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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.

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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.

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“Jewish History & Iranian Jewish Communities”

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This program will be presented by Avraham Yacobi, PhD. Join Avi in discussing the similarities in Jewish suffering and survival in Europe and in the Middle Eastern countries.

Born in Iran and educated at Hebrew U. of Jerusalem and at SUNY at Buffalo, NY, Avi worked 35 years in pharmaceutical industry in various capacities.

Avi lived in Israel for 8 years and is fluent in Hebrew and Farsi and the history of Israel and Jewish people.

During the past 20 years he travels to Israel 3-5 times a year to visit family and friends, and to work at an Israeli company (Taro Pharmaceuticals).

In his spare time he enjoys reading about Israeli and Jewish history, religion, philosophy, Middle Eastern history and politics as well as listening to popular, classical, Western, Jewish and Middle Eastern music.

Location:

Temple Shalom
594 North Bridge Street
Bridgewater, NJ

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.

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“Financial Solutions to Managing Life's Challenges and Daily Decisions”

Tuesday, January 23, at 1:00 PM

The program fee is $5 and refreshments will be served.

Facilitators: Financial Advisors, Nancy Bernstein, CRPC® and Greg Rosen, Financial Planning Specialist of the Bernstein and Rosen Group at Morgan Stanley

Nancy is a Senior Vice President in the Warren, NJ office of Morgan Stanley. Along with her team, she delivers a comprehensive approach to wealth management by assessing all financial dynamics and crafting a plan to address each client's individual situation.

Greg's practice revolves around creating long-term relationships and providing comprehensive financial planning. He works in tandem with his clients' other professional advisors, specifically accountants and attorneys, to help make sure that all aspects of their financial landscape are working together and properly aligned with their goals.

Location:

Temple Shalom
594 North Bridge Street
Bridgewater, NJ

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.