Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

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Last week, eight local people sat around a table at the Jewish Family and Children’s Service offices . They all share a close connection to the LGBTQ community and want to become mentors to others in the Jewish community adjusting to life with a loved one who has come out.
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Lynne Blumberg, JE Feature
The tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School have multiplied the questions about the causes of mental illness.
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's no secret that breast-feeding is good for babies. But it may also reduce their risk of obesity later in life according to a study by researchers at Mount Sinai’s Sam­uel Lunenfeld ­Research Institute in Toronto published last month.
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Just because families join synagogues and send their kids to Jewish day camps doesn’t mean they will send them to overnight camps, according to a newly released study of local families with young children. And with a pricetag of thousands of dollars per summer, these camps must also have top-notch facilities and programs because the promise of developing Jewish identity...
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The Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia and Abington Hospital have agreed to jointly fund a rabbinic chaplain to visit Jewish patients.
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