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Fill a Backpack!

Please help us fill backpacks! Our goal is to distribute 200 backpacks to children from our JFS programs who are in grades K-12. Shop for supplies or send us your donation and we will be happy to shop for you. For a complete list of requested items, please view our Back-to-School Wish List here. Deadline

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73-Word Story: Second Generation Experience

“Although we hadn’t personally experienced the Holocaust, it was indelibly imprinted on our psyches.” – Sara Ullman, Short Story Author When Sara Ullman, JFS’ Kosher Meals on Wheels Coordinator, challenged herself to write a short story for this year’s “73 Words in the 732,” a contest organized by the East Brunswick Public Library, she knew

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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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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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