Last night, JFCS was thrilled to host our 86th Annual Meeting, open to the community. We thank those who joined us in person to hear about our achievements of our past year, celebrate volunteers & community partners, and learn what is next for JFCS.
As we shared at the meeting, JFCS has adopted a five year strategic plan. In the next several years, our agency will Mobilize for Broader Impact.
The plan’s goals include…
Make JFCS services more readily accessible throughout the community.
Our mobile food pantry has demonstrated how important it is to bring vital resources directly to those who need help. Our goal encompasses the vision to bring our mental health and senior services out into the community. This includes establishing partnerships with area schools – to better reach youth with mental health resources; and having our care managers available at convenient locations for seniors, such as libraries and community centers.
Increase community participation and support.
We aim to increase participation with a wider network of individual and corporate volunteers and within our own Jewish community.
Strengthen agency infrastructure to support strategic goals.
More than our physical space, JFCS recognizes that our staff is the heart of the organization. They proved they can deliver high-quality services, even when we were all working remotely. As we move forward, we will be investing in our team with increased education, professional development, and expansion.
We are looking forward to the journey and hope you join us in this next chapter.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
MAKE A DONATION TODAY– your gifts help us keep moving forward, together, and serving our community with Help, Hope & Healing.
GIVE THE GIFT OF YOUR TIME– volunteer, organize a food drive, learn how to become involved.
Thank you for being a part of the JFCS family.
2023 COMMUNITY AWARDS
Gemilut Chasadim Award Winners:
Fran and Matt Litchtenstein
Tzedakah Award Winner:
Susan & Fred Shandell
Kehillah Award Winner:
Mercer Street Friends
Gil Gordon Leadership and Volunteerism Award:
2023 ROSE & LOUIS H. LINOWITZ MENSCH AWARD WINNERS8th Grade Mensch-in-Training: Mikaela Senders 12th Grade Mensch Award Winners: Cayla Lemkin Sam Winn
STAFF ANNIVERSARIES & MILESTONES
5 Year Anniversary
Shirley Bellardo, LCSW, LCADC and Helaine Isaacs