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Seniors in congregate living facilities are top-of-mind for JCS Jewish Eldercare of Rhode Island staff
With Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 18-19) fast approaching, JCS’s Jewish Eldercare of Rhode Island (JERI) Program Coordinator Susie Adler and Jeri Activity Programmer Dori Adler are thinking creatively about how to bring the holiday’s sweetness to Jewish individuals in nursing...
Renee St. John joined Jewish Collaborative Services on Dec. 30, as the agency’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). A native of Attleboro, MA, Renee, who lives now in Cranston, RI, earned her accounting degree from Bryant University. We interviewed Renee by phone to...
You are invited to our third annual meeting. This year, our meeting will be virtual! Join us on Zoom on October 22, 2020 at 7pm. RSVP before….
As the COVID pandemic continues, we want to assure you, our JCS staff & volunteers are hard at work and committed to meeting the needs of everyone both inside & outside of our Jewish community.
As we continue to follow the regulations set by the CDC and the RIDOH we need your help. If you would like to volunteer your time for things like re-stocking our pantry shelves, helping deliver food, or any impending needs related to COVID-19,…
Our dedicated staff continues to work remotely to respond to phone calls, any/all needs for assistance, and to offer available resources.
Join us for a variety of webinars on Mental Health during COVID-19.
Discovering the gift of sacred silence; listening with the heart, not the head; and bearing witness to a person’s pain: These are among the “companioning model” counseling tools that Jeremy Thayer, LICSW, clinical supervisor at Jewish Collaborative Services’ Counseling Center, prefers in counseling people who are experiencing grief, whether due to the death of a beloved family member, friend or pet; family estrangement; or other changed life circumstances.
Elaine has lived in Providence far longer than anywhere else, but, she says, “I identify as being a Jersey girl at heart!” Her wonderful son, a first-grader “is the best cuddler.” JCS interviewed Elaine – via email – to learn more about her and her role as a JCS board member and, earlier, on the Jewish Family Service board. Q: We know that you were a board member with Jewish Family Service. What motivated you to first get involved?
“I’ve lived a charmed life. I was born in 1930 and everything went well. I commuted to Pembroke College [the coordinate women’s college for Brown University, which was then male-only] and had healthy children who had healthy children,” said Seena Dittelman, 90. “I feel that nothing bad happened to me until Martin died.” She and her beloved husband, Martin, had moved some three years ago to Tamarisk. Sadly, Martin, an accountant who was instrumental in helping to establish Tamarisk, died Feb. 8, 2017, shortly after relocating to Tamarisk. The Dittelmans have two children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, four of whom were born before Martin’s death.