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June 2018  Quarterly

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Your support makes all the difference. Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley relies on the generosity of individuals, local businesses and the broader community to support our mission.  Your contribution is the lifeline that allows us to touch so many lives.

Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley provides our local community with comprehensive quality services and programs: counseling and parenting support, career counseling and employment services, senior servicesemergency food assistance, Holocaust survivor support, and refugee support.

Hear Mindy on NPR interview  on Trump administration denying Iranian Christians asylum.

HuffPost: War Tore This Family Apart For A Decade. Now Trump Won’t Let Them Reunite.

Read and hear about it, including JFS Executive Director Mindy Berkowitz's Comments!

Get Help

  • Save the Date:  Refugee Crisis 2018:  What's Happening Now/How You Can Help

Tuesday, June 19th, 7:30 - 9:00PM at Levy Family Campus in Los Gatos.  Learn more!


  • JFS President Reflects on his time with JFS SV.

Read his "Confessions of a Lucky Guy".


  • Equipped-To-Learn Back to School Drive 2018 Coming Soon!

Benefitting Preschoolers thru Adult Learners, we deliver backpacks full of school supplies.  Beginning June 25th, we'll be asking for your donations.  Look for more details soon!


  • JFS Annual Meeting - Save the Date!  June 13, 2018, 7-8:30 PM.  Learn More!

Judge Rules Against Trump on JFS Suit against refugee restrictions

On Dec. 23rd, U.S. District Judge James Robart issued a ruling largely blocking implementation of the Trump administration’s most recent refugee restrictions, which included stopping the follow-to-join process, reuniting family members with refugees already in the U.S.

For Full Details on the lawsuit, including the press releases, JFS SV's statement, and FAQs.


The Evolution of the Muslim Ban - An Explainer

What's Happening?