Stephanie Otremba Joins JFS

Stephanie Otremba, BS, has joined JFS as a Disability Services Case Manager. She will provide comprehensive case management services for adults with disabilities residing in the community. Stephanie recently worked as an adult mental health case manager for Canvas Health. Prior to that, she was a mental health practitioner with Nystrom & Associates.

May 2022 Tribute Gifts

Rena and Barry Glaser donated to the Glaser Fund for Senior Services in honor of Jeff and Julie Sanders. Sally Silk and Tom Wolfe donated in honor of Henry Wolfe Eckmann. Rena and Barry Glaser donated to the Glaser Fund for Senior Services in honor of Debbie Vertelney. Rena and Barry Glaser donated to the […]

JFS Therapist Completes Advanced Fellowship

JFS therapist Beth Johnson, LMFT, recently completed a 9-month Advanced Fellowship in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy at the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion affiliated with the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry. This program included weekly live classes along with a 9-day retreat. The course was attended by 50 mental health providers from all over the world […]

Leah Braunstein Joins JFS

Leah Braunstein has joined JFS as a Medica Care Coordinator. She will be responsible for providing comprehensive case management services for seniors and individuals living with disabilities who are enrolled in state health plans. Leah recently served as case manager and therapist for Lakeview Pantry. She provided client therapy, consultation groups and case management as […]

Making an Impact: Extra PCA Hours Help Client Recover

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. Names have been changed to protect privacy. “Barb” is a 70-year-old female client who currently receives care […]

Next Chapter Series to Meet in June

JFS’ popular Next Chapter Series will meet on Sunday, June 26 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at JFS. The title of this month’s meeting is “We Can Do Hard Things: Menopause-Understanding our Bodies Should Not Have to be a Radical Act of Feminism.” Everyone is welcome to join the group for a discussion about menopause. […]

JFS Statement in Response to Mass Shooting

JFS Statement in Response to Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX In partnership with our national organization, The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, we stand with JFS San Antonio and each of its member agencies throughout Texas in the Austin, Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth regions as they begin the painful […]

Jenna Kopchinski Joins JFS

Jenna Kopchinski, LSW, has joined JFS as a UCARE Care Coordinator. She will provide comprehensive case management services for seniors and individuals living with disabilities who that are enrolled in state health plans. Jenna was a case manager with Thomas Allen, responsible for conducting assessments, creating and reviewing care plans, and coordinating services with clients.

April 2022 Tribute Gifts

Jim Porter gave in honor of Tom and Deb Frishberg. Amy Doughty gave in memory of Miriam Charney. Leslie Martin gave in memory of Fred Hirsekorn. Barb and Neal Frank gave in honor of Donald Frishberg’s milestone birthday. Jay Krasnow gave to the Brian and Judith R. Krasnow Fund for Senior Services in honor of […]