Sha’arei Tikvah Connects Community and Support

Sha’arei Tikvah Connects Community and Support

Loki Ikari* had not seen Josh Maduell for 11 years until they were reintroduced at Sha’arei Tikvah Summer Shabbat in 2016. Josh, an Instruction & Support Specialist at JFS, and Loki had attended the same synagogue as children. Shortly after their reconnection, Josh partnered with Loki through Supportive Living Services (SLS). “JFS has helped teach…

Reasons to GiveBIG to JFS

Reasons to GiveBIG to JFS

Here’s just a sampling of reasons you should GiveBIG to JFS on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Because we want David to feel like part of the family, on holidays and every day. Because Jasmine and her son deserve to read bedtime stories in a home of their own. Because food insecurity is real in all…

Holocaust Survivors: What We’ve Learned

Holocaust Survivors: What We’ve Learned

There are about 100,000 Holocaust survivors living in the U.S. Nearly one quarter are over the age of 85, and one in three lives in poverty. JFS serves 62 Holocaust survivors with care management that can include coordination of medical care, benefits advocacy, financial assistance, housing advocacy and activities to reduce social isolation. We asked…

Remembering a Brother and Giving Back

Remembering a Brother and Giving Back

Editor’s note: We originally shared this story about Rich and his sister Linda in fall 2016. Sadly, the complications from Rich’s heart attack increased after our story was published. As a result, Rich died in July 2017. Linda kindly shared her thoughts about her brother and the actions he inspired her to take. “Richard, or…

Nutritious Food for All, Even Those With Dental Problems

Nutritious Food for All, Even Those With Dental Problems

Beverly* had been homeless off and on for a long time. One by one, she lost her teeth until she had none. The factors involved in this loss were more complicated than, “I don’t like to brush my teeth,” and Beverly wouldn’t wish this situation on anyone. Her story follows a predictable pattern common in…

JFS and H2R Partnership Is a “Blessing Times 10”

JFS and H2R Partnership Is a “Blessing Times 10”

Jasmine was only able to work part-time after a ruptured aneurysm resulted in brain surgery. A single-mother recently separated from her husband, Jasmine was also homeless. “I was a Section 8 recipient, but you needed money for a security deposit and move-in fees,” she said. “I didn’t have it.” With the support of the JFS…

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