I write this in the afterglow of Good Morning JFS! Our hearts filled as we heard stories of courage and perseverance, and how our Jewish values compel us to do the work we do. We at Jewish Family Services are so grateful for your support - and so proud to merit it.
Right about now, so many of us are cleaning our homes and getting ready for Passover. At JFS, we've begun our 11th annual Passover Food Drive. Thank you - once again - to all our partner agencies and synagogues, donors, and volunteers for helping us distribute thousands of food packages over the years.
Wishing you and your family a beautiful Passover.
What a Good Morning it was!
300 guests joined us at breakfast to hear JFS stories, and came away with so much more than yogurt and granola!
Our Good Morning JFS! guests had
so many good things to say about our event:
"It was a great event.
There was so much positive energy in the room."
"Well done, quite a story, appreciated seeing the community there. The JFS story is well told."
"I was blown away. It was a spectacular hour. Everybody smiled, cried, wept with hope in their hearts. Speakers were courageous and excellent."
"I liked having the list of volunteer opportunities.
I want to get involved and get my family involved."
"It made me so proud to be in this community.
I can't see any organization
that has greater impact than JFS."
Save the Date for next year's Good Morning JFS:
March 21, 2018
Join us as a guest, table host, or committee member. Please contact email@example.com
11th Annual Passover Food Drive
Now through April 3rd
"Let all who are hungry come and eat; all who are needy can come and join the Passover celebration."
JFS SV is collecting and distributing Passover food to families and seniors in need in our community through the Project NOAH Passover Food Drive.
- both lobbies of the Levy
Food barrels are placed throughout the community. Look for the JFS SV bins in these locations:
- Congregation Beth David
- Congregation Shir Hadash
- Congregation Sinai
- South Peninsula Hebrew
- Temple Emanu-El
We appreciate your contribution of Kosher for Passover food items that will help others less fortunate in our community celebrate this important holiday. It also teaches children the importance of Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam.
For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Sheila Monheit, JFS SV Volunteer Coordinator
at 408-357-7451 or at
Spring Volunteer Opportunities
We need volunteers to pick up and sort food from our Passover Food Drive. We will be sorting Passover food the afternoon of April 5th beginning at 2:30PM.
Please contact Sheila Monheit, JFS SV Volunteer Coordinator at 408-357-7451 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JFS' New Grief Support Group
2nd and 4th Sundays Each Month
10:30am to Noon at JFS
This new group is for adults who are grieving the loss of parents, children, spouses or friends. It is a safe environment to talk about grief and obtain support and
Lisa Warner, LCSW, JFS Director of Clinical and Social Services, will be facilitating the group. Lisa is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience; working in palliative care, caregiver support, anxiety, depression, and grief and loss.
For details, click here.
Help those in need in our community during Passover!
JFS is Here for You!
If you are part of a household that needs food assistance or other help during Passover (or at any time), please do not hesitate to contact JFS.
Families and adults needing help at Passover should be in touch with
Sandra Pannell at
JFS HomeCare Services
Your Loved Ones Need Help at Home?
JFS SV HomeCare Services
offer a range of non-medical care for older or disabled adults in Santa Clara County, including: Personal care, domestic duties, medication, transport
In the midst of spring cleaning? Clear out that old car and free up space by donating it to Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley.
Support Refugees Who Need Your Help!
As the second largest refugee resettlement agency in Santa Clara County, JFS SV serves over 200 refugees annually with a wide range of services.
You can support this effort through
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