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Jewish Community Events

Disrupt Aging in your Community
Wednesday, June 6 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. • Schoke Jewish Family Service
The Stamford JCC and AARP Connecticut are partnering to present a 90-minute program entitled, Disrupt Aging in your Community, which is designed to bridge the gap between generations. An interactive session focuses on aging from an intergenerational perspective, offering thought-provoking discussion and activities. To reserve a spot, please sign up HERE or call 1.877.926.8300. If you have any questions about the program, contact Isrella Knopf, Director of Senior Services, at or 203.921.4161.


New Jewish Senior Services Hospice Volunteer Training Dates
Sunday, June 3 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

Wednesday, June 6 from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

Thursday, June 7 from 4:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. • Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

Chaifetz Family Hospice will be holding a 2-Day Hospice Training for people interested in giving their time and compassion to JSS clients in Fairfield County. Training materials and meals will be provided free of charge.  If you would like to sign up or to learn more about hospice training, please contact Ellen Ashkins at 203.365.6417 or by email at


Message from Jewish Senior Services Regarding wait lists
What a difference a year makes!  We’re so proud of how we’ve changed lives with Connecticut’s first “Household Model” nursing home (The Jewish Home).  Consistent with Jewish values and traditions, the Mission of Jewish Senior Services® is to assure Jewish seniors the health care, housing and geriatric services required to achieve the highest possible quality of life reasonably attainable for them. With that said, we’d like to remind you that it’s never too early to put your loved ones name on the WAIT LIST for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living – please know that members of the Jewish Community will be welcomed on a priority basis.  There are no costs or obligations. For more information, please contact Liz Lockwood at 203.396.1024 or


JBS (Jewish Broadcasting Service)
JBS is available on Optimum Channel 138, on DIRECTV Channel 388, and on Roku under “Educational”. Or you can stream it at Programming includes a range of educational, cultural, and public interest offerings from some of the most distinguished and knowledgeable teachers and commentators today as well as daily news and weekly live Friday night services from Central Synagogue in NY at 6 p.m.


Support Groups

Let’s Talk
Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor.

Thursdays, Beginning March 15, every other week at 10:30 a.m. •  Jewish Senior Services, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport
Free to all. Contact Rebekah Kanefsky, at 302.921.4161 or email at

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. • Stamford JCC
Free to all. Contact Sheila Duggan at 203.921.4161 or

Thursdays at 1 p.m. • Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport. 
Free to all. Contact Sheila Duggan at 203.921.4161 or

Mondays at 12:45 p.m. • Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield.
Contact Amanda Geffner at 203.921.4161 or


Schoke JFS Spousal Bereavement Group
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. • Congregation B’nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport and
Fridays at 10:30 a.m., • Stamford JCC
Gather to share feelings and exchange ideas in a non-judgmental environment that provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support for grieving the loss of a spouse or significant other. Contact Amanda Geffner, Schoke JFS Therapist at 203.921.4161 or


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Revamping The J

The Stamford JCC will undergo needed maintenance, repair and improvements at the end of the month. These projects will continue to implement the JCC's strategic priority of improving the user experience. The JCC will be closed Saturday, August 25