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Offices Closed January 18 for MLK Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, JFS will be closed Monday, January 18. To honor Dr. King's legacy, the agency encourages others to use this day of service to make a commitment to helping those in their communities. For more information about JFS volunteer opportunities, please contact (609) 822-1108 x249.

JFS ‘Soup’er Bowl Fundraiser Hopes to ‘Score’ 550 Cans of Soup

While millions of sports enthusiasts will watch the 55th annual ‘big game’ on television, JFS is hosting its own ‘Soup’er Bowl to combat hunger in our community. The agency hopes to collect 550 cans of hearty soups (including meats and vegetables) to assure community members have a hot and filling meal during the cold winter months.

JFS Currents - Winter Newsletter Available Now

Stay up-to-date with everything happening at JFS, including the agency's partnership with the ACPD, the formation of an anti-racism committee, and updates on fundraising events.

Rymax Continues their Support of JFS, Contributing Hundreds of Pounds of Food

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties received a donation of an abundance of non-perishable foods, basic essentials and cleaning supplies from Rymax, a loyalty marketing and rewards provider based in Pine Brook, New Jersey. Their generosity assures the JFS Food Pantry can continue to meet the increased demand perpetuated by the current economic environment.

Village by the Shore Programs in January

Kick-off the new year with 11 interactive and entertaining virtual programs and activities in January offered through Village by the Shore. Plan to invite your friends, family and neighbors to participate while continuing to socialize safely at home.

Holiday Office Hours

In observance of Christmas, JFS will be closing at 6 pm on Thursday, December 24 and will remain closed Friday, December 25. Offices will also close at 5 pm on Thursday, December 31 and remain closed Friday, January 1.

Sam & Luke Goldstein Honored with Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award

Brothers Sam and Luke Goldstein, of Linwood, were recognized with the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for their immense contributions to JFS and various organizations throughout the community.

OceanFirst Foundation Awards JFS $20,000 for Village by the Shore

“We are grateful to continue our partnership with the OceanFirst Foundation and appreciate their generous support to assure JFS’ Village by the Shore is able to continue to meet the demands associated with this program. Since mid-March, the Village has experienced a tremendous influx of requests, especially for our Shop at Home and Kosher Meals on Wheels programs,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

Greg Rosenblit named JFS Senior Director of Human Resources

“The JFS Board and staff are pleased to have Greg join our team. His Human Resources centric expertise, coupled with his career background, will complement our hard-working staff,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

Friends Campaign: Your Generous Support Benefits Our Community

Each year, we host the JFS Friends Campaign which affords our agency the opportunity to provide assistance, programs and services for residents throughout our county. With a goal of raising $35,000, we are currently $15,580 away and we need your support.

Village by the Shore Programs in December

Here’s your chance to close out the year with 11 interactive and entertaining virtual programs and activities in December offered through the JFS Village by the Shore. You may participate with your friends, family and neighbors while continuing to socialize safely at home.

JFS Provides Thanksgiving Meals to Local Families

With the generous support from our community, JFS was able to provide more than 600 bags of food to local individuals and families to enjoy a traditional dinner on the Thanksgiving holiday. Throughout October and November, JFS collected monetary donations and non-perishable food to provide a complete holiday meal to many in our area.

Thanksgiving Office Hours

In observance of Thanksgiving, JFS will be closing at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 25 and will remain closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. The agency will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 30.

JFS Hosts Unique Blue Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser: Be the First to Flock Your Friends and Neighbors!

Here’s your opportunity to purchase a distinctive gift for your family, friends and neighbors this holiday season. From now through January 31, 2021, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) is hosting a Blue Flamingo Flocking fundraiser, presented by Geoscape Solar, in which proceeds will support our commitment to helping children, families and seniors in our region.

Atlantic City Police Department and JFS Receive Grant to Improve Public Safety and Health Outcomes

“Stories of police interactions with individuals who have mental illness continue to lead media headlines and this program combines the strengths of both the Atlantic City Police Department and Jewish Family Service to better serve the people of Atlantic City. JFS’ talented and knowledgeable team specialize in de-escalation, mental health treatment and responding in crisis. We are ready to collaborate in this program that will break down barriers and provide real time help to individuals with mental illness during police encounters,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

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