From the Executive Director

I Call This a Housing Crisis

The holiday of Passover tells the story of the Israelites leaving their home. Egypt and wandering in the dessert with the hope of entering the “promised land.” Throughout history and even today, we see how individuals are often forced to flee their countries and search for a new home. Th…

Making an Impact

It was a dreary February day, and I was very cognizant of all the to do lists I had written and that feeling of needing to complete my work. The phone suddenly rang and it was Dr. Rachel Wilensky, one of our JFS Board members. She asked if I would be around the office because she wanted to c…

On the Road

The wheels are turning at JFS now that we are hosting our fundraiser On the Road with JFS: A Night at America on Wheels on March 12 from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Now that we are in the midst of planning this event, I am frequently asked the question “Where does the money go when JFS runs a fundrai…

Keeping Warm this Winter

Winter time has its own challenges. At JFS, we often see more individuals in need due to increased heating bills, price increases, and post holidays. This is also a time when due to the lack of sunlight and more darkness, depression can settle in. JFS provides counseling by experienced licen…

What Each Candle Means to Me

The lights of Chanukah are a good time to reflect on challenges that need illumination. Therefore, I would like to share with you eight candles. While I will list them from one to eight, each candle is important in its own way and you may choose your own order.

The first candle is for the p…