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33rd Annual JFS House Tour Goes on Hiatus, Attendees May Redirect Support to COVID-19 Relief Fund

For more than 30 years, the first Monday in August signified the JFS House Tour, which provided hundreds of guests with a rare opportunity to explore luxurious Downbeach homes while raising money for JFS essential services. However, with the health and safety of our guests, volunteers and staff in mind, JFS has made the difficult decision to forgo the highly-anticipated August 3rd event this year.

JFS Receives Grant from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey for $60,000 to Fund Wellness Network and COVID-19 Relief Fund

For years, the JFS Wellness Network has provided a lifeline for more than 500 Atlantic County residents who have one or more chronic conditions and experience barriers to care. The Wellness Network encourages individuals to identify healthier personal goals, create care plans and adopt self-management practices.

JFS Annual Meeting goes Virtual on June 10

Join JFS for a virtual celebration, including the state of the agency, installation of new board officers and directors, and an update on our COVID-19 emergency response. We will also recognize our generous donors and volunteers for their dedication and support. To RSVP, click here.

June Village by the Shore Programs Keep Seniors Virtually Connected

If you’re looking to enjoy some fun, unique virtual programming and a chance to socialize while safely at home, then the JFS Village by the Shore events are for you. In June, the Village will feature interactive programs for your mind, body and creative skills as well as a chance to showcase your musical talents.

JFS Ready to Help with Services - Food, Counseling, Older Adult Programs and More

As most of us continue to wade through the unknown waters during this unprecedented time, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties continues to be a resource in the community to help residents. Whether you need food for your family, counseling for an anxious relative or programs to keep older adults connected and engaged in these uncertain times, JFS is here for you.

‘Porchraits’ Project Benefits JFS

With schools across the nation experiencing canceled classes, sporting events, proms and graduations, Atlantic City High School teacher Randee Rosenfeld decided to spend her spring break photographing South Jersey family ‘porchraits.’ Visit JFS on Facebook for photos.

Resorts Casino Hotel Donates $25,000 to Assist Local Residents

Morris Bailey and the Resorts Casino Hotel Family donated $25,000 to Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties to support the agency’s COVID-19 response efforts. The donation assures JFS can continue the programs and services needed by community members during this unprecedented pandemic.

7th Annual JFS & JCC Golf Tournament Rescheduled for October 1st

JFS Committee Chair Todd Arsenault and JCC Committee Chair David Schultz are excited to announce the tournament’s new venue, Harbor Pines Golf Club, a premier course nestled in the woods of Egg Harbor Township. Sponsorship opportunities are now available.

Rymax and Water Dog Smoke House Contribute Hundreds of Pounds of Food to JFS

JFS received a donation of an abundance of non-perishable foods and basic essentials from businesses – Rymax in partnership with H2Ocean Restaurant & Raw Bar and the Water Dog Smoke House. Their generosity assures the pantry is ready for the increase need in the coming weeks.

Making a Difference: Donors Give $250,000 to JFS During COVID Crisis

Community members, businesses and supporters have joined together to ensure people receive support during this difficult time. More than $250,000 has been donated to JFS to assure community members can receive the support needed through our programs and services.

Village by the Shore Programs in May A Great Way to Stay Connected – Virtually

If you’re looking to enjoy some fun virtual programming and a chance to socialize while safely at home, then the Jewish Family Service Village by the Shore events are for you. In May, the Village will feature a host of interactive programs for your mind, body and creativeness.

Hafetz and Associates Employees Donate $10,000 for COVID Relief Support at Jewish Family Service

Hafetz and Associates, an insurance agency that specializes in employee benefits, Medicare and individual coverage, recently through an employee collection, contributed $10,000 to the JFS COVID-19 Relief Fund. Their support assures Village by the Shore services including Kosher Meals on Wheels, essential transportation to doctor’s appointments, virtual socialization and grocery delivery to the 200 seniors who rely on JFS.

JFS Friends Campaign Supporting Residents in Our Community

Someone can always use the strong support of a friend, especially now. At Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS), we provide that support to more than 8,000 individuals and families each year.

JFS Sees Need for Assistance More Than Double During the Crisis

Since COVID-19 came to the forefront in mid-March, JFS Food Pantry requests experienced a 50% increase in the first two weeks of the shelter at home order. The agency anticipates this to increase to Superstorm Sandy like levels of 100 families per week.

COVID-19 Resources

With news constantly changing regarding COVID-19, JFS has developed a resource page to help navigate the news and regulations around this pandemic.

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