Jewish Family Service is partnering with other organizations for the following community events. Please join us as our JFS professionals lead the discussion:
Book & Bottles (in partnership with Mayerson JCC)
A Tale of Love & Darkness by Amos Oz
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Location: Room 122, Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Time: 6:30-9 pm
Cheese & Wine provided
Join us for an evening of Israeli food, wine, and rich discussion of writer Amos Oz’s autobiography, “A Tale of Love and Darkness”. We’ll delve into Oz’s story of witnessing the birth of Israel and its turbulent history with UC Professor and Judaic Studies Department Head, Gila Naveh.
Free with reservation at MayersonJCC.org
The Middle Step by Denise Pattiz Bogard*
Date: March 23, 2017
Location: Adath Israel
Snacks & drinks will be provided
21+ years old
*The author will be in attendance at this meeting
JCC Film Festival:
The Last Mentsch
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017
Location: The Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Marcus, a solitary Holocaust survivor, must find a way to prove his identity in order to be buried in a Jewish cemetery. With the help of a brash young woman, they embark upon a life-changing journey.
Discussion to follow led by Gail Ziegler, LISW-S, Sr Manager, Jewish Family Service Center for Holocaust Survivors
There will also be a short film screening of Broken Branches
Opera performance and discussion (in partnership with Mayerson JCC)
Seduction or Assault? A Discussion of Consent in Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Date: Monday, May 8, 2017
Time: 7 pm
Location: Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Mozart’s 1787 masterpiece Don Giovanni is a staple of the operatic repertoire. The story is based upon the legend of Don Juan, an infamous and arrogant nobleman who fancies himself quite the seducer. His methods, however, reveal a disturbing pattern of abuse.
Queen City Opera will perform selected scenes from the opera, followed by a discussion of consent and assault led by Isaac Selya, Founder and Artistic Director of Queen City Opera and Debi M. Varland, MA MAT ATR of Jewish Family Service
FREE with RSVP
Anxiety, Adoption and Making a Family in an Uncertain World
with Speaker Rabbi Susan Silverman
Date: Thursday, October, 26, 2017
Time: 7-9 pm
Rabbi Susan Silverman is a teacher, activist, and author (including the 2016 book Casting Lots). She is also the founder of Second Nurture: Every Child Deserves a Family – and a Community, a program to find permanent, loving families for all children by creating cohorts of adoptive families within supportive communities. She is an advocate for social justice and for making Israel the place where Jews can be their conceivable best.
In partnership with Rockdale Temple and HUC
Right In Our Backyard: Drug & Alcohol Awareness
Panel Discussion of Local and National Speakers
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Location: Mayerson JCC
Time: 7-9 pm
The Drug & Alcohol Awareness panel will include local law enforcement, an addiction specialist, an individual in recovery, a parent, and a medical professional. Discussions will include Cincinnati area trends; how to talk to kids; what happens in the brain; the misuse, overuse, or abuse of alcohol and drugs (both legal and illegal); and how to help ourselves or someone we care about.
What is the Topic for Your Next Meeting?
Whether you are dealing with kids, taking care of aging parents, or stressed over relationships, personal problems can interfere with family responsibilities, work and the day-to-day sense of well-being. Jewish Family Service offers a wide range of topics, led by experienced professionals, to help your community meet the challenges of life.
Our classes are ready to go on the road – choose a topic, date, time and location, and we will come to you.
For more information, or to schedule a program, contact Linda Kean, Director, Education & Mentoring, 513-766-3318, Lkean@jfscinti.org