Uncategorized

Empathy in Action: We Can All Prevent Suicide

On September 6th, William Stover, LCSW, JFS’ Associate Executive/Clinical Director, joined a panel of speakers at “Help and Hope: Suicide Prevention Awareness,” co-hosted by the JCC of Middlesex County and Edison Arts Society. The event emphasized the importance of open and direct communication to support those dealing with suicidal thoughts, reduce the stigma around mental …

Empathy in Action: We Can All Prevent Suicide Read More »

It Takes a Village: Community Partnerships Fuel Back-to-School Season

The back-to-school season was an incredible success, highlighting the commitment and compassion of our community. Thanks to your support, JFS’ Women Center and Kosher Food Pantries distributed backpacks filled with school supplies to 120 children for a great start to the new school year. Both parents and children were grateful and excited to receive the …

It Takes a Village: Community Partnerships Fuel Back-to-School Season Read More »

Helping New Jerseyans on Their Path to Citizenship

Thank you to everyone in attendance! Especially: On March 18th, JFS Immigration & Citizenship Services staff and volunteers participated in NALEO’s Free Citizenship Application Assistance event at the Elizabeth Public Library. The event provided NJ residents with a range of services, including legal consultations, assistance with Citizenship applications and support with other immigration-related issues. Applying for …

Helping New Jerseyans on Their Path to Citizenship Read More »

25 Years of Dedication: Congrats Debby Alter!

This month, we sat down with Debby Alter (née Aneis) who celebrated her 25th year of service working at JFS Middlesex. Amidst several caseloads of individuals filing for citizenship, green cards and petitions for family members, Debby maintains a level of focus, professionalism and compassion for her work as Accredited Representative and Program Director of …

25 Years of Dedication: Congrats Debby Alter! Read More »

Welcome to the JFS Blog!

As a nonprofit social services agency, we’re here to provide vital programs to all members of the community, regardless of background.  We strive to be responsive and dynamic as we focus on the most pressing needs of the community – food insecurity, job training, immigration, senior services, Holocaust survivor services, mental health counseling, and more.   …

Welcome to the JFS Blog! Read More »

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 …

World smile day Read More »

Job seekers group

Job Seekers Group at the JFS Women’s Center https://lnkd.in/dvxvVEs – 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 …

Job seekers group Read More »

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 …

From Baghdad to Brooklyn Read More »

Scroll to Top