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8 Nights of Giving: Respect Your Elders

JFFS is committed to providing the highest level of care for our growing senior population. In 2014, through our Senior Care and Connect programs, we were able to provide 3,268 seniors with the essential ingredients needed to maintain health, well-being and independence...

8 Nights of Giving: Honoring Holocaust Survivors

The Holocaust Survivor Program of Jewish Federation & Family Services honors and supports Holocaust survivors living in our community, helping them to achieve and maintain the best possible quality of life. We were saddened to lose ten survivors this year.

8 Nights of Giving: Light a Candle of Righteousness

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the culture of consumerism can so often undermine the true meaning of our Hanukkah celebration. In response, there’s been a growing movement in North American Jewry to devote the 6th night of Hanukkah to learning about and addressing poverty.

8 Nights of Giving: Sharing the Light of Hanukkah

The Adopt a Family program allows our community to reach out and directly help families and individuals to have a happier holiday season.

8 Nights of Giving: Sparking Connection

A key finding of JFFS research is that Jewish learning experiences during youth increase our children’s chances of choosing Jewish lives as adults.