Although Jewish Family Service is well poised to serve the needs of our community in the upcoming year, all Jews in Metro Detroit must continue to support those who require our services. We are fortunate that JFS has a strong budget and our staff and volunteers continue to be the very best. These are constants that perhaps in years past we could take for granted. But in today’s world where uncertainty is the constant, it is incumbent upon all of us to not only contribute to the JFS Friends Campaign and to Federation, but to ensure that all of our friends and neighbors are giving as well. This year Federation will launch a campaign with stretch goals. The stretch goals are there for a reason, our Jewish community is aging and our needs will grow. As our needs grow, if the dollars we donate do not increase, services will have to be reduced and people will feel the needs of those reductions – this is something that we cannot allow to happen.
The leadership of Jewish Family Service has worked hard to maximize our resources to ensure that our service delivery is exemplary. The staff and volunteers work closely in the delivery of services and our new Board structure, implemented last year, has increased the quality to how decisions are made and resources utilized. If we are to continue to perform at the level the community is used to, let’s make sure that all become stakeholders in JFS and contribute to the health of our future.
Sheldon Stone, President
Perry Ohren, Chief Executive Officer