Category Archives: We are JFS!

News and stories about JFS of Metrowest

SAVE THE DATE – 7th Annual JFS Backpack Event – August 27-28, 2018

Click here to register for this year’s Build a Backpack events! Continue reading

Posted in Reducing Achievement Gaps, Upcoming Events, Volunteer Opportunities, We are JFS!

Job Opening: JFS Part-Time Kesher Chaplain

To learn more or to apply, please send your resume with cover letter to Program Coordinator Abrielle Salloway at asalloway@jfsmw.org. Continue reading

Posted in Elder Services, Healthy Aging, Jewish Community, Job Opportunities, We are JFS!

Are you aged 50+ and live/work in Framingham? Your help is needed!

Help us understand the needs of older adults in Framingham – click and complete this survey by June 22! Continue reading

Posted in Elder Care Management, Elder Services, Healthy Aging, Upcoming Events, We are JFS!

Music Video Bears Haunting Witness to the Tragic, Courageous Journey of a Refugee Family from Syria

Beyond the Borders, written by Attorney Susan Cohen after the first travel ban was imposed in 2017, depicts the tragic story of a Syrian refugee family as told to an American refugee camp volunteer, who promises to bear witness to their … Continue reading

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JFS Attends Metrowest ESL Fundraiser

From Left To Right: Lino Covarrubias, Lucia Panichella, Malvina Goldfarb, Kayla Hopkins, Danny Woodward “Amazing success stories at Metrowest ESL fundraiser tonight. Glad to attend with some of the JFS team which works so closely with MWESL. ” -Lino Covarrubias, COO … Continue reading

Posted in Family Assistance Network, Jewish Community, Reducing Achievement Gaps, Resettlement, We are JFS!

JFS of Metrowest Helps Elders Increase Mobility with Chair Yoga Exercise Classes

As part of JFS of Metrowest’s Healthy Aging initiative, a JFS program specialist offers a great chair yoga class for elders living at Edmands House. This class is designed to help older adults increase their mobility, enjoy time with friends and improve … Continue reading

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JFS of Metrowest Provides English as a Second Language Instruction to Local Elders

As part of JFS of Metrowest’s Healthy Aging initiative, JFS Americorps member Maggie Kenney teaches an English as a second language to local elders. Today’s article: U.S. Births Dip To 30-Year Low; Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement Level. It was a … Continue reading

Posted in Elder Services, Healthy Aging, Volunteer Opportunities, We are JFS!