JFCS always has need of enthusiastic, caring volunteers to enable us to better serve our community. Below are a few examples of things we need capable teens for:
- Friendly Visiting
- Kosher Food Pantry Shopping/Stocking
- Tech Buddy
- Super Bowl Food Drive
- …and so many more!
Click here for a full assortment of volunteer opportunities tailored for teens!
We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.
As seen on Good Morning America
Watch the Movie Trailer
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:30 PM
Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, Princeton, NJ 08540
Tickets: $10/Adult, Kids 10+ free. We are SOLD OUT! Looking forward to seeing you all there for a great event!
Thanks to Kenny Pepper, the JFCS staff now has brand new picnic tables for lunches and outdoor meetings. Kenny, a member of Boy Scout Troop 66 from West Windsor completed the project as part of his Eagle Merit Badge requirement. Pictured here are Lara Wellerstein, Director of Community Programs and Services and Kenny Pepper.
New Jersey Jewish News recently published an article covering Illuminating Spirits, a theatre production of 6 Holocaust survivors’ stories. The project was cosponsored by JFCS, Passage Theatre Company in Trenton, and the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education. Click here to read the full article.
Join other young Jewish professionals on Tuesday 5/17 for a leadership development and networking program at a Trenton Thunder baseball game. Enjoy the game from the comfort of a private box at Arm & Hammer Park, generously donated by Borden Perlman Salisbury & Kelly. Click here for the program flyer with all the details.
To RSVP or for more information, contact Lisa Adler at 609-987-8100 or LisaA@jfcsonline.org.
Dear Community Member,
At JFCS we were saddened to hear of the tragic events in Robbinsville on 4/19.
How do we cope with such terrible news? We are all filled with disbelief and each one of us will process and cope with the information in different ways. As a community service agency, it is our hope at JFCS that this message brings you some needed guidance and direction to help your family deal with the events of the day.
Adolescents and children cope with grief differently. We recommend:
- Talking to your children in order to minimize sensationalism or misinformation.
- Children should be given information appropriate to their developmental level.
- Limiting exposure of televised viewing of the details of this accident.
- Limit accessing information on social media, to avoid overstimulation.
- Sticking to regular routines as much as possible, to create a sense of normalcy.
- Most importantly, they need to know they are safe and loved.
Regardless of your age, we all need to take the time to process this loss and share our feelings with others. However as a community, we can help our students and colleagues affected by this loss by being patient, responsive and sensitive to their reactions.
Our Counseling team would like you to know that our services are available to anyone who feels the need to meet with a therapist. We can be reached at
609-987-8100 X 102.
Additional information regarding crisis counseling can be found on Robbinsville’s Board of Education website, http://www.robbinsville.k12.nj.us/.
In closing, from all of us at JFCS, our thoughts are with the Robbinsville Community.
With warm regards,
LInda F. Meisel, Executive DirectorAndrea LoPresti, Director of Clinical Services