traditional services from DDA Interpreters are available upon request; requests must be received by the Transition Support teacher no later than October 10, 2017.

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October 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Walter Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814 United States
November 2017

A Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia

Potomac Community Recreation Center 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854 United States This free workshop will provide family members and caregivers with an overview of dementia and how it progresses, plus strategies for improving communication and decreasing frustration for those living with the disease. Panel discussion with: Lylie Fisher, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Rene Laje, Ph.D, LCSW-C JSSA Senior Services Keynote presentation by: Diane Vance, Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area This event has reached capacity. Please…

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November 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
January 2018

Free Maryland ABLE Information Session


Join JSSA's Specialized Employment Services, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and JCRC for an information session with Maryland ABLE staff. Maryland ABLE is a new program to help individuals with disabilities save money and pay for qualified disability-related expenses without jeopardizing state or federal means-tested benefits such as SSI or Medicaid. Registration is free. Café Sunflower, located in Federation’s lobby, will be open before this program. Stop by for a delicious assortment of Sunflower Bakery products, fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches,…

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January 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, 6101 Executive Blvd.
North Bethesda, MD 20852 United States

Doing Good with Mitzvah Mavens

Do Good with Federation's Mitzvah Mavens and JSSA

You're invited to learn how you can support disability employment programs in the Washington metropolitan area with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Mitzvah Mavens, an inter-generational community of women who share a commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world). This event is free to attend.  Tom Liniak, JSSA's Director of Specialized Employment Services, will share the program's successes in matching individuals with disabilities with local businesses to create work opportunities. He will also explain how others can help the program grow…

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January 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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