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Community Events

Job Seekers Support Group — Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 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 “The Financial Impact of Job Loss” presented by Ken Bland, Community Relations Specialist, Magyar Bank. This group is open to the entire community. To register, please contact Elise Prezant at 908-725-7799 or eprezant@JewishFamilySvc.org.

Jewish Family Service generally holds the Job Seekers Support Group on the first Wednesday of every month. There are some exceptions, however, so we suggest you check this web site for updated information.

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 will be held October 2014 from 5-8 PM. Contact Jennifer Torres, LCSW (to work with Families) or Jeanne Lankin, LCSW (for work with Seniors) at 908.725.7799 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.

• Daytime Caregiver Support Group

New Caregiver Support Group forming at JFS Somerville office during the day.

• Parent Support Group

Peer Support for parents with a special needs child

An opportunity to come together with other parents who share similar experiences of parenting. Led by a licensed social worker with experience working with families of special needs children. This group will meet for 6 sessions to learn, share and explore the issues most important to participants.

Fee: $10 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.

• Sibling Support Group

Peer Support for brothers and sisters of children with special needs.

Meet other siblings who have similar experiences in a relaxed at atmosphere

Fee:   $120 for  6 sessions, plus intake interview  (scholarships available)

Café Europa

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.