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Growth Drives Future Plans at JFS

Growth Drives Future Plans at JFS

JFS has been helping the community  for almost 40 years. It has  been the primary resource, and  place to go for those struggling  with mental health, food insecurity,  domestic violence, parenting,  and aging.

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JFS Food Pantry – The Need Continues to Grow

JFS Food Pantry – The Need Continues to Grow

The spirit of generosity is perhaps  most evident through the  holiday season. At JFS we are  blessed, year-round, by the generosity  of our community who gives  in so many ways. This month we  shine a light on one of the ways  our community gives to JFS –  through the JFS food pantry.  

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Holocaust Survivors Enjoy an Afternoon at the Theatre

Holocaust Survivors Enjoy an Afternoon at the Theatre

When the cast of the Broadway show, The Band’s Visit,  heard there were Holocaust survivors in the audience they  made it a point to come out after the show to mingle with  them. Everyone was delighted. JFS transported and welcomed  approximately 17 survivors and their family members  to a private luncheon and show at the Knight Theater  at the Levine Center of the Arts.

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JFS Live Laugh Give Comedy Night Hits a New High

JFS Live Laugh Give Comedy Night Hits a New High

The guests settled in, relaxed, and quickly began laughing  as headliner, Orny Adams, delivered his one-liners and  jokes. The crowd of 275 guests also raised their paddles  and opened their hearts during the live auction and call to  the heart, contributing to the $125,000 raised during this  Night of Laughter, Lifetime of Healing event.  

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Back to School – Getting Ready

Back to School – Getting Ready

Whether the summer was jampacked  with camp, play dates,  outings, and other fun activities,  or filled with complaints about  being bored with nothing to do,  kids often have a tough time making  the back-to-school transition.  It can be especially challenging  when balancing work and a busy  family life.  

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Helping To Break the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Helping To Break the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Over the past eighteen months, through the work of the Mental Health Initiative, our community has been exposed to a diversity of facts, programs and marketing messages regarding the impact Mental Health has on our day-today lives. In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, it would seem wise to highlight some of the more significant issues affecting our emotional well-being.

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Jewish Family Services to Host Live Laugh Give Comedy Night Again This Year

Jewish Family Services to Host Live Laugh Give Comedy Night Again This Year

What do you get when you combine a funny Jewish comedian and a great show with a VIP experience, live auction, and raffle prizes? Jewish Family Services’ Live Laugh Give Comedy Night. When asked what inspired JFS to start this event, Howard Olshansky, JFS Executive Director responded, “There are three things that bring people together for a good cause: laughter, prizes, and good food.

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JFS Marks a Year of Enhancing Programing for Holocaust Survivors

JFS Marks a Year of Enhancing Programing for Holocaust Survivors

As an Executive Director, on any given day you can be in receipt of notification about a grant opportunity. The majority you rule out for some reason. But according to Howard Olshansky, Executive Director of Jewish Family Services, “This one completely grabbed my interest.”

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Nutrition, Mental Health, and Mindfulness

Nutrition, Mental Health, and Mindfulness

“What’s for dinner?” Did you know the nutritional quality of the food you consume can impact your mental health? In fact, there is a known correlation between a person’s diet and the part of the brain responsible for emotion, memory and motivation.

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