Janice W. Goldsten Luncheon registration now available!

March 15th, 2017 by

On Tuesday, April 25, you are invited to join us for the 2017 Janice W. Goldsten Luncheon. Chairing the event will be Marilyn and Buddy Feldman, as we honor Joan and Harold Krauthamer and family as this year’s Janice W. Goldsten Award recipients and Sidney Cohen,  the Young Leadership Award recipient.

We are excited to announce that sponsorships, advertisements and tickets are now available!

CEO Scot Marken Featured on Montgomery Week In Review

March 1st, 2017 by

Would you like to learn more about JFGH’s role in providing support services to individuals with disabilities? Watch JFGH CEO Scot Marken discuss education, aging and housing concerns on this edition of Montgomery Week in Review! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6RrYZFXQmE

Sibs! Join us on Facebook!

February 28th, 2017 by

Did you know there’s a private, dedicated Facebook group for JFGH siblings? Not only will you be able to connect with each other and stay updated on all things JFGH, but you’ll also be able to livestream Bruce K. Smith Sibling Network events. This way siblings from near and far can benefit from these wonderful educational discussions. There will be one in March, so be sure to RSVP!

Support JFGH while you shop!

January 24th, 2017 by

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Do you enjoy shopping online?
Would you also like an easy way to support JFGH?
Look no further! Amazon Smile makes it easy for you to do both —
shop from the comfort of your home while Amazon donates a portion of your purchase to JFGH.

Simply click here and start shopping!


Exploring the Joys & Challenges of Being a Local JFGH Sibling

November 2nd, 2016 by

Join us at the next Bruce K. Smith Sibling Network event for a discussion about the joys and challenges of being the brother or sister of an adult with a disability. Beth K. Shapiro, LCSW-C, Director of Social Work and JFGH sibling Dorrie Pilot, the author of the October 2016 SIBLINK‘s Sibling Scribblings article will be co-facilitating.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

6:30-8:30 pm

Please RSVP no later than Monday, December 5, 2016 to BShapiro@jfgh.org.

The Joy W. and S. Robert Cohen Building
1500 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852

Welcome Scot!

July 5th, 2016 by

JFGH Welcomes CEO Scot Marken to the family.  Check out the welcome video on YouTube…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjHhseDtuhM


Thanks for 30, Vivian!

June 30th, 2016 by

Thank you for joining us to honor Vivian’s 30 plus years of remarkable leadership to JFGH.  The celebration attended by over 600 JFGH residents, colleagues, friends, family, community and government leaders is a testament to Vivian’s extraordinary impact on the greater community. Highlights included the announcement of the soon to be opened, Vivian and Raymond Bass Home as well as the Reiner Family Home. Check out the wonderful photos here!

Congratulations 2015-2016 MOST Participants!

June 22nd, 2016 by

We recently celebrated the Sally and Robert Goldberg MOST Program 2015-2016 transitioners and their wonderful accomplishments.  The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and ARC of Northern Virginia were recognized as MOST Program Partners of the Year for Maryland and Virginia, respectively.

We are so proud of our MOST participants and congratulate them on their achievements!

Maryland: Andrew, Caroline, Griffin, Jackson, Jason, Jeffrey, Joshua, Justin, KC, Laura, Michael, Tory
Virginia: Brian, David, Debbie, Gordon, Matthew G., Matthew T., Miranda

MOST Transition Celebration 2016


Strides to Thrive – New Date! Sunday, August 21st

June 9th, 2016 by

Strides to Thrive benefit walk will now be held on Sunday, August 21, 2016!

If you have friends and family who would like to attend, they can still register at www.stridestothrive.com. We’ll also have walk-up registration the day of the event. If you have already registered, we’re excited to see you!

The walk will take place at the Washingtonian Center/RIO from 8 – 10 a.m. Washingtonian Center is located off I-270 in Gaithersburg. Parking is free and available throughout the Washingtonian Center and Rio. The closest lot to the walk is next to Rio Grande.

Check in at our registration area located at the Plaza in front of Joe’s Crab Shack beginning at 8 a.m.  The event will officially kick off at 8:30 a.m., where you and your group can take part in the at-your-own-pace walk around the lake.  Following the walk, we’ll have music from Electric Entertainment, as well as food and drinks provided by Starbucks, Honest Tea and KIND Snacks.  We’ll also have a T-shirt for the first 200 registered walkers.
Please contact JFGH Events Coordinator, Shaunna Pickett at 240.283.6053 or SPickett@jfgh.org for more information.

SIBLINK: A Quarterly E-Newsletter of the Bruce K. Smith Sibling Network

May 24th, 2016 by

Each quarter, the Bruce K. Smith Sibling Network publishes SIBLINK, an e-newsletter that includes information about events, resources and research relevant to siblings. The main highlight is Sibling Scribblingsan article written by a sibling who shares their heartwarming and honest story about the struggles and triumphs of being a brother or sister of an individual with disabilities. Read the latest three articles here.