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Mindfulness and Meditation

Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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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WJCS EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARDS: DECEMBER 2019

Published: Friday, January 17, 2020

Each quarter WJCS honors four exceptional members of our staff with Employee Recognition Awards.

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WJCS 2020 Gala

Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

We hope you can join us in celebrating the WJCS 2020 Gala. Your support makes a difference in over 20,000 Westchester residents' lives.

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90+-YEAR-OLD WJCS VOLUNTEER HONORED BY WESTCHESTER

Published: Monday, January 6, 2020

We at WJCS are thrilled that Ida Lewin, a WJCS volunteer, has been honored by Westchester County and has won a Westchester County Senior Hall of Fame Award.

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Holiday Celebrations at WJCS

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2019

During the holiday season, joy and gratitude radiate throughout WJCS.

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WJCS Chai House 2019 Appeal

Published: Monday, December 16, 2019

As we celebrate 10 years of Chai House, a residential home for Jewish women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we reflect on the beautiful lives of the women who call it home.

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Why Youth Mental Health First Aid?

Published: Monday, December 9, 2019

The statistics about young people and mental health are alarming. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five American children ages three through 17 have a diagnosable mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder in any given year.

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Scarsdale Resident Hosts 14th Annual WJCS Have a Heart for the Holidays Luncheon

Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

For the 14th year in a row, Linda Plattus, a Scarsdale resident and Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) board member, hosted a luncheon in her home for the WJCS Have a Heart for the Holidays Gift Drive

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