Pandemic Parent Resources are Available

July 23, 2020

Pandemic Parent Resources are Available

Parenting in these uncertain times is anything but easy. We get it and we are here to help!

If you are struggling to make it through the day just keeping it all together while work pressures, your kids, economic worries, health concerns, and more swirl all around, JF&CS is here to help!

We are proud to be partnering with In The City Camp and Jumpspark Atlanta, on Pandemic Parenting, a new support group for parents during this turbulent time.

On Friday mornings, parents are joined by JF&CS clinicians who share tools, advice, and community for how to adjust to our new normal, whatever it looks like and however long it takes us to get there.

If you would like to make a telehealth appointment with one of our clinicians or join a support group, email us at or call 770.677.9474.



Parenting during lock down: here’s what you need to know

Pandemic Parenting: Privilege and Racism with Ula Zusman

Talking about privilege & racism: a parent’s challenge

Pandemic Parenting: Emotional Regulation with Ina Enoch

Pandemic Parenting - Routines & Structure with Jaime Stepansky

Pandemic Parenting – Family Dynamics with Dr. Lyudmila Trost

Pandemic Parenting - Couples Communication with Dr. Helen Kotler

Pandemic Parenting - ADHD/Executive Function with Dr. Lori Wilson

Pandemic Parenting - Back to School for You and Your Kids

Pandemic Parenting - Back to School: Teen Talk

Pandemic Parenting - Back to School: Elementary Advice

Pregnant in Uncertain Times - Are you an expectant mother, dealing with fears and concerns during this unprecedented time? Gain the support you need, and learn from others in a therapist-facilitated environment.

Led by JF&CS Clinicians Tzipporah Gerson-Miller and Ellen Zucrow, this group will meet every Friday from 1-2:30PM. To register and receive the Zoom link, email Tzipporah at!

Parenting in a Pandemic flipbook
A comprehensive guide from leading mental health professionals for parents and educators to better understand and support teens during the COVID-19 crisis.

If you would like to request a hard copy of the book, please email us at


In the City Camps

Introducing a new way to camp with ITC@Home – Choices. Confidence. Community.

You asked and we are answering!
In the City Camps is going year-round with ITC Clusters!

ITC clusters are small group in-person afternoon camps that we are bringing to you beginning September 15.

Clusters will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2 - 5 p.m. with a ratio of 5 campers to 1 counselor. Our ITC-trained counselors will create a pop-up camp for K-6th grade students to help them be active, interact with peers, and have fun after virtual school.

You can register a cluster or have your camper join an existing cluster based on their age and where you live.

$100/camper per week

We are also offering ITC@Home - our tried and true virtual camp program!

Beginning September 14, campers (K-6th grade) can join ITC on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons at 3 p.m. via Zoom for bunk time, fun-filled activities, and shira. Campers will love doing art projects, playing games, talking to friends, virtually visiting Israel, and so much more!

Each session will be 90 minutes long.

$35/camper per week

Don't just survive day-to-day life during the pandemic.
Thrive with
Learning Pods ATL as your partner.

Summer won’t be here for much longer. Instead of your children returning to their brick and mortar schools, the majority of them will be working virtually. On top of all of your other responsibilities, you now are in charge of facilitating your child’s virtual education. Learning Pods ATL can help.

With Learning Pods ATL – brought to you by the people behind
In the City Camps – you can feel confident that your child is learning, having fun, and interacting with others in a safe way.

Each small group (4-5 children) will be custom matched with a trained, properly socially distancing, and background-checked facilitator. Each student in the pod will have a personalized schedule that includes engaging activities and enrichment opportunities.

Click here to learn more about how to register or join a pod.



JumpSpark is an innovation initiative through the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta that connects Atlanta’s Jewish teens and those who influence them through collaboration with community partners and creation of original, top-quality programming. We exist to bring together Jews across Atlanta to preserve and progress our community for the future and help teens grow and discover their best selves.


MJCCA: Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta

Kids are welcome to swim, play, fish, create, and more at Summer Days @ the J! Come join in the fun! A few spaces are still open through August 14, so register today at!

The MJCCA is also here to support parents during the school year. This school year will be different, so we are innovating to ensure enriching programs for your elementary-aged kids! MJCCA Day Camps and Club J have teamed up to bring you three new programs for this school year – a FULL DAY option (monthly, 8:30 am-6:00 pm) and an AFTERNOON option (weekly, 2:00-6:00 pm) starting Monday, August 17! Kids will be in small group cohorts having a blast all around our 52-acre campus – think ropes course, boating, swimming, sports, and more! Learn more at!

Based on feedback, we've added a MORNING option (monthly, 8:30 am-2:00 pm)!


Virtual Camp Fox @ THE KAISERMAN JCC

Virtual Camp Fox is a FREE online Jewish summer camp for your child in partnership with the Kaiserman JCC as well as support from the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, National Museum of American Jewish History, and many other non-profit organizations.

The camp runs from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday, through August 14. Parents may register their children for either a full-day or half-day program, and you can sign up week-by-week or for the entire summer. Virtual Camp Fox is FREE to all campers, subject to capacity for each age group. Camp organizers request a suggested donation to help underwrite costs, but it is not required.

Please complete the registration form for ALL CAMPERS you wish to register (for any grade K-5), and camp organizers will do their best to accommodate. You will receive a follow up email to confirm your child’s participation as soon as possible.

Questions? Please contact the camp for details.


Jewish Kids Group

When school goes online, JKG goes in person! At JKG Full Day kids ages 5-11 will get the help they need to participate in their school’s online learning; build friendships with neighborhood Jewish kids; and enjoy art, music, outdoor play, and camp-style Jewish fun when schoolwork is complete. Locations in Decatur and Morningside.

Learn more and sign up today!


Our Synagogue partners have their own resources available to parents.