Gleaning Recap

A huge thank you goes out to the gleaners who worked together to harvest 250 pounds of nutritious collards and cabbage from Rosebank farms to give to families in need. One hundred percent of the crops were distributed to the Sherman House, Tri County Family Ministries, and the Ansonborough House.  Thank you for all of your […]

Cancer Prevention Month

Hi friends, Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer.  February is Cancer Prevention Month, and the best advice — as it relates to your diet — is the simplest: •Eat mostly plant foods, limit red meat and avoid processed food •Be physically active however you can for at least 30 minutes per […]

The Dear Friend Project

When we began Charleston Jewish Family Services, one of our main objectives was creating a closer community where people in need could receive support from other Jewish community members.  So many people express an interest in volunteering and helping others, but many don’t know where to start. Here is how you can begin.  Join The Dear Friend Project and write an […]

Inspirational Quotes for the New Year

The end of the year is a wonderful time to reflect and reexamine what is important in your life. I hope that you take some inspiration from the quotes below. Happy new year! The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson Strive not to be […]

National Family Caregivers Month

Hello, friends! For many people in the Charleston Jewish community, caretaking is a rewarding and challenging part of life.  Here are some tips for making the process more enjoyable for you and your family. 1  Seek out caregiver support.  There are many other individuals dealing with the stress of taking care of others, and having […]

Thank you Earth Fare!

The Charleston KFP wants to give a huge thank you to Earth Fare for donating 80 pounds of bananas, 60 pounds of apples, and 80 lbs of tomatoes and assorted veggies! We are so appreciative of the fresh produce and have already distributed the goods between the KFP and The Sherman House! Thank you Earth Fare!

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries, maker of several anti-breast cancer drugs. The aim of NBCAM at the start was to promote mammography as the most effective weapon against breast cancer. What about the pink […]

National Suicide Prevention Month

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month, I encourage everyone to peruse through the following information.  Suicide can affect anyone regardless of gender, race, religion, or socioeconomic status.  Please be aware of the following warning signs for suicide listed by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Most of the time, people who kill themselves show one or more of these […]

Must Watch Film: A Place at the Table

Why are more than 50.1 million Americans living in food-insecure households? Each day, these people face the possibility of going hungry. Even more distressing is that 16.6 million of these Americans are children. In A Place at the Table,  filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush explore many dimensions of hunger in America and its causes. Often when […]

Mindfulness

When most people think about the word “mindfulness” they envision sitting cross-legged on the floor and chanting “ohhmmm.” While there is no right or wrong way to practice mindfulness, many people find ways to be mindful in everyday activities as a means to reduce anxiety and reconnect with the world. Mindfulness incorporates Eastern philosophy and […]