Fiddler On The Roof

JFCS & Congregation Beth Chaim Invite You To Join Us For a Special Performance…

               Experience FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in a new way – in YIDDISH, the language of Tevye and his family!

Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world. The little town of Anatevka will bustle with the sounds of “mame-lashn” in the U.S. premiere at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC!

*The show is in Yiddish with English and Russian translation supertitles*


Date: Wednesday, August 22nd 2018
Departure: at 9:30AM promptly from Congregation Beth Chaim via coach bus (329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction)
Approximate Return: to Congregation Beth Chaim at 5:30PM
Price: $95 per person
Other details: Includes a light dairy lunch and snack
RSVP: A limited number of seats available – reserve your ticket soon!
Register online by clicking here.
You can also mail back the printable registration form by clicking here.
Contact Beth Englezos at or 609-987-8100 ext. 126 with any questions



JFCS Annual Meeting

You are invited to join JFCS celebrate another year of service to our community as we highlight dedicated volunteers and partner organizations who enable us to continue serving those in need. The Annual Meeting is free to attend and all are welcome!

Date: June 7th at 6:00PM
Location: Beth El Synagogue (50 Maple Stream Rd, East Windsor NJ)

2018 Award Winners:
Boys Charity Group – Kehillah Award
Beth El Garden Group – Gemilut Chasadim Award
Steve Barnett – Tzedakah Award

To RSVP click here
**Please RSVP by May 24th**

Questions? Contact Frankie Stern at 609-987-8100 or by email at


Breast Cancer Resource Center Meetup Groups

You do not need to take this journey alone!


Join a BCRC Meetup Group to share your experiences, solutions, questions and concerns in an understanding, caring environment.



Advanced Breast Cancer

Description: Support for women living with Stage IV breast cancer of all ages. Share experiences, solutions, triumphs and concerns. Topics of discussion include coping with treatment side effects, facing fears, pain management, communicating with family and more.This group requires pre-registration. Contact Renee Giliberti, Support Services Coordinator, 609-497-2100 x 349 or

Facilitator:       Wanda Sevey, MDiv, LMFT
Days/Time:      1st Wednesday of each month 6:30-8:00PM – April through October 
                         1st Thursday of each month  10:00-11:30AM – November through March
Location:         BCRC, 2 Preservation Place, Princeton


Coping & Beyond

Description: An ongoing group for patients and survivors dealing with stage I, II, III breast cancer. Monthly meetings will help participants cope with short, medium and long-term effects of breast cancer and its treatment. Discussions will focus on the issues of importance to those in the group, and may include treatment decisions, communicating with family, friends & medical team, managing hair loss and fatigue, fear of recurrence, loss of control, loss of independence, chemo-brain, body image, post-treatment anxiety, self-esteem and employment issues, whole also focusing on practical ways to move beyond breast cancer and return to wellness. Newly diagnosed patients will bond with others beginning their journeys, and learn from those who are further along in their healing. Those who have completed their treatment can share their experience and coping tips, benefit from seeing how far they’ve come, and be empowered to look to the future with positivity. This group requires pre-registration. Contact Renee Giliberti, Support Services Coordinator, 609-497-2100 x 349 or

Facilitator:     Andrea LoPresti, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Days/Time:    4th Wednesday of each month   6:30-8:00PM
Location:       BCRC, 2 Preservation Place, Princeton


Young Survivors

Description: BCRC and Young Survivor Coalition of Greater Philadelphia have teamed up to bring you a monthly peer-facilitated support group addressing the unique concerns of women under the age of 40 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Young women at any stage of their breast cancer journey are welcome to attend. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are still undergoing treatment or are several years out, join us to connect with other young women who have faced breast cancer. This group requires pre-registration. Contact Renee Giliberti, Support Services Coordinator, 609-497-2100 x 349 or

Facilitator:     Jodi Inverso
Days/Time:     2nd Thursday of each month   7:00-8:30PM
Location: BCRC, 2 Preservation Place, Princeton


Rose & Louis H. Linowitz Mensch Award

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County announces the Rose & Louis H. Linowitz Mensch Award. This is a merit-based award for deserving Jewish eighth grade and High School senior students living in Mercer County. Candidates should exemplify what it means to be a mensch – a person if integrity and honor, a doer of good deeds, and an all-around good person. Students must be nominated by a member of the community such as a Rabbi, educator, youth group advisor, secular school guidance counselor, teacher, parent, etc. Eighth-grade Mensch-In-Training award is $300 and High School senior Mensch Award winners will receive $1500. This is not a need-based scholarship. Applications are due by May 7th.

To nominate a student, please complete an application. [8th Grade Application / Senior Application]

For more information, contact Joyce Weinstein at 609-987-8100 ext. 201 or




Disarmed- A Personal Story of Struggle & Resilience

Description: Come meet Izzy Ezagui, a decorated squad commander in the Israel Defense Forces who is the only sharpshooter in the world to lose an arm in combat and return to the battlefield. You’ll hear his story of drive and determination. Izzy will discuss his newly-released book which combines refreshing candor with self-deprecating wit. It is an inspiring memoir which will encourage you to live up to your aspirations despite seemingly impossible odds.

**Presentation will be followed by a Q&A session**

Date: March 22 at 7:00pm

Location: The Jewish Center (435 Nassau St, Princeton)

Tickets: Click here to register

More Info: Click here for the flyer / contact Eden Aaronson at or 609-987-8100 ext. 113

One Amazing Night, One Incredible Goal!

We debuted our Text2Give Campaign at the Annual Gala this year, and our generous guests donated over $16,000. An anonymous donor is willing to match up to the full $18,000 goal and YOU can help get us there!

Text JFCSGIVE to 243725 or go to Your contribution directly benefits the clients in our programs:


Whole Foods Feed 4 More Day

For the second year in a row, JFCS is proud to team up with our local Whole Foods market! Visit Whole Foods Princeton on January 11th and 5% of in-store Net Sales will be donated to the Yvette Sarah Clayman Kosher Food Pantry at JFCS! Shop for a cause and keep a family in need fed through the New Year.

Location: Whole Foods Princeton 3495 US Rt 1 Princeton, NJ 08540

Annual Gala 2018

Join JFCS on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 for our Annual Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton!

Our corporate honoree – Church & Dwight Employee Giving Fund for their many years of support of the Yvette Sarah Clayman Kosher Food Pantry. Our community honoree is Estelle Meltzer in honor of her contributions as a longtime volunteer & supporter of JFCS and our community.

We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful time, with cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, dancing and even a raffle! Visit our gala website for more details, and to see all the ways to support JFCS for our biggest fundraiser of the season.

Food Pantry Newsletter

Excited to announce that we have updated our website to include our wonderful Yvette Sarah Clayman Kosher Food Pantry Newsletter. The newsletter is distributed monthly, which includes updates about the pantry, some delicious recipes, healthy lifestyle tips and more! To view our current and past newsletters, click here.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at 609-987-8100.