JFS Makes a Difference: July 2015 – June 2016


  • Food Assistance Program:  Nearly 1,100 people – single parent families, holocaust survivors, frail seniors, disabled adults, refugees, and unemployed adults – experienced less food insecurity through kosher food packages, Shabbat meals, fresh vegetables, supermarket gift cards and breakfasts.


  • Embrace-A-Family:  Over 500 donors contributed more than 1,100 Hanukkah gifts to needy people in our community.


  • Seniors:  Nearly 1,500 seniors benefited from case management, home care, ESL classes, social/cultural clubs, emergency assistance, care giver support, and more.


  • Holocaust Survivors:  268 survivors stayed longer at home through medical/food assistance; home care; and receipt of claims reparations.


  • Knitzvah:  122 Knitzvah volunteers created 2,300 beautiful items of clothing and care for preemies, cancer patients, isolated seniors, soldiers, migrant workers, recently arrived refugees, foster youth and families from 18 different community-based organizations.  In 10 years Knitzvah has created over 20,000 items.



  • Resettlement:  We gave 122 refugees from Iran, Iraq, the former Soviet Union, Afghanistan and Eritrea new lives and a fresh start in America.


  • Vocational ESL/Employment:  145 VESL students improved their English skills.  116 adults got their first jobs in America, and became economically self-sufficient.



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