JFS delivers Passover meals to homebound seniors, Holocaust survivors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During Passover, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ’s volunteer department delivered Passover meals and packages to homebound older adults and Holocaust survivors in the community.  Twenty-two volunteers distributed 130 packages that were donated by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and filled with nonperishables for the Passover holiday, including matzoh, grape jelly, […]

JFS receives grant to support second-generation caregivers of Holocaust survivors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ has received a grant from The Jewish Federations of North America’s Center on Aging and Trauma, a project of the Holocaust Survivor Initiative. When combined with matching funds, this award will enable $49,665 in continued programming for second-generation caregivers and the Holocaust survivors for whom […]

March events at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange

March events at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange is hosting online programs focused on the arts, social justice and Jewish learning in March. The programs, which are free of charge and open to all, will be held via Zoom; registration in advance for all is required. Details and registration links are as follows: […]

JFS provides Holocaust survivors a virtual celebration for Tu Bishvat

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A snowy day in January didn’t stop 30 members of Cafe Europa, including 24 Holocaust survivors, from joining virtually for a “celebration of trees” for Tu Bishvat. Farmer Tina Miller, from Grow It Green Morristown, provided a micro green planting demonstration that inspired several survivors to try their own. Cafe Europa […]

JFS pilots Selfhelp Community Services’ Virtual Senior Center

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ will pilot a five-month program to combat social isolation utilizing Selfhelp Community Services’ Virtual Senior Center. Launched in 2010, the VSC engages homebound older adults in live and interactive classes on a range of topics and activities. The program has been shown to break down […]

JFS delivers 155 care packages to Holocaust survivors

JFS delivers 155 care packages to Holocaust survivors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Through a generous donation from KAVOD and the Seed the Dream Foundation, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ created and delivered “care packages” to 155 Holocaust survivors in the community. JFS staff found vendors for much-needed supplies for the group. Packages included: toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, napkins, various cleaning supplies, […]

JFS of MetroWest receives funds for groundbreaking Holocaust survivor care

JFS of MetroWest receives funds for groundbreaking Holocaust survivor care

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ announced it will receive a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America’s Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. When combined with matching funds, this award will enable $99,330.67 in new programming for survivors. In addition, all JFS clinical staff will receive intensive training on […]

JFS works to better support needs of Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors

JFS works to better support needs of Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — JFS MetroWest has been appointed a sub-grantee for critical support services for isolated, Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors. In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ seeks to better support the needs of socially isolated, Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors living […]

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