October Tribute Gifts

Carla Grosmann donated in honor of Chris Kellogg. Rena Glaser made a gift in honor of Diane Smookler’s birthday. Rena Glaser contributed in honor of Noam’s bar mitzvah. Rena Glaser donated in honor of Emily Greene. Brian M. Krasnow made a gift in honor of Dr. Shauna Levy and Lars Carlsen. Brian M. Krasnow contributed […]

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Mental Health Conference Recordings Available

Nearly 500 people “attended” the 2020 Virtual Mental Health Conference via Zoom in October. JFS mental health practitioner and PEARLS counselor Tara Burns, MA, and JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, presented “COVID-19: I’m Doing OK, But Why Do I Feel So Sad?” Nearly 65 people watched Lynn and Tara’s presentation that helped participants […]

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Making an Impact: There’s No Place Like Home

In the Making an Impact series, clients and services are featured to expand awareness of the wide array of help available at JFS and to ensure donors understand the lives they touch and the difference they make throughout the community. Client names have been changed to protect their confidentiality. JFS client Liz has right side weakness resulting […]

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Impact of Trauma From Generation to Generation

JFS will offer “Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation,” a two-part virtual free event on Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4. This event was originally scheduled for the spring but had to be cancelled due to COVID. The event will begin on Thursday, December 3 from 6:30 to 7:45PM with a presentation by […]

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September Tribute Gifts

Rena Glaser donated in honor of Marshall Kaplan’s birthday. Myndal Davis Silver contributed to honor Margie Solomon’s receipt of the Susie Selcer Leadership Award. Ruth Strauss made a gift in honor of Mitch Wittenberg. Ruth Hampton Olkon donated in honor of Karen Schanfield’s assistance to JFS. Deborah Evans contributed to honor Rabbi Lynn Liberman. Joel […]

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Spring Intergenerational Trauma Event Rescheduled for December

The intergenerational trauma event that was originally scheduled to be in-person last April has been rescheduled as a virtual event. “The Impact of Trauma From Generation to Generation” will be held on December 3 and 4 via Zoom. Featured presenter will be Dr. Irit Felsen. Dr. Felsen, herself a child of Survivors, studied in Israel, […]

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers: A Self-Care Program for Caregivers

Registration is being accepted for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a six-week educational series that has been shown to have a positive impact on caregiver’s health. The class will meet from 1:00 to 2:30PM via Zoom each Tuesday from November 10 through December 22 with no meeting on November 24. It is important to take time […]

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Next Chapter Series Meets October 25

The Next Chapter Series will meet on Sunday, October 25 from 10:00 to 11:30AM via Zoom. The topic will be Moving Forward. As the high holy days are now behind us, we have committed to starting a new year. You may be wondering how do I begin to move forward, how do I leave old feelings, habits […]

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10th Annual B’Yachad Gift Bag Program Adapts to COVID

In keeping with our tradition, JFS will be leading the B’Yachad Gift Bag program again this year. B’Yachad is our community’s opportunity to contribute to gift bags for people who are experiencing increased levels of isolation and loneliness. They need to know that we care and are thinking about them during the holiday season. We […]

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Welcome the Stranger: Acting on a Jewish Imperative

What are synagogues, government agencies, and social service nonprofits doing to support refugee and asylum-seeking populations in our communities? How can I get involved to offer my time, talent or funds to make a difference in newcomers’ lives? Find out during Welcome the Stranger: Acting on a Jewish Imperative on Sunday, October 7 at 6:30 […]

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