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Village by the Shore Programs in July

Plan to cool off from the hot summer sun and participate in Village by the Shore virtual programs in July. Here’s your chance to enjoy 10 fun, interactive, thought-provoking and creative programs in the comfort of your home.

Ann Thoresen Appointed to Chief Operating Officer, Richard Gitlen Named Senior Director of Administration

Ann Thoresen will assume the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective July 1, 2021. A staff member for nearly 20 years, Ann most recently served as the Senior Director of Community Support Services & Safety. In addition, she has held the positions of Senior Director of the Atlantic Homeless Alliance (AHA), Projects in Transition from Homelessness (PATH), Justice Involved Services (JIS) and Mental Health Case Manager.

Lillian Elsohn Named JFS Director of Community Support Services

Lillian Elsohn, LCSW, has been promoted to the position of Director of Community Support Services at JFS. In this role, Lily is responsible for overseeing clinicians to assure client assessments, rehabilitation plans and necessary interventions focusing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Behavioral Support and Motivational Interviewing.

JFS Annual Meeting Installations, Recognitions and Awards Celebrated Virtually

The program showcased JFS's work over the past year, welcomed Joel Caplan, Ph.D., as the new JFS President and celebrated volunteers and staff.

JFS & JCC Golf Tournament Raises $58,000

The 8th 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 $58,000 to benefit both agencies. With 140 golfers participating in the fun-filled afternoon event at Harbor Pines Golf Course, Team JCC won the trophy, which will be displayed in their lobby until next year’s rematch.

JFS Annual Meeting is June 9

Join us virtually on June 9 at 6:00 pm for installations, donor recognition and a celebration of volunteers & staff.

JFS Receives $5,000 Nourishing Neighbors Grant from ACME Markets Foundation

JFS has received a $5,000 grant on behalf of ACME Markets Foundation’s 130 Days of Giving Nourishing Neighbors Campaign in celebration of ACME’s 130th anniversary. The grant will be used to stock JFS’ Pantry with hearty foods and basic essentials for community residents in need.

Village by the Shore Virtual Programs in June

If you’re looking to enjoy fun, unique virtual programming and a chance to socialize from the comfort of your own home, then the JFS Village by the Shore events are for you. In June, the Village will feature nine interactive programs for you, your friends and family.

JFS Recognizes Older Americans Month

For the past 45 years, the month of May has been designated as Older Americans Month. The theme for this year’s nationwide program is ‘Communities of Strength’ – a mantra that JFS takes pride in developing every day.

Republic Bank Makes Multi-Year Donor Commitment

Republic Bank continues their ardent support of JFS by committing $3,000 annually as a Builder donor to the agency. The funds will benefit programs including counseling, supportive housing and vocational assistance which will enable clients to better understand and achieve fiscal responsibility and stability.

JFS Recognizes Earth Day with Geoscape Solar

“At JFS, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint through the solar energy system. In 2018, JFS partnered with Geoscape Solar to install panels on the Margate office building’s roof, which would ultimately help reduce our energy needs. Not only would this endeavor benefit the planet by building a more sustainable future, it would also allow JFS to reduce agency operating expenses,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS CEO.

Village by the Shore Virtual Programs in May

Looking to enjoy interactive, entertaining and informative virtual programs in the comfort of your home? Then Village by the Shore is for you. In May, you, your family and friends can safely socialize and choose to participate in these nine unique programs.

JFS Awarded $80,000 Grant from the Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties

JFS has been awarded an $80,000 grant from Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties and its Jewish Community Foundation to support the agency’s general operation for programs and services needed for the community. The funds will afford JFS the opportunity to continue to assist individuals and families in the region through the Food Pantry, Counseling, Housing Assistance, Older Adult Services and more.

JFS Committed to Assisting Atlantic County Residents Get COVID-19 Vaccine

In conjunction with the agency's wellness component - The Rothenberg Center for Family Life, JFS has been diligently working to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and stop the spread. From helping people navigate the online portals to providing transportation to various vaccination sites, JFS continues to be on the front lines in the fight against this disease.

JFS Expands Food Pantry, Adding Refrigerated & Frozen Offerings

To continue to help combat hunger in the community, JFS is expanding its on-site Food Pantry based in Margate. For the past several years, an average of 2,000 people would utilize the pantry annually. Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, the JFS Pantry has distributed in excess of 50,000 pounds of food to more than 7,300 people throughout the county and the need for assistance continues to rise.

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