The autumn season offers a delightful time to enjoy cool breezes and cool programs with Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS). In October, we’ll showcase 12 interactive, thought-provoking and entertaining activities through the Village by the Shore virtual programs. Plan to participate with friends, family and neighbors while continuing to socialize safely at home.
DIY Container Garden
Tuesday, October 6 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Step into the autumn season and embrace your green thumb. Join us for an informative session on creating your own manageable Fall container garden. You’ll learn how to grow and care for herbs and vegetables. Plus, you’ll learn which flowers grow best in your garden during the autumn season. This program is free for Holocaust Survivors and Village Members. For non-members, the cost is $5. RSVP by September 29.
Election 2020: Make Your Vote Count
Wednesday, October 7 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Whether you’re planning to vote by mail or at the polls, educate yourself about voting in a pandemic. Join us for an informative session with local attorney, Elaine Tobolsky, on how to make certain your vote is counted. RSVP by October 2.
The Positivity Project
Thursday, October 8 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 2.
Open Enrollment Medicare Seminar
Tuesday, October 13 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Join Amanda Reese from Hafetz & Associates for a discussion about Medicare basic, including Medicare Part A and Part B, Part C Advantage Part D prescription, and supplemental plan coverage. A question & answer session will follow the presentation. RSVP by October 7.
Navigating Your “Normal” in COVID-19
Wednesday, October 14 from 10:30am to 12pm
Join Lori Cohen-Pasahow, JFS Nurse Educator, for a discussion about safety and returning to your routine. You’ll learn the “do’s and don’ts” of grocery shopping, visits with friends and relatives, restaurant dining or ordering takeout, walking the boardwalk, exercise classes and more. Find out what’s safe and what’s not as we return to our “new normal.” RSVP by October 8.
Friday, October 16 from 10:30am to 12pm
Experience the thrill of capturing your life’s adventures, history, ancestry and more at our Memoir Workshop led by award-winning author and Drexel University Professor of Creative Writing, Harriet Levin Millan. You must have a laptop or pen and paper to enjoy the full experience of the workshop. RSVP by October 9.
Tuesday, October 20 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Join us as we share our favorite recipes and the memories they invoke. This month will feature soups and one-pot meals (stews, casseroles, etc.). Send a copy of your favorite recipe to Tina Serota at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 13 and include your special memory. RSVP by October 13.
Wednesday, October 21 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Being a parent, stepparent or grandparent is a joyful experience, but it may also be challenging. Join Sharon Simon, Supervisor of the Rothenberg Center for Family Life, and Tina Serota, Village Membership Director, for a lively discussion about family and communication tools to help create healthier relationships. RSVP by October 14.
Thursday, October 22 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Insightful, animated and fast-paced conversation with friends 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 October 15.
The Artist’s Corner: Decoupage
Tuesday, October 27 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Explore your inner creativity with artist & crafter Louise Marshall Hacker. This month will be an adventure in decoupage. You need any of the following materials: decorative greeting cards, wrapping paper, wallpaper or material scraps, pictures, and scissors. Additional 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 October 20.
The Village Movie Society
Wednesday, October 28 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 documentary, 13th, on how the Thirteenth Amendment reframed American history. You’ll need to watch the documentary, available on Netflix, ahead of the planned discussion. RSVP by October 21.
Trivia Game Day
Thursday, October 29 from 4pm to 5pm
With questions covering an array of topics including science, geography, history, music, theater, movies and more, you can test your knowledge and compete for the top prize during this fun program. This month’s Trivia Game Day is made possible by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. RSVP by October 27.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit jfsvillagebytheshore.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.