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Stay Calm, Wash Your Hands, and Practice Distance

By Melissa Hakim, M.D.
Health Advocate

I am definitely not a fan of horror movies. I don't find it entertaining to be sitting in the dark waiting for the shoe to drop and being in a constant state of panic. The relief that comes at the end of the movie is not enough to get rid of the dread …

Coronavirus Update: A Letter from our Executive Director

Dear Community Member:

Our staff and board at Jewish Family Service are thinking of the community’s emergent needs at this very difficult time. We have been urged to remain in our homes. This recommendation challenges us to think creatively and to prioritize.

JFS staff have been calling …

Coronavirus: A Message from Our Executive Director

Dear Community Members,

We are cognizant of the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and our goal is to minimize risk while also providing services. We have cancelled all of our programs and volunteer activities, including visits to facilities for older adults, visits to private ho…

JFS leads community in observing JDAIM 2020

Over 40 people gathered in Muhlenberg College’s Seegers Union on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 23, for the Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month Community Event sponsored by Jewish Family Service. Rebecca Axelrod-Cooper, community impact coordinator for JFS, welcomed the audience t…

Local woman makes a positive impact as Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania

Karli Miller is the current reigning Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania. She’s also Jewish. 

“I am one of very few, if not the only, current Jewish contestants in the Ms. Wheelchair America circuit,” said Miller. “That’s a strong part of my identity, and I really want to share that and …