JFS Citizenship Classes Provide Engaging Lessons in Civic Integration and Community

JFS Citizenship Classes Provide Engaging Lessons in Civic Integration and Community

Learning to navigate life in the U.S. can be daunting for newly arrived refugees and immigrants. It means learning the social mores and customs of an entirely new community and, for many, a new language. Some may want to become citizens which entails passing a rigorous citizenship exam. The experience can be daunting—and that’s why…

High Holiday Season with JFS

High Holiday Season with JFS

Volunteer, learn and celebrate with Jewish Family Service during the High Holiday season! Join us for one or more activities. Information on registration can be found by following the links below. Rosh Hashanah Basket Making & Delivery Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Volunteer to help make holiday food baskets and deliver…

You can help a refugee or immigrant family by donating home essentials.

You can help a refugee or immigrant family by donating home essentials.

JFS helps immigrants and refugees establish new lives in the Puget Sound region. As part of resettlement, JFS assists families in finding and setting up their first American home. When you donate a gift box or boxes of household items, you help a resettling family with the essentials for their new home. This volunteer activity…

The Possibility of Healing and Joy

The Possibility of Healing and Joy

The Jewish community recently marked a sad day on the Jewish calendar called Tisha B’Av.  It’s a day of mourning for the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem, first in 586 BCE by the Babylonians and then again in 70 CE by the Romans, as well as other Jewish tragedies throughout history.  Jewish tradition…

Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Smith, Friendly Visitor

Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Smith, Friendly Visitor

JFS offers many ways to get involved. Friendly Visitors play an instrumental role in reducing social isolation for our clients by providing companionship and community connection. Tom Smith is a volunteer with the Friendly Visitor Program. After retiring from his career at Harborview Medical Center, he’s volunteered with JFS for almost a year. He’s involved…

Eastside Food Bank Gets Roof Over Its Head Again

Eastside Food Bank Gets Roof Over Its Head Again

When the Bellevue church housing the monthly JFS Eastside Food Bank was damaged last year, JFS staff were forced to improvise. This meant moving the food bank to the church parking lot and temporarily serving clients out of the back of a van. Fortunately, after repairs to the church, the food bank is fully operational…

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