The Well-Balanced Student: Avoiding Stress & Overscheduling during the Pandemic and Beyond
Wednesday, February 24 at 8pm | Cost: $10 | Location: Online
Hosted by: Challenge Success
When we are too focused on grades and performance, we deny our children the time and energy they need to tackle the demanding work of growing up. In this presentation, you’ll learn how you can establish a healthier home environment for your school-aged child, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase your child’s resilience, creativity, and well-being. Participants will examine the tension that parents, students, and teachers often experience during remote and in-person learning over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition.
JVC’s Community Mitzvah Week
Sunday, December 20 – Friday, December 25
Hosted by: Jewish Volunteer Connection
JVC’s Community Mitzvah Week will run from December 20-25, 2020. This week-long event will enable us to meet the vital needs of community nonprofit/service agencies and engage volunteers in a variety of events and projects through meaningful direct service, indirect service, and learning experiences. Arranged options will allow for safe involvement while accommodating different scheduling needs and preferences.
Amplifying Voices: Stories of Exclusion, Stories of Change
Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 12:30pm | $12 JCC Member/ $18 JCC NM
Hosted by: Gordon Center
Jews of Color Speak about Moving from Welcoming to Belonging. Panelists April Baskin, Gamal Palmer, and Evan Traylor will be in discussion moderated by Candace Manriquez Wrenn about their experiences as Jews of Color and sharing strategies to combat Racism and Anti-Semitism.
Navigating School During Uncertain Times
Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 8:00pm | $10 Registration
Hosted by: Challenge Success
How can parents best support the personal and academic needs of their children while also attending to their own professional and family needs? In this presentation, parents will receive strategies for remote, in-person, or hybrid school and will learn how they can establish a healthier home environment for their school-aged child, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase resilience, creativity, and well-being.
Learn About College Financial Aid During COVID
Sunday, November 15, 2020 | 7:30-8:30pm
Hosted by: JELF – Jewish Educational Loan Fund
JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund) will host a live financial aid session, addressing your options — and where to start in these uncertain times. As most of you know, JELF offers financial aid for college, graduate and vocational students. During this 1 hour webinar, we’ll discuss paying for college including scholarships/grants and the varying types of student loans, including JELF’s interest-free option. We’ll also have time for Q&A. Please share this with those of your members who may be in, or going into, any higher educational program.
18 Days Exploring Racial Justice
18 Days: October 14 – Nov 2
Hosted by: The Baltimore Jewish Council
Jewish organizations and individual community members are invited to participate in 18 days of learning and reflection on racial justice. Participants will receive an email a day featuring an article, video, and/or reflection question that surfaces one aspect or experience of race, racism, antisemitism, power, or privilege. With a commitment of just 30 minutes a day, participants will build a shared set of resources and tools to begin or continue the work of pursuing justice inside and beyond the Jewish community.
Connecting Generations: Difficult Conversations About Race
3 Session series: June 30 – Sept 15
Hosted by: Jewish Museum of Maryland & The Baltimore Jewish Council
A Free Three-Part Series- The events of recent weeks have brought to stark relief the issue of racial inequity in the United States. As uncomfortable and fraught as conversations about race can be, those conversations are necessary, especially now. The wisdom, experiences, and perspectives of different generations within the Jewish community can deepen our understanding of race and racism within Jewish and broader American contexts.
Members of all generations are invited to this three-part series. Ahead of each month’s session, participants will be asked to read or listen to a pre-selected article or podcast that will frame the conversation.
Back to School in 2020: Tips and Tools for the Year Ahead
Monday, August 31 | 8:00-9:00pm | Online | Hosted by: Associated Women, the JCC and JCS
Regardless of what we have chosen for our children, there is still a lot of concern about how this school year will play out. Join us for a virtual discussion to receive support, guidance and practical skills from JCS mental health clinicians, Ahuva Radzyner, LMSW, and Stacey Meadows, LCSW-C. Participants will learn to reduce stress and strengthen flexibility and resilience for the months ahead. Please note this this is a women’s event designed for female identifying caregivers.
Sexual Citizens – Helping Teens Make Mindful Choices
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 8:30-9:30pm | Hosted by: Moving Traditions
Sex, flirting, and romance are of central importance to teens—and, even in this time of social distancing, teens still need their parents’ guidance to navigate this important aspect of their lives. Please join Moving Traditions’ CEO Deborah Meyer along with Moving Traditions staff and Kol Koleinu Teen Fellows—as we speak with Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Kahn, coauthors of the landmark study, Sexual Citizens, who will share their research findings and discuss implications for teens and their parents.
The webinar is geared toward parents of 7th to 12th graders—and clergy and Jewish educators are welcome.
4FrontU – The Well-Balanced Teen
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 7:00-8:30pm | Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, Teen Lounge
Learn research-based strategies for raising healthy teenagers in today’s fast-paced world. For Parents of Teens
Dor V’Dor: How is this Generation Different From All Others?
March 27 | 7:00-9:00pm | Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
With Josh Miller, high school junior and Director of Gen. Z studies for XYZ University (Minneapolis, MN). This session is ideal for parents, rabbis, educators, teens, and other youth professionals.
Smells Like Teen Spirit: Adolescent Spirituality and Mental Health
With Dr. Lisa Miller (Columbia University), Author of The Spiritual Child. This session is ideal for parents, rabbis, educators, and other youth professionals.