Gloria

Gloria

Would there be a minyan? That was the worrisome question I didn’t say out loud. Gloria was in her late 60s, raspy-voiced, recently moved to a subsidized Lynnwood apartment that fronted I-5. She had endured a traumatic period of homelessness, living between shelters and her car while trying to manage a host of chronic conditions….

Stability of Vulnerable Washingtonians

Stability of Vulnerable Washingtonians

JFS can’t meet the needs of our clients alone. State government programs are vital to the stability of vulnerable Washingtonians. Thank Washington Legislators Here are five state-funded programs that matter for JFS clients who are trying to achieve housing and financial stability. It’s time to thank legislators who continue to champion these important programs. You’ll…

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah in Hebrew), we remember our local Puget Sound survivors and their stories, told in their own words. Photographs are by Dara Rosenwasser. Celia Etkin (1922 – 2009) b. Sighet, Romania Wartime Location: Buchenwald concentration camp, Germany; Auschwitz concentration camp, Poland; Hamburg & Braunschweig, Germany; Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Germany “My…

Walking With Our Clients

Walking With Our Clients

Lani works with our seniors — survivors, fighters and the ones who never seem to catch a break. She is one of those dedicated people who has pictures of her with her clients above her desk. The type of person we would want taking care of our parents, or of ourselves. When I stopped by…

Empathy. Stability. Family.

Empathy. Stability. Family.

2017 Community of Caring Luncheon At a time when people too often feel divided from each other and empathy can seem in short supply, more than 1,100 people came together to support JFS and the life-changing services it provides to vulnerable individuals and families in the Puget Sound region. As event Co-Chairs Kathy Berman and Jan…

Introducing Kristin Winkel

Introducing Kristin Winkel

Kristin Winkel becomes the JFS Chief Operating Officer (COO) on March 30. A Seattle-area native who has lived in New York, Boston and Japan, Winkel and her husband returned to the Pacific Northwest a decade ago when they decided they wanted their two young daughters to grow up close to grandparents. Winkel earned her undergraduate…

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