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…

Connections, Culture in Job Searching for Refugees

Connections, Culture in Job Searching for Refugees

Job searching is more than what you know, it’s who you know. And many refugees in the Puget Sound Region don’t know anyone. Masar Altaie was one of those refugees when she arrived from Iraq in 2010, with the help of Jewish Family Service. She came with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Once she…

Carol Mullin Retires After Years of Guiding Growth & Giving

Carol Mullin Retires After Years of Guiding Growth & Giving

Carol Mullin walked into a small closet that had been transformed into a pantry, began pulling food from shelves and filling a bag for a community member in need. That was nearly 29 years ago when Carol worked as one of two part-time staff members in Emergency Services at Jewish Family Service; and now, Carol…

Claudia Berman Retires as Pivotal COO

Claudia Berman Retires as Pivotal COO

After 17 years with JFS, Chief Operating Officer Claudia Berman will retire at end of the year. During her tenure, Berman managed pivotal program transitions and helped coordinate construction of a new Capitol Hill campus to better support clients. “Claudia’s service to our community is truly unmatched,” said Rabbi Will Berkovitz, Chief Executive Officer. “She…

What Happens Now?

What Happens Now?

“What happens now?” was the question my children asked me last night as I was putting them to bed. “What can we do? What will we do?” We can hold our place while not denying others theirs. We can walk with the vulnerable so they know they are not alone. We can be a place…

Give 2, Provide 10 for the JFS Food Drive

Give 2, Provide 10 for the JFS Food Drive

JFS has some unconventional math for this year’s Food Drive. And it’s 1 + 1 = 10. Because each month, two bags of food equal about 10 meals for every household that visits the Polack Food Bank. That’s why this year, JFS is asking participants to Give 2. If you are able, please consider donating…

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