Weathering the ‘New Normal’ Together

Weathering the ‘New Normal’ Together

An update on COVID-19 from our CEO, Rabbi Will Berkovitz (March 18, 2020).

How JFS is Responding to COVID-19

How JFS is Responding to COVID-19

A COVID-19 update from our CEO, Rabbi Will Berkovitz (March 6, 2020).

HIAS Refugee Shabbat 5780-2020

HIAS Refugee Shabbat 5780-2020

HIAS Refugee Shabbat 5780, which will take place on March 20-21, 2020, is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers. This special Shabbat has even gone international with communities in Canada, Europe, and around the world taking part. In observance of this…

JFS Secures Relief for Refugees Left Behind by Refugee Ban

JFS Secures Relief for Refugees Left Behind by Refugee Ban

We are thrilled to share the wonderful news that JFS has reached a very favorable and historic settlement in our lawsuit challenging the refugee ban issued in October 2017. The ban imposed restrictions on refugees, including suspending the admission of refugees to the United States from 11 countries, as well as family members of refugees…

JFS Welcomes New Teen & Young Adult Counselor

JFS Welcomes New Teen & Young Adult Counselor

Dr. Lena Neufeld has worked with children, teens and young adults for the past 10 years, everywhere from the rural Oregon desert to the maple trees of Vermont. Now, Lena is Jewish Family Service’s new Teen and Young Adult Therapist in Seattle—and the first counselor brought on as part of our new Teen & Young…

The Power of Dreams

The Power of Dreams

The following are remarks by JFS CEO Rabbi Will Berkovitz given at Temple Beth Am’s Freedom Shabbat on January 10, 2020. While living in Israel, I had a scribe write for me on a piece of parchment my favorite verse in the Torah, “behold this dreamer cometh.” This is the verse I turn to when…

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