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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.

The Flock is Coming...

JFS has confirmed reports that large flocks of blue flamingos will soon be landing on the lawns of unsuspecting area residents. Your yard could be in their flight path! Keep an eye on our social media after Thanksgiving for all the details.

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.

The Rothenberg Center for Family Life offers Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support Program

Every Wednesday from November 4 through December 16 from 1pm to 3:30pm, individuals can participate in a virtual zoom workshop to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to lead a healthier life. Attendees will learn how to manage symptoms, communicate effectively with healthcare providers, improve eating, exercise habits and more.

JFS Staff Return to Atlantic City Office Location

During the past seven months, the pandemic forced many companies to drastically reduce or alter their way of business. However, as a non-profit agency in demand to provide food and basic essentials, supportive housing, counseling and more, JFS quickly pivoted to assure staff were able to provide residents and the community with services while adhering to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

Village by the Shore Programs in November

Get your calendar and plan to jot down these ten interactive, entertaining and unique virtual programs and activities offered in November through the JFS Village by the Shore. Plan to participate with friends, family and neighbors while continuing to socialize safely at home.

Turkey Drive Helps Make Thanksgiving Special for Families in Need

JFS is once again proud to host its annual Turkey Drive in order to provide individuals and families in need with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. While the holidays are typically a joyous time, some families may find it difficult to put a meal on the table. Last year, JFS was able to provide more than 500 meals to families in our community and this year, we anticipate to assist over 800 families.

JFS & JCC Tournament FORE Charity Raises More Than $35,000

The 7th 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 $35,000 to benefit both agencies. With nearly 100 golfers participating in the fun-filled autumn afternoon event at Harbor Pines Golf Course, Team JFS won the trophy, which will be displayed at the agency’s Margate office until next year’s rematch.

100+ Bags of Food Collected during High Holiday Food Drive

Members of Beth El Synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel, Shirat Hayam, and Temple Beth Shalom as well as community individuals, donated more than 100 bags of food for the JFS Food Pantry during the High Holiday collection. With an 80 percent increase in requests this year for non-perishables and basic essentials, every bag of groceries is urgently needed.

The Rothenberg Center for Family Life Continues to Offer Virtual Programming in October

JFS and The Rothenberg Center for Family Life, the educational arm of the agency, are continuing to offer free virtual educational programs for families and teachers in October. The workshops provide an opportunity to explore the social and emotional impact of COVID-19 as well as strategies to navigate challenges.

Republic Bank Donates $3,000 to JFS to Benefit County Residents

Republic Bank embraced a community partnership with JFS by presenting the organization with a $3,000 donation. The funds will benefit agency programs that provide community residents with information and guidance to achieve fiscal responsibility and stability.

JFS Office Hours: Week of September 14-18

JFS will be closing at 5 pm on Monday, September 14. Normal business hours (8 am – 8 pm) will resume Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The agency will close at 3 pm on Friday, September 18 in observance of Rosh Hashanah.

Friends Campaign: Your Giving Supports Our Community

Now more than ever, many of our friends, neighbors and family members need support. At JFS, we’ve experienced first-hand the increase in need during this unprecedented and uncertain economic environment, especially in our region, and we’re here to help.

Village by the Shore Card Party Postponed, Virtual Event held this Winter

Due to the ongoing pandemic, JFS has decided to postpone the Card Party and instead offer guests an opportunity to participate in a virtual event later this year. More details will be coming soon. Donations are still requested to support the +200 seniors who rely on Village by the Shore for important programs and services.

The Rothenberg Center for Family Life offers Parental & Educator Programming

The unprecedented impact that the COVID-19 virus has created surrounding the re-opening of schools for parents, teachers and students causes a plethora of uncertainty. JFS and The Rothenberg Center, the educational arm of the agency, are offering free virtual educational workshops for families and teachers.

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