Supporting Inner Calm & Outer Strength

Supporting Inner Calm & Outer Strength

On my desk, I have a framed playing card my son gave me a few years back. It is from a game called ‘Magic: The Gathering’ that he was playing the time. On top of the card he circled the words ‘Inner Calm, Outer Strength,’ which describe the powers of this particular card.  I felt…

JFS Is Here for Youth and Young Adults

JFS Is Here for Youth and Young Adults

In the last several years, Jewish Family Service has had many conversations with community leaders and has been looking at data around youth and young adult mental health. It has become clear there is an increasing need for us to expand our services to better support teens, young adults, their parents and the community organizations…

More Than Sports, It’s Building Community

More Than Sports, It’s Building Community

The crack of the bat echoes through Safeco Field as Dee ‘Flash’ Gordon takes off to first base. From not far behind the catcher, a small group shares cheers of excitement and sighs of disappointment throughout the game. This small group at the Seattle Mariners home game includes staff and clients of Supportive Living Services…

Volunteers Make a Difference in People’s Lives

Volunteers Make a Difference in People’s Lives

Learn how you can get involved and volunteer with JFS today. Jewish Family Service and our community depend on volunteers like Dena, who is a Friendly Visitor, and Richard and Evie, who deliver food baskets so our community members can celebrate holidays traditionally. Volunteers are, and have always been, the heart of Jewish Family Service….

Committed to Climb Together

Committed to Climb Together

Listen to the 2019 Luncheon remarks from Rabbi Will Berkovitz, CEO of Jewish Family Service. Back when I thought I was immortal, I liked to go climbing in the Cascades. Today, I prefer to limit my vertical exposure to air travel, a nice chairlift and maybe watching a climbing movie like “Free-Solo.” People who aren’t…

The Answer to “Who Will Be For Me?”

The Answer to “Who Will Be For Me?”

Our ancestors understood the importance of community implicitly as our tradition was built on the belief that we can’t separate ourselves from each other and hope to survive. As a community, we are all tied to each other and responsible for one another. Our work is inextricably bound to three questions from the tradition: If…

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