Pilot program pairing gift deliveries with senior visits a huge success

JFCS’ Hag Sameach program plans to expand this initiative in the future By Mindy Teele • Hag Sameach Program Manager JFCS’ Hag Sameach program ensures joyous holiday celebrations for families and individuals in need by providing them with gifts and ritual items during the winter hol[...]

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[...]

Help make a difference this holiday season with the Hag Sameach program

By Mindy Teele • Hag Sameach Coordinator The Hag Sameach program helps hundreds of individuals and families in our community celebrate the holidays. Whether you are someone in need of a confidential referral to the program, a donor, or volunteer, Hag Sameach is a great opportunity to feel[...]

JFCS invites you to Adopt a Family for Passover!

Each year, JFCS provides referred individuals and families in need with a gift bag of ritual Passover foods and other meaningful items to help celebrate this holiday. As part of JFCS’ Hag Sameach (Happy Holidays) program, this gift is often a family’s only opportunity to obtain the items it need[...]

Why we all need a little Passover Hag Sameach

By Deb Savitt • Community Involvement Manager   Hag Sameach means happy holidays, and the JFCS Hag Sameach program has been synonymous with providing overflowing bags of Chanukah or holiday gifts for the past 24 years. This is an incredible operation—really a community event—and we [...]