Friendly Visitor Is a Slice of Companionship

Friendly Visitor Is a Slice of Companionship

Learn more about volunteering. Seattle is beautiful and booming, but it can also feel unwelcoming, as the tired cliché “the Seattle Freeze” attests. Like so many people, I migrated here for a new job, new life and renewal. I was met with great disappointment and unfortunate circumstances, even in the Jewish community where I longed…

Dignity is the Heart of Project Kavod

Dignity is the Heart of Project Kavod

Dignity is foundational to how JFS provides its services. Honoring the dignity, or kavod, of each individual is also at the heart of the opportunities educator Beth Huppin provides as Director of Project Kavod/Dignity at Jewish Family Service. “Project Kavod is really about helping people connect not only to the what of JFS but also…

Kosher for Passover Foods in the Polack Food Bank

Kosher for Passover Foods in the Polack Food Bank

Gefilte fish, matzoh ball soup mix, farfel and other kosher for Passover foods fill the shelves of the Polack Food Bank before the holiday each year. While the Food Bank provides a monthly opportunity for individuals and families who keep a kosher kitchen, the offering before Passover has an additional significance, explained Food Bank Manager…

Russian-Speaking Older Adults and Jewish Holiday Celebrations

Russian-Speaking Older Adults and Jewish Holiday Celebrations

Russian-speaking older adults are increasingly becoming clients of Jewish Family Service. Adam Halpern, Director of Older Adult Services, answered some questions to help us learn more about the 2017-18 holiday events that JFS and its partners are providing for this particular part of our Jewish community. The Passover Celebration for Russian Seniors is Wednesday, April…

A Bandage on the Seder Table

A Bandage on the Seder Table

Every Passover, family and friends gather to discuss the Exodus from Egypt long ago. We celebrate our freedom from the rule of an oppressive leader. It is also a time to remember not everyone in our community enjoys freedom and some are still enslaved in vulnerable situations, from homelessness to domestic violence, which can include…

Jewish Family Service / Kline Galland Partnering to Better Meet Community Needs

Jewish Family Service / Kline Galland Partnering to Better Meet Community Needs

Jewish Family Service is referring its current home care clients to Kline Galland’s well-established home care services, while also making additional investments in social services for Holocaust survivors. Jewish Family Service (JFS) and Kline Galland (KG) are partnering to provide culturally appropriate in-home care for older adults in the Puget Sound region. JFS is referring…

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