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Passover Freedom Drive

Ongoing Events:

Knitzvah Volunteers

A Fabulous Event!

Small Plates Celebrates -- A Great Success!

April 6, 2014, 4-7 PM
“Small Plates Celebrates”
Scott, Shannon and Stephen Guggenheim
of the Retro Dome
and Vlada Gelfond,
JFS Retiring Assistant Executive Director

Energy, animated conversation, delectible nibbles from many community vendors, lots of creative and useful silent auction items, entertaining posters from historic films, and a spirit of affection and appreciation for all the honorees infused this year's Small Plates celebration with delight and a warm sense of community.

JFS warmly thanks everyone who helped make Small Plates Celebrates a great success!

Please check out pictures from the event at
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Passover Freedom Drive 2014

Because Passover is our most important "freedom" holiday -- the event which led us from slavery to freedom, it is appropriate that we always conduct a fundraising drive to give our clients and their families freedom from suffering -- suffering from illness, unemployment, bereavement, or hunger. We truly believe that, only by caring for others in need, do we understand the gifts of health, security, and happiness in a rich and liberating way.

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to acknowledge all the good that you and your family experience, and to express your appreciation by reaching out a caring hand to others. This is the purpose and meaning of our annual Passover Freedom Drive. We encourage you to print out a donation form that will connect you to our Jewish community by demonstrating your caring and generosity in support of all our programs. Thank you so very much.

Kabbalat Shabbat Lunch

Jewish Family Services is collaborating with the Addison-Penzak JCC to present Senator Jim Beall and expert speakers from local, state, and federal agenices who will discuss ways to stop scams, such as theft, auto repair and investments. Please register by March 6, 2014 with the APJCC (see details on flyer).


Ongoing Meetings

Immigration Law Clinic

Jewish Family Services and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, Silicon Valley Chapter (AILA) launched a pro bono immigration law clinic in 2013 to serve the needs of immigrants in the South Bay.

Sessions at the Immigration Law Clinic are scheduled for 5:00-8:00pm throughout the year. These sessions are free of charge and are held at JFS.

2014 Dates

March 12
April 9
May 14
June 10
September 10
October 1
November 12

To schedule an appointment to meet with an attorney, please contact

Zoya Lazer                                 Azita Eshagh
(408) 357-7452                         (408) 357-7457


Jewish Recovery Program

Available For Anyone Experiencing An Addiction Issue

Where 1475 South Bascom, Suite 201, San jose
When Monday evenings, 7:30 PM
Why Group meeting/discussion including D’Var Torah
Who Anyone interested in addressing addiction issues

Dr. Berdeen Coven for additional information (408) 812-8128.
Please call before attending your first meeting.


A Place to Begin: Workshops for Seniors

The last Thursday of the month
2: 30 pm
JFS office
Registration is required.

Please contact:

Avital Agam
(408) 357-7450

More information about services for seniors here.