Family Matters Campaign Update

Family Matters Campaign Update

The Family Matters Campaign was planned, in part, to support construction of our current facility. After Family Matters kicked off in 2006, and with the support of our donors, JFS weathered the Great Recession of 2008 and expanded its services to meet the growing needs of our community. Now, we are so pleased to announce…

Here to Stay

Here to Stay

From the agency’s inception and founding vision in 1892, Jewish Family Service has always viewed hope as the most powerful verb. On April 23, 2018, that same optimism and action was evident when 1,116 people came together at the Community of Caring Luncheon in support of the work JFS does to help people achieve well-being,…

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…

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Allows Refugee Ban Lawsuit to Continue

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Allows Refugee Ban Lawsuit to Continue

On March 29, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion by the government to dismiss the appeal and vacate the injunction in JFS v. Trump, which challenges the Trump administration’s October 24 ban on refugees that suspended the admission of refugees from 11 countries and stopped the follow-to-join process for family members of…

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…

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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