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Community Events

Job Seekers Success Group — Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 7—9 PM

Jewish Family Service is offering a Job Seekers Success Group for active job seekers who are unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change.

The topic for this session is “New LinkedIn: Behind the Veil” presented by Andy O'Hearn, Communications Advisor and Coach.

This group is open to the entire community.

To register or for information about Career Counseling Services, please contact Elise Prezant at 908-725-7799, extension 108 or eprezant@JewishFamilySvc.org.

This group is free of charge, but space is limited! Please call 908.725.7799 or e-mail admin@JewishFamilySvc.org to sign up.

Funding for this program is provided by grants from The United Way of Hunterdon County, The Arnold A. Schwartz Foundation, and Magyar Bank.

Family Mentor/Senior Home Visitor Program Volunteer Orientation and Training

Family mentor and Senior home visitor program volunteer orientation and training is held several time throughout the year at the Jewish Family Service office in Somerville.  Volunteers, both male and female, are sought throughout the year for matching with families who have requested a mentor, and/or with frail seniors seeking companionship and cognitive stimulation.  

For more info or to volunteer for the Family Mentor program, please call Ruth Edelman, LCSW at 908 725-7799 ext. 109

For more info or to volunteer for the Senior Program, please call Jeanne Lankin, LCSW at extension 117.

If you are interested in receiving services as a mentored family, please contact Jerry Starr, LCSW extension 104.

Support Groups Forming

Please contact JFS at 908.725.7799 or e-mail (admin@JewishFamilySvc.org) for more information or to register.

Daytime Caregiver Support Group

New Caregiver Support Group forming at JFS Somerville office during the day.

Parent Support Group

Peer Support for parents/caregivers of children with special needs. An opportunity to come together to share experiences and explore the issues most important to participants. Facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with families of special needs children.

Fee: $15 per session (scholarships available)

Bereavement Support Group

A grief recovery support group for anyone looking to find help and healing from the hurt of losing a spouse or partner.

Social Learning Group

Social skills training and peer support for children with special needs (ages 11-14 generally). Learn skills for managing social situations and making friends in a relaxed atmosphere.

Fee: $250 for 10 sessions (scholarships available)

Sibling Support Group

Peer Support for brothers and sisters of children with special needs. Meet other siblings who have similar experiences in a relaxed atmosphere

Fee:   $150 for  6 sessions, plus intake interview  (scholarships available)

Café Europa

Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties is pleased to announce the next Café Europa. Café Europa is a social group for Holocaust survivors who, from 1933-1945, resided in European countries that were subject to Nazi rule and control.

Through speakers, discussions and entertainment, Café Europa gives its members an opportunity to meet new people with similar backgrounds and provide a setting for people to share stories, experiences, and concerns.

Café Europa promises to be enjoyable and informative for all who participate.

For more information or to register for Café Europa, please contact Jewish Family Service at 908-725-7799.