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JFS Cocktail Party Raises Nearly $75,000

Presented by sponsors Kristina and Ben Podolnick, the 10th Annual JFS Cocktail Party on Saturday, March 4, 2017 was the most successful JFS Cocktail Party to date, raising nearly $75,000 to benefit essential agency services.

Galloway Auto & Tire of Somers Point Continues Support of JFS

Galloway Auto & Tire of Somers Point, a one-stop shop for auto repair and car maintenance is proud to continue their support of Jewish Family Service by pledging another year commitment to the agency.

JFS Currents Winter Newsletter 2017

JFS Turkey Drive Feeds Hundreds

Thanks to the generous support of our community, JFS fed hundreds of local individuals and families Thanksgiving meals.

Bank of America Grants $15,000 to JFS

To help support the JFS pantry and hunger relief, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to the agency, which will support this and other critical needs in the community.

JFS Herb Dinner Raises More Than $7,500 for Agency Health & Wellness Initiatives

The JFS Herb Dinner, held at Steve & Cookie’s By the Bay on November 9th, raised more than $7,500 for the agency’s health and wellness initiatives. Hosted by Cookie Till, the dinner brought together more than 75 guests for a three-course vegan and gluten free meal made with seasonal herbs and vegetables, all perfectly complimented with red and white wines.

JFS Hosts Annual Turkey Drive

​With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, JFS is holding its annual Holiday Turkey Drive to provide families with turkeys and trimmings throughout the season.

Be a Friend of JFS Support the Agency’s Annual Campaign

Each year, individuals and families turn to JFS for services and support. Thanks to the support of our Friends, we continue to rise to meet the needs of the people in our community. However, our work is far from done. Together, we can build a stronger, more vital community, greater opportunity, and healthier lives.

JFS Hosts Pre-Open Enrollment Medicare Seminar Presented by: Hafetz & Associates

October starts the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. This is the one time per year that seniors can make a change to their prescription or advantage plans. Village by the Shore is hosting a free information presentation about Medicare basics on Thursday, October 27th at 10am.

Richard Gitlen Named Chief Operating Officer of JFS

JFS selected Richard Gitlen, MSW, LSW, as Chief Operating Officer for the non-profit agency. As COO, Rich will oversee agency operations and select program areas.

Holocaust Intergenerational Brunch Brings Together Survivor Families

​More than 100 Holocaust survivors and their families, including second and third generation, attended the Holocaust Survivor Intergenerational Brunch at Beth El Synagogue on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

JFS Card Party Raises $10,000 for Village by the Shore

The 3rd Annual JFS Card Party, held on August 18, 2016 at Harbor Pines Golf Club raised $10,000 for Village by the Shore. Nearly 100 attendees gathered for an afternoon of fun games such as Bridge, Canasta and Mah Jong, as well as vendors, food and prizes.

MLR Bike Ride to Benefit JFS, Community Invited to Participate

If you enjoy bike riding, consider joining dozens of local community members as they once again gear up to participate in the MLR Friends and Family Bike Ride with proceeds benefiting JFS.

PAWS Pet Care: JFS Launches Consumer Staffed Dog Walking Business

JFS has officially launched PAWS Pet Care, a consumer staffed pet walking business which offers meaningful training and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities.

Rosh Hashanah Honey for a Sweet New Year

Wish your family, friends, colleagues or students who are away at school, a sweet and good New Year with an 8 oz. gift jar of pure, Kosher honey. Orders must be placed by August 19th.

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