Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story at Teen Symposium

Lois Flamholz (94), part of the JFS’ Holocaust Survivor Services Program, shares her harrowing experience of surviving Auschwitz and losing her family during World War II at the 34th Annual Teen Symposium on the Holocaust. This event was organized by the Jewish Federation of Northern Pennsylvania to help younger generations remember those lost and acknowledge

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Keeping Wellness in Mind

Creating Time & Space to Listen to Our Youth The subject of mental health, especially the mental health of our youth, has become increasingly important. The multiple impacts of the pandemic as well as the normal challenges of growing up have combined to make the current environment one full of many pitfalls. Youth by nature

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Why Volunteer at JFS?

At JFS, we could not possibly deliver more than 700 kosher meals per week to homebound seniors without the kindness and compassion of our corps of dedicated volunteers. As one of our recipients, DG of Piscataway, states, “Thank you, and the volunteers who deliver the meals. Sometimes they are the only people I get to

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March 2022 Keeping Wellness in Mind

Shifting Our Focus, Mindfully “We live in uncertain times” These are words that people have spoken since the beginning of time. The fact remains that uncertain times are a guarantee, though the things that we are concerned about change seemingly almost every day. Whether we are dealing with a war overseas, a pandemic or a

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Community Fundraiser – Bloomin’ 4 Good

Did you know JFS Middlesex is part of Stop & Shop’s Bloomin’ 4 Good Program? Each month, a local Stop & Shop sells specially marked Bloomin’ 4 Good bouquets to support a local organization fighting hunger. For the month of March 2022, JFS Kosher Food Pantries have been selected to receive $1 donation for every

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Art for the Soul, Food for the Body

For Richard Hoffman (80), art has always been part of his life. He grew up knowing he was “always an artist.” Richard fed his creative soul at a young age with doodles in the back of his notebook and with drawings of his favorite cartoon characters. Born and raised in Newark, NJ, he attended Weequahic High School

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Jewish Family Services & You

“I want to thank you for all your help and time – you are the best! I feel very glad to find people like you in my life. Today I became a US citizen!” – Jose R, JFS citizenship student

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