JFS launches new older adult case management services

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ older adult case management is a free program that focuses on the unique needs of each person to help older adults adjust to life changes and plan for their futures. This new program is made possible by a donation from Carrie and Jed Nussbaum, of […]

Jewish Family Service to host free Parent Academy

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is offering a free parenting series, The Parent Academy, for parents of children of varying ages, throughout the 2022-2023 school year. December’s Parent Academy — “Sibling Rivalry: The More the Merrier?!” — will be tailored to parents of toddlers through adolescents and will be taking place […]

Rachel Coalition hosts annual community education luncheon

Rachel Coalition hosts annual community education luncheon

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Rachel Coalition, the domestic violence division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, hosted its annual community education luncheon — previously known as the Women to Women Luncheon — on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield. The event featured Katrina Brownlee who was abused, shot 10 times and […]

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers for its Court Advocate Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rachel Coalition, the domestic violence division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and administrative support as they await their restraining order hearing in Essex County Family Court in […]

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ launches new book club

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ and Rachel Coalition, JFS’ domestic violence division, will host a new book club discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. The first book to be featured is “Where the Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens. This novel is simultaneously an exquisite ode to the natural […]

JFS shows appreciation for its top donors

JFS shows appreciation for its top donors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Aug. 3, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest hosted its inaugural 1861 Society appreciation event at the home of Terri and Mark Friedman in Livingston. The JFS 1861 Society recognizes those who have donated a minimum of $1,861 over the course of the year. Photos Courtesy of JFS

Volunteer SHIP counselors needed to help Medicare beneficiaries

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP, provides free help to Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with or questions about their health insurance. SHIP is a statewide program administered in Essex County by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ and RSVP. It is funded by the New Jersey Department of […]

Jewish Family Service installs new board officers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest recently announced the installation of its 2022-2023 executive board and board appointments. The following individuals have been installed:  President Andrea G. Bier, of West Orange;  Vice Presidents Shari Brandt, Pamela Davis and Rachel G. Wilf, all of Short Hills; Michael Elchoness and Linda Jacobs, both of […]

Jewish Family Service honors volunteers at ‘An Evening of Laughter’

Jewish Family Service honors volunteers at ‘An Evening of Laughter’

MILLBURN, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest held its annual gala, “An Evening of Laughter,” on Wednesday, June 1, outdoors at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Millburn. This year, JFS honored the legacy of Maxine Myers and renamed its volunteer department the Maxine Myers JFS Volunteer Services Department in her memory. Myers was a cherished […]

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