A Beacon of Hope and Healing at JFS

A Beacon of Hope and Healing at JFS

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. Chanukah,…

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…

JFS Citizenship Classes Provide Engaging Lessons in Civic Integration and Community

JFS Citizenship Classes Provide Engaging Lessons in Civic Integration and Community

Learning to navigate life in the U.S. can be daunting for newly arrived refugees and immigrants. It means learning the social mores and customs of an entirely new community and, for many, a new language. Some may want to become citizens which entails passing a rigorous citizenship exam. The experience can be daunting—and that’s why…

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…

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