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WJCS In The Media

Rabbi Pamela Wax, WJCS Spiritual Care Coordinator, wrote an article about salient themes of the holiday of Chanukah for Westchester Jewish Life in December.

Teen moms in WJCS's YPA! program were joined by Senator David Carlucci and Paula Santa-Donato, WJCS Director of Youth Services in an interview with Fios1 on November 13, 2018 in which Senator Carlucci announced he secured $25,000 in state funding for the program.

UJA-Federation of New York's Scarsdale Women's Fall opening event, which raised much needed dollars for WJCS's Mary J. Blige Center for Women & Girls and WJCS's Nurturing Parents Group, was featured in the Scarsdale Inquirer on November 2, 2018.

Rebecca Sigman, WJCS Director of Community Engagement, spoke to Fios1 on October 23, 2018 about the 2019 Westchester budget and the importance of funding nonprofits.

Beth Thompson, Program Director, WJCS Margaret's Place, was interviewed by WVOX about Margret's Place along with a representative from Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation on October 19, 2018.

Sean Foster Michael, a WJCS Center Lane participant, discussed what coming out is, how to come out, and where to find local support on The Local Live Mamaroneck/Larchmont Community News Show on October 18, 2018.

Dr. Liane Nelson shared her personal experience and the vulnerabilities that sexual abuse victims face in an interview with Westchester News12 on September 27, 2018.

Dr. Andrew Mullane sat down with FiOS1 News to discuss increase in suicides and offered advice to help someone who is suicidal on September 21, 2018.

Paula Santa-Donato, WJCS Director of Youth Services, discussed Youth Mental Health First Aid in a Lohud article on August 22, 2018.

Jan Fisher's (WJCS Director of Public Affairs) appointment to Westchester County's Youth Advisory Board was featured in the Hudson Valley News

The WJCS Autism Center's Parent & Grandparent Support Groups were featured in a Westchester Magazine Autism Awareness Month article on May 01, 2018.

The extremely successful WJCS 2018 Gala was featured in the Westchester County Business Journal , April 19 and Lohud, April 16, 2018.

WJCS social workers were mentioned among the responders in supporting individuals affected by the death of a Scarsdale family in a Costa Rica plane crash. Read the stories in the Scarsdale Inquirer, Journal News and Scarsdale Daily Voice in January 2018.  

WJCS' Ruth Rosenblum discusses the liveliness and laughter enjoyed by participants in the WJCS Wise Aging group in a bylined article in Westchester Jewish Life in January 2018. 

Allan Wilson, a WJCS client who has been helped to face down depression demons and maintain stability, was featured in The New York Times’ Neediest Cases stories in December.

WJCS Kids' Kloset's hunt for a new home was featured on News12 Westchester and in the Examiner News in December.

The Scarsdale Inquirer, December 8 issue, covered the annual holiday gift drive that WJCS Board member Linda Plattus has held for 11 years to benefit children in need in Westchester. 

Storybook Hour, the volunteer reading program for the Mt. Vernon After-School Academy, was highlighted in the Scarsdale Inquirer and its two sister publications on November 17, 2017. 

WJCS social worker Sarah Lieberman discussed the role of caregiver on Greenburgh Public Access TV during November.

Westchester Jewish Life highlighted the Havorah celebrations of Jewish traditions in the December issue.

WJCS' Pathways to Care social worker Sarah Lieberman outlines challenges faced by people living with chronic illness and the care WJCS offers them in the Westchester Jewish Life, November issue. 

Career>Connect's Jill Screibman offered tips for getting a job search in gear in the October issue of Westchester Jewish Life.

A WJCS-arranged meeting of a lifetime of a Holocaust survivor and his liberator on August 11, 2017, drew wide media coverage, including Fox5NY, FIOS1TV Lower Hudson Valley, News12 Westchester and the front page of The Examiner News.

Susan Lewen's promotion to chief development officer at WJCS was featured in the Westchester Jewish Life, August issue.

WJCS Autism Center Coordinator Lee Englander offered back-to-school tips for parents of children with special needs in a bylined article in Westchester Jewish Life's August issue.

The WJCS Parent-Child Home Program's 45-year drive to bridge the academic achievement gap for low-income preschoolers was noted by the Westchester County Business Journal in June.   

WJCS Board members Bruce Freyer and Froma Benerofe, honored at the WJCS Gala 2017, were covered in Westchester Jewish Life.

Briana Mosquera, WJCS Parent-Child Home Program graduate and Pammy Fund recipient, was featured in stories about the fund in the Westchester Community Foundation and New York Community Trust publications.

NY State Senator David Carlucci's visit to the WJCS' Young People Achieve program at Ossining High School and its success in helping reduce teen pregnancy was highlighted in the White Plains

During May Mental Health Awareness Month, WJCS shone the spotlight on Youth Mental Health First Aid, the CPR for mental health, with a bylined article in Westchester Jewish Life.

Shannon Van Loon's appointment as WJCS assistant executive director for Children, Youth and Family Services, was featured in the White Plains

The WJCS Autism Center's Project Lifesaver program was included in an April 22, 2017 Autism special segment on FOX5News during Autism Awareness Month.

Scarsdale 10583 ran a feature story on teens from Scarsdale who volunteer with WJCS programs and were recognized by Dr. Iris Pagan, director of the Westchester County Youth Bureau.The New Rochelle, Apr. 2017, highlight the WJCS Havorah seder for 150 individuals with developmental disabilities. 

WJCS' Shamar Watson, director of the Mt. Vernon After-School Academy, was captured by News12 Westchester as he spoke in support of after-school program funding at a February 21, 2017 community forum in Yonkers:

An article in Feb. 2017 issue of Westchester Jewish Life bylined by WJCS' Sheila Rabideau spotlights the range of support services WJCS offers individuals and families dealing with Alzheimer's or dementia.

Three articles in WAG Magazine, Feb. 2017, Westchester Jewish Life, Jan 2017, and The White Plains Examiner, Dec. 2016, highlighted POINT, the  WJCS and JCCA jointly managed community of young adults with developmental disabilities who learn to live independently.

WJCS' support for people with dementia and Alzheimer's was highlighted in Westchester Jewish Life, Nov. 2016, issue.  

Metropolis Country Club's $10,000 donation to WJCS Kids' Kloset was highlighted by several media outlets:
Westchester County Business Journal, NYN Daily, The White Plains Examiner, Black Westchester Magazine and the White Plains

The skilled care of WJCS home health aides was highlighted in The Record Review, Scarsdale Inquirer and the Rivertowns Enterprise in Nov. 2016.

The Pleasantville featured WJCS' Jan Fisher along with Briarcliff Manor's Superintendent of Schools discussing the importance of Youth Mental Health First Aid and the social and emotional wellness of students.

WJCS social workers were mentioned in an article in White Plains about best practices for treating severe distress, anxiety and suffering.   

WJCS CEO Alan Trager was one of seven of the county’s top nonprofit leaders 914INC Magazine selected for a candid discussion on the current state of the sector in Westchester.

WJCS was recognized with two grants from the Westchester Community Foundation for Youth Mental Health First Aid and aid to Jewish children and families.

WJCS Center Lane was one of the LGBTQ programs cited by Human Rights Campaign in awarding Yonkers and White Plains high ratings for non-discrimination policies, as covered by Westchester Magazine in October 2016.

Westchester Magazine's October issue advised readers how to help youth experiencing crises with training through WJCS Youth Mental Health First Aid.

The announcement of WJCS' new Alzheimer's Initiative was detailed in the Westchester Jewish Life, Sept. 2016.

WJCS social workers were included in a feature in The Jewish Week on the push for synagogues to focus on mental illness, Sept. 2016.

Neil Sandler's appointment as WJCS Board president was featured in the Westchester County Business Journal, August 8, 2016 and in the Journal News, August 25, 2016.

WJCS' youth programs that keep kids engaged and active during the summer were Spotlighted in the August 1 issue of Westchester County Business Journal.

Volunteers and WJCS clients in the Compeer program are proving that "good friends are good for you" and were featured in the August issue of Westchester Jewish Life.

WJCS, a member of Coordinated Behavioral Health Services, was included in the White Plains Hamlet Hub's coverage of the addition of two new CBHS partners. 

Parents of LGBTQ children often don't know how to support their children, but in the Fall issue of Behavioral Health News, Santo Barbagiovanni, director of the WJCS Center Lane program, offers some advice.

Two graduates of the WJCS Parent-Child Home Program recognize the program's impact on their success in higher educational institutions, Westchester Jewish Life, July 2016.

The Journal News, June 2016, announced New York State funding for school programs involving WJCS.

WJCS Center Lane staff and members' participation in the New York City Pride March was included in the Journal News coverage, June 2016.

A Holocaust Remembrance Celebration in which WJCS collaborated was featured in the White Plains, May 11, and the Mount Vernon Inquirer, June 2016.

The Mount Vernon Inquirer, June 2016, Westchester Jewish Life, June 2016 and White Plains, May 11, highlighted the WJCS 2016 Kids' Kloset Fashion Show, which attracted 50 models and raised funds to support the program that has donated 8,000 bags of clothing to kids in need.

WJCS Center Lane director Santo Barbagiovanni was quoted in the Scarsdale Inquirer, May 13, in a story on actions being taken in Scarsdale schools to accommodate transgender students.

The Westchester County Business Journal highlighted the appointment of WJCS new medical director Margarita Munoz-Dummit, and new HR director Milagros Rivera.   

The May issue of Westchester Jewish Life ran an article bylined by WJCS' Brenda Haas on fighting the stigma of children's mental health.

The record-setting WJCS 2016 Gala was featured in the Scarsdale Inquirer, April 15, Mt. Vernon Inquirer, May 17 and White Plains, April 14.

Investing in Change, a newsletter of the Westchester Community Foundation, profiled WJCS Center Lane program and the safe haven it provides for LGBTQ youth. 

Scarsdale Inquirer, Mar. 2016, highlighted Youth Mental Health First Aid training for the community.

A benefit concert supporting WJCS' Amazing Afternoons program was featured in Westchester Jewish Life, Mar. 2016. 

Westchester Jewish Life, Mar. 2016 included a bylined article on cultivating caring kids by WJCS' Brenda Haas.

WJCS participated in an awareness event to promote Raise the Age legislation in Albany featured in and the Hudson Valley News Network, Mar. 2016.

Journal News Columnist Phil Reisman ran a touching piece on his "favorite belle of the ball" Marci Mehler, a WJCS resident, Feb. 2016.   

WJCS' announcement of a partnership with Greyston Bakery was covered by the Journal News and NewYork Nonprofit Daily, Feb. 2016.

Children's Anxiety, how to know the signs and help was the engaging topic of a bylined article in Westchester Jewish Life, Feb. 2016. 

White Plains Daily Voice, Jan. 2016, WJCS' upcoming 2016 Gala previewed in the White Plains Daily Voice.

The Jewish Week, Jan. 2016, Melanie Szlucha gives talks that offer career advice to people over 50.

Scarsdale10583, Jan. 2016, 10th annual gift drive received over 200 toys.

Westchester Jewish Life, Jan. 2016, ran a bylined article on dealing with loss during the holidays.

WJCS' Partners in Caring and Partners in School programs were highlighted in the Harrison Daily Voice,  Jan. 2016.

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