Upcoming JF&CS and community events this April

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The ongoing work of Jewish Family & Children’s Service and our partner agencies provide many possibilities and opportunities. As we strive to provide our community with comprehensive services, support and help every day, JF&CS and our community partners are offering a multitude of programs and workshops this month for job seekers, families, community members and more.

  • Living & Learning: Raising a child with special needs
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    7PM-9PM
    Temple David, Monroeville


    This Living & Learning session will be a discussion-based program intended to provide insights into the unique rewards and challenges of raising a child with special needs. Presenters JoAnn White, Director of Family Hope Connection, the adoption program of JF&CS, and Linda Marino, Critical Resources Coordinator at JF&CS, will talk about ways to develop sensitivities around a child’s specific concerns. They will also touch on the systems that families of children with special needs–and the members of the community who support them–may encounter as they strive to provide the best care for the child.

    Click here for more information.

  • WorkAble Career Fair
    Thursday, April 16, 2015
    9AM-Noon
    Bethel Park Community Center, Bethel Park


    WorkAble, a partnership of the Career Development Center of JF&CS, North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) and South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM), will hold a fall career fair for adults throughout the region on April 16.

    The upcoming career fair will include employers from Allegheny Health Network, Eat’n Park, Goodwill, St. Clair Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and many others.

    Registration is required. Click here for more information.

  • JFilm Festival
    April 16-26, 2015
    Times and locations vary


    JF&CS is a proud supporter of this year’s JFilm Festival! The 22nd annual JFilm Festival highlights independent films from around the world featuring Pittsburgh premieres of dramas, comedies and biopics about Theodore Bikel and Isaac Bashevis Singer. The festival opens with an award-winning German film “The Last Mentsch” and will welcome several filmmakers including Nancy Spielberg, producer of “Above and Beyond.”

    For tickets, visit www.JFilmpgh.org or by call 412-992-5203 (MondayFriday, 11 a.m. – 1pm only).

  • Housing Options for Individuals with Disabilities and/or Special Needs  
    Monday, April 20, 2015
    6PM-8PM
    Rodef Shalom, Shadyside


    Affordable housing options for individuals with disabilities and/or special needs is the topic of an upcoming program co-presented by JF&CS and Jewish Residential Services (JRS) as part of the educational series AIM: Support for Families of Individuals with Special Needs.

    Chuck Keenan, Housing Coordinator for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS), will elaborate on affordable housing options, including Section 8, subsidized housing, low-income housing tax credits and homeless resources for people experiencing a housing crisis.

    Click here for more information.

  • Living & Learning: Finding Your Way as an Interfaith Family
    Sunday, April 26, 2015
    9:15AM-10:45AM
    Temple David, Monroeville


    Navigating the waters of being an interfaith family can present a number of challenges. This Living & Learning session will provide an informal conversation about the various issues that can emerge in fostering a Jewish identity in families from differing religious traditions. Learn how to prioritize aspects of religious practice, decide on celebrating holidays and handle complaints from extended family members who may disagree with your approach. We encourage you to bring your specific concerns to the table as well.

    Click here for more information.

  • WorkAble Networking Event
    Thursday, April 30, 2015
    4PM-7PM
    Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Avenue, Bethel Park, PA 15102

    Join Career Development Center clients and alumni to mingle and network with members of the Women’s Business Network of Southwestern PA (WBN). The WBN is a networking community of more than 400 businesswomen representing a variety of industries and organizations in the Pittsburgh region.

    Click here for more information.

    RSVP by April 24th by email at rfarabee-siers@jfcspgh.org or call 412.586.3773.

Together, with the funding of the United Way of Allegheny County, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and other funders and donors, we are able to offer these continuing programs and events to our community members.

If you are seeking additional information, resources, services or support for yourself or a loved one, please contact JF&CS at 412-422-7200 or visit our website at www.jfcspgh.org to find out how we can help.

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