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Embrace-A-Family 2021 is Here!
November 18th through December 15th
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (JFS SV) makes the winter holidays brighter for those in need through our 14th annual Embrace-A-Family program.
Good Evening JFS! 2021 was a great success!
Over 400 supporters joined us on Zoom to learn more about
JFS SV and our continued efforts during this past difficult year.
Immigration Law Clinic
Jewish Family Services and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, Silicon Valley Chapter (AILA) offer a pro bono immigration law clinic to serve our refugees. The clinic provides clients with valuable legal advice and assistance relating to all areas of immigration law.
Clients who come to this country as asylees or refugees (those who fled their home countries because of persecution) can now receive help to complete green card and citizenship applications and fee waiver applications to ameliorate the costs of the application fees (totaling well over a thousand dollars.)
The clinic will return when the Shelter-in-Place has been lifted.
For more details, and who to contact, go to Refugee Services page.
Counseling Support Groups
Rabbi Brickner is offering the following JFS SV community support groups. Support groups help to provide tools and friendship through sharing ideas and resources with peers and professionals. They are most helpful for families and friends needing “helpful hints.”
Wise Aging: This group is intended for people who have children in college or about to become empty nesters. Based on Rabbi Rachel Cowan's and Dr. Linda Thal’s book, Wise Aging. Join us for a series of vibrant discussions on ways of aging mindfully and with meaning. This group begins November 4th, and is every 1st & 3rd Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30AM. For more details . . .
To learn more about participating in one of these groups, call 408-357-7451 or email Rabbi Brickner firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, go to the Counseling page.