Community News

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

The Gift of Loving-Kindness

 

 

Last week, I was privileged to witness one of the more touching moments in my career (and perhaps even in the history of Jewish Orange County) – the opening of Horwitz Family House, our second Jewish residential home for adults with specia…

2017 Disaster Relief Update

(as of 10/27/17)
 
 
Our network of local and international partners enables us to respond quickly and effectively. We fund urgently needed basics like food and medicine, and long-term needs like trauma counseling. We provide resources to emergency service providers so they can he…

Sounds of the Shofar

 

 

Just a few days ago we celebrated Rosh Hashana and heard the blasts of the shofar which wake us up – literally and figuratively. This year's shofar blowing was unexpectedly the most emotional one I’ve experienced as it touched …

Hurricane Relief



 

Tragically, this weekend another natural disaster hit the U.S. – impacting the entire state of Florida and reaching into Georgia. Hurricane Irma caused widespread damage and flooding, and left more than 10 million people with…

Critical Update on Hurricane Harvey

 

 

As Florida and the eastern seaboard prepare for Hurricane Irma, the second catastrophic storm to hit the U.S. this season, we are preparing to offer support to any impacted communities. As part of Jewish Federations of North Americ…