JFS' 10th Annual
Embrace-A-Family is Coming!
  December 2017   
Dear Friends,
With so much difficult news lately filling our eyes, ears...and hearts...it's good to know that something good is always happening at Jewish Family Services.  
We're excited for the 10th anniversary of Embrace-A-Family beginning November 15th - and invite you to be a part of it.
Looking forward to seeing you soon at JFS,

Mindy Berkowitz
Executive Director
P.S. If bad news has got you down, please do take advantage of our excellent counseling services. Whether you can contribute or need help - JFS is the place for you.
  You're Invited!

Learn about all the good we do together to help families facing challenges have better lives.
11AM to Noon: 
Wednesday, December 6th 
Thursday, December 14th
RSVP to Lori Cinnamon: 
loric@jfssv.org or 408-357-7467

Embrace-A-Family for Hanukkah
November 15th thru December 19th
Embrace-A-Family Presents 
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley(JFS SV) makes Hanukkah brighter for those in need.
JFS SV invites you to be a part of our 10th annual Embrace-A-Family Hanukkah program, which brings hope and smiles to those in need. Your gifts will help ease holiday pressures and stress for needy families, senior citizens, and adults.
Frail, isolated seniors are often overlooked at this time of year. Providing gifts for them is a special mitzvah that will make a huge positive difference in their lives.
What You Can Do to Help!
Look for JFS SV dreidel boards in the community from November 15th through December 19th. The boards will be at these locations:
- Levy Family Campus
- Congregation Beth David
- Congregation Emeth
- Congregation Shir Hadash
- Congregation Sinai
- Temple Emanu-El
- Temple Beth Torah
- Pars Kosher Market
- South Peninsula Hebrew Day School
- Gan Ronit pre-school/daycare
Select a gift dreidel from the board, purchase the gift listed, and bring your unwrapped gift to the JFS SV office at the Levy Family Campus, 14855 Oka Rd, Suite 202, Los Gatos.
We will also feature these special dreidels:
Emergency Food Bags for families, seniors, and individuals; Shabbat Meals from Pars; donations for Emergency Fund for Refugees; and gift cards to supermarkets and discount stores.
Want to Buy a Gift Online?  
Embrace-A-Family once again has a Target Gift Registry for those who like to shop online
JFS SV Needs Volunteers Now 
for Embrace-A-Family: help create and stock dreidel boards, greet donors, wrap gifts and more.

Help those in need during the holiday season!
Volunteer as a "Friendly Visitor" 
Friendly Visitor volunteering!
JFS is in need of empathetic and committed volunteers to become Friendly Visitors.     Create a lasting friendship with an isolated senior or
disabled adult through weekly visits. 

JFS HomeCare Services 

JFS SV HomeCare Services offers a range of non-medical care for older or disabled adults in Santa Clara County, including personal care, domestic duties, medication, transportation, companionship, and mobility.

Job Opening 
Part-Time "To Life!" Activity Coordinator
at Chai House
The To Life! Activity Coordinator will improve the quality of life for Chai House seniors, promoting independent living through social and recreational activities. You will create ongoing, as well as, special activities that seniors will enjoy.

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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