Staff Q&A: Mindy Teele, Hag Sameach Outreach Coordinator

Learn how hundreds of volunteers contributed their time and talents to help make the holiday season brighter for the 706 individuals from 342 families in our community. That's 173 more people than last year! How long have you worked with the Hag Sameach Program? Five years. How many peopl[...]

Introducing Community Services Director Amy Weiss

With its Community Services programs, JFCS looks for opportunities that help build and sustain well-being and meaningful connections, creating a stronger community. Through partnerships with PRISM Food Shelf and initiatives such as the Mental Health Education Conference and others, we aim to be a va[...]

Give2017: Generations of Change

By Angie Podvin • Donor Services & Annual Campaign Manager   David and Esther’s (pseudonyms) story begins nearly 30 years ago, when they first turned to JFCS for help. They and their three children were facing chronic homelessness due to their ongoing challenges in maintaining steady[...]

April showers are so much more than rain

By Deb Savitt • Community Involvement Manager   Sometimes doing my job as the volunteer manager at JFCS feels like having a fourth child: I plan. I arrange. I execute and troubleshoot. I worry (and worry) about the details, the goal of what we are trying to accomplish, and the permutati[...]

Why we all need a little Passover Hag Sameach

By Deb Savitt • Community Involvement Manager   Hag Sameach means happy holidays, and the JFCS Hag Sameach program has been synonymous with providing overflowing bags of Chanukah or holiday gifts for the past 24 years. This is an incredible operation—really a community event—and we [...]