Posted by Rimma Zelfand

older ladiesAs the year draws to a close, we are asking for your help to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in our community by making a gift to the Jewish Family & Children's Service Annual Fund.

Your gift will:

  • Provide a frail and homebound senior with home-delivered groceries
  • Help a disabled young adult find a home and meaningful work
  • Prevent electricity shut-off for a family struggling with financial crisis
  • Provide a safe haven for a terrified victim of domestic abuse
  • Offer workshops and counseling focusing on the particular concerns facing adoptive families
  • Provide bereavement services for grieving individuals

A grateful client recently wrote us: "We can't thank you enough for your kindness and generosity during this tough time in our lives. With help from you, we hopefully are on our way out of this situation. Someday we hope to turn this around to help you like you helped us."

Please help JF&CS support our community with a gift to the Annual Fund. Your gift, of any amount, supports individuals and families of all ages, incomes, and abilities through difficult circumstances.

Rimma ZelfandRimma 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.