Community News

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

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, …

A Time to Every Purpose


 

To everything thing there is a season, and unfortunately, it’s hurricane season again. Thousands of people have been displaced by last week’s Hurricane Florence, and as we come out of the personal introspection of the High Holidays and head into Sukkot, I find myself thinking about …

Telling Our Stories


After so much preparation, so much excitement, and so much laundry, my house seems so much quieter after a week of the JCC Maccabi Games! And what a week it was. In addition to the very great privilege of hosting two Maccabi athletes (silver medal-winning basketball players from Shames JC…