Back to School for a Career?

Today’s blog written by Bob Tiell, JFCS Career Services Director When economic conditions are soft and job opportunities are harder to come by, people often stay in school or return to school for additional credentialing. Officials at different schools around the country confirm that this trend is indeed now occurring. Applications for various programs are up and the number of …

Words from a JFCS Volunteer!

Today’s post is written by one of our great volunteers, Ruth Silon. She works super hard in our Food Pantry and helps us out a lot! Thank you for all you do, Ruth! I feel privileged to be a JFCS Food Pantry volunteer. I look forward to Friday mornings when I come in, restock the shelves with food brought in …

Becca's Bake Sale

Pledge 13 is a voluntary program for Jewish students preparing for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Students commit to giving a minimum of 13 hours to acts of Tzedakah. Rebecca Lustig chose to help Blessings in a Backpack, a unique program designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal free and reduced meal program, and may not have …

Have your references cost you a job?

Today’s Blog is written by Bob Steinman, Job Search Terminator You may never know, but manage those references carefully, and they will help you get the job. Here’s how. When you leave a job, leave with the best possible feelings between you and your boss. Former supervisors likely will be called as references. So, don’t lose your cool when leaving. …

JFCS is a safety net for families with addictions

One client’s story… When I was growing up, my father’s unexplained absences and appearances left me and my siblings confused and hurt. He would not show for a music recital but would appear unexpectedly at a graduation drunk and stoned. He once told us we were going to move across the country. We sold the house, got ready and prepared …