Community Helpline Training Course

The Marion &  Aaron Gural JCC, together with the Jewish Women’s Leadership Council (JWLC) and UJA Federation,  is creating a 24/6 community helpline for anyone who needs to reach out.  We are training professionals as well as lay volunteers to man the helpline in two hour shifts, to be a compassionate, listening ear,  a broad shoulder to lean on and a link to getting callers who need it, concrete assistance. We need many volunteers and hope to set the helpline up as quickly as possible.  If you want to be a part of this important initiative and can join our training on Monday October 30th at 7:00 pm, please fill out the form.

We look forward to working together to support each other and to hear of the safe return of our wounded, captured and fighting brethren.

Please register below. Registration is required.


The Jewish Women’s Leadership Council is a partnership between UJA Federation of New York, the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC and women leaders of the Five Towns.

We hope to come together to identify issues concerning our community and address it together as a unified team.

If you have any questions, please contact

Five Towns Friendly

Our Five Towns/Far Rockaway area is a beautiful, warm and close-knit community full of chesed. In the period after the Three Weeks, let’s keep the friendly spirit going with loads of positive actions that set the tone for others.

Check out the flyer below for some unique suggestions or email mail with your own ideas!

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Prisms of Positivity

Week 1

Be the Sunshine in Your Morning
Featured Speaker: Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner
Facilitated by Rebbetzin Malka Trump

Week 4

Messages of Positivity During Challenging Times
Featured Speaker: Rebbetzin Chanie Wolowik
Facilitated by Mrs. Shoshana Halpern

Week 2

Rabbi Akiva: The Model of Optimism
Featured Speaker: Rebbetzin Lisa Septimus
Facilitated by Rebbetzin Elana Lebowitz

Week 5

Sailing from Failing: A Toolkit
Featured Speaker: Rebbetzin Faigie Horowitz
Facilitated by Rebbetzin Yael Willig

Week 3

Positive Perspective: The Key to Personal Growth
Featured Speaker: Mrs. Elisheva Kaminetsky
Facilitated by Rebbetzin Margie Glatt

Week 6

Finding the Positivity While Juggling Our Lives
Featured Speaker: Rachel Pill, LMSW
Facilitated by Rebbetzin Nava Orlian

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