Jewish Youth Mentoring Program Featured Mentee: Jonah, 15

By Becky Lyle Sulkin • Jewish Youth Mentoring Program Manager The Jewish Youth Mentoring Program (JYMP) is excited to feature Jonah, a 15-year-old mentee who has been patiently awaiting his perfect mentor. Jonah is an intelligent and adventurous young man who is looking forward to connecting w[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: February 2021

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper It’s been said that change is inevitable; growth is optional. So many of us feel that time has stood still these past 12 months, as we have endured the effect of the pandemic on our daily lives. Simultaneous with this suspension of normalcy, however, is also the reality that things have actually [...]

A year spent at home: Taking stock and looking forward

By Leah Persky, PhD & Certified Family Life Educator  • Family Life Education Manager I don’t think I have ever spent so much time in my house, and I know this is true for so many of us. The cleaning, cooking, dishes, laundry….did I say dishes? It has been a strange mix of emotions on[...]

Volunteer Spotlight –February 2021: Sara Reininger

Sara Reininger, pictured with her son, who volunteers with her at JFCS What’s your current volunteer role at JFCS? In what ways have you volunteered with JFCS in the past? For the last two years, I have been one of the Delivery Co-Chairs for the Hag Sameach program. It’s been great gettin[...]

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month 2021

During the month of February, JFCS and Jewish communities around the world observe Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). The mission of JDAIM is to unite Jewish communities worldwide to raise awareness and champion the rights of all Jews to be accepted and included in[...]