News & Event
Recognizing 18 Extraordinary Advocates for People with Disabilities
A biennial event supporting JF&CS Services for People with Disabilities
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Westin Waltham
Leslie & Stephen Bernstein
Robin & Steve Scari
At this year's event we will recognize eighteen individuals or organizations that are extraordinary advocates for people with disabilities. Our community is blessed with many who support and embrace our clients and others with disabilities, foster their growth and independence, give them opportunities to live full, meaningful, and independent lives, and celebrate their accomplishments. We are excited to honor their contributions.
CHAI (Community Housing and Adult Independence) were the first program offerings of JF&CS Services for People with Disabilities. We have grown significantly and now also offer a full continuum of services for people with disabilities and their families including information and referral, care coordination and coaching, mental health counseling, day and employment services, supported housing, social and recreational groups, and Jewish programming.
Sponsorship opportunities available.
For more information, contact Raquel Morales, Special Events Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5036.
Chaverim Chaim ("Friends for Life") is a social group for adults with developmental disabilities.
When: Tuesday, September 12
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Zaftigs Restaurant
335 Harvard Street, Brookline
Cost: $12 includes meal, drink, and tip
RSVP required: Contact Jan Klein (remember to leave your name and phone number when you reply) at email@example.com or 617-558-6548.
Save the date for the 2018 Jewish Family & Children's Service Benefit.
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
The Castle at Park Plaza
6:00 p.m. Cocktails
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Shari & Robert Cashman
Jill Cohen & Michael Savit
Each spring, Jewish Family & Children’s Service hosts the annual Benefit, our largest fundraising event of the year. Funds raised ensure that resources are available to support the innovative and comprehensive programs that JF&CS provides the community. Each day brings new challenges, from young parents in crisis and families facing financial emergencies to isolated elders and people with disabilities in need of help. JF&CS assists individuals and families in need regardless of their background or ability to pay.
For more information, please contact Jodi Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-1245.
Join co-chairs Danielle Darish, Rachel Glazer, and Jill Kramer for this free event: create Passover-themed arts and crafts projects that will be given to older adults at the annual JF&CS Passover Seder.
When: Sunday, March 13
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Where: JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street, Waltham
Activities are geared towards children 10 and younger, but we invite your whole family to attend. You and your family are also welcome to join us to distribute these gifts at the JF&CS Passover Seder on Sunday, April 17.
To RSVP, please contact Raquel Morales at email@example.com or 781-693-5036 by March 9, 2016.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5036.
*Visit themoth.org to learn more about this style of storytelling.
Join the Vilna Shul in partnership with JF&CS for a relaxed and delicious kosher buffet dinner while meeting other families. Dinner is followed by spirited lay-lead singing in the Vilna Shul's historic sanctuary and an interactive tzedakah project. Kids will be making washcloth cupcakes for families receiving assistance from Jewish Family & Children's Service. Participants are also asked to bring a donation of diapers, as diapers are desperately needed by the agency to assist new mothers. After dinner, havdalah, and tzedakah, families can head over to the Myrtle Street Playground to continue the evening (weather depending).
When: Saturday, September 17
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Vilna Shul
18 Phillips Street, Boston
Cost: $36/family, includes dinner.
For detailed directions to the Vilna, visit their website. For more information, email email@example.com or call 617-523-2324.
Vilna’s Young Families Committee Chairs
Robyn Riseberg, MD
Abby Fierman & Mike Grossman
Margi Gad & Daniel Bley
Rebecca Koenigsberg & Ron Hibshoosh
Aliza & Judson Samuels
Aliza & Matthew Schneller
Geraldine & Gabe Sunshine
Nicole Zatlyn & Jason Weiner
Ilana Braun & Jed Weiss
Save the date for the 2017 Women's Breakfast.
Join us for the JF&CS Women’s Breakfast, benefitting the Center for Early Relationship Support® (CERS). CERS is a center of excellence for direct services, training, supervision, and consultation that focuses on the earliest infant-parent relationship.
Our services are designed to meet the many complex needs of families in the first three years of their child’s life. They are grounded in the knowledge that nurturing maternal strengths within a caring community promotes secure infant-parent attachments. We serve families of all cultures and religions throughout Eastern and Central MA.
When: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Westin Waltham Hotel
70 3rd Avenue, Waltham
Co-Chairs: Leslie Pucker and Beth Schlager
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451