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JFS to Host Annual ‘Soup’er Bowl Collection - Agency Goal to ‘Score’ Hundreds of Canned Soups

While millions of sports enthusiasts will watch the 57th annual ‘big game’ on television, JFS will host its annual ‘Soup’er Bowl. To help combat hunger, JFS will hold a campaign to collect hundreds of canned soups to assure community members have a hot and hearty meal during the cold winter months.

The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore Programs in February - Fun Activities to Enjoy on Cold Winter Days

Here’s your chance to enjoy 10 interactive, informative, and entertaining virtual and in-person programs in February, offered through The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at JFS. Plan to invite your friends, family, and neighbors to participate in these activities.

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The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore Programs at JFS in January

Lets kick-off the new year with 11 unique, interactive and entertaining virtual and in-person programs in January offered through The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at JFS. Plan to invite your friends, family and neighbors to participate in these programs.

Dawn Ragland Named Director of Healthy Community Initiatives for JFS

Dawn Ragland has been appointed to the position of Director of Healthy Community Initiatives for JFS. In this role, Dawn will manage The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, which offers programs and services for older adults, The Rothenberg Center for Family Life, which provides health education and wellness programs, Volunteer Services, and the Food Pantry. Dawn will also handle the development and application of grants related to support for older adults and other community members.

JFS Annual Turkey Drive: Agency Able to Provide 670 Meals Throughout the Holiday Season

With generous support from the community, JFS was once again able to provide traditional Thanksgiving dinners to residents in need. Throughout October and November, JFS collected monetary donations and non-perishable food which affords our agency the opportunity to provide 670 meals throughout the holidays to families in the region.

The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at JFS: Fun Seasonal Programs to Enjoy in December

In December, The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at JFS will offer 10 interactive, unique, and entertaining programs, including the return of the Holiday Social. As the year comes to close, plan to participate with friends, family and neighbors and enjoy these virtual and in-person activities.

OceanFirst Foundation Awards $12,500 Grant to Support The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at JFS

OceanFirst Foundation continues its dedicated support of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) by presenting a $12,500 grant to benefit The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore. This program provides an array of concierge, professional and volunteer services, and socialization for residents age 50+.

JFS Dedicates Boardroom Wall Art to Staff and Community

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) brought together staff, Board members, community partners, and supporters on October 19th to dedicate a wall art installation in the Margate office boardroom. Inspired by the agency’s Anti-Racism Committee (ARC), the design was created to showcase the staff and the work they do in support of JFS’ core value “tikkun olam” (healing the world). The core value is written in seven languages and the wall displays three large screens highlighting staff, community and business supporters, volunteers, events, and awards. The dedication is another step in the agency’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at JFS: There’s Something for Everyone to Enjoy this Season

In November, The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at JFS will offer 11 interactive, entertaining and unique programs. Plan to participate with friends, family and neighbors and enjoy these virtual and in-person activities.

JFS High Holidays Food Drive: More Than 220 Bags Collected to Stock the Food Pantry

As the elevated need for food continues in the region, members of Beth El Synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel, Shirat Hayam, and Temple Beth Shalom as well as community individuals, hosted a High Holiday collection to support JFS. The agency received more than 220 bags of food which will stock the pantry’s shelves to assist individuals and families in the community.

JFS Annual Turkey Drive: Donations Needed to Make Thanksgiving Special for Local Families

For many the holidays are a festive time. However, some will find it difficult to put a Thanksgiving meal on the table. With numerous residents still experiencing undue hardship, we know that JFS holiday meal requests will continue to be significant.

Christine Zoda-Egizi and Iyana James Promoted at JFS

We are pleased to announce the promotions of Christine Zoda-Egizi, MSW, LCSW, to Senior Director of Atlantic Homeless Alliance & Justice Involved Services, and Iyana James, MSW, LSW, to Associate Director of Justice Involved Services for JFS.

Shanah Tovah - From our JFS Family to Yours!

Give Today: JFS Friends Campaign

The High Holidays provide the opportunity to reflect on the past year. Jewish people around the world come together to count our blessings, examine our errors; challenge ourselves to become better; give thanks to those who have helped and to be present and generous in the community.

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