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How Purim Teaches Us About Healthy Relationships

Just in time for your Purim celebrations, JWI is re-issuing its Purim study guide about women, relationships, and Jew...

Just in time for your Purim celebrations, JWI is re-issuing its Purim study guide about women, relationships, and Jewish texts, which is designed to spark new conversations by offering a fresh look at old texts. Rethinking Purim takes a thematic approach to the age old story of Purim combining ancient text of the megillah and midrash with modern commentary to encourage conversations about relationships. Download the guides here.

New Jersey Agencies Continue to Help One Another and the Community

AJFCA staff participated in a Hurricane Sandy relief effort this past Sunday. Lee Sherman, Megan Manelli and Jennie G...

AJFCA staff participated in a Hurricane Sandy relief effort this past Sunday. Lee Sherman, Megan Manelli and Jennie Gates Beckman joined Samost Jewish Family & Children's Service of Southern New Jersey as the Cherry Hill community joined forces; donating and distributing more than 60 cars' worth of goods to Jewish Family Service of Atlantic County in Margate, New Jersey.

AJFCA CEO Lee Sherman and Jen Weiss, CEO of Samost JFCS and the Federation of Southern New Jersey load donated supplies.

Volunteers arrived at Samost JFCS at 8am on Sunday. Men, women and children loaded donated goods into car after car. Eager supporters drove approximately one hour from Cherry Hill to Atlantic City to deliver food, clothing and supplies to those still in need.

In addition to the cars full of goods, volunteers from both agencies unloaded a 50+ foot truck full of donations from Massachusetts. JFS Atlantic County volunteers have been staffing a donation center since the storm hit. Upon arrival the donation center was nearly empty. Just a few hours later the space was filled with canned goods, diapers and cleaning supplies.

The donation center has been operating Monday-Friday from 11:00am-2:00pm. The Red Cross distributes individual meals to 400 people, while JFS distributes supplies to more than 150 families a day.

Wexner Field Fellowship

The Wexner Field Fellowship Program is an opportunity for promising full-time Jewish communal professionals who are s...

The Wexner Field Fellowship Program is an opportunity for promising full-time Jewish communal professionals who are seeking professional development. In partnership with the Jim Joseph Foundation, three Wexner Field Fellows will be accepted as part of incoming classes of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program. These individuals will receive financial reimbursement toward professional development, while also benefiting from the cohort learning experience of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program and continuing to work full-time. They will become part of a diverse professional community that encourages learning about one's self as a leader through interactions with others with different points of view, while also pursuing their own personal professional development plan. Being part of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program extends well beyond the 4-year leadership program. The extensive alumni network serves as a professional community throughout fellows' careers. Learn more about the eligibility requirements and awards, and/or submit a pre-application for the Field Fellowship, here.