Highlights From Our Agencies

JFS Dallas Woman to Woman Luncheon

Jewish Family Service of Dallas held their 2014 Woman to Woman luncheon featuring keynote speaker Bette Midler on May...

Jewish Family Service of Dallas held their 2014 Woman to Woman luncheon featuring keynote speaker Bette Midler on May 1st.

The luncheon benefited JFS Greater Dallas. The event took place at the Hyatt Regency and brought together over 1,400 individuals from all over the Dallas and Fort Worth areas to celebrate the power of women in the community. Click here to view more photos.

Kids Kosher Food Bank Program

Jewish Community Services of South Florida has received numerous requests for more information regarding their Kids f...

Jewish Community Services of South Florida has received numerous requests for more information regarding their Kids for Kosher Food Bank
program, which was featured at the 2014 AJFCA Annual Conference session Cultivation Across the Generations:  Reaching Younger Donors.

Bonnie Schwartzbaum, Director of the JCS Kosher Food Bank has revamped the Kids for Kosher Food Bank website, which includes detailed information about the program, including start up tools. Visit the website here or contact Bonnie.

Grant Helps Educate Seniors About Food Aid

The Jewish Family Service of MetroWest is pressing for senior citizens in its catchment area to sign up for the ...

The Jewish Family Service of MetroWest is pressing for senior citizens in its catchment area to sign up for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the federal food stamp program. JFS received a $25,000 grant from MAZON, the Los Angeles-based anti-hunger group, to recruit needy Jews and non-Jews to apply for food aid. MAZON, in partnership with the Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies and with funding by the Walmart Foundation, has offered grants to JFS agencies in seven states.
 
MAZON says about 1.5 million adults aged 55 and older are eligible for supplemental nutrition. "That number is staggering," said Reuben Rotman, executive director of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest. "We are proud to be involved in a project to address such a pressing need that ensures adults in New Jersey are feeling food-secure."