We congratulate Rebecca Rosenau and Lisa Silverman on their well deserved promotions to Associate Directors within the Senior Department.
A hearty Mazel Tov goes to Beth Wynne for being selected as the Harry and Helen Pinsky Memorial winner this year from the Jewish Community Foundation. And, we congratulate Meredith Cohen and her entire family on the upcoming Bar Mitzvah of Mitchell Cohen.
This weekend, JFCS will participate in the NJ Special Olympics. The Special Olympics have become a premier event for the special needs community and will be housed at The College of New Jersey in Trenton. We can all be very pleased to know that our SAILORS softball team will be playing in the tournament and enjoying a weekend full of camaraderie and team spirit. We thank our dedicated staff for the enormous amount of time spent on such a dynamic program.
Later this month, our Senior Services Department along with partner, Fox Rehabilitation, will be hosting a luncheon for seniors and Holocaust Survivors living in Cumberland County. Through a long standing relationship with the Jewish Federation of that area, JFCS is seeking to reengage the elder community through diverse programming.
Cafe Europa’s spring luncheon, held last week, was a smashing success. The food was delicious and kindly served by members of the JFCS board. The participants were very appreciative of the special treatment.
Work with Temple Adath Emanuel to develop a dynamic curriculum for Hebrew high students to mix Torah learning with experiential learning through community service is moving forward. The hope is that the new curriculum will begin in the spring of 2014 and that this pilot will serve as a new model for teen learning in Southern NJ.