Nice T!ts: A Reconstructive Comedy with Amy Marcs


Description: Amy had a great rack. Then she got cancer. This Off-Broadway show is a reconstructive comedy about hope, love and the resiliency of the human spirit. Written and performed by Amy Marcs, directed by Peter Michael Marino, hear her personal story with breast cancer in her unique storytelling style. Enjoy this one-woman show followed by a panel discussion with medical & mental health professionals and breast cancer survivors. Linda Grenis is chairwoman.

Location: Hopewell Theater (5 South Greenwood Ave, Hopewell NJ)

Date: March 27th at 7:00pm

Tickets: To register click here

More Info: Flyer / Eden Aaronson at 609-987-8100 ext. 113 or

The Empty Chair: Dealing With Grief During Passover

Description: Join us for a unique one-time support session for all grieving during Passover. Passover is the most family- centered Jewish Holiday. You will discuss living with your sadness when others are celebrating a festive meal, what you do and don’t want at your seder this year, and possible new rituals and traditions. This group will be facilitated by Chaplin Beverly Rubman.

Date: Tuesday March 20th from 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Location: Jewish Family & Children’s Service (707 Alexander Rd. Suite 102, Princeton)

Cost: Free

To Register: Contact Beverly Rubman at or 609-987-8100 ext. 151

Take a Stand: Countering the Bully

PLEASE NOTE: This event is being postponed – stay tuned for more information! Sorry for any inconvenience!

Join us for an exploration of tools to combat bullying – as parents, students, educators, school administrators and community leaders.
We will screen “Wonder” the film which tells the inspiring story of a boy with facial differences who encounters and deals with bullies when attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Kids 8+ and parents welcome

Film followed by a discussion unpacking the movie themes with a panel of professionals and clinicians

*Open to the community, FREE admission*

Sunday, April 22                                                                                    

Har Sinai Temple (2421 Pennington Road, Pennington, NJ)

11:45 AM Bagel Lunch, optional ($7/person)
12:45 PM Film screening followed by panel discussion



Andrea LoPresti
Director of Clinical Services
Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Dr. Karen Hoffman Jimenez
Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Peddie School

Shana Lindsey, M.Ed.
Head of Lower School, Chapin School

Maura Coughlin, MSW
School Counselor, Chapin School

Click here to Register or click here to see the flyer

In partnership with Chapin School & Jewish Education Connection at Har Sinai Temple

The Borscht Belt with Marisa Scheinfeld

Description: Time travel through American Jewish history and pop culture as we revisit the Borscht Belt – once home to about 500 hotels and 50,000 bungalows in the Catskill Mountains. This program is both a eulogy and a celebration to what was once called “the Jewish Alps.” Presented by Marisa Scheinfeld, author of The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland.

Marisa’s new book presents photographs of abandoned sites where resorts and bungalow colonies once boomed. Some of the structures have been lying abandoned. Other sites have since been demolished, or repurposed, making this book an even more significant documentation of a pivotal era in American Jewish History.

Date: Thursday, November 2 at 10:30am

Location: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Rd East, Princeton Junction)

Cost: $7 per person + bring a non-perishable item for the Kosher Food Pantry

INFO/Register: See the flyer for more information & pay at the door

Brought to you by JFCS, Congregation Beth Chaim & The Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks

**Event open to all; Free refreshments; All proceeds will benefit the Yvette Sarah Clayman Kosher Food Pantry**


Coping with Addiction in the Family

Addiction hurts more than the addict. If you have a family member suffering or recovering from addiction, you too need support and tools to help them succeed in recovery. This workshop will help individuals facing consequences of a loved one’s addiction by:

  • understanding the biological & emotional aspects of addiction
  • learning to cope with addicts’ manipulation and denial
  • managing guilt, anger & sadness
  • learning to recognize what YOU can control

Date:  6 consecutive weeks starting Wednesday October 18
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Jewish Family & Children’s Service (707 Alexander Rd, Suite 102, Princeton)
Payment: $35 per session, per participant*

Register / INFO: Andrea LoPresti LCSW, Director of Clinical Services or 609-987-8100

See the program flyer for this workshop here.

**Sliding Fee Scale Available based on need & New Participants must complete an intake interview prior to joining the group**

College Bound: A Group for High School Juniors & Seniors

New group for high school juniors & seniors preparing for college. High school juniors and seniors will be able to share experiences, navigate the stress of college applications & plan for life after high school. This group will not only help teens manage stress and expectations of the transition to college, but also will teach them how to understand and communicate to others better. For more information, see the program flyer here.

Date: Tuesday evenings beginning October 3rd
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Jewish Family & Children’s Service  (707 Alexander Rd. Suite 102, Princeton)
Cost: 6 sessions will be $210*

Register / INFO: Andrea LoPresti LCSW, Director of Clinical Services or 609-987-8100

**Payment Plans Available, May be covered by insurance/Medicaid**

Growing Older With Acceptance And Mindfulness

When: June 14th at 12:30pm

Where: Beth El Synagogue (50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor)

Details: “Growing Older With Acceptance And Mindfulness” will be presented by Andrea LoPresti, LCSW and Director of Clinical Services at JFCS. We’ll learn how to stay mindful in the present as well as how to reduce anxiety and regret. The program is open to all and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

RSVP is required by 6/9 to Beth Englezos at or 609-987-8100, ext. 126.