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25 06, 2021

New Virtual Series Aimed to Break the Stigma of Mental Health Launches

2021-06-25T14:10:30-04:00June 25th, 2021|JFS Blog|

Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford (JFS) and Tara’s Closet have launched a new virtual series, Tara’s Talks Mental Health Community Conversations, directed at decreasing the stigma around mental health struggles.    On May 13, 2021, Tara's Closet and Jewish Family Services presented an unforgettable evening that shined a spotlight on mental health, with a live virtual and intimate conversation with model, actress, and award-winning author, Brooke Shields.  The event, hosted by NBC Connecticut's Mike Hydeck, aimed to change perception around mental health and remind each of us, "YOU ARE NOT ALONE".    Dr. Evan Fox from Hartford Healthcare’s Institute of Living announced the new series during the live event.  “This series includes conversations with community members, professionals (including myself), and individuals [...]

8 04, 2021

JFS Blog: #MyStoryIsNow

2021-04-08T14:31:41-04:00April 8th, 2021|JFS Blog|

#MyStoryIsNow - This Yom HaShoah, Let Us Focus on The Real Lives of Survivors NOW “We currently serve over 200 survivors in the state and the majority are living below the poverty line. After the horrors they endured during the Shoah, we owe it to them to do everything we can to help them live out their remaining years with dignity.”  The modern dialogue about Holocaust survivors involves asking them about their experiences in the war. “Never again,” we say.  It is to preserve their memory and their experience to ensure that such an atrocity does not ever transpire under our watch. “Never again,” we say.  But how often do we stop and think about [...]

25 02, 2021

JFS News Release – Money Coach

2021-02-26T15:23:27-05:00February 25th, 2021|JFS Blog|

Jewish Family Services Offers Free Financial Counseling to All in Tough Economy 2020 was a hard year financially for many in the Greater Hartford region when the coronavirus pandemic gripped the world, and sadly 2021 seems to be more of the same.  The continuing economic impact of the pandemic has left many in our community questioning their financial futures.  With multiple rounds of stimulus checks, inconsistent disbursement of unemployment benefits, and a fluctuating stock market, wading through one’s own individual finances can seem daunting.  Jim Goldman, Money Coach at Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford (JFS), is here to help. Goldman is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) with over 32 years of experience in the [...]

25 02, 2021

JFS News Release – KAVOD

2021-02-25T16:12:35-05:00February 25th, 2021|JFS Blog|

National Matching Initiative exponentially multiplies Emergency Services reaching Holocaust Survivors in 30 US cities and growing As the pandemic approaches its year mark, Holocaust Survivors across the United States continue to face new and renewed daily struggles. COVID-19 has only further exacerbated and enhanced the challenges that this vulnerable population faces. Health and safety protocols have heightened social isolation for Survivors. Holocaust Survivors living in poverty have been forced to choose between heat or food, medicine or rent. Many have lived in dire conditions because they did not have the funds needed to repair their homes. Over the past year, Survivors have been forced to reckon with new, difficult questions: How will I get food [...]

25 02, 2021

JFS News Release – Innovation Challenge Winner Announced

2021-02-26T15:21:15-05:00February 25th, 2021|JFS Blog|

Greater Hartford Youth Create Innovative Solutions to COVID-19 Challenges   Tara’s Closet, a program housed at Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford (JFS), provides free clothing to people in need in the region, but like many programs throughout the state – the pandemic changed everything! Tara’s Closet needed to find inventive ways to continue to serve clients as the state, and nation, adjusted to a new normal. In response, Tara’s Closet partnered with Jewish Teen Learning Connection (JTConnect) and created an Innovation Challenge, calling on teens in grades 8-12 to reimagine how Tara’s Closet could better serve the community in the time of coronavirus.   “Our dilemma became an opportunity to engage with JTConnect, a partner organization, and utilize the energy and creativity of the youth to help us brainstorm,” said Katie Hanley, chief executive [...]

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