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Holocaust Survivor Celebrates 100th Birthday
September 26, 2019
JF&CS is excited to announce that our friend Ruth, who we know through our Schechter Holocaust Services (SHS) program, recently turned 100 years old!

Beth Soltzberg to Speak at TEDx Waltham
September 10, 2019
Jewish Family & Children’s Service congratulates Beth Soltzberg on her invitation to speak at TEDx Waltham.

JF&CS Tremble Clefs Meet for “Summer Sings”
August 23, 2019
Although the JF&CS Tremble Clefs are officially on summer break, that didn’t stop some of the group’s members from making music together!

There's More to Dance Than Just Dancing
August 14, 2019
Decades ago, individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease were often told to take it easy. They heard, “Don’t push your body, just sit down and don’t try to get active anymore.” But if you ask Art Sullivan, instructor of the JF&CS Parkinson’s Dance group, he won’t hesitate to tell you that “sitting is the new smoking.”

JF&CS Launches Memory Café Toolkit 2.0
August 9, 2019
JF&CS is excited to announce that our Percolator Memory Café Network just released an updated version of our Memory Café Toolkit!

Seventh Graders from Jewish and German Schools Volunteer with JF&CS Schechter Holocaust Services
July 5, 2019
Seventh graders from Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) in Watertown and German International School Boston (GISB) visited our Waltham headquarters to make birthday cards for clients of our Schechter Holocaust Services program

The Art of Resilience: Tikkun Olam Was Everywhere
June 20, 2019
JF&CS Board member Kim Creem attended the Art of Resilience and wrote this beautiful reflection on her experience.

JF&CS Awarded Grant from Sephardic Home for the Aged Foundation
June 12, 2019
The Charlotte & Richard Okonow Parkinson’s Family Support program at JF&CS was awarded a generous grant from the Sephardic Home for the Aged Foundation.

“My World Was Turned Upside Down”
June 11, 2019
When David Grant, Director of Human Resources at JF&CS, needed assistance caring for his mother, Your Elder Experts was there to help.

Holocaust Survivors Observe Yom HaShoah with JF&CS Café Hakalah
May 14, 2019
One might expect a Yom HaShoah event attended by seventy Holocaust survivors to be a somber gathering, but the tone of the Café Hakalah luncheon was far from melancholy.

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