Description: We are pleased to welcome, Mimi Schwartz, author of When History Is Personal. Mimi’s latest book contains stories of twenty-five moments in her life, each heightened by its connection to historical, political, and social issues. These essays look both inward and outward so that these individualized tales tell a larger story – of assimilation, the women’s movement, racism, anti-semitism, end-of-life issues, ethics in writing, digital and corporate challenges, and courtroom justice.
Mimi is a shrewd and discerning storyteller, who captures history from her vantage as a child of German-Jewish immigrants, a wife of over fifty years, a breast cancer survivor, a working mother, a traveler, a tennis player, a daughter, and a widow. In adding her personal story to the larger narrative of history, culture, and politics. Mimi invites readers to consider her personal take alongside “official” histories and offers readers fresh assessments of our collective past. Books will be available for sale and for signing. A kosher lunch will be served and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.
Location: Beth El Synagogue (50 Maple Stream Road)
Jewish Family & Children’s Service (“JFCS”) of Greater Mercer County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service agency that strengthens individuals and families by empowering people to care for themselves and others. This is accomplished through a wide range of high quality social services and programs including therapy, information and referral, support, education and advocacy. By combining contemporary clinical skills with values of charity, righteousness and compassion, Jewish Family & Children’s Service seeks to assist families with many of life’s toughest challenges. For over 75 years, our agency has served those in need in Greater Mercer County. We are headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey with an additional location in Ewing.
Who We Are
Our dedicated board and staff are led by Daniel J. Wagner, Board President and Linda Meisel, LCSW, Executive Director. Our counseling and executive staff are all professionals with Master’s degrees and New Jersey State licensed social workers continually trained in current techniques and issues. In addition, scores of volunteers ranging from octogenarians to young children give their time and energy every day to help JFCS make a difference for people in our community. Jewish Family & Children’s Service is certified by the Council on Accreditation for Agencies Serving Children and Families and licensed by the State of New Jersey.
Who We Serve
In the past year, we assisted more than 3,000 individuals in our community. Families in need, seniors and their adult children, couples and individuals, and victims of trauma and violence all turned to Jewish Family & Children’s Service for competent, confidential and caring support. We are a non-discriminatory agency providing social services to a diverse population.All members of our community are served. JFCS provides an affordable sliding scale fee structure to ensure that everyone who seeks our services can receive them.