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WJCS' Pat Lemp Receives NASW's Distinguished Service Award

Published: Monday, March 30, 2015 Pat Lemp, right, LCSW, assistant executive director,WJCS clinic-based services, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Social Workers. Her exceptional career is marked by trailblazing work in the area of child sexual abuse recognized by the US Dept. of Justice in a landmark case; establishing the highly respected

WJCS Board Member Bob Mensch Wins Distinguished Service Award

Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Kudos to WJCS Board Member Bob Mensch, who has just received the Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award from the Westchester Jewish Council. Mensch has served on the board since 2010 and is known as a "go-to" guy for advice and making things happen. One of the things he made happen is the POINT (Pursuing Our INdependence Together) program that

POINT Pioneers Praised for Long-Time Participation

Published: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Twelve of the 15 founding members of the POINT (Pursuing Our Independence Together) program who have been participants for more than five years were recognized at a breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown on March 18, and celebrated by more than 50 family members, fellow POINT participants and staff from the two collaborating agencies, WJCS and the

WJCS' Chai House Celebrates Purim in Style

Published: Thursday, March 19, 2015 WJCS Chai House celebrated its sixth anniversary and Purim in fine style on March 12. The residents, relatives and staff along with Susan Kronish, Jewish program specialist, donned sparkled masks, hats and sunglasses as they sang Purim songs, acted out the Purim story and danced the “Shushan Suffle.” Happy birthday was sung in Hebrew and English

WJCS Salutes Social Workers During Social Work Month 2015

Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WJCS salutes our social workers and their colleagues for making a difference in the day-to-day lives of millions of Americans by helping to build, support and empower positive family and community relationships. This profession more than most recognizes that more must be done to address persistent social problems such as poverty, lack of education and

WJCS' Women-Helping-Women Spring Workshop Series Underway

Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 The Spring 2015 Workshop Series offered to job seekers by WJCS' Women-Helping-Women is underway. The topics range from building communication skills to the new rules for career success, and one workshop even provides an opportunity to ask an executive recruiter for guidance in the job-search process. For more details, click here to see the flyer or contact

80+ WJCS Havorah Guests Celebrate Purim at Bet Torah

Published: Friday, March 13, 2015 More than 80 Havorah guests celebrated "Purim with Elvis" on Sunday, March 8 at Bet Torah Synagogue in Mt Kisco. Guests sang, clapped and danced to favorite Elvis Presley hits and Jewish songs, and interacted with teen volunteers in a fun Purim skit, while learning the Purim story. WJCS thanks to Rabbi Brusso, Elvis impersonator #1; Cantor Herman, Elvis

WJCS Autism Center Issues 2015 Camp Guide

Published: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 The WJCS Autism Center has just issued the 2015 Camp Guide, packed with an extensive listing of summer camps for children with special needs and interesting activities and resources for parents such as contact information for Westchester parks and recreation departments. The guide is available online. Click here to see it. For more information about the