Creating Meaningful Connections Online
JFCS invites you to join us for our new series of online programs: Click with JFCS.
In response to the current public health crisis and while so many families and individuals are working or studying from home, we are bringing our quality services and compassionate support directly to you.
Pre-recorded programs will be released each weekday to help you stay connected and find support.
Write Your Own Story
Children’s book author and educator Hallee Adelman shares tips on developing a story idea and getting started writing your own book, as well as her own journey to writing her first children’s book.
Mindfulness Through Still Life Drawing
Art Therapist and Art Studio Manager Debora King shares how to draw a still life using meaningful objects in your own home. A great activity for all ages, this is not just an art project but a chance to practice mindfulness in uncertain times.
Compromising in Close Quarters
LGBTQ Initiative Program Manager Galia Godel provides helpful tools for communicating clearly and patiently while social distancing in a shared home.
Carrot and Chickpea Soup Recipe
Join Drew Gold, Kitchen Manager and Educator, for a quick and delicious soup recipe that’s a perfect fit for when you’re self-isolating: it utilizes ingredients that last a long time, feeds many, and freezes well.
Decorate Kindness Rocks
Spread hope in a difficult time! Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager Emalie Clamage shares a great family-friendly art project that helps us all remember that we are not alone.
‘Making Rain’ Activity for Kids
This simple activity with a few household items is great for young children and easy to play inside or in your backyard. Family Life Education Associate Sarah Waxman, MSS, LCSW, takes you through the steps and the fun she had playing this game with her own son.
Homemade Challah Baking
The baking and sharing of challah brings us together and warms our hearts and homes. Kitchen Manager and Educator Drew Gold shares her delicious challah recipe and step-by-step instructions for baking at home and with your kids.
Looking for Resources?
In response to the current public health crisis, JFCS is adapting and expanding our services to address the changing needs of our community. Courtney Owen, Director of Individual and Family Services, shares just a few ways you can find support during these challenging times.
Feelings Are Beautiful
Galia Godel, LGBTQ Initiative Program Manager, helps us take a moment to check in with our ourselves and our feelings, and find a moment of beauty.
Center Yourself with Mandalas
Debora King, Art Therapist and Art Studio Manager, teaches how to design and decorate your own mandalas with at-home art supplies. Use this art project to center yourself, find clarity, and let your creative juices flow. A great activity for all ages!
Protecting Your Finances
In these uncertain times, many families and individuals are worried about spending, saving, and making ends meet. Certified Financial Social Worker Laura Flowers walks you through helpful ways to save and resources that can provide help.
Clean Out Your Closet
In the mood for some spring cleaning with a purpose? Join Shauna Ekezie, Program Manager for Our Closet – Powered by JFCS, for helpful tips on how best to donate your gently used clothes for our free pop-up shops.
Self-Care Tool Kit
Family Life Education Associate Sarah Waxman, MSS, LCSW, takes you through 6 thoughtful ways you can take care of yourself when the world around you feels out of control. Watch this 10-minute video in one go, or work through this tool kit over a couple of days.
Messages of Hope
Join Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager Emalie Clamage for some in-home volunteering. Write and decorate meaningful messages of hope and comfort that you can share with homebound JFCS clients experiencing isolation.