Help A Family Stay Warm This Winter: Join Our Coat Drive!

Help A Family Stay Warm This Winter: Join Our Coat Drive!

Our Refugee & Immigrant Services program supports newly arrived individuals and families from 23 countries throughout the world, including Afghanistan and Ukraine, and helps them make a successful transition to self-sufficiency in the United States.  You can help by purchasing and donating new winter coats – an expensive necessity that many do not already have…

Meet Rebecca Coates-Finke, Our New Teen and Young Adult Mental Health Counselor

Meet Rebecca Coates-Finke, Our New Teen and Young Adult Mental Health Counselor

We are thrilled to welcome Rebecca Coates-Finke to our Counseling and Addiction Services Program, as our new Teen and Young Adult Mental Health Counselor! Our Teen and Young Adult Mental Health Initiative focuses on improving the mental and emotional health of Jewish teens and young adults as they work through a myriad of issues at…

Writing Love Letters to Our Kids and Learning to Let Go

Writing Love Letters to Our Kids and Learning to Let Go

By Rabbi Will Berkovitz, CEO Our oldest son, Nativ, left for college last weekend. The house is quieter, somehow a bit bigger now. As a friend once shared, “The nights are long, but the years are short.” I feel that acutely today. I remember the day Nativ was born. The first words I said to…

JFS 2022 Board President: On Mental Health, Youth, and Parenting

JFS 2022 Board President: On Mental Health, Youth, and Parenting

We are thrilled to introduce our community to Karyn Barer, newly elected President of the JFS Board of Directors. By Karyn Barer My first encounter with JFS was attending a “Bringing Baby Home” class with my husband. We sat around a table with several other young couples (one of whom still sits with us at…

Beyond a Grain of Sand

Beyond a Grain of Sand

By Rabbi Will Berkovitz, CEO The first image from NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope made me think of Bob Dylan. More precisely, it made me think of the lyrics to his song, “Every Grain of Sand,” which is like a prayer sung by a nail file. And then I thought of Psalm 147: “Who heals the…

Increased Community Needs Require Creative Solutions

Increased Community Needs Require Creative Solutions

We are always looking for creative solutions to build staff capacity and therefore provide compassionate and respectful help to those in need.

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