News & Event
The JF&CS Center for Early Relationship Support® and the Massachusetts March of Dimes is offering parents whose babies or young children spent time in the NICU an opportunity to share their experiences, listen to each other, and join in community. In small groups parents will have the chance to hear others' voices about expectations, loss, surprises, and challenges of the journey of parenting a child born prematurely or under special circumstances. These parent-centered groups will be led by a clinician from the JF&CS Oliver, Ian and Serenity Wolk Fragile Beginnings program.
Who: Parents whose babies and young children had a NICU experience
Where: JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street, Waltham
Babies in arms welcome.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Wendy Hurwitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5623.
This evening is offered by the Fragile Beginnings Preemie Parent Alliance of the JF&CS Oliver, Ian and Serenity Wolk Fragile Beginnings program and the Massachusetts Chapter of the March of Dimes.
The JF&CS Center for Early Relationship Support® is offering parents whose babies or young children spent time in the NICU an opportunity to share their experiences, listen to each other, and join in community. Parents will have the chance to hear each other's voices about expectations, loss, surprises, and challenges of the journey of parenting a child born prematurely or under special circumstances. This parent-centered group will be led by a clinician from the JF&CS Oliver, Ian, and Serenity Wolk Fragile Beginnings program.
Who: This evening is intended for parents whose babies and young children
had a NICU experience. Babies in arms welcome.
When: Wednesday, April 11
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
To register or for more information, please contact Wendy Hurwitz at email@example.com or 781-693-5623.
This evening is offered by the JF&CS Oliver, Ian and Serenity Wolk Fragile Beginnings program.
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.
JF&CS Kids’ Connection Corner (KCC) is a free program that provides children with autism ages 7–14 with the opportunity to participate in creative activities while making friends. This three-hour program runs 20 Sundays throughout the year. We will also offer an optional concurrent networking and educational program for parents and caregivers.
The goal of KCC is to combine the important aspects of family support, recreation, social learning, and interactions for not only children, but their caregivers.
When: July 23, September 10, 17, and 24
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Leventhal-Sidman JCC
333 Nahanton Street, Newton
RSVP required. Please contact Angie Waring at email@example.com or 781-697-7232.
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
Learn what "open" means in adoption, and how to best prepare for and maintain connections with the best interest of the child and family in mind. What we will cover:
These are just a few of the topics we will discuss as we unravel the challenges of open adoption and openness in adoption. This workshop is available to any individual or family at any stage of life.
Hear from presenter Dr. Joyce Pavao, Ed.D, LCSW, LMFT, author, educator, and leading expert in the field of adoption training and consulting.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street
Fee: $20, cash or check only
RSVP required: Please contact Deb Shrier at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451