July Tribute Gifts

Debbie Vertelney made a donation wishing Renee Heisler, Gila Spero and Paula Edelstein a return to good health. Marjorie Sigel contributed in honor and appreciation of Ruth Olkon. Jay Krasnow made a gift in honor of Alexander Martin Chan’s special birthday and in honor of Judith Krasnow’s very special birthday. Karen Rosen made a donation […]

Send Cards and Greetings to Isolated Elders

We have launched a new volunteer opportunity through a partnership with The Compassion Museum (TCM) to reach out to isolated elders through telephone visits. Eight JFS volunteers have already committed to participate in their Card Campaign  — a simple, yet powerful way for you to make an impact on the lives of vulnerable community members who are lonely and confused […]

JFS Partnership with United Family Medicine Continues During COVID

by Chris Kellogg, JD, Aging Services Director What began in early 2019 as a discussion with two United Family Medicine residents about collaboration in the area of Advanced Care Planning has grown into an ongoing partnership addressing end-of-life concerns for our West End community. Despite Stay Home restrictions, we hosted a successful virtual event highlighting […]

How To Help Your Child With Back-To-School Anxiety, COVID Edition

by Avi-Natan Zakada, LGSW, Lead Counselor of JFS PEARLS Program In a ‘normal’ summer, children are frolicking out by the creek, sending postcards from camp, or screaming with excitement at Valleyfair. Adults are planning vacations, getting together with family and friends, and enjoying play dates with their young children. As the summer comes to an […]

Jewish Prayers

 Jewish Prayer of Healing Mi Sheberach May the One who blessed our ancestors — Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah — bless and heal the one who is ill: ________________ son/daughter of ________________ . May the Holy Blessed One overflow with compassion upon him/her, to restore him/her, to heal him/her, […]

August 2020 Next Chapter Series

Women who are navigating mid-life challenges are invited to join the Next Chapter series on Sunday, August 16 from 10 to 11:30AM to re-imagine new possibilities for the future and take the first steps in moving forward. The interactive series will inspire and energize you as you begin to turn these possibilities into realities. Discover […]

Making an Impact – Depression vs. Determination

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. Gina was desperate to put an end to […]

Variety Show Includes Comedy and Music

JFS is hosting JFS-ON-A-SCHTICK Variety Show on Wednesday, August 26 at 7PM on Zoom. “We wanted to do something to connect with each other and thank everyone who has supported JFS during this extraordinary year,” said Ruth Olkon, JFS CEO. “And since this event will happen during the time we usually enjoy the state fair, […]

June 2020 Tribute Gifts

Sheri Yarosh made a gift in honor of Chris Rosenthal’s retirement. Brian Krasnow contributed in memory of Lauren Malmon. Brian Krasnow donated in honor of Julie Krasnow. Myndal Davis Silver made a gift in memory of Eileen Garelick. Myndal Davis Silver contributed in honor of Robin and Nolan Segal. Chris Kellogg donated in memory of […]