JFCS & THE BETH EL SENIORS CLUB PRESENT: SELF-DETERMINATION IN OUR GOLDEN YEARS!

DATE: Thursday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Beth El Synagogue (50 Maple Stream Rd., East Windsor)

DESCRIPTION: Are you prepared for the critical decisions down the road? Whether you are working with your aging parents or preparing for your own future, it is critical to understand what documents to have in place. Everyone deserves to have their wishes respected when it comes to healthcare and quality of life in your golden years. Beth Hammer, a geriatric care manager at Jewish Family & Children’s Service, will walk us through what documents are key to ensuring your intentions are communicated with caregivers. 

RSVP is required by 1/10 to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or call Beth El Synagogue at 609-443-4454. 

This program is sponsored by Beth El Seniors & JFCS.

Nosh & Knowledge: Israel!

Description: Israel…the Modern Nation-State.  Israel…the homeland of the Jewish people.  Israel…the fulfillment of the biblical promise.  Join Anne Berman-Waldorf as she examines the beauty, the complexity and the nuance of our relationships with Israel.

A kosher lunch will be provided by Greenwood House and there is a requested donation of $5.00 per person. You may also bring your own kosher-style lunch. 

Date: Thursday, December 19th at 12:30pm

Location: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Road East, West Windsor)

RSVP is required by 12/13 to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126.

This program is sponsored by Congregation Beth Chaim, Greenwood House & JFCS.

Job Opportunity: Mobile Pantry Truck Driver!

The JFCS Mobile Food Pantry Truck will be bringing the resources of the JFCS brick-and-mortar pantry to distribution sites in Mercer County beginning January 2020!  The truck (16-feet) will be a healthy-choice food pantry that will help those most in need in Mercer County. We are seeking a responsible part-time driver (15- 20 hours per week; some evenings) with a good driving record to drive the truck as well as to help with stocking and food distribution. 

For more details, see description here

Join #TEAMJFCS at the Mercer County Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 28, 2019 @ 8:30AM

Mercer County Park, West Windsor

Join JFCS at the Seventh Annual Mercer County Turkey Trot – a 5K race and 1 Mi walk on Thanksgiving Morning in Mercer County Park. The 5K race kicks off at 8:30 am from the West Picnic area. The walk/fun run will start immediately after the 5K run has started.

So many ways to give back on Thanksgiving!  The larger our team, the larger our gift proceeds from the race! Run, walk or volunteer! 

Click here to register. 

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.

FRIENDS CIRCLE: A Memory Cafe

Description: A social gathering for anyone affected with memory challenges and their care partners. Enjoy coffee, refreshments and entertainment in a warm, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. Free and open to the public. Community resources available.

Date: Tuesday July 9th at 1pm to 3pm

Location: Adath Israel Congregation (1958 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville)

Registration: Pre-registration required. Contact Donna Sobel at 609-883-5391 ext. 388.

Brought to you by Greenwood House and JFCS & sponsored by Rothkoff Law Group

Nosh & Knowledge Summer Reading Series: My Russian Grandmother and her American Vaccum Cleaner by Meir Shalev

Description: From the acclaimed Israeli author comes a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and the sport of storytelling in Nahalal, the village of Meir Shalev’s birth. Hilarious and touching, this is the story of Shalev’s family set against the story of the early years of Israel. Here we meet Shalev’s amazing grandma Tonia, who arrived in Palestine by boat from Russia in 1923 and lived in a constant state of battle with what she viewed as the family’s biggest enemy in their new land: dirt. A kosher lunch will be provided by Greenwood House and there is a requested donation of $5.00 per person. You may also bring your own Kosher-style lunch.

Date: Thursday June 27th at 12:30pm

Location: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Road East, West Windsor)

RSVP: To Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100 ext. 126 by 6/24.

This program is sponsored by Beth Chaim, Greenwood House and JFCS

Nosh & Knowledge: Beyond The Four Children

Description: Who sits at our Passover table? Who is not there…and how do we continue to tell the story to make room for all voices. Taught by Anne Berman-Waldorf.  A Kosher lunch will be provided by Greenwood House and there is a requested donation of $5.00 per person.  You may also bring your own Kosher-style lunch. 

Date: Thursday April 18th at 12:30pm

Location: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Road East)

RSVP: To Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126 no later than 4/12. 

*This program is sponsored by Congregation Beth Chaim, Greenwood House & JFCS*