Domestic Violence and the Justice System

Domestic Violence and the Justice System

Domestic violence and the justice system are the focus of “Crime After Crime,” a documentary that follows one survivor’s story. Six months. That’s how long pro bono attorney Joshua Safran thought it would take to free Deborah Peagler from prison. That’s how long filmmaker Yoav Potash thought he would spend documenting Deborah’s story. Despite a…

The High Holidays With JFS

The High Holidays With JFS

Prepare for a new year and the High Holidays by getting involved with Jewish Family Service and learning about what we have to offer for the community.

Ruling Allows Refugee Ban Lawsuit to Proceed

Ruling Allows Refugee Ban Lawsuit to Proceed

On July 27, 2018, District Court Judge James Robart issued a decision allowing plaintiffs to seek certain discovery in Jewish Family Service v. Trump, that challenges the Trump administration’s refugee ban issued on October 24, 2017. This decision will allow the plaintiffs to find out whether the suspensions in the refugee resettlement process are continuing…

Jane Deer-Hileman: May Her Memory Be a Blessing

Jane Deer-Hileman: May Her Memory Be a Blessing

Jane’s whole life was dedicated to community work. While Volunteer Services seems as though it has always been part of JFS, Jane built it from scratch.

Family Matters Campaign Update

Family Matters Campaign Update

The Family Matters Campaign was planned, in part, to support construction of our current facility. After Family Matters kicked off in 2006, and with the support of our donors, JFS weathered the Great Recession of 2008 and expanded its services to meet the growing needs of our community. Now, we are so pleased to announce…

Here to Stay

Here to Stay

From the agency’s inception and founding vision in 1892, Jewish Family Service has always viewed hope as the most powerful verb. On April 23, 2018, that same optimism and action was evident when 1,116 people came together at the Community of Caring Luncheon in support of the work JFS does to help people achieve well-being,…

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