Jewish Family Services of Delaware Producing Web-Based TV Programs With Award Winning New Jersey Video Firm

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Steven L. Lubetkin, Managing Partner

Professional Podcasts/Lubetkin & Co. Communications

+1 (856) 751-5491 or steve@professionalpodcasts.com

Dory Zatuchni, Chief Executive Officer

Jewish Family Services of Delaware

+1 (302) 478-9411 or DZatuchni@jfsdelaware.org

CHERRY HILL, NJ – December 30, 2009 Jewish Family Services of Delaware is expanding the outreach of its popular “Growth-Education-Mental-Fitness,” or GEM workshop programs for active adults, by producing video podcasts of the presentations with Professional Podcasts LLC, the award-winning video and multimedia production subsidiary of Lubetkin Communications.

The first program in the series features Dan Stabb and Mark Bringhurst of the CUBED Improv Comedy troupe (http://cubedimprovcomedy.com/) in an improvisational comedy workshop. Stabb and Bringhurst engaged workshop attendees as participants during the session.

The video is available for viewing (no cost) at http://www.jfsdelaware.org/GEM.htm, or on the Professional Podcasts video channel at http://professionalpodcasts.blip.tv/file/2978251/. The JFS video programs are also available through the Apple iTunes Music Store.

The second program features Dr. Ina Li, associate director of geriatrics at Christiana Care Health Systems in Wilmington, DE, discussing "Aging Gracefully." The program is also available on the JFS Delaware website at http://www.jfsdelaware.org/GEM.htm, or on the Professional Podcasts video channel at http://professionalpodcasts.blip.tv/file/3020629/.

Interested viewers can also subscribe to the JFS Delaware podcasts through an RSS Feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/JFSDelawarePodcasts. There is no cost to subscribe to an RSS feed. The programs will also be available at no charge through Apple’s iTunes Music store at www.itunes.com.

The GEM program videos are made possible in part through a contribution from AstraZeneca.

“Our mission is helping people improve their lives and life prospects,” said Dory Zatuchni, chief executive officer of JFS Delaware. “Many of our GEM participants have busy, active lives and can’t attend every program, so enabling them to participate through video podcasts of the workshops fits perfectly into that mission.”

“We are pleased to be working with Jewish Family Services to produce this programming,” said Steve Lubetkin, managing partner of Professional Podcasts. “Online videos like this have become an increasingly important way to help nonprofit organizations of all sizes engage with their client base, and also demonstrate their effectiveness to prospective donors and other supporters by explaining their missions in ways that can’t be accomplished exclusively through words and still photos.”

Professional Podcasts is also producing an e-learning program for JFS about its participation in the “Money Follows People” program that helps disabled persons transition out of nursing homes to independent living arrangements.

About Jewish Family Services of Delaware

Jewish Family Services of Delaware (JFS) is a health and human services agency serving families within the Delaware community for over a century, improving people’s lives and life prospects. With offices in Wilmington and Newark, JFS offers counseling, care management, youth development, and communal services to people without regard to race, ethnicity, or religion. The agency is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children and is a member of the United Way of Delaware, Jewish Federation of Delaware, and the national Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies. JFS has received United Way’s Community Impact Award, and has been named Lead Agency in the Delaware Aging Network, a consortium of over 50 organizations working together to serve older adutls throughout the state. JFS is especially committed to continued expansion and deepening of our contributions to the underserved communities of Delaware, including particularly older adults, incarcerated youth and at-risk families. Our vision for the agency is to use our evolving position as a key social service provider in Delaware to strengthen the support available to our most underserved populations.

For additional information about the programs and services of Jewish Family Services of Delaware, go to: www.jfsdelaware.org or call 302-478-9411. Requests for information may be emailed to: info@jfsdelaware.org. JFS of Delaware is located at 99 Passmore Road, Wilmington, DE, 19803.

About Professional Podcasts LLC/Lubetkin Communications

Professional Podcasts LLC produces audio, video, e-learning, and other multimedia content for businesses and professional organizations. Since 2005, Professional Podcasts has been counseling clients about the effective use of social media, like podcasts and blogs (online journals) as tools that facilitate two-way communications with customers, employees, and others. Professional Podcasts shared a 2009 JASPER Award from the Jersey Shore Public Relations & Advertising Association with Take This Journey LLC for a video they produced for Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Professional Podcasts previously won a 2008 JASPER for its audio podcasts for a trade association.

Professional Podcasts produces high-quality audio and video podcasts for Walmart Stores; the National Association of Realtors, Amboy Bank; the American Cancer Society, the American Institute of CPCU/Insurance Institute of America; the CCIM Institute; Sun National Bank; the Rutgers University School of Business Administration’s popular Quarterly Business Outlook Seminar, NAPL, a graphic communications trade association, NJBankers, a trade association representing major banks in New Jersey, Leadership NJ; the Public Relations Society of America. The firm also produces its own podcasts focusing on public relations, computer technology, bond ratings, and interviews with book authors.

More information and links to audio podcasts are available at http://www.professionalpodcasts.com/.

Video podcasts are available at http://professionalpodcasts.blip.tv/.

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