In honor of Pride Month, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) is pushing the St. Louis Jewish community to rethink how it engages on LGBTQ issues. At its program “Supporting the LGBTQ Jewish Community,” the JF&CS Mental Health Care Manager will provide a basic framework for supporting LGBTQ individuals with practical ways to make Jewish communities more inclusive, no matter which branch of Judaism you ascribe to.
“Supporting the LGBTQ Jewish Community” is open to the community.
“Trying to build and maintain that connection is an issue for many caregivers and loved ones of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia as they work to interact in ways that enrich the lives of both the patient and the family member alike…That’s one of the messages behind an event set for early next month at Shaare Emeth titled “Shedding Light on Alzheimer’s: A Jewish Perspective: The Journey Continues.”
Classrooms across Missouri are fitted with smart boards, computers, and iPads to accommodate new learning styles and resources. Despite this progress, most child abuse prevention programs are still using the strategies of the past to give this generation the information they need to stay safe. To bring this curriculum into the digital age JF&CS has created educational videos so that any child, parent, or teacher with a computer can access evidence-based, age-appropriate information on abuse prevention.
From the opioid epidemic to flu outbreaks, healthcare has been a top issue for 2018. Yet there’s one issue affecting 20% of Americans that has been largely left out of the conversation – healthcare access for individuals with disabilities.
…the Crown Center Yiddish Group and the Shaare Emeth Yiddish Club offer fun learning experiences. The Crown Center Yiddish Group has been meeting for more than 20 years. The group’s leader is Rabbi Neal Rose, who is also a staff chaplain at Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Rose’s Yiddish education began at age 5 in New York.
Participate in an online survey for individuals and/or family members with disabilities.
Inviting Individuals with disabilities and their family members to participate in an online community survey.
â€œJewish Federation of St. Louis’ Inclusion Initiative has created an online community survey that focuses on topics around disabilities and inclusion in the St. Louis Jewish community.
The goal of the survey is to collect data on areas of need as well as topics in which the Inclusion Initiative should focus on moving forward with its mission to promote full participation in Jewish life for individuals with disabilities and their families in the St. Louis Jewish Community.