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From Boston to Dnepropetrovsk: A Warm Welcome
October 14, 2010
I haven’t met any long lost relatives yet but have been welcomed with hugs and kisses by new found colleagues. The warmth and hospitality is truly amazing.

Making Music Together
October 6, 2010
My husband Dale is on the Board of JF&CS and we have always supported the wonderful programs under the auspices of JF&CS.

A Country of Immigrants
October 4, 2010
Not a day goes by when I don’t get a call from a person requesting English as a Second Language (ESL) or naturalization classes. Unfortunately, we have been able to offer very little assistance in this area because of lack of funding.

From Boston to Dnepropetrovsk
October 1, 2010
There are 241 miles between the cities of Odessa and Dnepropetrovsk in the Ukraine and 103 years since my newly married paternal grandparents left Odessa for the United States.

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: Sharing a Missing Piece
September 29, 2010
It has been six weeks since the families and I have returned from our homeland tour to Russia. One concept that came up at our first meeting with the families included a discussion of hoping to find “missing puzzle pieces” during this journey.

Early Connections
September 15, 2010
I recently celebrated my one year anniversary of working for the Center for Early Relationship Support of JF&CS, one day after my daughter’s birthday.

JF&CS VNA Receives CHAP Accreditation
September 14, 2010
The JF&CS Visiting Nurse Association has met the highest standards of excellence in the home health industry.

Back-to-School Advice for Parents
September 3, 2010
Transitioning to school in the fall, especially for young children, is an experience which is likely to be both exciting and stressful for the whole family. You might worry, “Is he ready? How will we all adjust? Will she make friends?"

The Days of Awe
September 1, 2010
At sunset on September 8, the ten-day High Holy Day journey from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur begins. These ten Days of Awe are a time of reflection and introspection to help us spiritually prepare for the year to come.

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: Broken Promises
August 30, 2010
When you meet Eleni, you cannot help but notice her warm disposition, good sense of humor, and playful manner. Surprisingly, at 16, she has experienced her share of losses, traumas, and disappointments.

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