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Domestic Violence and the Healing Process

Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A young African American woman stood at the podium, bravely telling the story of her experience with domestic violence for the first time in public. Several in the audience wiped away tears as she spoke of how it took her almost getting killed before she was able to walk away from the relationship. “People tried to tell me, but I didn’t want to listen,” she said sadly, shaking her head.

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Inclusion: Enabling All Jews to Have Meaningful Jewish Experiences

Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Everyone wants to feel accepted for who they are and what they believe, feel and value. Most people look to belong, to be part of something larger than themselves, where there is a sense of community and “home”. Our synagogues and religious schools can and have provided a spiritual home for its members, a center where families can worship together and celebrate Shabbat and Jewish holidays.  

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SPEAKING OUT ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE

Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

With the country’s attention and conversation focused on testimonies surrounding accusations of sexual abuse, Liane Nelson, Ph.D., Director of WJCS’s Trager Lemp Center for Treating Trauma & Promoting Resilience, offers recommendations for victims of sexual abuse who are considering talking with others about their experience for the first time.

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SUICIDE PREVENTION: RISK FACTORS, SIGNS, AND RESOURCES

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Yet being knowledgeable about the signs of someone who is suicidal and knowing what to do under such circumstances is something that needs to be on our minds throughout the year.

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WJCS NEWSLETTER: A GREAT START TO THE SCHOOL YEAR!

Published: Friday, August 31, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of UJA Westchester, MasterCard, Cuddy & Feder, Congregation Emanu-El, elementary school volunteers from the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester and the Off the Street Club at Scarsdale High School, as well as many individual donors

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CARING FOR CAREGIVERS

Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Donna*, an only child in her late fifties, suspected that her mother’s Alzheimer’s was progressing. Her mom, a widow living alone in Bronxville, seemed increasingly confused when they spoke on the phone, plus Donna, who lived and worked in Las Vegas, was starting to receive phone calls from concerned neighbors.

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Helping Students in Need: WJCS 2018 Back to School Backpack Drive

Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Summer is almost over, and with the end of the season comes the excitement of heading back to school! Thousands of families across Westchester are excited for the start of the school year, but there are many families who have trouble affording school supplies - which can make for an overwhelming and less exciting back to school experience.

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GIRL POWER: FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS!

Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Celebrating Summer: WJCS Wiener Academy kicked off its annual six-week summer academy on July 6th with this year’s theme being “Girl Power: Follow Your Dreams.” While the program will end on August 6th, the campers, ages 9 -13, will long be inspired by their participation in this program.

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