tips & resources
While we will all have to continue to be creative in how and where we gather with family and friends, observe holiday traditions, and participate in the season, we can still make this year meaningful and special.
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PROGRAMS & EVENTS
>>Join Team JFCS
(Virtually) at the Mercer County Turkey Trot!
Event proceeds helps support local food pantries, including the JFCS mobile and on-site pantries. Every sign up and donation helps someone in need of food here in Mercer County.
REGISTER WITH TEAM JFCS!
>> Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
dedicated in memory of Rabbi Feldman
Thurs, November 26 @ 11:00 AM
Join for a special interfaith service for the holiday.
>> Light in the Midst of Darkness
Chanukah in the time of COVID-19 for those who are Bereaved
Wed, December 2 @ 10:30 AM
Beverly Rubman, Chaplain, will lead this one-time virtual support group to help you through the dark days of this difficult year.
MAKING CELEBRATIONS SPECIALS DURING COVID-19
Health & safety are most important during this holiday season, review
CDC recommendations and guidelines.
Find creative tips for keeping the holidays fun, special and safe...
“Make Socially Distanced Holidays Fun & Special”
6 Tips for Safe, Fun and Festive Holiday
Get everyone ready for Zoom gatherings -
review our step-by-step Zoom guide.
Making Time for Traditions...
Dress up! Put on your favorite holiday outfit.
Put out the special tableware and decorations, make the traditional recipes!
Send a hand-written card to loved ones you cannot be with in person.
EMBRACE THE SPIRIT OF SERVICE
This has been a challenging year for many - job loss, food insecurity, seniors feeling especially isolated. In this season of giving, find ways to make a difference in your community...
Start a Food Drive
Check with local pantries if they are collecting specific items for the upcoming holidays or if they are in need of pantry staples.
Want to support JFCS pantry clients?
609-987-8100 Ext 126.
Food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens are relying on volunteers to facilitate large-scale grab and go meal distributions.
Help at JFCS! Learn more about volunteering, contact us:
609-987-8100 Ext 113.
Make a Donation
Find an organization close to your heart and make a gift that is meaningful to you to support them.
or make an
end of year gift.
Mental Health & The Holidays
The emotional and mental toll of the past months may leave many feeling exceptionally fatigued by the holidays before they have even arrived.
If you need to keep things simple to protect your mental health, then take the time for self-care.
And, if you need to talk to someone,
reach out to JFCS
During our Drop-in Hours (Mon, Wed, Fri 10 AM - 12 PM or Tues, Thurs 5 - 7 PM) call 609-987-8100 Dial 0
Connect with our intake coordinator for ongoing counseling at 609-987-8100 Ext 102