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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Wishes to Outgoing Chief Development Officer

Charlie Levine left JFS in September after serving 2.5 years as the chief development officer. Prior to his employment at JFS, Charlie served as a board member and chaired the development committee. During that time, Charlie made numerous contributions to fundraising at JFS. He was successful in increasing the number of donors as well as […]

Next Chapter Series to Meet in October

We are excited to offer another session of the Next Chapter Series 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 […]

Rosh Hashanah Appeal Supports Community Chaplaincy Program

THANK YOU to all of the generous donors to our Rosh Hashanah fundraising appeal. Your investment will make this a sweet year for our clients. Rosh Hashanah donations are used to fund the Community Chaplaincy program led by Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC. The program has become our Jewish community’s powerful response to those who suffer […]

Making an Impact: Lack of Trust is a Barrier to Needed Services

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. One of the common challenges our case/care managers […]