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July Food Pantry Needs

Food Pantry Suggestions for July • Toilet paper • Small boxes of raisins • Canned potatoes, fruit and spinach • Shelf-stable milk We are only able to accept items that are in their original packaging and within their noted expiration dates. Contact Kim Toebbe for more information.

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The Impact of Refugees in Our Community

Last week, we talked about the role that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) plays in providing services at JFCS and why their funding is in jeopardy. As the conclusion to this series, let’s look at how that affects JFCS clients and our community.   The Impact on Clients In the last five years, 13,383 […]

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Refugee Programs in Jeopardy

Yesterday’s blog post discussed the role that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) plays in providing services at JFCS. We promised more information, so now we’d like to go into more detail about what’s happening right now. Check in with us on Sunday to learn more about how these cuts will directly affect refugees and […]

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Help Stop Cuts to Refugee Services

If you know much about JFCS, you know that we are committed to the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger. One of the most prominent ways we do this is through our annual MOSAIC Awards, which is an event to recognize outstanding contributions made to our community by “International Americans,” those immigrants and refugees who […]

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Stop in the Name of Love

Paul and Amber were a young couple on the verge of divorce. They had been together for two years and had recently separated. They really loved each other and shared common values and hopes for the future, but the forces tearing them apart seemed unsurmountable: As the father of Sophie, a 13-year-old daughter from a […]

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Seasons Newsletter – June 2014

June 2014 Are you ready for the Challenge? The Eleventh Annual Republic Bank Players Challenge will be Monday, June 23, at The Standard Club. Join us for a fun-filled day of golf, tennis, bridge, canasta and mahjong! This year’s event includes some new and exciting features such as a professional golf clinic with Nick Barth […]

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2014 Annual Meeting

JFCS supporters, board members, volunteers and staff who attended the 106th Annual Meeting at JFCS were treated to some special discussions and a few surprises during the meeting on May 27. Board President Debbie Friedman and President-Elect Stephanie Mutchnick spoke of their experiences at the AJFCA and IAJVS national meetings and shared inspiring new ideas with their audience based on what they learned at this […]

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June Food Pantry needs

Food Pantry Suggestions for June Toilet paper Shampoo Chunky soups Dried beans (one-pound bags) We are only able to accept items that are in their original packaging and within their noted expiration dates. Contact Kim Toebbe for more information.

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Business Showcase 2014

As a part of the MOSAIC Awards, Navigate Enterprise Center clients were invited to promote their goods and services at the Business Showcase before dinner. Here are photos of some of the exhibitors — and what we hope will be their newest clients.   Click any of the images below to view the full photo. […]

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MOSAIC Awards 2014

  Our ninth annual MOSAIC Awards on May 22, 2014, were an unprecedented success! We want to once again thank the honorees, our event co-chairs Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. Alexandra Gerassimides, our sponsors, the MOSAIC Awards Committee, and everyone who joined us for the event. It’s wonderful to be able to showcase the amazing contributions that immigrants and refugees […]

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