Jews & The News

When: June 6th 2017 at 10:00am

Where: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Road. East, Princeton Junction)

Details: Join us for coffee, a nosh and lovely conversation on the latest news and trends related to Jewish politics, businesses and more. Free and open to the community. RSVP to Beth Englezos at bethd@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100 ext. 126

What Really Happened at Sinai?

DATE: May 25 at 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Rd. East, Princeton Junction, NJ)
RSVP: Required by 5/19  to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100 ext. 126

Join Ann Berman-Waldorf for a close reading of the Sinai experience. We will begin with the Torah text and then move to midrash and modern commentators. A kosher lunch will be served. The program is open to all and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

An Illustrated Lecture on Jewish New York with Marty Schneit

DATE: May 10th at 12:30 pm
WHERE: Beth El Synagogue (50 Maple Stream Rd. East Windsor, NJ)
RSVP: Required by 5/5 to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100 ext. 126

New York City tour guide and historian, marty Schneit, will provide an illustrated lecture on how Jewish America started in New York. He will discuss the Brownsville Girls, Shearith Israel, Temple Emmanuel, Jews of Brighton Beach, the Andrew Freedman House, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Rebbe Schneerson, Zabars, Henny Youngman — and of course — the egg cream! A kosher lunch will be served. The program is open to all and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

 

Jews & The News

DATE: May, 2nd 2017 at 10:00 am
WHERE: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Rd. East, Princeton Junction, NJ)
RSVP: to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100 ext. 126

Join us for coffee, a nosh and lively conversation on the latest news and trends related to Jewish politics, businesses, and more. Free and open to the community.

Israel: Celebrating The Jewish Homeland

DATE: April 27, 2017 at 12:30pm
WHERE: Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Rd. East, Princeton Junction, NJ)
RSVP: required by 4/21 to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126

Yuval Krausz will offer his stories of Israel — from the perspective of an Israeli! He’ll talk about politics, culture and his views of the future of the Jewish State in this no-holds barred discussion. A kosher lunch will be served. The program is open to all and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

 

 

 

Did Passover Really Happen?

Kosher Café West
Thursday, March 30 at 12:30pm
Congregation Beth Chaim (329 Village Rd. East, Princeton Junction)

A look at the Bible — from the perspective of a rationalist! As Rabbi Wisnia says, “We take the Torah seriously, not literally.” Join the Rabbi for a discussion of what this bit of “Wisnistolelian logic” means for our view of the Passover story. A kosher lunch will be served. The program is open to all and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person. RSVP is required by 3/24 to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126

 

Jewish Bereavement Group

Following the death of a loved one, each of us moves in our own time and in our own way, through a process of grief, mourning and adjustment. But we do not have to grieve alone. This is a weekly group in which members converse openly and support one another through the grief process. Open to any Jewish adult, regardless of affiliation, who has lost a loved one within the past 18 months. This group will be facilitated by Chaplain Beverly Rubman.

When: Contact Beverly Rubman at Beverlyr@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 151 to find out when next session begins!

Where: Jewish Family & Children’s Service (707 Alexander Road, Suite 102, Princeton)

Cost: $54 for 6 sessions

 

 

 

Music & Memory Program

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County has announced that it has become a certified provider of Music & Memory, an award-winning program that offers personalized music to older adults who are aging in their own homes.  The purpose of Music & Memory is to enhance quality of life by helping people reconnect with the world through personalized music and music-triggered memories.  JFCS will be offering the program to seniors in their own homes who are isolated, living with dementia, cognitive decline and other chronic illnesses.

Michelle Napell, Executive Director of JFCS, explains, “Music can transport us to our past and bring about fond memories from youth or life’s special events.”  She explains that specific artists and songs are the key to the program’s success.  “Music & Memory’s work is rooted in extensive neuroscience research and listening to person-centered music has had some amazing benefits:  increased attention and cooperation, reduced confusion and agitation, as well as enhanced engagement and socialization.”

JFCS will provide Music & Memory participants with:

  • An iPod Shuffle, headphones and a personally-selected playlist of songs
  • An assessment to determine music preferences
  • A home visit by a JFCS licensed social worker to instruct the participant and/or the caregiver on how to use the iPod
  • Follow-up to evaluate the program and to modify playlists

“We are honored to be one of the charter agencies that will be offering the program in a home setting,” says Beverly Mishkin, JFCS Director of Senior Services.  “Family members will be invited and encouraged to get involved in helping to form their loved one’s personalized playlist.  This is an ongoing opportunity for loved ones to take a musical journey together.”

There is no fee for participation as the program is made possible by grants from Janssen Pharmaceuticals and the Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies.  For full details, see the program flyer or contact Beverly Mishkin at 609-987-8100, ext. 203 or beverlym@jfcsonline.org.

Sage Advice

Kosher Café West

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

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

 

2000 years ago, the ancient Rabbis, perhaps inspired by their Roman neighbors, provided philosophical insights into how to live one’s life. We will examine these timeless pieces of wisdom to see the guidance they provide for our own growth and development. A kosher lunch will be served and registration is required by 2/17. RSVP to Beth Englezos at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126. The program is open to all and there is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

 

 

Have You Had The Conversation?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:30am – 2pm
Beth El Synagogue (50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor)

To highlight the importance of discussing your end-of-life wishes with friends, family and your doctors, Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County and The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute are sponsoring a kosher lunch followed by a discussion led by Janet Hayden, LCSW, Administrator, Greenwood House Homecare/Hospice, and a film screening of “The Bucket List.” Open to the community. Please RSVP to Beth Englezos at Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Greater Mercer County no later than 2/16/17 at bethe@jfcsonline.org or 609-987-8100, ext. 126.