JF&CS: Your Tools For Living
Jewish Family & Career Services November 2012
JF&CS: Your Tools For Living

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Facebook Update
Do you LIKE JF&CS on Facebook, but are wondering why you aren’t seeing all of our posts? Facebook has recently changed the way Fan pages show up in the Newsfeed. To ensure you are seeing all the latest happenings at JF&CS (and our other pages, like The Tasting), please subscribe to the Interest List JF&CS on Facebook or go to any of our pages, click the “gear” symbol and add us to your own Interest list. Questions? Email us at socialmedia@jfcs-atlanta.org.
Upcoming Events
For complete listings of ongoing programs, workshops, and events, please visit our calendar.
Volunteer Spotlight
Linda Tzoref

November Spotlight:
Linda Tzoref
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Job Opportunities
Career Connections

Tools for Employment has several new jobs we are currently placing for and are seeking qualified candidates. Please share with your networks:

  1. Customer Service Specialist I
  2. PT Marketing Traffic Manager
  3. Job Developer
  4. Junior Recruiter
  5. Business Sales Support Repr

View and register at our new site, careersinatl.com, and get on the path to your next position. Be sure to follow @JFCS_Careers on Twitter for the newest job postings, employment tips and resources!

Volunteer Orientations
Nov. 14 - 6 pm

Volunteer orientations provide a 60-minute overview of JF&CS and volunteer opportunities. At JF&CS in Dunwoody. Free. RSVP to volunteer@jfcs-atlanta.org

Volunteers Needed!
TOV- Tikkun Olam Volunteers, an initiative of Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Women and Philanthropy and Engagement departments, presents their first annual Coat Drive! The coat drive will run until Nov. 15, 2012 and JF&CS is one of the drop off locations.

The winter months are not the easiest for those without the means to stay warm, and donating to this drive is another way you can support your Federation’s mission of caring for those in need.

This project will benefit: JF&CS, Yad L’Yad, and Zaban Couples Night Shelter. 

For more information, please contact Marni Bronstein at mbronstein@jfga.org or 678.222.3720.

This Month Our Color Is GREEN!

Aviv Older Adult Services
We’re highlighting Aviv Older Adult Services – Tools for Aging throughout November.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about Tools for Aging and issues related to aging. Let us be a resource for you!

Will You Help Us Get There?

To the 1,900 donors who have answered our call so far, THANK YOU! You have helped us get SO CLOSE to our goal of $1.2 million. If you have not had a chance to give yet, we have $143,000 to go. We need you and our clients need you to get us there. Please donate now. We thank you in advance.

Join us for Sober Shabbat

H.A.M.S.A. Sober Shabbat
Are you looking for a relaxed and laid-back, alcohol-free Shabbat experience? Welcome to JF&CS’ Sober Shabbat dinners. Any individuals who would like an alcohol-free Shabbat may come and connect spiritually with their Jewish roots. A roaming Sober Shabbat dinner is held the first Friday of the month in various locations throughout metro Atlanta. The next one is tonight, Nov. 2. Locations are confidential. To find out more about it, please contact 770.677.9318 or addiction@jfcs-atlanta.org.

JF&CS Upcoming Events

Celebrating a World of Smiles Sat. Jan. 12, 2013
Celebrating a World of Smiles
The Ben Massell 100 Year Celebration
7:30 pm at The Defoor Centre
$125 per ticket

Havinagala Sat. Jan. 26, 2013
benefiting the PAL program
8 pm - midnight at City Club of Buckhead
$40 per ticket ($45 Dec, $55 Jan, $60 door)

Purim Off Ponce Sat. Feb. 16, 2013
Purim Off Ponce
benefiting The Rainbow Center
7:30 – 11 pm at Callanwolde
$50 per ticket – $35 Under 35
Shop after-Halloween sales for the perfect “Paradise” costume!

New Careers Website!

Career in ATL
JF&CS’ Tools for Employment has launched a new and expanded website, www.CareersInATL.com.

Tools for Employment now offers:
  • Two distinct resources that list available job opportunities
    • Job Board: Open positions with Tools for Employment partners. Our Job Developers have connections with these employers, and can help you with placement opportunities.
    • Job Leads: A list of job postings available within the greater Atlanta area. While we are not working directly with these employers, our job developers want to pass along ALL opportunities that we hear about.
  • Workshop & Events Calendar
  • Tips for Success
  • User friendly, easy website to navigate

The Talent of TFI ArtWORKS

Come out to support ArtWORKS as they present their work during two great art shows: ArtWORKS provides a therapeutic outlet for adults with developmental disabilities, while also building their prevocational skills as they market their artistic creations. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the artists.

JF&CS at MJCCA's Book Festival

The 21st Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA is just around the corner and JF&CS is thrilled to be a Community Partner.
  • Oddly Normal
    JF&CS is a proud sponsor of Oddly Normal by John Schwartz on Sun. Nov. 4th at 12:30 pm. Oddly Normal is a very personal attempt to address Schwartz’s family’s own struggles with society, when his 13 year old son attempted suicide after coming out to classmates who took the news with dismay and confusion. Tickets are $10 (with coupon code JFCS). Tickets and more info here.
  • On Sun. Nov. 18th at 10 am, the MJCCA features Joy Ladin’s Through the Door of Life, which takes readers inside the author’s transition as she changed genders and, in the process, created a new self. JF&CS' own Rebecca Stapel-Wax, Director of The Rainbow Center, will introduce the speaker. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non members. Tickets and more info here.
Both events are held at: Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta's Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Rd).

Ensure a Happy Hanukkah for All

Hanukkah Gift Fund
Are you looking for a way to help this Holiday season? The Hanukkah Gift fund provides presents and daily necessities to Jewish families in need during the Holiday season. In its 17th year, the Hanukah Gift Fund, created by Jody Reichel ,has supported hundreds of Jewish families over the years. Your donation will help purchase gifts for children who might not otherwise receive presents for Hanukkah and help families purchase daily necessities. Donations can be made online or by calling Denise Deitchman at 770.677.9448 to discuss gift-buying options.

JF&CS Atlanta is a community of caring professionals and volunteers.
We offer programs, services and resources to strengthen individuals and families
of all faiths, cultures and ages. We provide Your Tools for Living.