From the Director
Now that the Fall Jewish holidays are behind us, we can settle in and focus on delivering the many programs and services JFS offers.
One service I want to call to your attention is our counseling program. Our skilled and talented therapist, Deborah Frisco, MSW, LCSW, continues to see clients who are in need of support around depression, anxiety, relationship issues, caregiver issues, and a myriad of other concerns. We offer confidential and sliding scale services. As the days grow shorter and the next set of holidays approach, you may find yourself feeling additional stress—please know that JFS can help support you through such times and help you find your inner resources and strengths to ease the way.
Hoping the fall days ahead are good ones for you and our family.
Director, Jewish Family Services
November Programs and Events
Jewish Community Blood Drive in Memory of Morry and Ruth Jacobs
Sunday, November 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Chabad, 5203 West Friendly Avenue. Parking is on Lipscomb Road. Register online to donate at http://tinyurl.com/GSOJCBloodDrive. If you are an older adult or have any health issues, please click on the link on the sign-up webpage for more information. Need assistance signing up? Call Michele Gordon (336) 405-8242.
JFS Spouse Caregiver Support Group
Meets the first Wednesday of the month at JFS. Next meeting is November 1. Contact Deborah Frisco, MSW ,LCSW at 336-852-4829 x226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JFS Tai Chi Class for Older Adults
Tuesdays and Thursdays at JFS, 10 – 11 a.m., starts Tuesday, November 14 for 10 weeks with the exception of the week of Thanksgiving (class will meet Tuesday only). No class week of December 25. Mary Lou White from the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging will teach this course. Refreshments provided. To register, contact Marlene Baruch, Congregational Nurse, (336) 852-4829 x224 email@example.com.
Operation Bed Roll – a Family Friendly Program
Sunday, November, 19, 2-4 p.m. at JFS.
Transform thousands of plastic bags into sleeping mats for homeless residents. Learn how to make to make “plarn,” plastic bag yarn, out of non-recyclable plastic bags and then crochet the plarn into bed rolls. Training provided. Contact David Frazier, Volunteer Coordinator to RSVP, (336) 852-4829 x227 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also help by bringing your used plastic bags to the Federation lobby and depositing them in the box provided.
JFS Chai Notes presents the film Woman in Gold
Monday, November 20, 1 p.m. at JFS.
Sixty years after fleeing Vienna, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman, attempts to reclaim family possessions that were seized by the Nazis including a famous portrait of Maria's beloved Aunt Adele: Gustave Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" (known as the “Woman in Gold”). With the help of young lawyer Randy Schoeberg (Ryan Reynolds), Maria embarks upon a lengthy legal battle to recover the painting. There will be refreshments and a short discussion after the film. Contact Katy Claussen, (336) 852-4829 x228 or email@example.com.