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 […]

Baer Bits From the Kosher Food Pantry: 200 pounds of fresh produce

Another 200 pounds of fresh produce gleaned! MUSC Dental Students, member of the SPEA (Student Professionalism and Ethics Association) joined together to harvest 200 pounds of nutritious beans from Rosebank farms to the plates of those that are food insecure. They had a great time and are eager to glean again. Food harvested during gleaning […]

Baer Bits From the Kosher Food Pantry: Can You Help Us?

While we depend on gleaning to harvest the freshest and most abundant crops, the need is so great that our pantry is frequently low on food.  We so much appreciate the support we receive from the community.  Each week Earth Fare donates high quality food that we share with the clients of our pantry, the Sherman House, […]

Baer Bits from the Kosher Food Pantry: YAD’s Latest Mitzvah

Sunday afternoon, seven YADdies harvested 300 pounds of fresh vegetables. ALL of the produce was distributed this morning and there will be many full tummies that otherwise would have been without nourishing food.   TriCounty Family Ministries will serve more than 360 meals with some of their pickings!  The Sherman House residents will have fresh […]

Baer Bits from the Kosher Food Pantry: Won’t You Join our Gleaning Team?

In November we will be gleaning every Sunday.  The following is an updated list of gleaning opportunities: Sunday, November 03, 2013 | 1:00 PM | Young Adults of the Charleston Jewish Federation (YAD) Sunday, November 10, 2013 | 9:30 AM | Student Professionalism & Ethics Association in Dentistry (SPEA) at MUSC College of Dental Medicine […]

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!

Baer Bits from the Kosher Food Pantry: The Power of Women!

Three amazing women, Neda Nussbaum,  Annelise Pfeiffer, and Dunlap Silver, gleaned at Rosebank Farm yesterday for the Kosher Food Pantry.  This was a first gleaning experience for two of the participants. Three hours after they arrived at the farm, they drove away with two vehicles loaded with 441 pounds of Savoy Cabbage, Bok Choy and […]