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Kessler Foundation Gives $35,000 Community Employment Grant

The Kessler Foundation mission of driving positive change for people with disabilities aligns with JFS’ Vocational Services, specifically by providing access to job opportunities. Funds will support, train and place individuals, primarily with serious mental illnesses, in cohesive employment as part of Integrated Case Management Service (ICMS) program.

#GivingTuesday - Who's life will you change today?

Help us reach our #GivingTuesday goal of $1,000! When you give to JFS, you change lives. A worried family without access to food, a child struggling after the death of a parent, or a lonely Holocaust Survivor in need of a friendly visit; all turn to JFS for support. Click here to make a donation.

The Gift of Giving

This holiday season, give a gift that will have a lasting impact on families in our community. When you give a gift from JFS, you support counseling for a child in crisis, socialization for a lonely Holocaust Survivor, and housing for a veteran suffering from homelessness.

JFS Feeds Families: Support Turkey Drive

Help JFS provide local families with a turkey dinner this Thanksgiving. Make a monetary donation or fill up a bag with all the fixings. For more information, contact Vanessa Smith at (609) 822-1108 x249 or

JFS Summer Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on everything happening at JFS - including special events, development news, programs and services.

The Physics of Philanthropy: An Albert Einstein Raffle

JFS is excited to announce a unique opportunity to own a rare piece of history - a framed photograph signed by late theoretical physicist Albert Einstein. The item has been appraised at $10,000. In recognition of Einstein’s 140th Birthday, only 140 tickets will be offered. Tickets are $100 each. Drawing will take place on March 14, 2020 at 8pm and will be streamed live from the agency’s Facebook page. For more information contact Kirby Reed at 609.822.1108 x144 or

Herb Dinner - SOLD OUT

Enjoy Cookie's three-course vegetarian dinner made with seasonal herbs and vegetables complimented with an interactive discussion by Herbalist Gayle Gross. Tickets are $100 per guest and proceeds benefit JFS Health & Wellness Initiatives. Seating is limited. *To be placed on the waiting list, please contact Kirby Reed at (609) 822-1108 x144 or

Join us for the Holocaust Intergenerational Brunch-Sunday, August 25, 2019

11:00 AM Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Avenue, Margate Cost: $10 - There is no charge for Survivors and their spouse/person who brings them Featuring music b Bobby Block Orchestra.

JFS Launches "Strength in Community" Blog

JFS has launched an agency blog dedicated to connecting JFS with the public through informative and thoughtful conversations about public health, social work, advocacy and more. Written by Laura Rodgers, JFS CPO, readers will get a behind-the-scenes look at what JFS is doing in the community to help address difficult subjects such as homelessness and the opioid crisis, as well as learn of inspirational success stories from people in South Jersey. New content published every month!

6th Annual Card Party - August 29

Enjoy an exciting afternoon of games, shopping, food, prizes and fun at the 6th Annual Village by the Shore Card Party. Tickets are on sale now. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are also available. For more information, call (609) 822-1108.

32nd Annual JFS House Tour - August 5

Now in its 32nd year, the JFS House Tour offers an exclusive tour inside luxurious Downbeach Homes. To date 20,000 guests have been welcomed through the doors of 200 homes raising more than $1,000,000 for essential agency services. Tickets are on sale now. Call (609) 822-1108 for more information and sponsorship opportunities.

JFS Spring Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on everything happening at JFS - including special events, development news, programs and services.

JFS Annual Meeting & Board Installation

Please join us for the installation of President Johanna Perskie, Executive Officers & Board of Directors.

Be a Friend of JFS

As the decade comes to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and the many blessings in our lives. With more people in our community struggling to make ends meet or put food on the table than ever before, this time of year reminds us every contribution can make a big difference. Please consider donating to this year’s JFS Friends Campaign and helping us reach our $30,000 goal.

12th Annual JFS Cocktail Party- Beads and Bling, It's a Mardi Gras Thing!

The 12th Annual JFS Cocktail Party will take place on March 2, 2019 at Bourré in Atlantic City. Attended by more than 200 of the area’s most influential community leaders, supporters, politicians and business owners, this event raises essential funds for critical community services. To register or become a sponsor, contact Beth Joseph at 609-822-7409.

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