Eastside Food Bank Gets Roof Over Its Head Again

Eastside Food Bank Gets Roof Over Its Head Again

When the Bellevue church housing the monthly JFS Eastside Food Bank was damaged last year, JFS staff were forced to improvise. This meant moving the food bank to the church parking lot and temporarily serving clients out of the back of a van. Fortunately, after repairs to the church, the food bank is fully operational…

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…

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…

More Than Sports, It’s Building Community

More Than Sports, It’s Building Community

The crack of the bat echoes through Safeco Field (now T-Mobile Park) as Dee ‘Flash’ Gordon takes off to first base. From not far behind the catcher, a small group shares cheers of excitement and sighs of disappointment throughout the game. This small group at the Seattle Mariners home game includes staff and clients of…

The Answer to “Who Will Be For Me?”

The Answer to “Who Will Be For Me?”

Our ancestors understood the importance of community implicitly as our tradition was built on the belief that we can’t separate ourselves from each other and hope to survive. As a community, we are all tied to each other and responsible for one another. Our work is inextricably bound to three questions from the tradition: If…

A Gift That Continues to Bloom

A Gift That Continues to Bloom

Learn more about the Family Tree Legacy Circle. Sam and Barbara Altabet, of blessed memory, were dedicated to Seattle’s greater Jewish community. Sam and Barbara planned for the bulk of their estate to be dedicated to making major gifts to five charities, including Jewish Family Service, that represented their most cherished values. The Altabets were…

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