-- WHAT'S NEW FROM JFS --
DECEMBER 2020

This month's theme: GIVING

Jewish Family Service has been the conduit of YOUR acts of kindness and Tzedakah over many years, and we want to take a moment to appreciate the level of commitment and trust that you continue to give us, time and time again. Behind each one of our programs, services, phone calls and meal baskets, there is a whole community willing to show up for those in need, every single day.

In this season of giving, what are the three different approaches we can take when we try to change the world for good? We invite you to watch this wonderful video below!
Video credit to BImBam, a nonprofit studio that demystifies Judaism with fresh and inspirational videos accessible to learners of all ages. They're dedicated to helping anyone who's curious to explore Jewish texts, rituals, holidays and the arts. Learn more about what they do at www.BimBam.com


"The Helper's High"

Studies show that any selfless act for others is connected to positive physical and mental effects, including lower blood pressure, increased self-esteem, less incidence of depression, lower stress levels, and even longer life and greater happiness.

Others see the health benefits of diverting our attention from ourselves to others.

With stress and depression often linked to inner strife, putting others first can shift our focus outside of ourselves. This can give you new insight and perspective into your situation and lessen the negative mental impact.
Did you know that 50% of JFS income comes from the JFO Annual Campaign? This is why the campaign contributions are essential to all JFS programs and services. Make your contribution today!
What else is new?
Have you lost your job due to COVID-19?

Have your hours been cut due to your business being closed?

Have you lost income due to being quarantined?


  • For Scholarship Assistance, call Diane Walker at 402-334-6551
  • For impacted JFO employees, call HR at 402-334-6435
  • For impacted Jewish Community members, please call Linda Cogen, Assistance Coordinator, at 402-334-6493

We are here for you!
JFS is offering Virtual Counseling ONLY
until further notice.

As COVID-19 cases rise in Omaha, our office has transitioned to working remotely again. Our therapists continue to see clients over Zoom, a practice we have taken on since March 2020.

Please call our office at 402-330-2024 to make an appointment.
JFS IN NUMBERS
END OF FISCAL YEAR REPORTING:

  • Between July'19 and June'20, we provided 433 Tzedakah/holiday gifts to families in need.

  • As of 12/04/20, we have answered 145 requests of COVID-19 Emergency Relief for a total of $44,093, helping families have food on their table, pay their rent and other bills.
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