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JFS’ Village by the Shore Programs in November

Stay virtually connected with friends during these events.

Margate, NJ (October 12, 2020) – Get your calendar and plan to jot down these 10 interactive, entertaining and unique virtual programs and activities offered in November through the Jewish Family Service Village by the Shore. Plan to participate with friends, family and neighbors while continuing to socialize safely at home.

DIY Container Garden
Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Embrace your green thumb and join us for an informative session on creating your own indoor Fall container garden. You’ll learn how to grow and care for house plants and herbs to beautify your home and enhance your cooking.

This program is free for Holocaust Survivors and Village Members. For non-members, the cost is $5. RSVP by Oct. 29.

Nurse’s Roundtable: Living Your Best Life in Turbulent Times
Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 10:30am to 11:30am
How do you keep a positive attitude when life as you knew it has been so drastically altered? JFS Nurse Educator Lori Pasahow and Village Membership Director Tina Serota will discuss how to put the pieces back together while finding your way to a peaceful and happy 2021. RSVP by October 28.

The Positivity Project
Thursday, Nov. 5 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Join JFS Wellness Coordinator Mary Jean Arreola and Village Membership Director Tina Serota to discover ways to boost your wellness – mind, body and soul. Each month features a new topic including self-care, mindfulness, gratitude, meditation, resiliency and more. RSVP by October 28.

The Village Movie Society
Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Join theater teacher and coach Louise Marshall Hacker and Village Membership Director Tina Serota for a lively discussion about the motion picture, On the Basis of Sex, about how the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg helped to reframe the law to support equal rights.

The movie is available on Showtime, Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Google Play. RSVP by November 3.

Design for Safe & Healthy Living
Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Join Ellen Farber, Interior Designer and Certified Aging in Place Specialist, and Village Membership Director Tina Serota, for an informative discussion on keeping your habitat happy. You’ll learn simple techniques to keep your home comfortable, safe, and well designed. RSVP by Nov. 4.

Memoir Workshop
Friday, Nov. 13 from 10:30am to 12pm
Experience the thrill of capturing your life’s adventures, history, ancestry and more at a Memoir Workshop led by award-winning author and Drexel University Professor of Creative Writing and Publishing, Harriet Levin Millan.

You need a laptop or pen/paper to enjoy the workshop experience. RSVP by Nov. 6.

The Artist’s Corner: Fall Wreaths
Tuesday, November 17 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Explore your inner creativity with artist and crafter Louise Marshall Hacker. This month will be an adventure in Fall wreath-making. Supplies will be provided to each participant prior to class. This program is free for Holocaust Survivors and Village Members. For non-members, the cost is $5. RSVP by Nov. 5.

Creating New Holiday Traditions
Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Join Rothenberg Center for Family Life Supervisor Sharon Simon and Village Membership Director Tina Serota for a lively discussion exploring creative, heartwarming and safe ways to celebrate the holiday season with children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends. RSVP by Nov. 12.

Coffee Klatch
Thursday, Nov. 19 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Insightful, animated and fast-paced conversation with friends and neighbors spanning “both sides of the aisle and the middle.” Share your thoughts on politics, technology, world events, the arts and more.

This program is moderated by Village Membership Director Tina Serota. RSVP by Nov. 16.

Comfort Cuisine
Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Join us as we share our favorite recipes and the memories they invoke. This month will feature Thanksgiving specialties. Send a copy of your favorite recipe to Tina Serota at by Nov.19 and include its special memory. RSVP by Nov. 19.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free for community members to participate. You must RSVP to participate in any program by contacting Tina Serota at 609.287.8872 or

A Zoom link or call-in number for each program will be e-mailed or provided to you.

Village by the Shore is a membership program for adults over the age of 50. The program provides Intergenerational Events, Transportation, Grocery Shopping and Delivery, Kosher Meals on Wheels and more.

For information or to join Village by the Shore, contact Tina Serota at 609.287.8872 or or visit

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 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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