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two teenage girls with backpacks
April 22, 2021
Talia Wilk and Leah Farb engage with JF&CS volunteer services for their mitzvah project

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April 21, 2021
Volunteer Services Manager, Ava M. A. Harder discusses the meaning she finds in volunteering with JF&CS

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March 19, 2021
A conversation with Elysse Nava about Mental Health Connect and Path to Well-being

Sleeping newborn baby
February 23, 2021
For many parents of newborns, this year has not been what they expected. Plans changed; health concerns increased; outside support became risky, inconsistent, and/or hard to find.

An older man video chatting on a smartphone.
January 20, 2021
The Your Elder Experts team has put together five tips for helping older adults stay socially engaged and active.

Jamie Grossman
January 14, 2021
A conversation with past Board President and veteran volunteer Jamie Grossman.

Ben Boverman, a JF&CS Friendly Visitor volunteer.
January 11, 2021
As a Friendly Visitor volunteer, Ben Boverman gained a treasured friendship with an older adult….and an unexpected connection to his past.

An outdoor food distribution at Family Table.
December 16, 2020
As we observe the eight nights of Chanukkah, we want to share eight “bright lights” from the past year.

Karen with her mother and children.
October 15, 2020
When you’re caring for a parent living with dementia, it’s easy to spiral into self-criticism. Feelings of guilt, inadequacy, and helplessness are all too common.

A sukkah at night.
October 5, 2020
The Jewish festival of Sukkot challenges us to be welcoming to those in need. In this era of social distancing, what can we do to welcome isolated survivors of domestic abuse?

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