Vulnerability:  What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

Vulnerability: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

By Beth Huppin. Beth is the Director of JFS Project Kavod/Dignity the Jewish education program at JFS. She has enjoyed teaching Judaics to children and adults of all ages in both formal and informal settings for over 30 years. She is the recipient of a 2010 National Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. When…

A Message on New Jersey

A Message on New Jersey

A message to the community from JFS CEO Rabbi Will Berkovitz on the events in Jersey City, New Jersey, on December 10, 2019: I received an email last night from a non-Jewish friend asking how we were doing after the shooting at the kosher market in New Jersey. I replied I didn’t want to jump…

New Office Offers Hope and Momentum for Refugees and Immigrants

New Office Offers Hope and Momentum 
for Refugees and Immigrants

For over 125 years, Jewish Family Service has been welcoming refugees and immigrants who need our help as they establish their lives in our community. Now, JFS will continue and expand this work in brand-new offices in South King County. And we threw a party to celebrate! On November 19, community partners,  elected officials, Board and…

Volunteers Needed for Chanukah Tzedakah!

Volunteers Needed for Chanukah Tzedakah!

With Chanukah right around the corner, it’s almost time for our annual JFS Chanukah Tzedakah Program! The program pairs clients who may need access to gifts for Chanukah with people in the community who can provide those gifts. These donations will be dropped off at JFS by donors between December 9-11 and clients will be…

Coat Drive for Resettled Refugees

Coat Drive for Resettled Refugees

When you purchase and donate new winter coats, you’ll provide resettled refugees a necessity they do not have when they arrive and one that is too expensive to purchase. Here’s how you can help! What should I donate? New, warm, waterproof or water-resistant, winter coats. We need children’s, women’s and men’s. Small and medium are…

JFS Selected as Uber Community Impact Initiative Partner

JFS Selected as Uber Community Impact Initiative Partner

For many of us, getting from home to work, school or the doctor’s office is just another part of the day. But for those with mobility and mental health challenges, transportation can be an enormous barrier to stability—for a variety of reasons. At JFS, some of our clients cannot afford to take Metro transit or…

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