JFS Backpack Drive:
Give Your Support Today!
  July 2017   
Dear Friends, 
I hope your summer is going swimmingly. We are busy, busy, busy at JFS!

We officially opened our new branch office at Chai House; recently-arrived refugees are filling our vocational ESL classes; and we are covered in beautiful new backpacks.

Wherever your summer travels take you, know that we love to see you.  Come visit us - on the Levy Family Campus and at Chai House.


Mindy Berkowitz
Executive Director 

3rd Annual "Equipped to Learn"  
Backpack Drive 
Now through July 26th

Bonnie and her granddaughter Zoey donate backpacks
There's just one week left to help 200 students be ready when school starts next month.

Please help us give them a great start to their school year. 

There are multiple ways you can help:

1. Click on any of the suggested supplies lists below and then go shopping.


2. Pick up a gift idea tag at various stations throughout the Levy Family Campus, or at one our community partner locations:
    Congregation Beth David
    Congregation Beth Am 
    Congregation Sinai 
    Temple Beth Torah 
    Temple Emanu-El 

3. Purchase school supplies and/or gift cards online via Target.com and have them sent directly to JFS. Just
click on Target Online for JFS SV Backpacks.   (gift cards can be emailed directly to JFS at "backpack@jfssv.org". 


Special High Holidays Grief Group

Sunday, September 10th
10:30 a.m to Noon

in the JFS classroom

JFS is hosting a special grief group to provide support during the High Holidays to those individuals who have experienced the loss of a family member.

This special time of year can be challenging when we are confronting the loss of loved ones.  Please come join us to share thoughts and receive support and feedback in a safe and welcoming environment.

Lisa Warner, LCSW, JFS Director of Clinical and Social Services, will be facilitating this group. 

Fee is $10. Please RSVP to lisaw@jfssv.org  or call (408) 357-7456.


Thank You 
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley!


We are grateful to Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley for our annual allocation and reduced rate occupancy, which helps us in a big way. We are also thankful for our Chai Starter grant for Quality of Life Scholarships for seniors; as well as our Giving Circle grants for back to school shoes, Project NOAH and Welcome to America baskets.


Help those in need this summer!

FY 2016-17  
It was another great year of accomplishment for JFS SV.

Development Director
JFS SV is seeking a full-time Development Director to help grow JFS. 

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Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley
14855 Oka Road, Suite 202
Los Gatos, California 95032
(408) 556-0600 phone
(408) 551-0091 fax