HIAS National Refugee Shabbat

HIAS National Refugee Shabbat

Refugee Shabbat 2023 takes place on February 3-4 and offers congregations, organizations, and individuals in the United States and around the world the chance to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers.   JFS is honored to contribute to the global effort to help refugees and immigrants fleeing violence and conflict establish new…

Turning values into action and challenges into opportunities

Turning values into action and challenges into opportunities

The end of year gives us the chance to take a breath, reflect on all we have accomplished, and look ahead with a renewed commitment to creating the world we want to see. This past year has been a challenge, particularly for those affected by the difficult economy, domestic violence, isolation, and global instability—people who…

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…

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…

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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