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JScreen Genetic Testing

A generous grant from NextGen-Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta gives those ages 18-45 living in the Atlanta metro area the ability to get tested for only $74, with insurance, by using the code NextGenATL at the JScreen.org checkout page. This testing is valued at over $1000 and can keep our future generations healthy.

Testing is simple, convenient, and done at-home on a saliva sample! The test is for a panel of over 200 genetic diseases, including those most common in people with Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Mizrahi backgrounds. Follow-up genetic counseling is provided via telehealth to discuss the test results. Anyone considering starting or expanding their family should consider genetic screening.

Breaking News! JScreen is thrilled to announce our newest testing option, CancerGEN. This state-of-the-art test analyzes the BRCA genes and over 60 other cancer-susceptibility genes to determine genetic risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, skin and many other types of cancer.

Help from your Jewish Community during Covid-19

During these unusual times, you may find you and your family members need extra support. Whether it’s dealing with the stress of sheltering in place or resources to help meet your monthly expenses, please know the Jewish community is here for you. Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Emergency Response Fund has made funding available to members of the Jewish community who are in need as a result of COVID-19.

Available supports provided by the following Jewish organization partners:

Clinical Services

Therapy Services are for people of all ages and from all walks of life. We provide guidance and support for children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families. We offer both individual and group therapies across a broad spectrum of issues – from divorce and bereavement to anxiety and depression. Our goal is to support and enhance the emotional well-being of our clients as they navigate life’s challenges.

For more information about our therapy services or to make a telehealth appointment, email us at therapy@jfcsatl.org or call 770.677.9474.
 

HAMSA is excited to offer a new resource to the community - a virtual group for parents of children struggling with addiction and recovery. Details and flyer can be found here.

HAMSA offers an Information and Referral service that supports those seeking recovery.  If you or someone you love are struggling with any sort of addiction, please get in touch. 1-833-HAMSA-HELPS or HAMSAHelps@jfcsatl.org.

 

Aviv Older Adult Services

Aviv Older Adult Services helps aging individuals and their families navigate life transitions and changing circumstances. See the flyer linked here or our website for a full listing of programs and services including Older Adult Counseling and Geriatric Care Management - https://jfcsatl.org/services/aviv-older-adults
 

Career Services

Career Services offers a series of three, free monthly job readiness workshops. To learn more about these workshops or to register, please visit http://bit.ly/careers-workshops.
If you would like to download a copy of the flyer, please click here.
For information about career coaching, please call 770.677.9311.

 

Emergency Financial Assistance Program 

The mission of the program is to help people in economic crisis help themselves. We do so with dignity, respect, and confidentiality. Funds come from a variety of sources with varied forms of eligibility. During this COVID-19 pandemic, additional funds have been made available for families in need.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Visit https://jfcsatl.org/services/support-services/emergency-financial-aid to learn more and apply for assistance.

 

Jewish Fertility Foundation Support Groups

For more information, go here.

Hamsa - Virtual Group for Parents

 

JF&CS Food & Essential Items Drive

 

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Food & Essential Items Drive
Food Does Not Have To Be Kosher

Age Well Atlanta, a partnership between JF&CS, Jewish Home Life, MJCCA and Federation that supports the needs of older adults and their families need our help.  Please consider donating these needed items.

Drop-offs can be made at the JF&CS

Tuesday and Thursday

from 11 am - 2 pm

YOU CAN DROP OFF AT
OR VESHALOM 

Wednesdays or Thursdays
from 10 am - 4 pm

 Please go to the single door closest to North Druid Hills Road.
Simply ring the doorbell to be let in and there's a collection bin

right at the entrance.

For items needed, please visit the JF&CS website.

JF&CS AgeWell Neighborhood Classes 

Thursday April 15

10:30 am Low & Light Exercise with Maureen
Low impact for all fitness levels.  Class is split between low-impact cardio and sculpting with weights, bands and/or body weight.
Instructor-Maureen McCord

1:00 pm Torah Study with Rabbi B

2:00 pm Pilates
This weekly class features a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.  Equipment and special notes:  A mat and any props such as a small ball, elastic bands, head pad(pillow), weights. You will need to be able to get up and down off the floor during the class. 
Instructor:  Karen Goldstein

3:00 pm ‘The Benefits of Volunteering & How to do it in a Virtual World’ with Gabby Paderewski
We will be discussing the importance of filling your time with volunteering and how it benefits all parties involved and allows community engagement. We will also be discussing how to find virtual volunteer opportunities as well as being provided with opportunities that are available in the foreseeable future that you can sign up for now! You will also be sent a copy of those opportunities after the session ends.

Friday April 16

11:00 am Exercise with Janet
This 45-minute class is designed for seniors of all fitness levels. It is a full body workout with concentration on maintaining independence through strength training (upper and lower body), core work, flexibility and balance exercises. The class is structured to enable participants of all fitness levels to successfully achieve a full body workout and have fun at the same time.

Sunday, April 18

11:00 am Chair Yoga 
This class will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures for increased flexibility, balance and range of movement. Equipment needed:  Chair, strap (tie, towel, band)

Instructor:  Lindy Kesler (substitute teacher this week)

Monday April 19

10:30 am Talking Heads
Moderator: Ed Feldstein
Topic – Getting to know you:  topics include your travel plans after the pandemic, your “secret” to happiness and your relationship to your siblings

2:00 pm Tea with Rabbi B ‘Wise Guys-Jewish Wisdom

3:15 pm  Decade Music Performance
‘Roaring Twenties’
‘Baby Face,’ ‘Making Whoopee,’ and other timeless songs of the 1920’s are guaranteed to make your  giggle and sing along.  Shalynn Sedgwick and Jeff Daniel offer a lively, toe-tapping and memorable hour that will have everyone saying ‘Ain’t She Sweet?’

Tuesday April 20

10:30 am Chair Yoga
This class will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures for increased flexibility, balance and range of movement. Equipment needed:  Chair, strap (tie, towel, band) 
Instructor:  Lindy Kesler (substitute teacher this week)

12:30 pm Men’s Forum *MEN ONLY*
Men’s Group which discusses politics and the state of the world. 
Discussion Leader:  Bruce Saltzman    

Wednesday April 21

10:00 am Tai Chi
An ancient Energy (Chi, primordial life force) healing practice of moving meditation. Reconnecting to your soul and life force results in strengthening physical flexibility, agility, and aerobic capacity; decreasing stress, anxiety and depression ; creating a sense of well-being; improved balance; improved muscle strength; and increased energy and stamina. The focus on positive life serving thinking can improve your mood.
Instructor: Shane Orfas                                                  

10:30 am Get Excited and Move (GEM)  
*Specifically for Seniors with Parkinson’s Disease*

A new weekly program. Be prepared to move your body. Research shows that vigorous activity for people with Parkinson's Disease helps slow symptoms and increase your quality of life. Instructor:  Deanna Bustillos

11:30 am Yiddish Vinkl
A fun discussion group in Yiddish (mostly) to learn vocabulary and popular idioms in Yiddish.  No prior Yiddish knowledge required.  
Instructor:  Karol Gildiner, Louise Baum, Helen Kasten, Rose Aziman, Anna Kaminer

Thursday April 22

10:30 am Low & Light Exercise
Low impact for all fitness levels.  Class is split between low-impact cardio and sculpting with weights, bands and/or body weight.
Instructor-Maureen McCord

1:00 pm Weekly Torah with Rabbi Beiner

2:00 pm Pilates
This weekly class features a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.  Equipment and special notes:  A mat and any props such as a small ball, elastic bands, head pad(pillow), weights. You will need to be able to get up and down off the floor during the class. 
Instructor:  Esther Powers (substitute teacher this week)
 

3:15 pm Intuitive Eating with Leah Kern
Leah Kern is an anti-diet registered dietitian who specializes in helping people heal their relationship with food and body through the framework of intuitive eating. Intuitive eating is an approach centered on tuning into the body’s innate wisdom to govern how you eat. Really, if diet culture didn’t exist, intuitive eating would just be called eating. Come learn more about this approach.

6:30 pm Crossword Coach
Have you always wanted to master the New York Times crossword puzzle? Some benefits of crossword puzzles include:  stretching your vocabulary, reinforcing your knowledge of pop culture and history, and heightening your ability to identify patterns in the clues. A fun and educational time is guaranteed, even if you're new to crossword solving. 
Instructor:  Steve Manin, a NY-based writer, entrepreneur, and acclaimed documentary filmmaker. 

Friday April 23

11:00 am Exercise with Janet
This 45-minute class is designed for seniors of all fitness levels. It is a full body workout with concentration on maintaining independence through strength training (upper and lower body), core work, flexibility and balance exercises. The class is structured to enable participants of all fitness levels to successfully achieve a full body workout and have fun at the same time.

 

Ongoing
Books for Breakfast meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month.  We would love to have new members!  Check out the new 6 month schedule including dates for the book club and books for review so you can start reading! 

If you are interested in a class, please RSVP to the Agewell Program Director, Ashley Malloy at JF&CS.

Mon, April 19 2021 7 Iyyar 5781