Jewish Family Service (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors and vital communities. JFS impacts thousands of lives throughout Atlantic & Cape May Counties each year.
What's NEW at JFS:
JFS is once again proud to host its annual Turkey Drive in order to provide individuals and families in need with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. While the holidays are typically a joyous time, some families may find it difficult to put a meal on the table. Last year, JFS was able to provide more than 500 meals to families in our community and this year, we anticipate to assist over 800 families.
Get your calendar and plan to jot down these ten interactive, entertaining and unique virtual programs and activities offered in November through the JFS Village by the Shore. Plan to participate with friends, family and neighbors while continuing to socialize safely at home.
The 7th Annual JFS & JCC Golf Tournament, a joint fundraising event between Jewish Family Service and the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, raised more than $35,000 to benefit both agencies. With nearly 100 golfers participating in the fun-filled autumn afternoon event at Harbor Pines Golf Course, Team JFS won the trophy, which will be displayed at the agency’s Margate office until next year’s rematch.
Members of Beth El Synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel, Shirat Hayam, and Temple Beth Shalom as well as community individuals, donated more than 100 bags of food for the JFS Food Pantry during the High Holiday collection. With an 80 percent increase in requests this year for non-perishables and basic essentials, every bag of groceries is urgently needed.
Now more than ever, many of our friends, neighbors and family members need support. At JFS, we’ve experienced first-hand the increase in need during this unprecedented and uncertain economic environment, especially in our region, and we’re here to help.
The COVID-19 virus has created unprecedented and concerning times. As our community deals with this evolving crisis, JFS is committed to providing the critical resources that our neighbors have come to rely on, including access to food, homeless and older adult services, and counseling. We need your support. Please give.