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JFCS and Congregation Beth Chaim to host College Application Essay Workshop for High School Juniors


On April 29, 2012, from 2-5pm, Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County and Congregation Beth Chaim will host a Story To College application essay workshop for high school juniors at Congregation Beth Chaim in Princeton.

“Following the model of other leading communities in the New York area,” JFCS Executive Director Linda Meisel explained, “our goal is to give high school juniors the tools to start early and complete successful college application essays that reveal their character and personal aspirations.”

Meisel added, “There was a natural fit with Story To College, which has worked with students from Alexander Muss High School in Israel, helping young Jewish leaders craft powerful essays from their personal journeys.”

Story To College ( was founded in 2010 by Princeton graduate alumna Carol Barash, PhD. Barash taught at Princeton, The University of Michigan and Rutgers, where she won awards for innovative teaching and served on the Douglass College admissions committee. “When you are reading dozens of applications a day, there are students whose essays make them jump off the page. In an instant, you feel you know them, and you want to advocate for them. Our goal is to help students write essays that show what they bring and who they will be in their college community.”

For more information about the workshop, contact Story To College at (646) 380-2094 or Space is limited to 36 students; register

Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Mercer County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service agency that strengthens individuals and families by empowering people to care for themselves and others. This is accomplished through a wide range of high quality social services and programs including therapy, information and referral, support, education and advocacy. By combining contemporary clinical skills with values of charity, righteousness and compassion, Jewish Family & Children's Service seeks to assist families with many of life's toughest challenges.

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Valid from 01/19/2012 to 04/15/2012

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