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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.

Let’s Talk
Thursdays • 11  a.m.
At the Stamford JCC and Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Avenue, Westport.
Free, Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203.921.4161 or

Let’s Talk – Fairfield
12:45 p.m.
at Bigelow Center for Senior Activities, 100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield.
Seniors talk about common interests and concerns, facilitated by a Schoke Jewish Family Service counselor. Contact Rebekah Kanefsky at 203.921.4161 or

Jewish Senior Services needs

We are in great need of men to attend and help make our daily minyan (prayer quorum of ten) in order to help residents say the Kaddish 365 days of the year. Our minyan hours will not overlap with most synagogue’s minyans. Please feel free to contact Rabbi Stephen Shulman, Director, Pastoral Services at 203.396.1001 or email for exact service times. 

Not enough money for food?
Schoke JFS will provide information and eligibility assistance for financial help to purchase food. For a consultation, please contact Rebekah Kanefsky, Schoke JFS Case Manager at 203.921.4161 or email

Schoke JFS Life Transitions 
Wednesdays • 4 pm
At the Stamford Schoke JFS office, 733 Summer Street, 6th Floor
Support group, meeting weekly, for unemployed facing the emotional challenges of finding employment. Contact Anne Birchenough at 203.921.4161 or

Schoke JFS Spousal Bereavement Group
Meets weekly • 10:30 a.m.
at Congregation B’nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport.
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

Anti-Defamation League Presents:
"Voices" A Concert for Unity
Sep. 10 • 5:30 p.m. 
at Levitt Pavilion, Westport CT
Click here.



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Labor Day

Fitness center & gym open 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. JCC administrative offices closed. Join us for the Give a Child a Jumpstart 10th Annual 5K/10K Run/Walk Click here to register today! Check back for group fitness class offerings.