Parenting Enrichment...

All parents have questions and concerns about matter if your child is a toddler or an adult with his or her own kids.


Jewish Family Service offers professionally led classes to provide answers, emotional support and activities for your family.  By participating in these classes and workshops, you can learn how to nurture and strengthen your family and become more confident about your parenting skills.

The following PJ Parenting events are held and organized by Jewish Family Service in collaboration with Mayerson JCC, and in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, thanks to generous funding from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and Anne Heldman.

Parenting Discussions...

We are collaborating with Rockwern Academy, the Mayerson JCC Early Childhood School, PJ Library, and congregations in the Jewish community to offer parenting classes.


Kibbitz & Coffee - FREE and open to the community
      Rockwern Academy, 8401 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236 

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017     8:00 - 9:00 am    How Much is Good Enough? 
                                                                                       Are we Expecting Perfection?
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017           8:15 - 9:15 am    TBD


Ages & Stages - FREE and open to the community

     Mayerson JCC Early Childhood School, 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017   4 - 5 pm                 Healthy Relationships Part 1

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017       8:15 - 9:15 am       Establishing Successful Routine

  • Thursday, November 2, 2017     4  -5 pm                 Healthy Relationships Part 2

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017   8:15 - 9:15am        Raising Confident, Competent Children

We also offer classes ready to go on the road.  If you are looking for a speaker for your moms’ or dads’ group, PTO, organization meeting, or employee seminar...or you have 10 friends and neighbors who are interested in a special session in your neighborhood...give us a call.

All classes will be presented by:

Debi Maltz Varland is the Education Manager at Jewish Family Service. She is a Registered Art Therapist with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from University of Michigan, a Masters in Art Education from Miami University and a Masters in Art Therapy from Wright State University. She has worked in private practice, in-patient psychiatric hospitals, schools, and non-profits. For over 20 years Debi has been using art as the primary mode of communication to help individuals and groups experiencing loss & grief and mental illness explore their inner feelings and increase self-awareness.