A weekly e-newsletter from JFS of Middlesex County
JFS is a non-profit social services agency serving all members of the community from all backgrounds. Your generous support enables us to provide crucial programs for those in need.
Shifting our Focus, Mindfully
"We live in uncertain times"
These are words that people have spoken since the beginning of time. The fact remains that uncertain times are a guarantee, though the things that we are concerned about change seemingly almost every day. Whether we are dealing with a war overseas, a pandemic or a myriad of other challenges, we must find ways to cope with daily stress and move forward.
When we are feeling overwhelmed, our best strategy is to focus very mindfully on the tasks where we can make an impact. Think of all the things that are causing you stress and, for now, put aside the ones you cannot do anything about today. Narrow your focus to the moment and the day to devise tasks that change your day. This can be as simple as making a doctor’s appointment to walking outside for 15 minutes more than yesterday. You do not need to change the world today, you simply need to focus on making your day a little better. If you can do this, the good days will add up as will the good habits and you will find that even though you occasionally feel stressed, you will find yourself more equipped to handle it.
Look for the next article in our series, “Keeping Wellness in Mind” from JFS Counseling Services released on the fourth week of every month.
A monthly spotlight to promote wellness
Starting this Spring, JFS Counseling Services will highlight practices promoting mental and emotional wellbeing. JFS Counseling Services provides professional behavioral health therapy to assist individuals, couples, and families in addressing life’s challenges. To learn more, visit jfsmiddlesex.org/counseling/ or call 732-777-1940.
Springing into Action this Passover
Spring is always a welcomed season. The early daylight, sunnier weather and budding gardens call us to spend quality time with family and friends both indoors and outdoors. While many of us begin to take stock of our home life and start our spring cleaning, we are reminded of this season's spirit of giving and taking action toward helping those with limited access to food.
With Passover only a few weeks away, JFS is sending help to families who are unable to enjoy Passover dinner without support from their community. Please consider donating to JFS for the purchase of grocery store gift cards to help a family in need. Call 732-777-1940 or donate online and indicate “Passover Drive." Thank you for your support!
Become a Civics Tutor
Interested in volunteering at JFS?

JFS' Citizenship Preparation program is looking for tutors to help clients who are preparing for their citizenship interviews. Tutors will be trained and provided with materials to review 100 civics questions, help students practice their English conversational skills and promote self-confidence.
Scheduling is flexible – email media@jfsmiddlesex.org with your name, telephone number and availability. To sponsor a student working toward citizenship, donate online today. Thank you!
3/24 - Free First Aid Workshop
On March 24, JFS Women's Center, in partnership with the Kennis School of Allied Health, is offering a free, virtual event for anyone interested in learning how to respond to child-related emergencies.
To register, email media@jfsmiddlesex.org with your name, email address and phone number.
Bloomin' 4 Good (all month long)
Let's fight hunger with every bouquet sold! All month long, when you purchase a specially marked Bloomin' 4 Good bouquet from a local Stop-N-Shop, JFS Kosher Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation.
Look for the red stickers on bouquets sold at Stop-N-Shop, 1221 Route 27, Franklin Township NJ. To donate directly to the JFS Kosher Food Pantries, click here.
Your donations support families in need in our community.
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