News & Events

'Plant a Row' Grows Into Successful Program

This summer, Jewish Family Service was able to provide an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables to Food Pantry clients courtesy of the “Plant a Row” program. 

“It’s been great, almost overwhelming, how much food JFS was able to take in,” said Rebecca Axelrod-Cooper, community …

JFS to Expand Volunteer Opportunities

Having just retired earlier than planned, Bobbie Rudolph was on the lookout for a meaningful way to spend her time. Then a letter arrived in the mail from Jewish Family Service about volunteering for The GO Program.

The position was flexible – she could drive who she wanted, when she want…

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…