For the Jewish Community
Addressing the many needs of Westchester's Jewish Community
Meeting the particular needs of Jewish individuals and families in Westchester, WJCS' Jewish Programming staff disseminates information and provides programs to meet a variety of mental health, social and spiritual needs. The agency is involved in joint planning and collaboration with Jewish institutions, synagogues, agencies and UJA-Federation of Westchester and New York to assess needs for new programs and fill service gaps.
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Helping our Jewish neighbors who have been impacted by the economic crisis
CLINICAL, EDUCATIONAL & SPIRITUAL PROGRAMS
- PARTNERS IN CARING offering on-site counseling, educational and informational programs in synagogues, JCCs and day schools Westchester-wide.
- PATHWAYS TO CARE helping people cope with advanced illness or bereavement
- GPS (Guiding Parents Through Services) connecting families of children with emotional or behavioral problems to resources and treatment
- PROJECT SEED helping synagogue nursery school educators to address challenging classroom behaviors
- SHALOM AT HOME counseling and education related to domestic abuse within the Jewish community
- JEWISH SPIRITUAL HEALING CENTER offering solace through Jewish traditions
Jewish Information and Referral helping people access resources in the community
CULTURAL, SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS
- HAVORAH celebrating Jewish traditions and holidays for people with special needs
- HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS & 2nd & 3rd GENERATION GROUPS
- OPERATION MITZVAH, which provides meaningful community service opportunities for youth as they prepare to become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, is now being administered by BBYO. For more info, click here.
- SENIOR PROGRAMS IN MT. VERNON including the
SENIOR CANTEEN and KOSHER HOME-DELIVERED MEALS - available to homebound individuals in Mt. Vernon, parts of Yonkers, New Rochelle, Eastchester, Pelham and Bronxville. A hot Kosher lunch is served to participants of the Senior Canteen and
Senior Programs in Mt. Vernon at Sinai Free Synagogue.
Contact: Rabbi Andrew Bossov, Program Coordinator
Phone: 914-668-4350 E-mail: email@example.com
- WHITE PLAINS SENIORS coordinate senior-oriented programs sponsored by five White Plains synagogues and the MidWestchester JCC.
- FAMILY CAREGIVER NETWORK assisting family members who care for older adults in Westchester's Rivertowns
- CHAI HOUSE - Westchester's first Kosher group home for Jewish adults with developmental disabilities
- YAD B'YAD inclusion program in conjunction with Congregation Kol Ami of White Plains to enhance social interactions for Jewish teens, 13-18 years olf age, who struggle with learning, cognitive and/or emotional challenges.
- CONNECT TO CARE Economic Response Initiative - A UJA-Federation of New York project to assist individuals affected by the economic crisis and career dislocation
- Emergency Cash Relief to assist individuals and families in need
- With funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., Holocaust survivors may be eligible for a home health care subsidy.
- Passover Assistance providing funds and provisions for Passover observance for families in need
Contact: Bernie Kimberg, Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 914-761-0600 ext. 213 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about the scope of WJCS' services to the Jewish community,
Contact: Sherry Birnbaum, Director, Jewish Programs
Phone: 914-761-0600 ext140 E-mail: email@example.com