Inspiring Action and a Culture of Giving

Inspiring Action and a Culture of Giving

It all started with a simple box. About six years ago, Seattle Hebrew Academy’s librarian asked kindergarten teacher Lea Hanan to take over the school’s food collection for the Polack Food Bank at Jewish Family Service. That worked out fine for a couple of years. But then Lea started to think about how she could…

Fall Volunteering With JFS

Fall Volunteering With JFS

Looking for fall volunteering opportunities? JFS can use your help with the following events and supportive opportunities that directly benefit our clients and community. Contact Volunteer Services today to begin the process and find the fall volunteering that’s right for you! Please note that openings and needs may change with time. Make Centerpiece Baskets Weekdays During Business…

It’s Not About the Baskets, It’s About the Company

It’s Not About the Baskets, It’s About the Company

Learn more about volunteering with JFS. Like old friends greeting one another, warm smiles are exchanged before Richard Gumpert and his wife Evie share a JFS holiday basket with Anna. This exchange is about more than a holiday gift basket. It is about company and conversation. “We are happy that you don’t forget us,” Anna…

Summer Volunteering With JFS

Summer Volunteering With JFS

Looking for summer volunteering opportunities? JFS can use your help with the following events and supportive opportunities that directly benefit our clients and community. Contact Volunteer Services today to begin the process and find the summer volunteering that’s right for you! Please note that openings and needs may change with time. Market Gleaning Sundays, 2:30 –…

Friendly Visitor Is a Slice of Companionship

Friendly Visitor Is a Slice of Companionship

Learn more about volunteering. Seattle is beautiful and booming, but it can also feel unwelcoming, as the tired cliché “the Seattle Freeze” attests. Like so many people, I migrated here for a new job, new life and renewal. I was met with great disappointment and unfortunate circumstances, even in the Jewish community where I longed…

Saying Goodbye After Years of Connecting Volunteers & Clients

Saying Goodbye After Years of Connecting Volunteers & Clients

Following a 19-year career at Jewish Family Service, first as Volunteer Coordinator and then as Director of Volunteer Services, Jane Deer-Hileman will be leaving at the end of December. Through nearly two decades of service, Jane helped connect the unending generosity of volunteers with the continued need in our community, according to Galit Ezekiel, Senior…

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