JFS to Host Holocaust Survivors Wellness Workshops

Posted on March 15, 2023

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) is pleased to announce that we will host monthly wellness workshops for Holocaust Survivors and their family caregivers beginning this month.

Led by Dr. Valerie Braunstein, Psy.D., attendees will enjoy lunch, music, and a different activity with wellness professionals each month including painting, poetry, mindfulness, nutrition, yoga and more. In addition, local Survivors will share stories about their lives and families as well as enjoy spending time with each other.

“At JFS, we are committed to immeasurably adding to the quality of life of Holocaust Survivors in the community. As an agency, we embrace survivors as it is our privilege and duty to ensure they receive essential support and programs,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

The workshops are made possible through a generous grant from the Jewish Federations of North America.

In Atlantic County there are approximately 25 Holocaust Survivors and JFS provides a variety of services including Care Coordination, Socialization, Transportation, and more. For more information, visit www.jfsatlantic.org or call 609.822.1108. To make a donation to the Holocaust Survivor Fund, call 609.822.7409 or e-mail development@jfsatlantic.org.

To RSVP for the free Holocaust Survivors Wellness Workshop, contact Dr. Valerie Braunstein at 609.464.2050 or vbraunstein@jfsatlantic.org.


(Left): Holocaust Survivor Arie Kasiarz listens to the music of the band, Even Betta, at an event earlier this year at Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)