Community News

A compilation of the latest news from around the community and the Jewish world. (Info@JFFS.org to submit news items)

Our Community, Our Family

It’s hard to believe that January is almost coming to a close! Over winter break, I was fortunate to enjoy some time with my children. My daughter, unfortunately, broke her arm, but the silver—or maybe pink?—lining was that she got to show off to her friends a hot pink cast covered in…

Moving Forward by Looking Back

At the end of the year, it’s traditional to reflect on where you’ve been and think about where you’re going, so I thought I’d take a moment to do that here. Together, in just one year, we have accomplished so much—deepening the impact of caring for our community, sharing our love…

In Memory of My Mother

Losing a parent is never easy, and last week just before Thanksgiving, I lost my mom after an extended illness. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to be with her earlier this month when I came home from Israel. My children and I sat with her, talked with her, held her hand, told…

I'm Thankful for Giving Back

It’s difficult living in difficult times, and while all times are challenging, these past few weeks have been particularly traumatic. Sometimes I can barely wrap my mind around all the heartbreak.

Jerusalem of Gold

Dear Friends, 

We are standing in front of the Kotel on what can only be described as a magical evening. Most of our JFFS Israel@70 Mission companions arrived in Israel yesterday, and with 17 first-timers, it is wonderful to return to a place I am so familiar with, and at the same time, …