All events are Eastern Time unless otherwise indicated.
Date(s) - Dec 5
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Samost JFCS of Southern New Jersey is the proud recipient of a 2019 NJHSA “Pillars of Excellence” award for Best Practices in its Sexuality and Gender Sensitivity and Support Initiative. Developed by JFCS to address the needs of the local Jewish LGBTQ+ community and their families, the initiative is comprised of three distinct programs: the monthly Project Rainbow support group for LGBTQ teens and their allies; Emerging Sexuality workshops that provide parents of children in grades three through six with meaningful information about the physical, emotional, and social changes children experience as they enter puberty; and Aging with Pride, a monthly support group for LGBT seniors. The initiative also aims to raise the level of cultural competence for our staff and volunteers, and increase awareness about the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in the broader community. Learn more during the webinar on October 29.
As Associate Executive Director of Samost JFCS, Beth Wynne initiated and led the agency’s Sexuality and Gender Sensitivity and Support Initiative in response to a vital need for this type of programming in southern New Jersey. Beth earned her BA from Rutgers University in 1986 and has over 25 years of professional experience in business, education, non-profit management, fundraising, supervision, program development, and board relations.
Reva Farenback-Brateman, MSW, CDP, is a Geriatric Case Manager and Community Educator at Samost JFCS. She earned her BS in Social Welfare at SUNYAB and her MSW at the University of Michigan, and has over 25 years of diverse professional experience in direct client services, community planning, program development, and community education. Reva is the creator and facilitator of the monthly Aging with Pride group.