What’s Cooking?

What’s Cooking?

Once a month, the distinctive, delicious smell of home cooking wafts through Jewish Family Service. When you follow your nose, it takes you straight to the Polack Food Bank — which has been transformed into a demonstration kitchen. Ten men and women, most of them in their 50s and 60s, are watching as fresh vegetables…

Facing Domestic Violence in Her Own Words

Facing Domestic Violence in Her Own Words

This Project DVORA client tells her own story of facing domestic violence. She wrote this piece while participating in a Speaking and Writing for Change group at JFS. She also attended a Project DVORA Family Group with her children. Project DVORA works with clients to develop individualized plans to support them in the healing process. If…

JFS Stands With Refugees

JFS Stands With Refugees

The following statement was emailed to the JFS community from CEO Will Berkovitz on Holocaust Remembrance Day (Friday, Jan. 27, 2017) in response to the executive order signed that day. President Trump signed an executive order that equates refugees to terrorists and unjustly targets Muslims. We at Jewish Family Service reject this policy and those notions. JFS…

Stand Up for Immigrants, Refugees & American Values

Stand Up for Immigrants, Refugees & American Values

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order that will stop the admission of Syrian refugees indefinitely and will place a temporary halt on refugees from the rest of the world. JFS is expecting to resettle 142 refugees in the coming months who are eager to be reunited with their families in the Greater…

Walk with JFS

Walk with JFS

The tradition is really clear. Take care of the stranger, the widow, the orphan. 2016 has been a tough year for many. And it appears there will be new challenges on the horizon for the vulnerable people JFS serves. We don’t get to choose the circumstances we are handed. But we do get to choose how we will…

Resolved.

Resolved.

JFS serves survivors of all kinds — of the Holocaust; of civil wars, religious persecution and famine; of domestic violence; of inter-generational poverty; of circumstances that can upend lives in a heartbeat. We want vulnerable people of all backgrounds to know they are not only welcome here but also will be treated with dignity and respect…

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