Year-end giving: Let’s make it year-round giving

By Dana Rubin • Development Director My best friend from college – and to this day – has had a varied and wonderful career in the informal Jewish education space, most currently as an independent consultant for Jewish educational experiences and curriculum. Throughout her career, the organ[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: December 2023

Judy Desk blog - laptop with plant and coffee cup In a few days we will experience the winter solstice, and with it, the relief that little by little, daylight is beginning to accumulate. Eventually, we will experience more light with each passing day. Now more than ever, that light is so welcome. It is commonplace to remind people of the challeng[...]

Disrupting diet culture

By Samantha Shepherd, MSW, LICSW • JFCS Therapist Food brings people together, gives us sustenance, plays an integral role in both secular and religious traditions, and is even seen as medicine. While food is used in so many connecting and healing ways, diet culture has interrupted this connec[...]

New group for tween girls launching in January

By Leah Persky, Phd & CFLE • Professional and Community Education Manager Are you the parent or caregiver of a tween girl aged 10-13 years old? Do you think your child would benefit from a small supportive group to foster growth, confidence, finding their voice, and making connections? If [...]