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Offices Closed September 21

To those who celebrate, Chag Sameach! In observance of Sukkot, all offices will be closed Tuesday, September 21.

JFS Friends Campaign

Help JFS reach its goal of raising $35,000. A tax-deductible gift enables JFS to continue to help individuals and families who turn to our agency for assistance.

JFS Encourages Summer Residents to Donate Remaining Food Surplus to Pantry

In shore communities, the end of the summer season occurs just beyond Labor Day when summer residents and visitors dip their toe in the ocean one more time, purchase a few souvenirs and clean out their cupboards. For those individuals and families who have a surplus of non-perishable food and prefer not to lug it back home, JFS is the place for you.

JFS Card Party Raises $11,000 for Village by the Shore

The JFS Card Party, held on August 26 at Harbor Pines Golf Club, raised more than $11,000 for Village by the Shore. Over 55 attendees gathered for an afternoon of games including Canasta and Mahjong as well as enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch while honoring the memory of community philanthropist, Bonnie Gurwicz.

Offices Closed September 6-8

JFS wishes those who celebrate a happy, peaceful and meaningful New Year. In observance of Rosh Hashanah, all offices will be closed September 6-8.

Village by the Shore Programs in September

In September, JFS will continue to showcase unique and entertaining activities with Village by the Shore virtual programs.

JFS Receives $20,000 Grant from United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

The grant will be used for JFS general operating support to assure programs and services continue to be available for community residents in need.

JFS Receives $166,800 from Claims Conference to assist Holocaust Survivors

The funds will assist more than 30 Holocaust survivors in the region, supporting programs and services that include home care, case management, Kosher Meals on Wheels, transportation and socialization programs.

Roth-Goldsteins’ Memorial Chapel Pledges Multi-Year Donor Support to JFS

Roth-Goldsteins’ Memorial Chapel made a $2,500 two-year pledge to JFS. As a Builder Donor to the agency, the funds will assure that residents and clients continue to receive services and programs that benefit their individual needs.

Middle School Students Collect Canned Goods & Essentials for JFS

What started out as a quest to collect 2,021 canned goods to donate to JFS by a small group of eighth grade students at Belhaven Middle School in Linwood, morphed into a program that exceeded their expectations.

The Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum Makes Two-Year Donor Commitment to JFS

JFS is pleased to welcome the Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum, LLC as an agency Builder donor. Her commitment of $2,500 annually over the next two years will help fund services and programs including the food pantry, counseling, vocational assistance and more.

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.

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