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Job Seekers Support Group — Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 7 PM—9 PM
Jewish Family Service is offering a Job Seekers Support Group for active job seekers who are unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change.
The topic for this session is “Adapting to an Ever Changing Job Market” presented by Harold Levin, Staffing Manager, SmartStaff Personnel. He has also taught interviewing skills for seven years at Rutgers University and has counseled students in obtaining internships and paid positions.
This group is open to the entire community. To register, please contact Elise Prezant at 908-725-7799 or eprezant@JewishFamilySvc.org.
This group is free of charge, but space is limited! Please call 908.725.7799 or e-mail admin@JewishFamilySvc.org to sign up.
Family Mentor/Senior Home Visitor Program Volunteer Orientation and Training
Family mentor and Senior home visitor program volunteer orientation and training is held several time throughout the year at the Jewish Family Service office in Somerville. Volunteers, both male and female, are sought throughout the year for matching with families who have requested a mentor, and/or with frail seniors seeking companionship and cognitive stimulation.
Call 908.725.7799 - Jennifer Torres, LCSW (ext. 124) or Jeanne Lankin, LCSW (ext 117) for more information and to register.
Support Groups Forming
Please contact JFS at 908.725.7799 or e-mail (admin@JewishFamilySvc.org) for more information or to register.
Daytime Caregiver Support Group
New Caregiver Support Group forming at JFS Somerville office during the day.
Parent Support Group
Peer Support for parents/caregivers of children with special needs. An opportunity to come together to share experiences and explore the issues most important to participants. Facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with families of special needs children.
Fee: $15 per session (scholarships available)
Bereavement Support Group
A grief recovery support group for anyone looking to find help and healing from the hurt of losing a spouse or partner.
Social Learning Group
Social skills training and peer support for children with special needs (ages 11-14 generally). Learn skills for managing social situations and making friends in a relaxed atmosphere.
Fee: $250 for 10 sessions (scholarships available)
Sibling Support Group
Peer Support for brothers and sisters of children with special needs. Meet other siblings who have similar experiences in a relaxed atmosphere
Fee: $150 for 6 sessions, plus intake interview (scholarships available)
Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties is pleased to announce the next Café Europa. Café Europa is a social group for Holocaust survivors who, from 1933-1945, resided in European countries that were subject to Nazi rule and control.
Through speakers, discussions and entertainment, Café Europa gives its members an opportunity to meet new people with similar backgrounds and provide a setting for people to share stories, experiences, and concerns.
Café Europa promises to be enjoyable and informative for all who participate.
For more information or to register for Café Europa, please contact Jewish Family Service at 908-725-7799.