JFCS statement on Pittsburgh

It has been 24 hours since the Jewish community of Pittsburgh experienced an attack that has taken precious lives and angered and traumatized a whole community for years to come. Our sorrow, sympathy and compassion for that community joins with those around the country who wish to help with the heal[...]

Ask a JFCS Counselor: How do I stop feeling anxious from reading the news?

JFCS’ highly skilled, licensed therapists work with care and compassion to address the challenges people face throughout their lives. They help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems that cause emotional turmoil, improve communication, coping skills and symptom management, stre[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: October 2018

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Here’s a riddle for you – what do the following have in common: Spooky (but safe) costumes for Halloween, locking your iPhone while driving so you won’t be tempted to check out the latest while sitting at stoplights, and cyber-bullying? Can’t crack the code on this riddle?? Neither can I! Bu[...]

Introducing new PJ Library Coordinator Carrie Fink

Carrie Fink was recently hired as the PJ Library Coordinator at JFCS. PJ Library is an international award-winning program designed to strengthen Jewish identity by sending Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children from age 6 months through 8 years. PJ Library also hosts regular [...]

National Bullying Prevention Month: Issue affects children and adults

By Natalie Oleson, MSW, LICSW, JFCS Counselor, and Leah Persky, Ph.D, JFCS Family Life Education Program Manager   October is National Bullying Prevention Month, which is timely, since kids are typically just getting settled into school. Bullying can be categorized in a number of ways, i[...]

Domestic violence awareness

By Jill Kozberg • JFCS Counseling Program Manager   Domestic violence is a serious issue in our society. It takes all forms. All shapes. All sizes. All genders. All ages. All religions. All races. All income levels. All educational levels.   No one is exempt.   Dom[...]