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JFS invites women to ‘fly solo’ together

Are you a woman age 50 or over and living on your own? One of the many services which Jewish Family Service offers is support groups, and there is a new one starting up this summer. “Flying Solo” is a support and growth group for women ages 50 and up who are looking for a supportive plac…

JFS shares Purim fun in Nazareth

Extra copies of song sheets were made and extra chairs brought in to an assembly room at Moravian Hall Square in Nazareth on March 19. Jewish Family Service volunteer coordinator Chelsea Karp and volunteers Eva Derby and Sue Sosnow had come to put on an interactive Purim spiel with the resid…

Mazel Meals program helps older adults feel connected to community on Purim

Volunteers from the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation came together with Jewish Family Service on March 18 for a mitzvah project to benefit older adults.

They sliced cucumbers and tomatoes for a simple salad, layered noodles, sauce and cheese for lasagna, blanched green beans fo…

What I've learned from JFS

by Cynthia Sanchez
JFS Social Work Intern

When I started my internship at Jewish Family Service this past August, I was a bit nervous. Being a non-Jewish Latina, I wondered how I would fit into a Jewish agency. My professors told me that this was the best placement for me and advised me to …

Mazel meal project feeds body and soul

The kitchen was abuzz as volunteers of all ages got to work on Jan. 29, washing, chopping and stirring fresh ingredients to prepare a classic Shabbat-style chicken dinner from scratch. 

The chicken, green beans, potatoes, carrots and apple crisps would be packaged along with donations from…