People on the Move – JSSA to break ground on new Rockville headquarters

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October 4, 2006 — Rockville, Maryland — JSSA, The Jewish Social Service Agency of Metropolitan Washington, will begin a new chapter in its 100+ years of service to the Washington, D.C. community by breaking ground on a new headquarters on October 18th. Supporters of JSSA, its board of directors and staff, elected officials and community leaders from around the region will launch the construction of JSSA’s new headquarters — the Ina Kay Building — at a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, October 18, at 10:30 a.m.

When completed, the three-story, 31,000-square-foot headquarters, at 200 Woodhill Road in the Fallsgrove section of Rockville, will be a state-of-the-art facility from which JSSA can offer its award winning services and programs to the community including: mental health assessment and treatment services for children and families; neuropsychological and educational testing; educational advocacy; special needs case management and counseling; career and employment services; and, adoption services. The Fallsgrove headquarters will also house the agency’s administrative offices and modern training facilities. Construction on the building is expected to take one year.

“JSSA’s new headquarters in the Ina Kay Building allows us to keep our promise to the community and expand our service and program offerings to better serve the growing upcounty population while maintaining a strong presence in the lower part of Montgomery County,” said JSSA’s president Cathy Brodsky. “JSSA is tremendously grateful to our donors and supporters whose generosity continues to make this building, and the important services that we can provide from within it, possible,” added Brodsky.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be chaired by JSSA past president Martha K. Bindeman and her husband Stuart and will include a welcome from President Brodsky and remarks by prominent D.C. area businessman Jack Kay, who provided the leadership capital campaign gift to support the construction.

When the building is complete JSSA will consolidate space from its Gaithersburg and Bethesda offices within the new headquarters. JSSA’s current home, on Montrose Road in Rockville, will become a hub for Aging services, Premier Homecare and JSSA’s Hospice. The Montrose Road location will continue to offer services to children and their families in a small counseling suite. To meet the social services needs of the entire metropolitan Washington area, JSSA maintains additional offices in Fairfax, Virginia and Silver Spring, Maryland.

JSSA selected Barry Dunn & Associates to design the new building and WDG as its interior design firm. Blake Real Estate is serving as construction manager for the project.

For more information about JSSA, please visit our website at For additional information about the groundbreaking ceremony, please contact Lise Krantz at JSSA,
301-816-2705 or [email protected]

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