Call Us: 408.556.0600

Our JFS SV staff represents a diversity of backgrounds, many years of expertise, and the empathy to respond to community needs quickly, appropriately and effectively.

Executive Director
Mindy Berkowitz, MSW, MA
(408) 357-7455

Staff listed in alphabetical order by last name

Fern Adamkowski, MA, ASW
Older Adult Services Social Worker
(408) 357-7450

(Rabbi) Barney Brickner, MA

Coordinator of Community Wellbeing Programs

(408) 357-7451

Lori Cinnamon, MBA
Manager of Volunteer and

Community Engagement

(408) 357-7456

Kotarah Cooper
MSW Intern

(408) 556-0600

Azita Eshagh, AA

Resettlement Coordinator
(408) 357-7457


Caroline Golpashin, BA

Chai House Case Manager
(408) 947-7256

Polina Gurvits, MS

Older Adult Care Manager
(408) 556-0600

Danya Hazeghi, LCSW
Preferred Communities Coordinator

(408) 357-7449

Lucy Istomina, MA
JFS SV Older Adult Care Manager
(408) 556-0600

Sumi Kamiya, MSW

Coordinator of JFS@Chai House

(408) 947-7256

Rich Zbriger (left) and Alex Baskind (center) receive the 2019 Cal Luban Community Service Award from Sheila Monheit.

Mindy and Devorah with Barbara Berlant (center), accepting award for her Knitzvah leadership.

Allison with Betsy Arnstein (center) and Claudia Muller (right), recipients of 2019 Bobbi Shulkin  Award for Outstanding Service to JFS.

JFS 2019 Annual Meeting

Award Winners

JFS SV Staff

​​​​Associate Executive Director

Susan Frazer, LCSW

​(408) 357-7453

Avery Kaufman, BA

Food Programs Coordinator

(669) 244-6364

Elena Kulvets, MS
Administration Manager
(408) 357-7406

Natalie Lazar, BA

Coordinator of VESL Education
(408) 357-7448

Zoya Lazer, MLS

Director of Refugee and Career Services
(408) 357-7452

Tami Levi, MA

Finance Manager
(408) 357-7454

Sandra Pannell, MA

Project NOAH Social Worker

(408) 357-7425

Nellie Rochon-Ellis, MA
Career Counselor

(408) 357-7459

Meri Zavorine
Administrative Assistant
(408) 556-0600

Allison Zur, MSW

Development Manager
(408) 357-7491

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