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Farewell from Sy
September 27, 2011
I will be retiring at the end of September after being at JF&CS for 18 years. As you can imagine, there are many thoughts, memories, and feelings at this point.

CEO Sy Friedland Retires
September 21, 2011
At the end of this month, Sy Friedland will retire after 18 years as CEO of JF&CS.

A Celebratory Luncheon
July 26, 2011
Schechter Holocaust Services has a group of committed volunteers serving on it's long-standing advisory committee. Last month they held a celebratory luncheon.

Report from Haifa
March 8, 2011
I was in Haifa, Israel last week working on developing a new project. There is a great deal of interest in Israel for finding and helping children at risk.

White Ribbon Day
February 28, 2011
Thursday, March 3 is White Ribbon Day here in Massachusetts. As I've done in years past, I will renew my White Ribbon Day pledge.

Finding Time to Help a Neighbor
January 28, 2011
Each year, almost 1,600 volunteers reach into their hearts to give something of themselves to those in need.

Big News at JF&CS
January 20, 2011
It was recently announced to the board and staff of JF&CS that Sy Friedland, who has led the agency for the last 17 years, will be retiring at the end of September 2011.

There's Still Time to Bring Joy to a Family in Crisis
December 17, 2010
Demand for our services continues to grow. With your support, JF&CS will be there to help. 

Who puts the
August 27, 2010
I have to admit that I am addicted to the column, “Modern Love,” which appears each week in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times.

A Failure of Empathy
August 11, 2010
I don’t know if you had a chance to read Thomas Friedman’s piece in the New York Times on August 7th. The column entitled “Steal this Movie” was about a new Israeli documentary, “Precious Life,” by the Gaza reporter for Israel’s TV Channel 10 news, Shlomi Eldar.

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