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Jewish Family Service & The Rothenberg Center for Family Life Continue to Offer Virtual Programming in Oct.

The workshops provide an opportunity to explore the social and emotional impact of COVID-19 as well as strategies to navigate challenges.

Margate, NJ (October 2, 2020) – Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties and The Rothenberg Center for Family Life, the educational arm of the agency, are continuing to offer free virtual educational programs for families and teachers in October.

The workshops provide an opportunity to explore the social and emotional impact of COVID-19 as well as strategies to navigate challenges.

“At JFS, we continue to be committed to assisting community residents with food, counseling, virtual programs and more. It’s important to assure that JFS remains at the forefront to help residents navigate the new normal all of us are experiencing during this unprecedented time,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

In October, the following free programs will be available:

Students: Teens Versus Adult Perspective
Wednesday, October 14 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Social distancing, masks and virtual learning. Discover ways to adjust to the challenges created by the pandemic at home and school.

Grandparents: Family Relationships
Wednesday, October 21 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Do you sometimes feel disconnected from your children and grandchildren? Plan to join the conversation about communication techniques that promote a greater sense of connection and create healthier relationships during the pandemic.

Educators: Engaging Students in the New School Year
Wednesday, October 28 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Teachers will have the opportunity to discuss virtual and in-person education challenges with colleagues, explore the social, emotional and cognitive impact of learning, and discover tools to navigate work and family responsibilities.

“The Rothenberg Center has been providing skill-based group and individualized programs designed to promote social, emotional and relational health for more than 10 years.

In response to today’s environment, the Center has placed the pandemic at the forefront as it relates to our mission to promote resiliency amongst family members and educators,” said Sharon Simon, Supervisor of The Rothenberg Center for Family Life.

For more information or to register for these free programs, please contact Sharon Simon at ssimon@jfsatlantic.org.

About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors and vital communities.

With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, vocational services, adult and older adult services and also hosts an on-site food pantry.

The agency impacts 8,000 lives throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties each year.

JFS’ mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and enhance their quality of life. In keeping with Jewish values and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect and professionalism regardless of their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age or background.

For more information or to keep up-to-date with JFS events and programs, visit www.jfsatlantic.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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