Lisa Mason

JFS Café Europa: Connecting Holocaust Survivors Online

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve felt the impact that social isolation has had on our health and emotional wellbeing especially among our most vulnerable groups. Staying connected continues to be a challenge for many older persons who are not yet ready or able to meet in-person. For JFS’ hundreds of Holocaust survivors, the adjustment to online …

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A Message of Support for Ukraine

As an organization that serves individuals and families from different countries and ethnic backgrounds–many with personal experiences of fleeing genocide and war–JFS urges you to support each other and pray for peace during this troubling time. Threats to a country’s sovereignty and attacks on its people have lasting humanitarian consequences that require global support. We’ve …

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JFS’ Seymour Nussenbaum Reflects on Congressional Gold Medal

Honoring the past and its impact on the future This month, we caught up with Seymour Nussenbaum (98), a JFS Kosher Meals on Wheels recipient and World War II Veteran, who spoke to us about a recent bill signed into law by President Biden. The bill will honor two top-secret World War II military units …

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day Among Friends

Valentine’s Day isn’t only for lovers! This day, like most holidays, offers an opportunity to show compassionate love and appreciation to our family, friends and community. As one of the congregate meal programs under JFS Senior Services, Lunch With Friends celebrated Valentine’s Day by engaging members in discussion of love, wisdom and friendship. Each week, …

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Remember

January 27th is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, an event commemorated as International Holocaust Day. This month, INLOVE Magazine published a powerful article about the JFS Middlesex Holocaust Survivor Services. For editor Elena Vasilevsky, our programs and mission are close to her heart, as she recalls her great aunt Tanta Yetta’s stories about …

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