Volunteer Spotlight: Carole Goldberg, Linda Goodman, Melanie Fadel, Dara Cohen and Patsy O’Brien

The JFCS Food Pantry is a vital resource available for JFCS clients. Thanks to the generosity of people throughout the community, our volunteers process more than 80 thousand pounds of food per year, which helps to feed more than 150 people each month. This service would be impossible without volunteers like Carole Goldberg, Melanie Fadel, Linda Goodman, Dara Cohen and …

Volunteer Spotlight: Julie Kling, Sophia Goldberg, and the Meeron family

The Carole & Larry Goldberg Family Mitzvah program hosts fun, inter-generational events scheduled throughout the year around Jewish holidays like Rosh Hashanah, Passover, and Hanukkah. The program is a great way to teach children of all ages about the importance of performing mitzvot. This week, we are highlighting the brilliant efforts of our Family Mitzvah volunteers; Julie Kling, Sophia Goldberg, …

Volunteer Spotlight: Evelyn Figa

  The Doris L. & Theodore B. Meyers JFCS Shabbos Friends program provides a monthly Shabbat celebration with Jewish seniors living in local assisted-living facilities and nursing homes. Volunteers visit and spend time with the Jewish residents, share holiday memories, and saying the traditional Sabbath prayers. This week as part of Volunteer Appreciation Month we are highlighting one of our …

First Ever JFCS Purim Scavenger Hunt- A Smashing Success!

  Written by Kim Toebbe, Volunteer Coordinator at JFCS Many thanks to all those who worked to make the maiden voyage of the JFCS Supermarket Scavenger Hunt at Prospect Kroger a big success. Families, including: The Meerons, The Klings, The Shaikuns and The Yoffes wore their cutest costumes, solved clues and shopped to benefit the food pantry. A Kroger staff …

Hannukah Helpers Family Mitzvah Party by Robin Ungar

It’s that time of year again for the Menorahs, candles, spinning dreidels, gelt, potato latkes, jelly donuts, and of course, presents, because what would Hanukkah be without all of these things? Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the second century B.C.E. during the Maccabean revolt against oppressive Greek rulers.           On December …

Children Channel Chanukah Cheer

This year’s Chanukah Helpers Family Mitzvah was a little bit different. It was actually “Thanksgivukkah Helpers,” because for the first time ever, Chanukah and Thanksgiving occur at the same time. (It won’t happen again for a long time, so some people think this year’s holiday is pretty special.)   Many volunteers and generous donors made both holidays extra special for client families …

Merry Monday Updates

Next week is Thanksgivukkah! Are you getting excited? As you prepare your holiday menu, we hope you’ll remember to join us for the Chanukah Helpers Family Mitzvah on Sunday, November 24. Your family can help us prepare the gifts received through the Chanukah Helpers program. For details, contact Kim Toebbe at 452-6341, ext. 103. Don’t forget that November is National …

Frightful Friday Updates

Well, it seems that the scariest thing this Halloween was the weather, so don’t be surprised by ghouls and goblins — or princesses and pirates — knocking at your door tonight or tomorrow (depending on where you live). Regardless of the extended Halloween weekend … it is November now, and we have plenty of wonderful programs lined up for you this month! November is National …