Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County (FJP). FJP works locally and with our national and international partner organizations to save and improve Jewish lives here and around the world. Donations can be made via this secure link.
For those of you who weren’t at the Mitzvah Hero Event at the Jewish Senior Services campus on last Sunday, you missed a very special event. We were so proud to be a part of the community with Jay being honored among all the other community heroes, as you can see in the attached pictures. Be sure to click the link to see Jay and Sara in many pictures of the event.
The opportunity to mix and mingle with our wide flung Jewish community was exciting and uplifting. Sara and I were very glad to see Doron Loeser and his daughter Michelle and Joe and Diana Schwartz at the event among the 275 people attending.
So enjoy the pictures and we hope to share the next event with you.
Elaine and Sara
Jewish Senior Services needs Minyan Menschen: JSS is in great need of men to help make the daily Minyan to help Residents say Kaddish 365 days of the year. Our Minyan hours will not overlap with most synagogue’s Minyans. Feel free to contact Rabbi Stephen Shulman, Director, Pastoral Services at (203) 396-1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org for exact service times.
Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training
The goal is to have trained Hospice volunteers in clusters all over Fairfield County so that when the need presents itself, volunteers do not have to travel far. Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a two-day Hospice Volunteer Training Program. Training will be held at Jewish Senior Services on Park Avenue, Bridgeport on Sunday, February 5th and February 12th from 9:00am-4:30pm. Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge. If you would like to sign up or to learn more about hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at (203) 365-6417 or email@example.com.
Jewish Family Services Updated Volunteer Information: Please call or email Ellen Ashkins (203-365-6417 or Eashkins@jseniors.org) if you are interested in volunteering at JSS. There are many wonderful volunteering opportunities including one-to-one visits, writing letters, transporting residents to activities, and hospice care.
Judaic Studies at UConn A new major in Judaic Studies is now officially part of the UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life curiculum. The Bachelor of Arts in Judaic Studies may be obtained in general or classical Judaic Studies. The general Judaic Studies major provides a broader perspective and includes a course concentration in the modern period. The classical track focuses on the pre-modern experience, especially in the biblical and rabbinic periods. Visit the UConn website for details and to download a plan of study form.
Alef-Tav Hebrew for Children, Weekly on Wednesdays: A new program from Israelis-in-CT in collaboration with The Israel House. This is a language program for children who understand or speak Hebrew. Classes will be taught by certified Israeli teachers and will meet weekly on Wednesday afternoons, starting November 2. For details and registration, contact Lilach or Hillit at firstname.lastname@example.org.