From the Executive Director

Curbing your anxiety around COVID-19

A few months ago, the word “Corona” was associated with a beer. Today, the mention of coronavirus or (COVID-19) produces a variety of responses from disbelief to panic and anxiety. The thought of this being a worldwide epidemic along with all the implications for the financial markets is…

Looking Back And Forward Together

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is approaching, which means that another year has passed.

Each individual has experienced either joy, sorrow, relief, avoidance, stress – or perhaps several or all of these, or even none. The way we look within ourselves is complicated and we all have d…

Reflections on Womanhood at the Women's Seder

(The following talk was given by Debbie Zoller, Executive Director of JFS at the Women’s Seder at Temple Beth El.) 

I was honored to be asked by Chelsea to speak at this beautiful Women’s Seder. I am very lucky to work with Chelsea at JFS and with a staff of all women who never cease t…

Dealing with Trauma

During the past couple of months, whenever you turn on your television or look at your phone, you will see allegations against individuals who either abused their power, took advantage of a co-worker, or behaved badly.

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell who is really the victim. Co-workers can…

Choices for the New Year

This is the time of year when we try to wipe the slate clean and begin again. It can be very emotional to look back at the year and review what you experienced. Since I’m starting over again, I’m going to talk about a sensitive topic. Please forgive me if I do offend you, but I think it…