JFS Advocay Day: Legislation Has Impacts

JFS Advocay Day: Legislation Has Impacts

Preventing evictions, removing barriers to vital assistance and providing funding for naturalization services were the focus at JFS Advocacy Day in Olympia on March 14, 2019. Each year, JFS staff and volunteers advocate for important issues and policies that impact our work and communities. JFS serves a wide range of individuals and families, including domestic…

A Response to New Zealand: We Should Not Accept These Horrid Deeds as “Normal”

A Response to New Zealand: We Should Not Accept These Horrid Deeds as “Normal”

I received a message at 4:00 a.m. this morning. It was from a person we work with in Emergency Services. He called to express sadness and concern after the murders at the mosques in New Zealand. It was a remarkable call for its humanity, compassion and the recognition that a mass murder at a mosque…

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…

The Value of Being Client-Centered

The Value of Being Client-Centered

“People are experts in their own experience,” is something we often say at JFS. It is foundational to being client-centered — one of our core values. When we talk about being client-centered, we mean that everything we do will be focused around meeting the needs of those who trust us enough to turn to us…

Community Is Our Tradition

Community Is Our Tradition

A midrash tells about a group of people in a boat. One begins to drill a hole in the floor under his seat. Incredulous, the group demands to know, “What are you doing?” The one replies, “It’s in my space, why do you care?” The group cries back, “We are all in the same boat…

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.

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