The Rothenberg Center for Family Life

The Rothenberg Center for Family Life at Jewish Family Service is a family life education and resource center offering skill based programs to support the physical, emotional and relational health of individuals and families. 

Parenting/Character Education Programs
Experienced staff utilize their training in child and human development to provide effective parenting programs, skills development training for educators and athletic coaches as well as programs for adolescents. Some topics offered include:

  • Acing Anger
  • Communication that Works
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Get Skilled: Coaching Champions
  • Healthy Relationships: Adolescents Making Good Choices
  • Parenting the Teenage Brain
  • Social Challenges: Teasing to Bullying

Health & Wellness Programming
JFS presents relevant wellness workshops to help individuals sustain healthy and vibrant lives. Health & Wellness topics may include:

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops
  • Breast Health & Screenings
  • Diabetes Education Seminars

Advance Your Health Program
In partnership with the Horizon Foundation of New Jersey, JFS offers the Advance Your Health Program to help community members connect with healthcare providers and valuable health and wellness resources. Program services include assistance navigating the healthcare system, patient advocacy, tools for communicating with care providers, and strategies for managing chronic conditions.

Women's Health Network
Through a partnership with Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey, JFS has established the Women's Health Network to educate women about breast health and the importance of annual breast screenings. The program offers assistance connecting with care providers, appointment scheduling, and linkages to the mobile mammography van and other screening facilities. The Network is dedicated to teaching health awareness, offering wellness practices and providing a feeling of connection to a caring community. 

Personal Parent Support
JFS offers personalized services to help individuals sort out a specific issue or problem get clarification or discover a new insight to strengthen relationships.

Economic Recovery Center (ERC)
Economic Response Center is a confidential resource designed to help individuals gain financial literacy and achieve economic self-sufficiency during these tough economic times. ERC covers a variety of support services including:

  • Family Support
  • Financial Literacy
  • Parenting in Tough Economic Times
  • Recession Survival Skills
  • Recovery Workshops

These programs have been made possible by the generous donations from The Jewish Federation Foundation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties and Hafetz & Associates.

When group support or personal coaching is not sufficient, JFS offers counseling to families and children.

For more detailed information about the Rothenberg Center, please contact Sharon Simon at 609-822-1108 x152 or email