Message from our CEO

Why I'm So Proud

 
 

Every day, I am proud of the work we’re doing at Jewish Federation & Family Services (JFFS), caring for people in need and strengthening Jewish community. But this past week and a half has been particularly heartwarming since we anno…

Israel on my Mind

 

Israel has been on my mind more than usual these days. Yes, I’m the CEO of a Jewish organization that cares deeply about Israel. And that’s a good thing.

Last month, Jewish Federation & Family Services partnered with the Merage JCC to showc…

Happy Passover/Chag Pesach Sameach

 

Many of us are deep in the throes of preparations for Passover. As we clean kitchens and remove chametz (leavened foods), form matzah balls and set tables for the Seder, let us also reflect on some of the lessons of this holy festival – a celebration of the …

The Power of Women's Voices

 

 

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of attending my first Women’s Voices, the largest annual daytime gathering of Jewish women in Orange County and the signature camp…

Anti-Semitism in our Backyard

Dear Friends,

The volume of reported anti-Semitic incidents in the first months of 2017 has been unprecedented. Within the past week, three Jewish cemeteries – in Rochester, Philadelphia, and St. Louis – were desecrated; hundreds of headstones …