My Father’s Legacy

My dad, Herb Rosen, of Stroudsburg died January 28, 2021. He and my mom, the late Sylvia Rosen, shared 64 years of marriage at the time of her death on June 9, 2019. My dad, along with his brothers Al and David took over the business established by his father, Nathan, founded in Hazelton in

My Parents Legacy

My mother, Barbara Rubin Sapsowitz, was a teacher, not just by profession, but constitutionally. She was a teacher to her core. Shortly after I was born, she returned to her teaching job — but, in 1959, she was made to feel guilty for not staying home with her baby, so she left her job and

Wanting the Un-seeable to Become Seeable

Before you continue reading this, I am going to ask you to go to a window or door, open it and squint while looking outside.  I’ll wait……….. What did you see?  Actually it’s not what you saw but what you did not see that has created disruption and uncertainty about everything we know.  As we

Margolies Charitable Trust – JFS Donor Spotlight

Albert and Ann Margolies were life long residents of Scranton and outstanding humanitarians.  Often described as giants in the realm of kindness and understanding, their work touched many lives each day.   Al was a Board member and President of Jewish Family Services from 1951-1954.  As well as being a prominent man in the insurance industry Al was largely

Coping with Feelings During a Crisis

In many ways, it is completely normal to feel boredom and anxious feelings when a global pandemic such as the corona-virus (Covid-19) occurs.  This unprecedented virus is creating very serious health and economic implications that we must take seriously.  Keeping our social-physical distance can leave us feeling isolated and unsure. Carol King: “This is me self-isolating

JFSNEPA Receives Grant from Robert H. Spitz Foundation

Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania was one of the recent recipients of a grant from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation for the 2019 grant cycle.  The grant in the amount of $15,000 will assist with General Operating Support for the organization.  Grants from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation are administered by the Scranton Area