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Merit Badge and Jewish Religious Awards Fair
Merit Badge and Jewish Religious Awards Fair


When: 1/4/2015
Where: Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
13300 Arctic Avenue
Rockville, Maryland  20853
United States
Julian Tishkoff

Phone: 301-424-8469

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

The National Capital Area Council Jewish Committee on Scouting invites ALL Scouts to participate in a merit badge fair.Merit Badge Fair Information; additionally, Jewish Scouts are invited to work on Jewish religious awards:

Macabee Award
for Tiger Cubs
andCub Scouts,
Grades 1-3
Aleph Award
for Cub Scouts and
Webelos Scouts,
Grades 3-5
Ner Tamid Award
for Boy Scouts
and Venturers,
Grades 6-9
Etz Chaim Award
for Boy Scouts
and Venturers,
Grades 9+

Merit Badge Fair Information

A list of participating merit badge counselors is listed below and in the flier. Scouts (not parents!) who wish to earn merit badges at the Fair should register by sending an email message to Dr. Julian Tishkoff, tishkoffj@asme.orgor (301) 424-8469, with the following information:

Scout’s name, e-mail address, phone, rank, unit type (troop/crew) and number, district, and merit badge first choice and second choice (if first choice is unavailable).

Send this information to Dr. Tishkoff, no later than October 15. Enrollment for each merit badge may be limited, and you will be notified if the merit badge you want to take becomes unavailable.

At check-in, Scouts should have a blue card signed by their Scoutmasters, and $5.00 to pay for the cost of the class and refreshments.  Some merit badges require advance preparation, and are marked with an asterisk on the list attached.  All scouts should contact the counselors for their badges in advance of the course in order to complete their merit badge pre-requisities before the Fair.

Refreshments will be provided.  Please do not bring your own food or drinks to the Fair. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION  and IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER: Please contact Julian Tishkoff, at 301-424-8469. The alternate bad weather date will be January 11, 2015

Merit Badge Fair Merit Badge Counselors


Merit BadgeCounselorContact Information
BuglingJames Lehman(301) 774-7561,
ChessMarcie Calcagno
Citizenship in the CommunityAmy Johnson(301) 538-3230,
Citizenship in the Nation*Robert Book(202) 413-7042,
Citizenship in the WorldSteve Lamar(571) 332-6449,
Cooking*Joel Straus(202) 441-0771,
Disabilities Awareness*Ronni Corbett(703) 501-6559,
Family Life*Raymond Horn(443) 253-0605,
Personal Management*Philip Sternberg(703) 960-0205,
Programming*Jeffrey Cohen(301) 775-7173,
Public Speaking*Jay Eidson(703) 433-3989,
Jewish Religious EmblemsJulian Tishkoff(301) 424-8469,



*This merit badge has prerequisites that are needed if the requirements are to be completed at the Merit Badge Fair.  Scouts who register for this badge are encouraged strongly to contact the merit badge counselor as soon as possible.


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