JFS Community Connections: School Supply Collection
Jul
15
to Aug 15

JFS Community Connections: School Supply Collection

Join your Raleigh-Cary Jewish community in supporting students in Wake County by donating new school supplies! Your donations will be distributed to at-risk children through Wake County’s ‘Read and Feed’ program. The mission of Read and Feed is to give low-income elementary school children an appetite for reading by strengthening literacy skills and providing encouragement in a nurturing, neighborhood environment.

Donations of the following are needed:

  • Plain 2-Pocket folders

  • Crayola Crayons, 24 count

  • Eraser toppers

  • Big Erasers

  • #2 Yellow pencils

  • Pencil Sharpeners

  • Pencil Pouches

  • 1-subject Spiral Notebooks, wide ruled

Your contributions can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Raleigh-Cary JFS, 8210 Creedmoor Road suite 104, Raleigh

  • Raleigh-Cary JCC, 12804 Norwood Road, Raleigh

  • Beth Meyer Synagogue, 504 Newton Road, Raleigh

  • Beth Shalom, 5713 Yates Mill Pond Rd, Raleigh

  • Chabad of Cary, 4104 Grace Park Drive, Morrisville

  • Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh

  • More locations will be added soon!

  • Want to purchase online? Use our Amazon wish list and items will be delivered to us!

For more information or questions, please call Debbie Ross, JFS Program Coordinator 919-676-2200 x129, or email Debbie.Ross@ShalomRaleigh.org

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JFS Adult Connections: Family to Family- Coping with a Family Member’s Mental Illness
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

JFS Adult Connections: Family to Family- Coping with a Family Member’s Mental Illness

Join a speaker from NAMI’s Family-to-Family education program, and gain information on how to help all family members understand and support their loved ones living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being.

This session is for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The presentation includes information on illnesses such as bipolar disease, schizophrenia, major depression and other mental health conditions.

This presentation is free, but registration is required by 8/21 to help us plan properly. Please consider a $5/person donation to offset our costs.

For any questions, please contact JFS Program Coordinator, Debbie Ross, at 919-676-2200 ext. 129 or email Debbie.Ross@ShalomRaleigh.org

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JFS Family Connections: Prioritizing Play, Encouraging Creativity
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

JFS Family Connections: Prioritizing Play, Encouraging Creativity

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
Temple Beth Or 
5315 Creedmoor Road 
Raleigh, NC 27612

In this workshop, join other parents and JFS Therapist, Veronica Kemeny, MSW, LCSW, as we discuss the benefits of play and how to encourage unstructured play for your children of all ages this summer. The scientific support for play and the importance it holds in child development will be reviewed. Concrete ways to encourage play for different ages will also be provided.

Registration is required for this event by 7/15, $10/person or $15/couple. This event will be held in Room 4 at Temple Beth Or.

For more information or if the cost is a barrier for your participation, please contact our Program Coordinator, Debbie Ross, at 919-676-2200 ext. 129 or email Debbie.Ross@ShalomRaleigh.org 

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JFS Senior Connections:  Understanding Your Medicare Options
Sep
26
1:00 PM13:00

JFS Senior Connections: Understanding Your Medicare Options

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OPEN ENROLLMENT begins on October 15th for Medicare plans including Part D.

Join us as a representative from Wake County, SHIIP, Senior Health Insurance Information Program, provides information about Medicare plan options.  Learn about what is available and how to make decisions to meet your needs. 

This event is FREE, but please consider a donation of $5 to help offset the costs. Registration is required by September 20th to help us plan properly.  

For more information and questions, please contact JFS Program Coordinator, Debbie Ross at 919-676-2200, ext. 129 or email Debbie.Ross@ShalomRaleigh.org

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JFS Jewish Human Services/Mental Health Providers Networking Dinner
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

JFS Jewish Human Services/Mental Health Providers Networking Dinner

Are you a Jewish social worker, psychologist, counselor, psychiatrist or other mental health/human services provider?

Join Jewish Family Services’ staff, and other local Jewish Mental Health and Human Services providers, for a networking and dinner party! Bring your business cards and marketing materials and network with other providers in our community.

Dinner from Sassool will be provided. RSVP by 9/25 is required so we can make sure we have enough food and materials. This event is free, but please consider a $5/donation to offset our cost.

For more information and questions, please contact JFS Program Coordinator, Debbie Ross, at 919-676-2200 ext. 129 or email Debbie.Ross@ShalomRaleigh.org

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Federation Feeds
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Federation Feeds

FEDERATION FEEDS pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local restaurants within our community, while raising significant awareness to the mission of Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services. During this special evening, restaurants present their signature dishes for the tasting while guests enjoy interactive activities, silent auction, cash bar, and music.

Guided by the wisdom and values of Jewish Tradition, Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services offers compassionate and affordable social services and programs to empower families and individuals of all ages to maximize the quality of their lives and reach their full potential with dignity, hope, and strength.

A UNIQUE EVENT

Held at the new, trendy event venue TRAINE in Historic Seaboard Station12-15 premiere restaurants showcased (minimum)Gourmet tasting and silent auction

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT (PDF)

LEARN ABOUT BECOMING A RESTAURANT PARTNER & SIGN UP 

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JFS Senior Connections: How To Talk To Your Healthcare Provider
Oct
7
3:30 PM15:30

JFS Senior Connections: How To Talk To Your Healthcare Provider

Communicating with your health care provider is critical to your health and well-being.  However, most health care providers schedule short visits making it more challenging to do so. This program will explore what you can do to ensure a productive visit with your healthcare provider.

Join Abby Palmer, JFS Senior Services Social Worker, to discuss how to prepare for your appointment, how to communicate during your visit as well as how to follow up after you have seen your healthcare provider.

This program is free, but registration is required by October 4 to help us plan properly. Please consider a donation of $5/person to JFS.

For more information or questions, please contact: JFS Program Coordinator, Debbie Ross at 919-676-2200, ext. 129 or email Debbie.Ross@ShalomRaleigh.org

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JFS Adult Connections: Becoming An Empty Nester
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

JFS Adult Connections: Becoming An Empty Nester

You always knew this day will come… you day-dreamed about what you’ll do, where you’ll travel, and yet now, when your children are all grown up, you find yourself feeling… confused? Sad?

Although you might actively encourage your children to become independent, the experience of letting go can be painful, and becoming an Empty Nester comes with mixed emotions. There are many things you can do during this transition to make it an easier one, take care of your emotional health and become a happy Empty Nester.

During our time together, Limor Schwartz, MSW, LCSW, JFS Director of Clinical & Social Services During will discuss how to prepare for the transition and how the range of emotions that come with becoming an Empty Nester can be shifted from sadness, grief and loss, to excitement and celebration of what’s to come.

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JFS Community Connections: Chanukah Gift Drive
Nov
1
to Nov 25

JFS Community Connections: Chanukah Gift Drive

Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services supports families in our Jewish community who are in need this holiday season by collecting new and unused toys, clothing and games.

Shine a light for a child!

Please join JFS in supporting families in our Jewish community this Chanukah.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

1. Locate a JFS menorah at participating locations (see below), pull a candle for a child, and purchase the item listed

AND/OR

2. Purchase a gift card in any amount to local toy stores, movie theaters, family fun centers, etc.

AND/OR

3. Make a monetary donation to the gift drive, and we'll purchase a gift in your name.

More information coming soon...

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JFS & PJ Library: Kick-Off To Kindergarten
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

JFS & PJ Library: Kick-Off To Kindergarten

Jewish Family Services and PJ Library are excited to collaborate and present a Kindergarten Readiness Panel. The panel will bring together a variety of professionals and parents who will provide their unique perspective on entering your child into kindergarten. Topics discussed will include expected knowledge and skills for kindergarteners, assessing your child’s readiness, navigating the enrollment process, and making the choice between public, magnate, and private schools. The panel will be moderated by JFS therapist, Veronica Kemeny, and time will be left for parent’s to ask their own questions of the panel.

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JFS Triangle Chicken Soup Cook Off
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

JFS Triangle Chicken Soup Cook Off

The Triangle Chicken Soup Cook Off is an opportunity for home cooks to earn bragging rights for the best chicken soup in the Triangle. It is also an opportunity for chicken soup lovers to sample dozens of delicious soups and cast their vote to determine the winner of the People’s Choice award.

More details coming soon…

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JFS Community Connections: 2019 Good Deeds Day
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

JFS Community Connections: 2019 Good Deeds Day

Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.

The Raleigh-Cary community has been participating in Good Deeds Day since 2013. JFS plans and coordinates projects for the entire community to take part in. In 2018, over 460 volunteers from the Raleigh-Cary Jewish community participated in 20 projects to better the Triangle community.

Projects included organizations such as Diaper Bank of NC, Safe Haven For CatsDress For SuccessA Place At The TableRise Against For HungerAmerican Red Cross and much more. Whether you are 3 to 103 years old, we have a project for you!

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JFS Senior Connections: Senior Resource Fair
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

JFS Senior Connections: Senior Resource Fair

Save the date for the 4th annual Senior Resource Fair- 9/15/2019- an afternoon that could make the difference in your or a loved one’s life.

This FREE program includes representatives of community organizations, services and resources for older adults and their families. Learn and receive information about the options available for seniors in the area. Representatives from a variety of organizations will be present and distributing information:

Senior living communities

Home care/ adult day care agencies

Mental health providers

Certified Financial Planners

Government agencies serving seniors

Long term care insurance representatives

Organizations that provide learning and volunteer opportunities

…and many others!

JFS social workers will be on site to address concerns, provide counsel, and help navigate attendees to resources that would be most helpful to them.  Light refreshments will be served.

The power to make informed, personalized choices about how you want to engage in the aging process is in your hands!

Senior Connections is partially funded by BJH, Foundation For Senior Services.

Registration is not required, by your RSVP is appreciated for planning purposes!

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JFS Adult Connections: Keep Calm and Self-Care
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

JFS Adult Connections: Keep Calm and Self-Care

In our busy lives, we don’t think twice before putting self-care on the back burner. Instead, we overwork, skip exercising, eat unhealthy foods and cut back of socializing with friends and family. But self-care is more important than you think. In fact, it is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Join Limor Schwartz, Director of Clinical and Social Services, as we make sense of the term “self-care”, discuss why we should not ignore and neglect it, and most importantly- practice simple ways to incorporate self-care into our daily lives. In this interactive workshop, you’ll be able to assess self-care’s role in your own life, create a self-care plan and come out calm, and ready to take care of YOU!

Registration is required for this event by 7/10- $10/person or $15/couple. If the cost is a barrier to your participation, please call JFS Program Coordinator, Debbie Ross at 919-676-2200 ext 129.

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JFS Shabbat Services (Sunrise North Hills)
Jul
6
1:30 PM13:30

JFS Shabbat Services (Sunrise North Hills)

JFS volunteers invite senior living in 10 senior communities to attend Shabbat services at their communities on a monthly basis. Shabbat services are currently held at, Atria Oakridge, Brookdale North Raleigh, Independence Village, Magnolia Glen, Preston Pointe, Stoneridge Gracious Senior Living, Sunrise North Hills,  The Gardens at Wakefield Plantation, Whispering Pines and Woodland Terrace.

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