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Mindfulness and Meditation

Published: Monday, December 10, 2018

These days, the word “mindfulness” seems to be everywhere. But what is mindfulness and why does it matter? Harvard professor and developer of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Jon Kabat-Zinn, gives the following definition: “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”

 

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At WJCS, #GivingTuesday is #GratefulTuesday

Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

They say "it takes a village." At WJCS, that is certainly true. We are so grateful for your support! It is because of your help that we are able to provide vital services to 20,000 Westchester residents each year.

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An Attitude of Gratitude

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

On behalf of all of us at WJCS, we want to express our deep appreciation to you for supporting our organization. They say "it takes a village." At WJCS, that is certainly true. We are so grateful for your support! It is because of your help that we are able to provide vital services to 20,000 Westchester residents each year.

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Infertility A Story of Silent Sorrow

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Sarah and David are a young, married couple. Just two years ago they stood under the chuppah with their parents, repeated their vows. and broke the glass.  At the wedding reception Sarah’s father made a toast to the new bride and groom and wished them a long life filled with good health, happiness, and, of course, grandchildren.

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Enrich Your Life by Volunteering

Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

It is 3:30 in the afternoon at Hamilton Elementary School in Mount Vernon and a teen volunteer reminds a small group of third graders at the WJCS Off the Street afterschool program to hurry up and finish snack.

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Response to Thousand Oaks Shooting

Published: Friday, November 9, 2018

We join the country in shock and sadness that in the course of two weeks we are once again facing a tragic and senseless loss of life in the Thousand Oaks, CA shooting at The Borderline yesterday. Our hearts are saddened for the families and friends of the victims.

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Response to Pittsburgh Shooting

Published: Thursday, November 1, 2018

We're all deeply saddened by the terrible tragedy that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with the families of those who were killed and injured. 

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Bullying Prevention: What Parents Need To Know

Published: Thursday, October 25, 2018

October is Bullying Prevention Month, a topic that is very much on the minds of many schoolchildren. Statistics show that 35% of children have been bullied at school and 30% of young people have reported that they have bullied others.

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