JFS Makes a Difference: July 2016 – June 2017


  • 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:  Nearly 400 donors contributed more than 1,500 Hanukkah gifts to needy people in our community.


  • Aging With Dignity:  Nearly 1,900 seniors benefited from case management, home care, ESL classes, social/cultural clubs, emergency assistance, care giver support, and more.


  • Holocaust Survivors:  226 survivors stayed longer at home through medical/food assistance; home care; and received claims reparations.


  • Knitzvah:  128 Knitzvah volunteers created 3,400 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 nearly 12 years Knitzvah has created over 24,000 items.



  • Resettlement:  We gave 159 refugees from Iran, Iraq, the former Soviet Union, Afghanistan, Bhutan and Eritrea new lives and a fresh start in America.


  • Vocational ESL/Employment:  108 VESL students improved their English skills.  98 adults got their first jobs in America, and became economically self-sufficient.



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