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 …

Navigating The December Dilemma

As we move from Thanksgiving into the winter holiday season, many families face the December Dilemma: which holiday(s) to emphasize.  While more common for interfaith families, many families face a similar struggle as Christmas pervades the holiday scene, leaving Chanukah, Kwanza, Yule, and others as minor afterthoughts. Many parents struggle with school /holiday observances, as well as questions young children …

Team Member Tuesday: Meet Jessica Holloway

“JFCS is a wonderful agency that serves and helps so many people in our community. It is so rewarding to see the clients smile when we have been able to touch their lives in some way.” Jessica Holloway, the Family Services Administrative Manager, has been working at JFCS for almost a year. She’s loved meeting and working with all the …