March Programs and Events

JFS presents HomeFit, an AARP program on making sure your home is user friendly and safe for all ages.
Tuesday, March 6, 11:30 a.m. at JFS
The program will help you assess your current home and identify what may need to be changed in in order to live there safely and independently. A facilitator will lead us through this process and explain a variety of adaptations and modifications. You will also receive a personal copy of the AARP HomeFit Guide. Email Marlene Baruch or call (336) 852-4829 x224. Please call regarding lunch options.
JFS Employment Program: Successful Negotiation Strategies for Women.
Wednesday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m. at JFS
Learn techniques and approaches that will help you hold your own in the workplaces and in everyday life. Sindy Martin of Smartin Center for Professional Development will guide participants through an interactive program to help you achieve your goals. Email Betsy Gamburg or call (336) 852-4829 x225 for information and directions.
Spouse Caregiver Support Group
Next meetings are Wednesday, March 7 and April 4 at 4:30 p.m.
If you are caring for a spouse, join us the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 JFS to discuss some of the challenges and joys of being a caregiver. Discover what you have in common with others and how a little support—and laughter—helps ease what can be a stressful situation. Contact Deborah Frisco, MSW, LCSW at (336) 852-4829 x226.
JFS Chai Notes presents the Yiddish Film American Matchmaker
Monday, March 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Abbotswood (third floor).
Leo Fuchs, known as the “Yiddish Fred Astaire” plays an eligible bachelor who decides to become a matchmaker after seven failed engagements in this delightful romantic comedy.RSVP to Katy (336) 852-4829 x228.
JFS Children and Family Programs is offering a program for parents and/or grandparents and children (ages 5 to 100) to work together and learn flower box arranging and help create the centerpieces for the Passover Senior Luncheon. Program is Sunday, March 18 from 1 - 2:15 p.m. Learn a new skill and do a mitzvah at the same time! David Frazier will instruct participants through the process. Please RSVP to Jenny Schultz, JFS Program Specialist or call (336) 852-4829 x235 to insure adequate supplies.
Passover Senior Holiday Luncheon—sponsored by Beth David, Temple Emanuel and JFS, hosted at Temple Emanuel on Wednesday, March 21. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. RSVP for lunch and/or van to Marcia at 336-852-4829, ext. 222 by March 14. We thank our corporate sponsor Abbotswood and the BJH Foundation for Senior Services for helping to make this event possible.
Passover Gift Bag Assembly and Delivery—parents and children are invited to come assemble and deliver gift bags for older adults to wish them a happy Passover on Sunday, March 25 at JFS from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Refreshments provided. RSVP to David Frazier, 336-852-4829, ext. 227 or
Mitzvah Day 2018Registration is now open online. Mitzvah Day is Sunday, May 6. Questions or need help signing up? Email or call David Frazier, (336) 852-4829 x227.
Scholarship Information
The Rosalyn Saltz and Norman Seymour Pliner Endowment Fund will offer one scholarship in the amount of $2,500 for the academic year 2018-2019. Eligible candidates are young adults who are residents of either North or South Carolina and are pursuing full-time post-secondary education in an accredited program. The selected recipient must demonstrate a commitment to advancing women in leadership roles as well as in a field of their choice and be involved in Jewish life. Applications and guidelines are available online. Email Betsy Gamburg, Director, Jewish Family Services in Greensboro, NC or call (336) 852-4829 x225. Applications are due the last day day of March.
JFS Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Scholarships are available to families who find the cost of camp to be challenging. Applications are available online or you can contact Betsy Gamburg (336) 852-4829 x225 to get an application. Applications are due by Feb. 28 and are held in strict confidence.
JELF—the Jewish Educational Loan Fund—offers last dollar interest-free loans to Jewish students attending college or other post-secondary educational institutions. Contact Betsy Gamburg regarding this program at (336) 852-4829 x225 Applications are done on line at
and open March 1 and close April 30. 


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