Posted by Sy Friedland, Chief Executive Officer

I'm pleased to announce that we are expanding our ability to serve the community through a merger with Jewish Family Service of the North Shore, effective January 31, 2011. JFS is a non-profit social service agency that has been serving the entire North Shore, from Lynn to Cape Ann, for more than 100 years.

As one of the country's largest nonprofits, with more than 150 years of service to Greater Boston, JF&CS will leverage our extensive resources to benefit the North Shore community. With a similar mission and many complementary programs, there is a strong synergy between our two organizations.

With the Federation of the North Shore supporting this exciting endeavor, both organizations have already started to work closely to ensure a seamless integration, which will take place over the next few months. Meanwhile, our clients will continue to receive the same high-quality services they have come to expect, and the North Shore can look forward to new and innovative programs, and a greater depth and breadth of support.

At JF&CS, we continue to focus on ways to expand our reach and help individuals and families in need. Our footprint may be growing, but our commitment to our community, our clients, and our friends and supporters remains steadfast. Please join me in welcoming JFS to our JF&CS family.

About Me
I am a clinical psychologist by training and for the last 16 years have been the CEO of JF&CS of Greater Boston. I am interested in photography, art, and music. I try to combine these with a great deal of enthusiasm about travel. Visit my blog, WorldWideSy.