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<lst>The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington honored individuals with its most prestigious awards for exemplary leadership and fundraising efforts in the Jewish community. Norman Goldstein, Silver Spring, and Arthur Polott, Rockville, were both awarded the Jack Kay Campaigner of the Year award; Lori A. Deckelbaum, Rockville, was honored with the Jerome J. Dick Young Leadership award; Rabbi Jack Luxemburg, Rockville, Rabbi Matthew H. Simon Rabbinical award. Additionally, Orly Kenneth, Potomac, and Reeva Ninio, Rockville, who serve as community liaisons from Israel, were awarded the first-ever Ted B. Farber Award for Professional Achievement. The awards were announced at Federation’s annual meeting, held June 16, 2005, in Washington, D.C.

Jewish Social Service Agency sponsors Social Skills/Therapy Groups for boys with Asperger's Syndrome & High Functioning Autism. Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for grades 2-3 and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for grades 4-5. Call 301-816-2633 to register. The Jewish Social Service Agency is located at 6123 Montrose Rd, Rockville.

Jewish Social Service Agency sponsors Anger Management Workshop, a 6-session workshop on Tuesdays for boys ages 14-17. Learn anger management skills. Located at 11B Firstfield Road, Gaithersburg. Call 301-816-2633.

Jewish Social Service Agency sponsors Support Group for Siblings of Children with Disabilities. Children who have siblings with disabilities meet in a safe, relaxed environment to share feelings and thoughts about happiness, confusion, frustration and pride associated with their special situation. Four Tuesday sessions, Time and dates to be announced. Locted at 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg. Call 301-816-2633 to register.

Jewish Social Service Agency sponsors Handling Angry Feelings, a 3-session workshop for children. For ages 8-9, Wednesdays, August 3-August 17,4-5 p.m. For ages 10-11, Thursdays, August 4-August 18, 4-5 p.m. The Jewish Social Services Agency is located at 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville.

Jewish Social Service Agency sponsors Social Skills Summer Mini Camp led by clinical social workers for small groups of children ages 7-10 who have difficulty making and keeping friends. 3 mornings a week beginning in July. Times TBA. Located at 11B Firstfield Road, Gaithersburg. Call 301-816-2633.

Jewish Social Service Agency sponsors Friendship Group for boys and girls ages 5-6 with Aspergerís Syndrome. Monday afternoons. Located at 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg. Call 301-816-2633 to register.

Jewish Social Service Agency sponsors Self Esteem Workshop for Pre-teen Girls. Girls ages 12-13 learn empowerment and assertiveness skills. Located at 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg.

Call 301-816-2633 to register.

Jewish Social Service Agency sponsors Stress Management Workshop. Four-session workshop, in which children and teens learn to recognize stress, practice ways to relax, learn positive ìstress-busters,î and build quieting activities into their busy lives. Dates/times to be announced. Workshops will take place at 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville and 11B Firstfield Rd., Gaithersburg. Call 301-816-2633 to register.

Jewish Social Service Agency sponsors Adult Social Skills Group for men and women ages 21 and over with Aspergerís Syndrome and related disorders. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Located at 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Call 301-816-2633.

Jewish Social Service Agency sponsors Family Support Group for parents and family members of children with disabilities. Meets monthly on the third Tuesday evening at Jewish Social Service Agency Main Office, 6123 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Free of charge. Call 301-816-2633 to register.