Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York

Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York Jewish Family Services is a non-sectarian human service organization founded in 1854 that strengthens individual, family, and community life by helping people through life transitions and personal challenges.

Our services are guided by Jewish values.

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In Judaism, we believe all life is sacred, precious, and full of meaning. This year, World Su***de Prevention Day falls ...
09/09/2021

In Judaism, we believe all life is sacred, precious, and full of meaning. This year, World Su***de Prevention Day falls on Friday, September 10, right in the midst of the 10 Days of Awe that occur between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. These days are a time for reflection of the self and of issues of life and death, allowing us to better ourselves and look hopefully toward the coming year. By commemorating World Su***de Prevention Day during the holiest time of the Jewish year, we impart the idea that celebrating and protecting life is a Jewish value deeply woven into the fabric of our community.

If you or someone you know is struggling, JFS is here to help. Our counseling services are affordable and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or religion. Please visit https://www.jfsneny.org/programsservices/counseling/ for more information.

Visit https://www.iasp.info/wspd2021/ to learn more about World Su***de Prevention Day.

In Judaism, we believe all life is sacred, precious, and full of meaning. This year, World Su***de Prevention Day falls on Friday, September 10, right in the midst of the 10 Days of Awe that occur between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. These days are a time for reflection of the self and of issues of life and death, allowing us to better ourselves and look hopefully toward the coming year. By commemorating World Su***de Prevention Day during the holiest time of the Jewish year, we impart the idea that celebrating and protecting life is a Jewish value deeply woven into the fabric of our community.

If you or someone you know is struggling, JFS is here to help. Our counseling services are affordable and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or religion. Please visit https://www.jfsneny.org/programsservices/counseling/ for more information.

Visit https://www.iasp.info/wspd2021/ to learn more about World Su***de Prevention Day.

Shanah Tovah from JFS NENY! Reflecting on the last year and the impact JFS has had amidst unprecedented challenges, we a...
09/03/2021

Shanah Tovah from JFS NENY! Reflecting on the last year and the impact JFS has had amidst unprecedented challenges, we are grateful to you, our community. Thank you for volunteering, donating, and your continued commitment to seeking help for yourself and others. May this new year bring blessing, peace, and happiness!

Shanah Tovah from JFS NENY! Reflecting on the last year and the impact JFS has had amidst unprecedented challenges, we are grateful to you, our community. Thank you for volunteering, donating, and your continued commitment to seeking help for yourself and others. May this new year bring blessing, peace, and happiness!

09/02/2021
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The High Holidays are around the corner and Rabbi Ami Monson is making sure that residents in area long-term care facilities and retirement communities have the support they need to have joyous and meaningful holidays. See how our new JFS Jewish Journal is giving activities directors and spiritual caregivers the tools they need for engaging residents in holiday rituals and activities.
https://www.jfsneny.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/JFS-Jewish-Journal-High-Holidays-2021.pdf

Happy National Yoga Month! Yoga is an exercise anyone can do to practice breath control, meditation, and relaxation. For...
09/02/2021

Happy National Yoga Month! Yoga is an exercise anyone can do to practice breath control, meditation, and relaxation. For Jewish Family Services, Judi offers weekly Zoom chair yoga classes. With our busy day to day lives, it is important to take care of both our minds and bodies. Try a session or two whether you do yoga daily or are new to the practice. We hope to see you there!

To see Judi's chair yoga videos visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMRf5Npx0RtT6SDERyuMlpw

Happy National Yoga Month! Yoga is an exercise anyone can do to practice breath control, meditation, and relaxation. For Jewish Family Services, Judi offers weekly Zoom chair yoga classes. With our busy day to day lives, it is important to take care of both our minds and bodies. Try a session or two whether you do yoga daily or are new to the practice. We hope to see you there!

To see Judi's chair yoga videos visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMRf5Npx0RtT6SDERyuMlpw

SHOES-R-US! Our effort to provide shoes to local kids in need of a fresh pair of kicks for the new school year is in fu...
09/01/2021

SHOES-R-US!

Our effort to provide shoes to local kids in need of a fresh pair of kicks for the new school year is in full effect!

THANK YOU to those who have donated!

You can still participate as we have 19 kids / pairs yet to be claimed. Link in comments.

SHOES-R-US!

Our effort to provide shoes to local kids in need of a fresh pair of kicks for the new school year is in full effect!

THANK YOU to those who have donated!

You can still participate as we have 19 kids / pairs yet to be claimed. Link in comments.

👟We're still in need of shoe shoppers and donors for our Two of a Kind back-to-school shoes campaign as we have addition...
08/30/2021

👟We're still in need of shoe shoppers and donors for our Two of a Kind back-to-school shoes campaign as we have additional kids in need of back-to-school shoes.

👡If you want to go shoe shopping for a child in need, go to our Sign-Up Genius form: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea4a72ba4fe3-twoofa

👢If you want to contribute, but need someone to shop for you, make your pledge at: https://www.jfsneny.org/donations/

🥾 Thank you for helping a child in need start the school year on the right foot!

👟We're still in need of shoe shoppers and donors for our Two of a Kind back-to-school shoes campaign as we have additional kids in need of back-to-school shoes.

👡If you want to go shoe shopping for a child in need, go to our Sign-Up Genius form: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea4a72ba4fe3-twoofa

👢If you want to contribute, but need someone to shop for you, make your pledge at: https://www.jfsneny.org/donations/

🥾 Thank you for helping a child in need start the school year on the right foot!

We're still in need of shoe shoppers and donors for our Two of a Kind back-to-school shoes campaign. We have 20 more kid...
08/27/2021

We're still in need of shoe shoppers and donors for our Two of a Kind back-to-school shoes campaign. We have 20 more kids in need of back-to-school shoes. If you want to go shoe shopping for a child in need, go to our Sign-Up Genius form: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea4a72ba4fe3-twoofa

If you want to contribute, but need someone to shop for you, make your pledge at: https://www.jfsneny.org/donations/

Thank you for helping a child in need start the school year on the right foot!

We're still in need of shoe shoppers and donors for our Two of a Kind back-to-school shoes campaign. We have 20 more kids in need of back-to-school shoes. If you want to go shoe shopping for a child in need, go to our Sign-Up Genius form: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea4a72ba4fe3-twoofa

If you want to contribute, but need someone to shop for you, make your pledge at: https://www.jfsneny.org/donations/

Thank you for helping a child in need start the school year on the right foot!

Announcing two great opportunities for young adults in the Capital Region!The first is the launch of our scholarship pro...
08/26/2021

Announcing two great opportunities for young adults in the Capital Region!

The first is the launch of our scholarship program, gifting $1,000-2,000 to Capital Region-based college students to aid in school-related expenses. You can apply through September 10 by visiting https://www.jfsneny.org/scholarships/

Second, we are pleased to offer a stipend of $1,000 to a volunteer under the age of 18 who is dedicated to helping JFS to fulfill our mission. This volunteer will work 2-5 hours a week on various JFS projects and gain valuable working experience. Applications are open through the end of September. Apply now! https://www.jfsneny.org/stipend/

JFS has new mental health/mental wellness support groups starting this fall. Take comfort, solace and wisdom from others...
08/24/2021

JFS has new mental health/mental wellness support groups starting this fall. Take comfort, solace and wisdom from others...and share yours. https://www.jfsneny.org/groups

JFS has new mental health/mental wellness support groups starting this fall. Take comfort, solace and wisdom from others...and share yours. https://www.jfsneny.org/groups

Looking for any and all volunteers! If you have time to spare, please consider volunteering for our volunteer drivers pr...
08/19/2021

Looking for any and all volunteers! If you have time to spare, please consider volunteering for our volunteer drivers program. It is fun and a great way to meet fellow residents of the Capital District.

If you are interested or have questions, contact Lisa Gally at [email protected] or 518-516-1107.

Looking for any and all volunteers! If you have time to spare, please consider volunteering for our volunteer drivers program. It is fun and a great way to meet fellow residents of the Capital District.

If you are interested or have questions, contact Lisa Gally at [email protected] or 518-516-1107.

If you or someone you know is looking for support after the loss of a partner, JFS has a support group called "Missing M...
08/16/2021

If you or someone you know is looking for support after the loss of a partner, JFS has a support group called "Missing My Other Half" that is open to all.

For more information and details visit https://www.jfsneny.org/programsservices/groups/

If you or someone you know is looking for support after the loss of a partner, JFS has a support group called "Missing My Other Half" that is open to all.

For more information and details visit https://www.jfsneny.org/programsservices/groups/

Craving BBQ? TI Take Out can help...
08/12/2021

Craving BBQ? TI Take Out can help...

Craving BBQ? TI Take Out can help...

More film opportunities courtesy of the JCC of Schenectady.  Check out "Pictures of His Life" - virtually 8/13-15 and in...
08/08/2021

More film opportunities courtesy of the JCC of Schenectady. Check out "Pictures of His Life" - virtually 8/13-15 and in person 8/15.

More film opportunities courtesy of the JCC of Schenectady. Check out "Pictures of His Life" - virtually 8/13-15 and in person 8/15.

Head over to the JCC of Schenectady for the Art and book sale happening NOW!!
08/08/2021

Head over to the JCC of Schenectady for the Art and book sale happening NOW!!

Head over to the JCC of Schenectady for the Art and book sale happening NOW!!

Here's what a JFS team meeting looks like! We came together to talk about the new JFS Strategic Plan and develop ways to...
08/03/2021

Here's what a JFS team meeting looks like! We came together to talk about the new JFS Strategic Plan and develop ways to bring more compassionate, collaborative services to the community.

Here's what a JFS team meeting looks like! We came together to talk about the new JFS Strategic Plan and develop ways to bring more compassionate, collaborative services to the community.

So much respect for Simone Biles who put her mental health first.She’s once against set a beautiful example for the coun...
07/28/2021

So much respect for Simone Biles who put her mental health first.
She’s once against set a beautiful example for the country and the world of what it means to be a strong human.
#ThankYouSimoneBiles

So much respect for Simone Biles who put her mental health first.
She’s once against set a beautiful example for the country and the world of what it means to be a strong human.
#ThankYouSimoneBiles

Do you have trouble sleeping? Join Jewish Family Services' "Night Owl" support group. Meet other night owls and learn he...
07/21/2021

Do you have trouble sleeping? Join Jewish Family Services' "Night Owl" support group. Meet other night owls and learn healthy practices to calm the mind for a great night's sleep.

For more information, visit https://www.jfsneny.org/event/night-owls-2/?instance_id=343.

Do you have trouble sleeping? Join Jewish Family Services' "Night Owl" support group. Meet other night owls and learn healthy practices to calm the mind for a great night's sleep.

For more information, visit https://www.jfsneny.org/event/night-owls-2/?instance_id=343.

07/03/2021
Per new JFS Chaplain, Rabbi Ami Monson: Representing JFSNENY, we are gearing up for the first in person Shabbat Service ...
06/25/2021

Per new JFS Chaplain, Rabbi Ami Monson: Representing JFSNENY, we are gearing up for the first in person Shabbat Service at Brookdale in over a year and a half. As one of my new Rabbis, Rabbi Daniel Ornstein would say “ this is a total Shehecheyanu moment.”

SHABBAT SHALOM!!

Per new JFS Chaplain, Rabbi Ami Monson: Representing JFSNENY, we are gearing up for the first in person Shabbat Service at Brookdale in over a year and a half. As one of my new Rabbis, Rabbi Daniel Ornstein would say “ this is a total Shehecheyanu moment.”

SHABBAT SHALOM!!

JFS is launching summer support groups. Parenting Support is in-person at 184 Washington Ave Extension and the others ar...
06/24/2021

JFS is launching summer support groups. Parenting Support is in-person at 184 Washington Ave Extension and the others are virtual. If you're struggling with loss, stress, or isolation, don't go it alone.

JFS is launching summer support groups. Parenting Support is in-person at 184 Washington Ave Extension and the others are virtual. If you're struggling with loss, stress, or isolation, don't go it alone.

Today is International Yoga Day!  Yoga is a wonderful way to stretch, breathe and relax your way to greater well-being. ...
06/21/2021
Chair Yoga finding Ease

Today is International Yoga Day! Yoga is a wonderful way to stretch, breathe and relax your way to greater well-being. Join us every Tuesday at 11am via Zoom for Chair Yoga. Call the JFS Albany NNORC office at 518-514-2023 to sign-up. New to yoga? Our practice is accessible to all - regardless of age or physical challenges. Curious about what a class might be like? Check out a recent session here on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOgls2twIH8

In a world that's always pushing us to do more, be more, try harder - let's have a practice that focuses on how we can "Try Easier" and bring a new awareness...

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Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 1pm

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Join JFSNENY and the American Foundation for Su***de Prevention- Capital Region, NY and Jewish Federation of NENY as we present Saving Lives: Mental Health in the Jewish Community tomorrow evening via ZOOM at 7PM. REGISTER HERE: www.tinyurl.com/SavinglivesJFSNENY
Two great programs this weekend at Congregation Gates of Heaven this weekend:
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