Rose & Louis H. Linowitz Mensch and Mensch-in-Training Awards

This is a merit-based award for deserving Jewish eighth-grade and high school senior students living in Greater Mercer County.  Candidates should exemplify what it means to be a mensch – a person of 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, etc.  Eighth-grade Mensch-In-Training and high school senior Mensch Award winners will receive prizes up to $500 and $3,000 respectively. This is not a need-based scholarship.

Applications are due by March 6, 2024.

(IN-PERSON) Inaugural JFCS Help & Healing Awards

Wednesday, April 14 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM | The Jewish Center Princeton, 435 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ

JFCS invites the community to join us for our inaugural awards program recognizing valued community partners, volunteers, and the 2024 Rose & Louis H. Linowitz Mensch Awards and celebrating milestone staff anniversaries.

Dinner Reception 6:30 – 7:00 PM, Awards Program: 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

  • Tzedakah Award: Ken Zimel and Arnold Milstein
  • Gemilut Chasadim Award: Pam Zaifman
  • Kehillah Award: Gloria & Dan Dempsey and Dave Rule 
  • Gil Gordon Leadership and Volunteerism Award
  • Rose & Louis H. Linowitz Mensch in Training & Mensch Award Winners
  • Staff Milestone Anniversaries
Free and open to the community. Please RSVP by April 5th.


Dr. Esther Wollin Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Esther Wollin Memorial Scholarship Fund offers a scholarship opportunity available to Jewish female students who reside in the Princeton Mercer Bucks community.  Monies from Dr. Wollin’s estate were designated to grant a college scholarship to eligible Jewish female full-time students who will be or are already attending Rutgers University and raised by their Jewish mother in a single-parent household in the Princeton Mercer Bucks Community.  Eligibility is based on financial need.

 Submission Deadline: June 3, 2024

(RECORDING) Navigating the Rise of Antisemitism

An informative and supportive space for students in grades 8 through college

Yoni Buckman, Education Associate with OpenDor Media spoke about the war in Israel and provided tools to address concerns about its impact here in our community. He focused on how to address and cope with antisemitism online, how to respond, how to responsibly consume media, and how to take positive steps in making a difference. The program concluded with a discussion on the mental health impact of experiencing antisemitism and tips for self-care.


There are no upcoming groups, please check back regularly for up to date listings.

View Past Virtual Events

Educational & Community Programs

Navigating the Rise of Antisemitism: A Program for High School & College Students Watch Now

By the Grace of the Game – Author Presentation & Discussion Watch Now

Sukkah Village – Panel on Food Insecurity: Watch Now

Celebrating Confidence, Seeing Beyond the Mirrior: Body Image & Self Confidence: Watch Now

Good Neighbors, Bad Times – Revisited, Author Presentation & Discussion Watch Now

Hidden in Berlin, Author Presentation & Discussion: Watch Now

Special Events/Fundraisers

Game Night with JFCS (March 2, 2023): See Event Recap

Trivia Night with JFCS (February 24, 2022): See Event Recap

JFCS Annual Meeting (June 1, 2021): See Event Recap
Held in-person at JCC Abrams Camp

Cheers to the Volunteers (March 25, 2021): See Event Recap

JFCS Annual Meeting (June 3, 2020): See Recording

Mental Health Programs

Addressing Anxiety During COVID-19: Watch Now

An Introduction to Meditation: Watch Now

Grieving the Loss of Normal:Watch Now

How to Develop Emotional Resilience: Watch Now

Let’s Talk About Therapy: Watch Now

Mental Health and Our Emotions: Watch Now

Pandemic Parenting: Tools for Now & After: Watch Now

Practical Skills for Stress Management: Watch Now

Teens: Dealing with the Loss of Missed Experiences: Watch Now

Teens: Managing Stress & Anxiety in the “New Normal”: Watch Now

What We Learn & How We Grow: Watch Now

Senior Programs

Every Sip Counts: The Importance of Hydration for Older Adults Watch Now

How to avoid a S.H.I.P. Wreck: Understanding your Medicare coverage Watch Now

Hospice Myths & Truths: Watch Now

Seven Important Documents for Seniors: Watch Now

Jewish Holiday Programs

Holiness at Home: Observing the High Holidays Outside of the Synagogue: Watch Now

Honoring the Holidays While Apart: Watch Now

Mortars Without Borders: A Taste of Passover:Watch Now