News & Event
This year, we said goodbye to one of Israel’s most beloved actresses, Ronit Elkabetz, who died at the age of 51. Elkabetz starred in many Boston Jewish Film Festival favorites including The Band’s Visit, Late Marriage, and most recently, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem. We pay tribute to Elkabetz’s life and work with To Take a Wife, the first film in the trilogy that Elkabetz directed with her brother Shlomi. The film takes place in Haifa in 1979 and Viviane is working as a hairdresser, raising three children, and unhappily married to her controlling husband, Elisha. But despite her desire to break free, her traditional Moroccan brothers want her to stay married and devote herself to her household instead of to her own ideas about love and happiness.
When: Sunday, November 13
Where: West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington Street, West Newton
Visit the Boston Jewish Film Festival website for more information.
A group of young Israelis with Down syndrome and their siblings embark on a demanding trip through the Indian Himalayas. Many of the siblings have traveled through India before and want to share this experience with their brother or sister, and slowly come to realize with how different the hike will be this time around. But together on this physically and emotionally trying journey, the conflicts and the complexities of the siblings' relationships come to the surface. Set against the richly colorful backdrop of India, new bonds are forged, and familial ties become deep friendships. Complimentary popcorn and bottled water provided. Post-film discussion.
In partnership with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston, JCC Greater Boston, Jewish Community Relations Council, Gateways, Jewish Family & Children's Service, Yachad, Jewish Vocational Service.
When: Monday, April 3
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Leventhal-Sidman Center
333 Nahanton Street, Newton
JF&CS cordially invites you to an Evening of Dedication as we celebrate the 18th anniversary of Jewish Healing Connections and dedication of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing.
JF&CS Headquarters • 1430 Main Street, Waltham
Cocktail and dessert reception. Dietary laws observed.
The Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing will continue the work of Jewish Healing Connections and help people feel a sense of connection when facing the challenges of illness, loss, or isolation by offering spiritual and communal supports to foster hope, comfort, and wholeness guided by Jewish tradition. This evening of dedication recognizes Betty Ann's legacy, ensuring the program’s mission into the future.
For more information, please visit the event webpage or contact Raquel Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5036.
When: Monday, December 4
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Center Communities - Hebrew Senior Life
Floor 1 Community Room
100 Centre Street, Brookline, MA 02446
RSVP required: Contact Laura Shulman Brochstein (remember to leave your name and phone number when you reply) at LShulman-Brochstein@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5004.
When: Monday, December 18
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
When: Thursday, December 14
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Jewish Family & Children's Service
1430 Main Street
RSVP required: Please RSVP by December 8 to Laura Shulman Brochstein at email@example.com or leave a message at 781-693-5004.
CSS Munch & Learn
Join us for an informal gathering to learn and share Jewish texts, Jewish traditions, and Jewish holidays.
Let us welcome your family to the Jewish Community with a home visit, gift package, and resource guides to programs and events in your area. If you or your partner is Jewish and you have had or adopted a baby in the last six months, we would love the opportunity to meet you and your baby.
This program is a collaboration of Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston with generous support from CJP.
View a complete list of the communities served by this program.
To receive or refer a Welcome Baby! visit and for additional information, contact Laura Gerson, LICSW, Welcome Baby Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5635.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Temple Beth Elohim • Wellesley
Debby & Erik Belt • Lauri Meizler
On Thursday, October 27, 2016 we will celebrate the work of Journey to Safety (JTS), the Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) response to domestic abuse. Join us for an evening of true life storytelling about resilience inspired by the Moth Radio Hour*.
This event is a fundraiser to support survivors of domestic abuse. For more information, please visit the event webpage or contact Raquel Morales, Special Events Manager, at email@example.com or 781-693-5036.
*Visit themoth.org to learn more about this style of storytelling.
This free bereavement support group welcomes any adult who has experienced the loss of someone significant in their life. Facilitated by Barbara Sternfield, MA, Program Specialist, Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing of JF&CS.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Temple Sinai of Sharon
25 Canton Street
To pre-register (required), please contact Marjorie U. Sokoll, MEd. Director, Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing at 781-693-5619.
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street, Waltham
To pre-register, please contact the group facilitator, Barbara Sternfield, MA, Program Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5684.
These groups are available at no cost through the generosity of the George and Beatrice Sherman Family Charitable Trust.
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451