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JFS’ Village By The Shore Virtual Programs in February

There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Margate, NJ — Here’s your chance to enjoy a dozen interactive, informative and entertaining virtual programs and activities in February, offered through Jewish Family Service Village by the Shore. Plan to invite your friends, family and neighbors to participate while continuing to socialize safely at home.

DIY Container Garden

Tuesday, February 2 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Embrace your green thumb and join an informative session on creating and maintaining your own indoor container garden. You’ll learn how to grow, care for and propagate house plants. Necessary supplies delivered prior to class. This program is free for Holocaust Survivors and Village Members. For non-members, the cost is $5. RSVP by January 26.

Nurse’s Roundtable: Self-Care & Nurturing in a Pandemic

Wednesday, February 3 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Join JFS Nurse Educator Lori Pasahow and Village Membership Director Tina Serota for a discussion on how you have been caring for yourself and loved ones during the past 10 months. Have your pre-COVID-19 health routines (mammograms, doctor’s visit, etc.) been interrupted? Any positive changes you would like to make permanent? Hear what medical professionals are suggesting for self-care moving forward and gain insight into vaccine distribution and its implications. RSVP by January 29.

The Positivity Project

Thursday, February 4 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. Topics include:  self-care, mindfulness, gratitude, meditation, resiliency and more. RSVP by January 26.

The Village Movie Society

Tuesday, February 9 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Join theater teacher and coach Louise Marshall Hacker and Village Membership Director Tina Serota for a discussion about the movie, The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth as England’s King George VI. This empowering film centers on King George overcoming a disability for the sake of the nation prior to his ascension to the throne. The film is available on Netflix. RSVP by February 4.

Yoga by the Shore

Wednesday, February 10 from 1pm to 2pm

Join instructor Natalie Kraft for holistic “chair yoga” open to all experience levels. With a focus on physical and mental well-being, Hatha yoga consists of stretches, breathing exercises and held-postures that help increase muscle tone, flexibility, balance and stamina. 

Yoga can also reduce stress and improve sleep and concentration. RSVP by February 4. 

Memoir Workshop

Friday, February 12 from 10:30am to 12pm

Experience the thrill of capturing your life’s adventures, history and ancestry 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 for the workshop. RSVP by February 4.

Comfort Cuisine: Healthy & Delicious

Tuesday, February 16 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Join Bernadette Getzler, healthy eating and gardening “guru”, as she takes participants on a food journey using farm fresh ingredients. You’ll learn to cook recipes in new and inventive ways by taking your existing ingredients and substituting healthier options. Learn to eat comfort foods in a whole new way. RSVP by February 9.


Wednesday, February 17 from 1pm to 2pm

Join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of fun BINGO games and prizes with Louise Marshall Hacker. BINGO cards will be delivered to those who register in advance. This event is free for Holocaust Survivors and Village Members. For non-members, the cost is $5. RSVP by February 9.

Coffee Klatch

Thursday, February 18 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 JFS Village Membership Director Tina Serota and JCC Program Director Josh Cutler. RSVP by February 11.

The Conversation of a Lifetime: Hosted by J.S. Goldstein Funeral Home & Monuments

Tuesday, February 23 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Join fourth generation Funeral Director Jason Goldstein and Village Membership Director Tina Serota for a comprehensive A–Z pre-planning guide for your final arrangements. Learn about your rights, options and state laws in a comfortable and friendly environment. Q&A session will follow the presentation. RSVP by February 16.

Upside of the COVID-19 Experience

Wednesday, February 24 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Join Rothenberg Center for Family Life Supervisor Sharon Simon and Village Membership Director Tina Serota for a discussion about the COVID-19 experience. Topics include: how your life has changed since the start of the pandemic, societal lifestyle changes and if they will become permanent, and what you have learned about yourself, family and friends. What will be your takeaways in a post-coronavirus era? RSVP by February 17.

Trivia Game Day

Thursday, February 25 from 4pm to 5pm

Test your knowledge and try to defeat the reigning trivia champion as you compete for the top prize. Topics include: science, geography, history, music, theater, movies and more. This program is free for Holocaust Survivors and Village Members. For non-members, the cost is $5. Must pre-pay and RSVP by February 16.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free for community members to participate. You must RSVP to participate in any program by contacting Ronald Corker at 609.822.1108, x252.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.

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