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Community Engagement

Community Engagement encompasses our volunteer program, community events & youth programming.

Kosher Food Pantry

Our community pantry is open to all who are in need of this support during unforeseen emergencies or transitional, life challenges.

Senior Services

JFCS is proud to offer a wide range of senior services to members of our community.

Counseling Services

Our clinical team helps individuals of all ages on their healing journeys.

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JFCS to Hold Pop-Up Pantry at Christ Congregation

Description: Jewish Family & Children’s Service will be taking its Community Food Pantry on the road and hosting a Pop-Up Food Pantry at Christ Congregation in Princeton (50 Walnut Lane) on Thursday, August 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Fresh fruits, vegetables, snack foods, and non-perishable items will be available.  A vegetarian dinner prepared by congregants will be served at 6:00 p.m. and there will also be a coloring activity for kids.  Food pantry distribution is first-come, first-served until food runs out.  Open to the community.  No proof of income is necessary, but you must self-attest to need. 

DATE:  Thursday, August 29th from 5:00 – 7:00PM

WHERE: Christ Congregation, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton

RSVP: If you plan to attend the dinner, please RSVP to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County (JFCS) has been operating the Yvette Sarah Clayman Community Food Pantry since 1999.  The Pantry is choice-based and allows clients to shop for their food instead of picking up a prepared bag.  This follows our philosophy of empowering clients to care effectively for themselves and others.  It is open to people of all denominations in Mercer County.

Nosh & Knowledge Summer Reading Series: The Bread Givers

Description: This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father’s rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Sarah’s struggle towards independence and self-fulfillment resonates with a passion all can share. Bread Givers is an essential historical work with enduring relevance. A Kosher lunch will be provided by Greenwood House and there is a requested donation of $5.00 per person.

Book: The Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska

Date: Thursday August 22nd at 12:30pm

Location: Congregation Beth Chaim

RSVP: To Beth Englezos at Bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100 ext. 126 no later than 8/16

This program is sponsored by Congregation Beth Chaim, Greenwood House & JFCS. All programs are open to the community and we thank Greenwood House for preparing our Kosher lunches for the Summer Reading Series.

JFCS Celebrates Older Americans Month 2019

JFCS Celebrates Older Americans Month 2019

Each May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation in observance of Older Americans Month. We are proud that the work of our Senior Services Department at JFCS so well reflects this year’s themes: Connect, Create, Contribute.
Dementia Caregiver Connection Group –Pilot Program of JFCS at Artis Senior Living

Dementia Caregiver Connection Group –Pilot Program of JFCS at Artis Senior Living

For most couples, going out for a meal or an activity is a normal part of life. But when one of the members of the couple is memory-impaired, even the simplest activity is filled with anxiety and difficulty. JFCS has created a unique program to help caregivers and their spouses with memory impairments to enjoy time out together, combining a caregiver support group with an engaging activity for the care recipient. Join us as a new group begins Thursday September 6th at 10:30am.