Recent News

JFS Celebrates Pride Month

June 23, 2020
We’re celebrating Pride Month. Therapist, Maureen Lyn Bernard, gives us some some brief education on the LGBT community and shares some on the importance of offering educated and knowledgeable mental health services to all.

Adopt a Family: Berger Realty Group

December 7, 2019
People often ask us how they can get involved during the holiday season. Families and individuals contact us eager to adopt a family or individual of their own. It is in these generous acts that we really do feel the heart of our community coming together to help its own. We are equally touched and […]

Adopt a Family: The Goldsteins

December 2, 2019
This is the time of year when hearts overflow with gratitude and we see it all throughout our community. We are truly grateful for the incredible generosity our donors and volunteers show us all year round, and especially, right now through our Adopt a Family program. Meet Patty Goldstein and her daughter, Alison. The Goldstein […]

Adopt a Family: Zev’s Story

November 21, 2019
Zev Davidovich has been donating to our Adopt a Family program for the past few years. The holiday program holds a deeper meaning to him than most. “My parents got divorced when I was young. I remember my mom getting help from Jewish Family Service. I knew that our Hanukkah gifts came from there, too.” […]

Humans of JFS: Kara Nicolosi

October 28, 2019
Kara Nicolosi  Therapist I loved basketball since I was a toddler. I remember during my favorite holiday, my parents bought me a Fisher Price basketball hoop. I played all through my youth and in high school. I was offered a scholarship to play at Madonna University during my undergraduate years but decided to focus on […]

Fall Fix-Up: Why I Volunteer

October 17, 2019
Karina Vaks-Johnston volunteers to rake leaves and wash windows with her children each fall. “I truly enjoy being able to help people in need and support our community. I want to instill a sense of desire for my kids to want to help and have them understand the importance of supporting people in need whether […]

Helping Helen

October 3, 2019
Helen Bodzin, 78, understands the importance of volunteering. As part of the JFS Fall Fix Up program, volunteers have been coming to her home each year for the past several years to rake leaves and wash the outsides of her windows. “The volunteers do an excellent job. They are so friendly. Sometimes, they bring their […]
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