➜ ➜ ➜ You don't have Javascript enabled, so we can't show you the navigation menu. Click here to fix.

Yearn to Learn (Y2L)

The mission of Yearn to Learn is to provide high quality interactive learning experiences for retired persons in small, local group settings, which promote stimulating group interaction, self exploration and interpersonal connection.

Yearn to Learn was created in 2014 by a group of retired persons working with staff of Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties (JFS) with a one year start up grant from the Grotta Fund for Senior Care.

Yearn to Learn is supported by program fees, donations, and sponsorship of events. If you would like to make a donation, or sponsor an event, please contact us.

Drawing on the professional expertise and life experience of participants, programs are generally led by volunteers who have group facilitation skills and extensive knowledge of or interest in a topic area.

Click Here to see Upcoming Events

There is a small fee (approximately $5) to cover costs of refreshments, publicity, and handouts.

Topics are chosen by participants and arranged by a Participant Advisory Committee which meets monthly at JFS.

At times, a paid professional expert provides a program. There may be a slightly higher fee to cover costs for those events. Fees are collected at the door of the event.

If the fee is a barrier for attendance for any senior, JFS is able to provide a limited number of "scholarships" to reduce the cost as a barrier for attendance.

Programs are held primarily at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC, 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater.

Y2L is designed to be portable, and programs may be held throughout Somerset or Hunterdon County if there is sufficient interest and availability of facilitators and space in another part of these two counties.

We welcome participation in programs by the entire community.

Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 non-sectarian social service agency that has served the tri-county area since 1980.

 

For information about upcoming programs and to register (or to sign up for the email list), please Y2L@JewishFamilySvc.org.

If you are interested in facilitating a group, please email Ruth Edelman.

To find out more about JFS and its services to seniors, click here.

 

Upcoming Yearn to Learn Events

Unless noted otherwise (check details below) all programs will take place from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC, 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewaters.

Fee: $5   Please contact JFS at 908-725-7799 or Y2L@JewishFamilySvc.org to preregister.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Aaron Copeland: An American Original

Tuesday, May 9, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Facilitated by Cantor Lee Coopersmith, D. Min

Cantor Coopersmith is the Community Chaplain of JFS' Ohr Tikvah Jewish Healing Program She is a graduate of the School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College. She received her Doctor of Ministry from Hebrew Union College and Master of Sacred Theology and Pastoral Counseling from the New York Theological Seminary. Cantor Coopersmith will present a short lecture along with musical examples followed by a discussion.

Location:

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC
775 Talamini Road
Bridgewater

Fee: $5.00

To Register please contact JFS at 908-725-7799 or Y2L@JewishFamilySvc.org

Yearn to Learn is supported by program fees, donations, and sponsorship of events. If you would like to make a donation, or sponsor an event, please contact us.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Find Your Passion, Know Your Power

Tuesday, May 23, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presented by Harvey Rich

What have you always wanted to do? How do you find your untapped interests and abilities? How do you embrace new found time? As you enter your retirement years (or after you have been living them for awhile), learn how you can discover these parts of yourself and find true enjoyment in the years to come. In this program, the speaker will offer guidance by sharing his own personal successes as he approached his retirement years. Harvey Rich, CPA is a life coach who will facilitate an interactive discussion, while using his musical background as an added feature.

Location:

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC
775 Talamini Road
Bridgewater

Fee: $5.00

To Register please contact JFS at 908-725-7799 or Y2L@JewishFamilySvc.org

Yearn to Learn is supported by program fees, donations, and sponsorship of events. If you would like to make a donation, or sponsor an event, please contact us.