News & Events

An Opportunity to Strengthen Our Leaders

By Mark Pinsley
​Board Member

As a board member at Jewish Family Service, I will have the unique opportunity to strengthen my skills in Jewish community leadership over the next two years. Along with my fellow board member Brian Ford, I am participating in Legacy Heritage’s OnBoard prog…

Training Opportunity for Volunteer Drivers


The GO Program offers a wonderful opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of Jewish seniors. These seniors rely on our dedicated volunteers for much-needed rides to doctors' appointments, the grocery store and more. You get to choose who you drive and whe…

Planting Season Creates Tzedakah Opportunity

With a new refrigeration system and new drop-off location, Jewish Family Service is more equipped than ever to accept fresh produce this planting season.

“It’s really a very fundamental Jewish concept of tzedakah,” said Rebecca Axelrod-Cooper, community impact coordinator at JFS. “Y…

Phyllis Ringel Memorial Lecture to Focus on Self Care

For 25 years, Ann Friedenheim, M.S., L.P.C., has worked with adults, teens and children living through many difficult circumstances to offer a safe and nurturing place to explore situations or problems that are causing distress. Friedenheim is also a registered yoga teacher and practitioner …

Day School Students Create Passover Decorations for Seniors

Right around Easter, Carol Wilson got a call from a resident of the Bnai Brith Apartments.

Her neighbors’ doors were all decorated, the caller said. Shouldn’t she have something for the Jewish holidays?
Wilson, clinical coordinator of older adult services at Jewish Family Service, quick…