Community Resources

Mikvah Mondays: January 26

The Mikvah opens its doors for questions, curious visits, comments and a safe place to discuss preconceived notions about what the Mikvah is and who uses it. Join us for coffee and bagels, while you chat, readMikvah ceremonies created for different life cycle events, including childbearing, infertility, and other life transitions. 
The goal of Mikvah Mondays is to demystify the Mikvah and offer Gan parents an awareness of how Mikvah is relevant to their lives. Mikvah Mondays after drop off on the last Monday of the month, 8:45-9:45am.
Mark your calendars now for future dates:
Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 30, Apr 27, May 18


Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington

Camp Ramah in New England is thrilled to announce the opening of the Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington!  We will offer high-level sports, swimming, creative and fine arts, ndoor and outdoor cooking, nd expose and involve all campers in our rich Jewish experience that Camp Ramah is known for.  Campers will be able to customize their day, based on their own interests. Our 2, 3 and 4 week sessions will run from June 22 to July 17th.  The camp day will be 9 am to 4 pm, with bus transportation provided and included in the cost of tuition. We will also have extended day options.  Our campsite is located at the Wellspring Conference Center in Germantown, MD and is for ages entering K - 5th.  

Join us to learn more at our info session on Tuesday, January 13th at 7 pm at the Fink's home in Bethesda, MD.  To RSVP or for more information, please contact Lori Fish Bard at or visit our website at


Raising Your Challenging Child

Register here

Starting in January 2015

Wednesday nights, 7:30-9:00 PM, in Rockville, MD

Ten-Session Parent  Behavior Management Training Program with  Dan Shapiro, M.D. 

Session Topics

  1. Know Your Child
  2. Time-in
  3. Engagement and Understanding
  4. Motivation through Positive Attention
  5. Motivation through Experience
  6. Motivation through Rewards
  7. Time-out and Ignoring
  8. Empathy
  9. Problem Solving
  10. Accommodations/Interventions

 Dates: January  14, 21, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25


Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Lower School

1901 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, Maryland 20852

 Ample free parking  

 For more information and to register, go to:

Pay What You Can

Suggested range:  $150-$300 for all ten sessions.

Those who can pay more, thanks very much for supporting those who can't.

 For more information, or if you want a flier, please contact:


PEP Classes

Parenting Preschoolers (8 weeks)

Understand your child’s development and personality and get positive parenting tools to set firm and kind boundaries, solve problem behaviors, and foster cooperation and capability. 

PEP I: Parenting 5 to 12 Year Olds (8 weeks)

Are you struggling with your child's behavior? Tired of yelling, threatening or bribing, or just looking for some new strategies? Learn how to use positive, encouraging methods with your children to gain cooperation, promote respect and responsibility, set and uphold limits, and bring out the best in each child. 

Free Parenting Workshop: “Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me?”

For parents of children age 2½-18 who have never taken a PEP course. Sat, Jan 10, 3-4:30 pm at PEP, Kensington; Wed, Jan 14, 10-11:30 am, at Temple Micah, DC. FREE; space is limited and preregistration required. 301-929-8824.

 Visit or call 301-929-8824 for more information.