Innovation in Israel
Please join Brandeis International Business School and
the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies on
Sunday, March 31 & Monday, April 1, 2019
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Learn more and register.
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week
Volunteer Opportunity for Families with Children
JFS of Metrowest invites you and your family to visit an isolated elder and share the joy of the holidays through the Kesher-Y.O.U. (Connecting Young and Old United) program, funded by CJP’s Metrowest Jewish Community Fund.
This program helps young children learn the importance of tzedakah the act of charitable giving, gemilut hasadim acts of kindness and mitzvah the Jewish commandment to do good.
JFS works with many Jewish seniors in our community. Some of these seniors are alone. Their families may live far away. They welcome the opportunity to connect with you and your family when you visit them to share Purim and bring a special gift to them.
The final session is planned for April 2019 and families may choose to participate in any session
Each session will consist of:
- A 45-minute program that includes an child friendly holiday craft while parents will be given information about the elder, structuring the visit, and will receive a special book to share with your child, “My First Friendly Visiting Book”. Families will also prepare a gift bag for the elder.
- A transition time while you drive to your assigned elder’s home to talk about the visit with your child, and share with them the importance of gemilut hasadim (special acts of kindness).
- Families will give the gift bag you prepared and share the traditions of the holiday. Visits are expected to last about 1/2 an hour.
This program incorporates Jewish values, spending quality time together as a family and making a difference in a lonely elder’s life.
- April 7, 2019 – Passover
Contact Abrielle Salloway, LCSW,
Warm Connectors Program Coordinator 508 875-3100 x 360
or Patricia Murphy 508 875-3100 x 210
Interested? Register online at:
JFS Patient Navigators
Healthy Aging Lunch & Learn
Neighbor Brigade establishes community-specific networks of volunteers that can be mobilized to help residents facing sudden crisis manage day-to-day tasks such as meal preparation, rides, and basic household chores. Using web-based coordination tools, we manage recipient requests and the recruitment of volunteers to fulfill those requests sensitively, quickly and free of charge.
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