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A collage of Family Table volunteers.
September 15, 2020
Each year, the Simone Lottor Exceptional Service Award honors a volunteer who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to JF&CS and those we serve. This year, the Lottor Award Committee voted to honor all of our 1,000+ Family Table volunteers!

Mark's Moving & Storage truck.
August 17, 2020
At the JF&CS Center for Early Relationship Support, we often work with parents who are in the process of moving from a homeless shelter or unsafe housing into a new apartment. These parents hope to set up a warm and comfortable home for their children, but they often lack the resources to pay for movers.

Rebecca Remis, the owner of Birdie's Blooms.
July 15, 2020
“I didn’t expect to start a business this year,” said Rebecca Remis. “But when the pandemic happened, it was actually the right time to make one of my longer-term dreams a reality.”

A masked volunteer at a Family Table distribution day.
June 23, 2020
“So many people already live paycheck to paycheck,” said Meredith Joy, the Director of the JF&CS Center for Basic Needs Assistance. “When the public health crisis began, we saw hundreds of families go from relative stability to all-out emergency.”

The TeenSafe Peer Leaders and the TeenSafe Fellow meeting over Zoom
May 21, 2020
Like many other youth programs, JF&CS TeenSafe was moving at full speed when so many things began to shut down quickly and completely in the middle of March.

Fresh tomatoes on the vine at Family Table.
March 5, 2020
Soon after moving to Massachusetts, both Marilyn Piket and her husband unexpectedly lost their new jobs. At this time of financial crisis, Family Table helped ease their burden.

The 2019-2020 TeenSafe peer leaders with Samantha Walsh.
February 7, 2020
This year, the Jewish holiday of Tu BiShvat falls in February, which is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Since Tu BiShvat is a day dedicated to planting trees, our TeenSafe peer leaders started thinking about how growing a healthy relationship is similar to growing a tree.

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January 13, 2020
When a JF&CS client was apprehended by ICE, her contacts in the agency sprang into action to help.

January 8, 2020
Middle school students in the Kesher Newton afterschool Hebrew program have launched “Candles for All,” an initiative to collect Shabbat and Chanukkah candles for Family Table clients.

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December 31, 2019
As part of our Many Voices, One Message campaign, 118 rabbis and cantors from different Jewish denominations in Massachusetts took a stand against domestic abuse.

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