Author name: Lisa Mason

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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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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World smile day

World Smile Day, “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile!” People around the world embrace this theme and on WSD organize events and celebrations big and small, visible and unseen at their school, business, organization, community or just within their family. World Smile Day® Ambassadors are also advocates for the day and help …

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Job seekers group

Job Seekers Group at the JFS Women’s Center – Come meet other women who are seeking employment. Learn new ways to market yourself and gain insight and understanding of the job search process. There is a new topic of discussion each week. Find out how other women are addressing barriers to employment in today’s ever-changing and …

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From Baghdad to Brooklyn

From Baghdad to Brooklyn, May 21, 2017 at Forsgate Country Club. Michelle Azar is the daughter of an Iraqi-born, Israeli-raised businessman father and a Brooklyn-born and raised, singer/performer Ashkenazi mother. In her one-woman show Michelle shares her family’s travels from Iraq to Israel to the United States along with her quest to balance her Middle …

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