JFCS RESOURCE PAGE
As the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, here in our community, JFCS commits to sharing Help, Hope & Healing during these challenges times.
This page will be regularly updated with information, resources, articles, and tools to help all work through the impact of this global health crisis.
What's the Latest?
- Virtual J-Serve, International Day of Jewish Youth Service. Each year, JFCS joins partners in our community to host a dya of service for children & teens as part of the internatinal initiative. In these new days of limited outings, JFCS has developed a Virtual J-Serve Event! We invite all youth ages #-# to join us via Webinar as Celeste Albert, Coordinator of Teen Programs, shares the importance of giving back especially during challenging times. Celeste will also share remote options for youth to give back within their local communities. Click here to save your spot at the webinar!
Outside Resources: Below we will continue to update with links to support the health, comfort, socialization and engagement of all.
Beverly oversees all the programs designed for the senior population that are serviced by the agency. After receiving her MSW from the University of Maryland, Beverly joined the staff at Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Sarasota, Florida. For the past twenty years she has worked with various population groups in different capacities as Senior Clinician and Director of Programs. Most recently she was involved in a research protocol, conducted through New York University’s Memory Clinic, involving dementia patients and their caregivers.
Beth Hammer, LCSW Geriatric Care Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Hammer is a geriatric care manager for Secure@Home. She is responsible for assessing clients’ needs and providing on-going care management, family consultations, information and referral, and advocacy. Beth received her BA in Psychology from Ithaca College, and her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Beth has specialized in working with older adults for over 30 years and counsels older adults on issues of caregiving, loss and coping with aging.
Andrea Gaynor, LCSW Geriatric Care Manager email@example.com
Andrea Gaynor is a geriatric care manager for Secure@Home. She is responsible for assessing clients’ needs and providing on-going care management, family consultations, information and referral, and advocacy. Andrea earned a BS from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master of Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in New York City. She has been recognized for distinguished service and received a Womanspace award for leadership in addressing domestic abuse in the community. Ms. Gaynor is also a Field Education Supervisor, advising and training the agency’s social work graduate students. As a graduate student, she interned at Corner House in Princeton, a community agency specializing in substance abuse issues, offering counseling to teens, adults and their families.
Melissa Sodowick, LSW Geriatric Care Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Sodowick is a geriatric care manager for Secure@Home and is responsible for assessing clients’ needs and providing on-going care management, family consultations, information and referral and advocacy. She is an experienced social worker and specializes in working with older adults who wish to age in place. Melissa is dedicated to managing care, advocating for older adults and connecting them and their families to community and commercial resources. She has designed and implemented cultural and wellness programs, has been an invited speaker, including at NASW-NJ’s annual conference and has published articles on aging.
Beverly Rubman Chaplain email@example.com
Beverly is currently the chaplain for Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Secure@Home. She received her chaplaincy training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital—New Brunswick and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Gratz College, Melrose Park, PA. In addition to individual visits with Secure@Home members in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and members’ homes, Beverly leads caregiver and bereavement support groups at Jewish Family & Children’s Service.
Beth Englezos Program Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth is the program manager for Secure@Home and runs the Chore Corps volunteer service that is provided to the program’s members. In addition, she organizes several Kosher Cafés as well as other community programs that are specifically geared to older adults. Prior to joining JFCS, Beth was a Kosher Meals on Wheels Volunteer.