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A Healthier Approach to College Admissions
Date: Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021 | Time: 7:00-8:15pm ET & 4:00-5:15pm PT | Virtual
The college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for students and parents alike. This research-based workshop addresses many of the important questions families have. What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit” and why does it matter? Participants will learn practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond.
A recording of the workshop will be sent to all registrants on December 15.
Past Programs & Events
On the Other Side of the Door is the Inspired Life: Conversation with Dr. Lisa Miller
Date: Tuesday, Nov 2 | Time: 7:00pm EDT
Join Dr. Lisa Miller, nationally renowned psychologist and author of The Spiritual Child and The Awakened Brain, for a lively and optimistic conversation about finding larger purpose and meaning in everyday life, and passing the moral torch from the older generation to the younger.
Date: Wednesday, Nov 17 | Time: 7:00-8:30pm | Location: Zoom | Cost: FREE
Join this panel conversation with influencers who are at the forefront of combating hate online. Featuring Julia Jassey, founder of Jewish on Campus, Jess Green, founder of Challaback Girls, and Becca Hurowitz, CEO of Vibe Israel USA.
Parenting Unpacked Fall Session 2: Navigating the Emotional Rollercoaster
Date: Thursday, Nov 18 | Time: 12:30-1:30pm | Location: Online | Cost: FREE | Hosted by: 4Front Baltimore
Join us as we delve into tangible ways to best support your teens throughout the ups and downs of teenage years, while fostering a sense of resilience, and providing our teens with the tools they need to succeed now and in the future.
Parenting Unpacked Fall Session 1: Everything You Need to Know about Teens and Mental Health
Thursday, Oct 14 | 12:30-1:30pm | Free | Location: Online | Hosted by: 4Front Baltimore
As we continue to navigate the impacts of Covid-19 and what this looks like for your family, we know that mental health is a priority. In this session you will gain a better understanding of the most common mental health challenges facing teens today and discuss strategies to support your teen through them. This session will offer real life tips and techniques as you support your teen’s mental health and wellness.
Back To School: Managing Stress, the Grind & Expectations
August 30, 2021 | 7:00-8:30pm ET | Free | Virtual
Hosted by: We Need to Talk, Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit, Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit
We Need To Talk invites you to a virtual (Zoom) panel discussion, “Back To School: Managing Stress, the Grind, and Expectations”. Children and teens have more on their plates than ever before; managing the demands of schoolwork and extracurricular activities, all while continuing to cope with a global pandemic. Join our panelists, Dr. Natasha Kendal, Ph.D, LMFT, Brenda Mann, MA Ed, Rabbi Yarden Blumstein, and Laura Milner, LMSW, to learn concrete strategies to help youth in your life manage anxiety, stress, and challenges that may arise during their transition back to school. This event is free and open to everyone!
We Need To Talk is a program of Jewish Family Service and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, focused on raising awareness about youth mental illness, and providing tools and resources for those in need of care.
Parenting in Times of Crisis: Creating a Sense of Safety for your Child
June 17, 2021 | 7:30pm – 8:30pm | Free | Virtual
Hosted by: Center for Jewish Education
When there is violence and conflict in the world and community, parents often find it difficult to talk with their children about it or answer their questions. This session will help you discover what to say and how to offer a feeling of safety and connection. Join Dr. Anne Townsend and Jenny Barrett of Mariposa Education, as we explore together how adults can build resilience and what kids need to hear when they ask hard questions.
Virtual College Road Trip 2021!
Throughout June 2021
High school students and their families can explore college and Jewish life on campus on a Virtual College Road Trip, the second annual monthlong series. Each day from June 1 – June 30, the Virtual College Road Trip will offer student-led college tours, virtual information sessions with university admissions and Hillel professionals who will share insights on Jewish and general campus life, new engaging webinars on college preparedness, and other resources. For a comprehensive list of the 40 plus participating campuses across the country, visit roadtriptocollege.org.
Managing Re-Entry Stress and Anxiety for Your Teen
May 19, 2021 | 8:00-9:00pm | Free | Virtual
Hosted by: BBYO
In the second of our two-part series hosted by BBYO’s Wellness and Inclusion and Parent Advisory Councils, parents are invited to join BBYO wellness professionals and Nicole Glick, PsyD, for an interactive program on raising resilient teens. The program will examine the unique needs and stresses faced by today’s adolescents, as well as the challenges of re-integration in a post-COVID world, and will explore strategies for raising resilient teens. Nicole Glick is a licensed psychologist with expertise in child development and family systems and helps provide parents with the tools and support they need to raise healthy children.
Come and Learn2: A Greater Baltimore Virtual Shavuot Experience
Sunday, May 16 – 17 | 7:30pm – 5:00am | Free | Virtual
Join Jewish organizations around Baltimore for a very special Shavuot experience for the second year in a row. There will be speakers on many different subjects throughout the night, click for more info.
Parenting Unpacked Spring Session 3: “I Hate the Parent Covid Has Made Me” Parenting During a Pandemic
Thursday, April 15 | 7:00-8:30pm | Free | Location: Online
Hosted by: 4Front Baltimore
The third of our 3-session series with renowned teen psychologist and educator Dr. Betsy Stone on How to Care for Yourself and Your Children in a Pandemic. Rules of parenting have changed in the Pandemic. Share the challenges of navigating parenting when everyone has different ideas of safety and discuss how we make difficult decisions as parents.
Parenting Unpacked Spring Session 2: “That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief”
Thursday, March 25 | 7:00-8:30pm | Free | Location: Online
Hosted by: 4Front Baltimore
The second of our 3-session series with renowned teen psychologist and educator Dr. Betsy Stone on How to Care for Yourself and Your Children in a Pandemic. In this extended period of loss- of safety, of friends, of lives- how do we grieve? Discover what helps us to recover and why it’s so hard.
Parenting Unpacked Spring Session 1: Trauma In Your Brain and Body
Thursday, March 4 | 7:00-8:30pm | Free | Location: Online
Hosted by: 4Front Baltimore
The first of our three session series with renowned teen psychologist and educator Dr. Betsy Stone on How to Care for Yourself and Your Children in a Pandemic. In this first session, we’ll learn what happens under times of sustained stress or trauma, how our bodies and our brains respond, and discuss what helps.
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.