Posted by Rimma Zelfand, CEO
I am pleased to announce that JF&CS is expanding and enhancing the scope of services available to the community through our affiliation with Jewish Family Service of Worcester. JFS Worcester’s flagship clinical programs – mental health, guardianship, and adoption – will be integrated with a wide variety of JF&CS programs to expand their services throughout Central MA.
As one of the country's largest nonprofits, with almost 150 years of service to Greater Boston and the North Shore, JF&CS will leverage its extensive resources to scale programs where they are most needed in Central MA. The two organizations will build on each other’s areas of strength, while continuing to offer existing services and introduce new ones.
Bringing together the two organizations will allow us to serve even more individuals and families in need, based upon traditional Jewish values of social responsibility and concern for all members of the community. The Jewish Federation of Central MA was instrumental in facilitating and supporting the affiliation.
Rimma Zelfand is the CEO of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Her first involvement with JF&CS began with her joining the JF&CS Board of Directors and the Strategic Planning Committee in 2003. In 2004 Rimma joined JF&CS as Director of Senior Services. She came to her role with 15 years of a very successful track record in leading and managing home care, home health, disease management, and elder care programs. Under Rimma’s leadership Senior Services grew and gained recognition. Her accomplishments included: launching the first NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) project in Massachusetts, creating the Parkinson’s Family Support Program, and establishing the Geriatric Institute. From 2008 – 2011, Rimma served as the Senior Vice President for Programs.