Community News

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

The Value of Service

 

 
 

This past Sunday I joined more than 200 community members who volunteered at the 4th annual Tikkun 4 Troops event. As one big team, we assembled over 5,000 care packages for active duty troops currently deployed in harm’s way. The event …

It finally happened

 
 

It finally happened. We were driving home from running an errand and my 7-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the car. It was a 20-minute drive and she didn't stop asking questions for a minute. In the breathless spirit of the young and cu…

Always a part of our JFFS family

 
 

On this Shabbat sandwiched between Mother's Day and Father's Day, I've found myself thinking about the value of family. In this day and age, families come in all shapes and stripes. Some have mother and father figures they honor. Others remember…

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…