From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: March 2022

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper As we watch the horrors unfold in Ukraine, and the millions of people (many of them children) become displaced, we are reminded once again of how quickly one’s life can be turned upside down. Overnight, people are losing their homes and their livelihoods, and families are becoming separated. Many[...]

JFCS’ Passover Hag Sameach program celebrates 20th anniversary

By Mindy Teele • Hag Sameach Coordinator “The Passover story is the Jewish people’s original story of becoming strangers in a strange land. It is the story that reminds us that we, too, have stood in the shoes of refugees and asylum seekers in search of safety and liberty. As we lift our v[...]

Volunteer Spotlight March 2022: Eva Neubeck

Eva Neubeck with her grandchildren Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background? I am a first generation American born to parents who fled Nazi Germany in 1939. Beautifully resilient people, their parenting style included nurturing meaningful friendships, creating supportive co[...]

How to talk to your children about the war in Ukraine

By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE, Family Life Education Manager The news out of Ukraine is tragic. The senseless acts of violence perpetrated by a power-hungry dictator are ripping apart the lives of millions of people. The images we see of families and children and elderly people fleeing with the[...]