Thank you for helping the Polack Food Bank!

Thank you for helping the Polack Food Bank!

The 2019 JFS Community-Wide Food Drive and Food Sort is complete! Thank you to everyone who donated food during the month-long Food Drive and the 350 volunteers who donated time at the Food Sort! Together, our generous community donated, organized, boxed, and sorted over 2,000 bags of food for the Polack Food Bank. Food insecurity—which…

New Evening Food Bank Hours Remove Barriers

New Evening Food Bank Hours Remove Barriers

The JFS Polack Food Bank fills a critical need for many in our community. Open several days a week, it provides healthy food to thousands of households each year. But there are a few segments of the population the Food Bank hasn’t been able to fully serve–including working parents and college students. That will change…

JFS Citizenship Classes Provide Engaging Lessons in Civic Integration and Community

JFS Citizenship Classes Provide Engaging Lessons in Civic Integration and Community

Learning to navigate life in the U.S. can be daunting for newly arrived refugees and immigrants. It means learning the social mores and customs of an entirely new community and, for many, a new language. Some may want to become citizens which entails passing a rigorous citizenship exam. The experience can be daunting—and that’s why…

High Holiday Season with JFS

High Holiday Season with JFS

Volunteer, learn and celebrate with Jewish Family Service during the High Holiday season! Join us for one or more activities. Information on registration can be found by following the links below. Rosh Hashanah Basket Making & Delivery Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Volunteer to help make holiday food baskets and deliver…

You can help a refugee or immigrant family by donating home essentials.

You can help a refugee or immigrant family by donating home essentials.

JFS helps immigrants and refugees establish new lives in the Puget Sound region. As part of resettlement, JFS assists families in finding and setting up their first American home. When you donate a gift box or boxes of household items, you help a resettling family with the essentials for their new home. This volunteer activity…

The Possibility of Healing and Joy

The Possibility of Healing and Joy

The Jewish community recently marked a sad day on the Jewish calendar called Tisha B’Av.  It’s a day of mourning for the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem, first in 586 BCE by the Babylonians and then again in 70 CE by the Romans, as well as other Jewish tragedies throughout history.  Jewish tradition…

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