Family Life Programs
JFS offers Spirituality and Wellness Services in a variety of ways including the Bikur Cholim Program, Shabbat Services, Healing Services and Jewish Holiday Programs in Senior Facilities.
Please join us for parts two and three of the series “Learn, Listen and Talk” about Living Well After Heart Surgery presented by JFS of Greenwich, in collaboration with Stamford Hospital and the American Heart Association.
- Lunch and Listen: February 24, 2021 at 12 noon
- Lunch and Talk: March 31, 2021 at 12 noon
RENEWAL OF BODY, RENEWAL OF SPIRIT: HEALING SERVICE
JFS, in partnership with the Greenwich Hospital Spiritual Care Department, conducts a Healing Service for the community in the Greenwich Hospital Chapel.
The following Mondays at 12:15 pm:
Contact Larry Stoogenke for ZOOM link.
Joan Mann, Spiritual Care Counselor at JFS; Lisa Goldberg, Program Director Jewish Health and Healing Center of JFS; and Rabbi MJ Newman, Jewish Chaplain of Greenwich Hospital lead the service.
If you or someone you know would benefit from our Healing Services at Greenwich Hospital Chapel please contact Larry Stoogenke at [email protected]
Throughout the year, JFS brings Shabbat Services to the Jewish residents in senior facilities. The services aren’t just about celebrating Shabbat, they are about visiting and interacting with the residents, doing arts and crafts, and getting to know our more isolated Jewish neighbors. We also celebrate 52 Shabbat holidays each year at Greenwich Hospital, providing this Jewish connection not just to patients, both in person and through the hospital’s tv channel, but also to doctors, nurses, administrators, and community members. In order to accomplish this, JFS mobilizes Greenwich Jewish Clergy, volunteers both young and old from throughout the area, as well as community organizations and local Jewish institutions.
Every Friday at 1:00pm
Contact Larry Stoogenke for ZOOM link
If you or someone you know would benefit from our Shabbat Services in senior facilities contact Larry Stoogenke at [email protected]
The Bikur Cholim Program operates onsite at Greenwich Hospital, and at six Greenwich facilities that serve the elderly and infirm. Translated, visiting the sick, our Bikur Cholim Program reaches out to and engages the frail elderly, the infirm and the disabled; our volunteers and staff visit with and cares for Alzheimer’s patients, participants in adult day care, residents of assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and hospital patients.
If you or someone you know would like to volunteer with our Bikur Cholim Program please contact Larry Stoogenke at [email protected] for further information.
Jewish Holiday Programs in Senior Facilities
JFS ensures that Jewish traditions and services are available for the frail, elderly, infirm, and disabled. Over the course of a year we produce 50 Jewish Holiday programs at five senior facilities in Greenwich as well as at Greenwich Hospital. For many we serve, the Bikur Cholim Project is the sole, on-site link to their Jewish heritage and traditions.
Jewish Holidays celebrated include:
- Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur
- Sukkot/Simchat Torah
- Tu B’Shevat
- Yom Ha’atzmaut/Yom Hazikaron
If you or someone you know would benefit from volunteering or helping us celebrate the Jewish holidays in Senior Facilities please contact Larry Stoogenke at [email protected]