Better Communication A New Year’s Resolutions for The Whole Family

Take a glimpse inside many American households and you’ll find busy schedules:  bustling kids, stressed- out parents and a general lack of successful family communication.  Do you find yourself listening to a family member, but focusing more on what you want to say? Alternatively, perhaps you find yourself with divided attention between your family member and a mobile device or tv and …

New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

A common lament among caregivers, especially Sandwich Generation caregivers, is that there are not enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to be done. Every so often, caregivers need to remind themselves that they are doing their personal best. If you haven’t been making yourself a priority over the last year, you’re not alone. However, with New Year …

New Year, New Career: Do You #KnowYour5?

As we begin a new year, many of us reflect and take stock of our lives, create new goals, and think about the future, in both a personal and professional sense. Considering a career change is a common occurrence this time of year, no matter one’s age or experience. If your new year resolutions involve a career change, start by …

JFCS is Here to Support Your New Year’s Resolutions

A new year is often looked upon as an opportunity for making positive changes to improve upon or redirect our lives. Among the most popular resolutions that people make involve career-related goals, personal development and family relationships. Career Services offers career assessments, coaching, employment counseling and various workshops to evaluate your skills and to identify suitable career directions for maximum …

7 Ways to Combat the Winter Blues

“To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” For some of us, though, winter is more a season of discontent than one of purpose. From “blahs” to “blues” to clinical seasonal depression, the cold, blustery months can leave us feeling depleted, sluggish, and sad. Warm your heart and soul with these tips for boosting …

Adding Light to Our Community This Chanukah

Tonight begins the holiday of Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights.  Over the next eight nights, families and communities will gather to eat food cooked in oil and will light the traditional candelabra called a menorah. In recent years, a movement has begun to make this a time to rededicate ourselves to the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam – working to …