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…

Families Fight Hunger Volunteers Make an Impact

Families Fight Hunger Volunteers Make an Impact

Family volunteering provides an opportunity for intergenerational service, an opportunity to try something new with loved ones, and an opportunity to begin (or continue) a meaningful conversation about Jewish values. JFS Families Fight Hunger events offer families a chance to experience all of this while tackling food insecurity and making an impact in our own…

Project Kavod Recognized as Model for Jewish Social Service Agencies

Project Kavod Recognized as Model for Jewish Social Service Agencies

The “J” in JFS is what makes our agency unique to many other social service agencies. Jewish history and values guide our work. But what does this mean for JFS programs, clients, donors, volunteers and staff? Four years ago, JFS set out to answer this question and Project Kavod/Dignity was born. Now, the project is…

JFS Is Here for Youth and Young Adults

JFS Is Here for Youth and Young Adults

In the last several years, Jewish Family Service has had many conversations with community leaders and has been looking at data around youth and young adult mental health. It has become clear there is an increasing need for us to expand our services to better support teens, young adults, their parents and the community organizations…

Self Care Is Key to Being the Best Caregiver You Can Be

Self Care Is Key to Being the Best Caregiver You Can Be

Learn more about Older Adult Services at JFS. Flight attendants will always tell you that you should put on your own oxygen mask before helping others. The same goes for being a caregiver. Jewish Family Service supports unpaid family and community caregivers of all backgrounds in King County through workshops, as well as individualized support…

Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht

As we mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht we are left to ponder the meaning of the rise in hate crimes and hate speech, in this country and throughout the world. It is human nature to think that if we understand something, then we will have control and be safe. But, being human means we…

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