Heidi Fisher

Connecting From Afar: How JCS Mentors are Staying on Track During the Pandemic

By Jen Rudo  Everything – and yet nothing – has changed. In March 2020, when COVID forced both professional closures and personal distance, we had to act quickly. Every aspect of our Jewish Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) program – which has a 100-year history of connecting Jewish children and teens with adult role models …

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A Self-Care Menu to Help You Survive the Winter Blues

By Elizabeth Piper Ever since quarantine started back in March, I subconsciously feared the winter months that would inevitably return. I think what gave so much of us hope (especially on the east coast) during the beginning of the COVID outbreak was that summer was on its way, and we would, at the very least, …

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Shadow of a blackbird

Broken Wings, Learn to Fly 

Date: 4th Thursday each month @ 5:00 pm beginning January 28. Using storytelling exercises, this small group program helps you develop a two or three word personal “compass” to guide you through the confusing times. Part of the Cabin Fever Series.

Do Employers Care About Your Age during the Age of Coronavirus? 

By Lizzy Solovey   Age has surfaced as a recurring theme in recent career coaching sessions. As the pandemic changes the way we job hunt, it’s only natural to wonder whether how old we are will affect our ability to secure work.  Ranging from “I’m too young and inexperienced” to “I’m too old and not tech-savvy …

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My Contact with A Tracer

By M.E. Fine   I recently interviewed former JCS client, Serena (not her real name), who was hired this summer as a COVID-19 Contact Tracer with Baltimore County. Serena graciously shared insights about this important community service and provided general information regarding working remotely.  Can you describe what a Contact Tracer does?   I work from …

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Staying Connected During the Pandemic and Beyond

By Susan Kurlander, M. Ed., Health Educator   “There is no greater gift we can give our loved ones than the knowledge and understanding of who we are, what we represent and what are our hopes for future generations.” (Riemer, J., & Stampfer, N. 1983. Ethical Wills: A Modern Jewish Treasury.) Although this ideal sounds lofty, …

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From Panic to Peace

By Lauren Steffes (originally published on our affiliate site, The Mental Well) These past few months have been some of the most difficult many of us have ever experienced. From escalating racial tensions, a divisive presidential elections, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic, modern-day living seemed to morph into a crisis of apocalyptic proportions from …

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