Workshops

All JFS workshops are free and open to the public!

 

Workshops at JFS ensure that all members of the Jewish community and the community at large have access to education and support for a range of family life issues. We provide events designed to strengthen individuals, families and the community.

Topics discussed in past workshops include eating disorders, Alzheimer’s, caregiver support and others.This year, JFS is offering two 6-week self-care series, one in the fall and one in the spring. The intention of this program, Building Resilience from Within, is to provide techniques and build skills to increase resilience to life’s ongoing pressures and stresses.

Building Resilience From Within

A 6-week self-care series for caregivers and anyone experiencing heightened stress in their lives.

Join us Wednesdays,  1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, and 3/6, from 11am to 11:45am on Zoom. The program is free and open to the public. No experience is required. Drop-ins welcome. Registration is required. Click here to RSVP online at or call 413.737.2601.

Learn simple techniques to build core resilience, balance the nervous system and deepen a healthy connection to your body. Each week we will gather online to practice shifting habituated patterns of holding stress and tune into your innate body’s wisdom. Some practices include mindfulness, gentle movement, brain and body balancing, guided visualization and boosting the immune system.

With particular mind to the needs of caregivers and older adults, in each session we will recalibrate the nervous system to increase a sense of wellbeing and improve health outcomes by decreasing the stress response in the body. With practice, these techniques build resilience which can be felt immediately in the session and will increase over time.  The ongoing nature of the series strengthens connection, reduces feelings of isolation and empowers individuals with tools to address their most pressing needs for stress reduction.

All ages are welcome, and all exercises can be done seated or standing. 

Presenter Reina Goldberg is a Mindfulness Educator, Trauma Informed Coach, and Multifaceted Healing Practitioner. Reina holds Masters of Education in Mindfulness Studies (MA Ed.) from Antioch University, and a B.A. in Psychology and Education from York University. She is certified as a Yoga Therapist, with certifications in Qigong Infused and Hatha Yoga, Applied Polyvagal Theory Therapeutic Yoga, as well as a Healthy Bones & Balance teacher. In addition, Reina is also Grief Coach, with training based in trauma informed healing modalities.

The program is free and open to the public, and will be held on Zoom.

Registration is required. Click here to RSVP and register online or call 413.737.2601.

 

Interested in hosting a workshop or educational presentation at your organization, synagogue or school? To share your ideas and interests about new programs and workshops to meet your needs, please contact Rosalind Torrey, email r.torrey@jfswm.org or call 413-737-2601.

Have ideas about programs you would love to see organized? Call 413-737-2601.

View JFS 2023 Impact Report