JFS' 10th Annual
Embrace-A-Family is Now!
  December 2017   
Dear Friends,
What a joy it is to be at Jewish Family Services! We are surrounded by the generosity of our community. Embrace-A-Family Hanukkah gifts are everywhere, waiting to be delivered to appreciative families and seniors.  
There's still time left -- and wishes to be granted -- for you to join in on the holiday spirit.  See below all the ways you can help. 
I wish you and those you love Happy Hanukkah and all the best in 2018.
Mindy Berkowitz
Executive Director
P.S. Want to join our staff family? We have a great position opening. Check it out here.

Embrace-A-Family for Hanukkah
Now 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 now through December 19th. The boards are at these locations:
- Levy Family Campus
- Congregation Beth David
- Congregation Emeth
- Congregation Ha-Emek 
- Congregation Shir Hadash
- Congregation Sinai
- Fragomen Worldwide 
- SmartOrg 
- Temple Emanu-El
- Temple Beth Torah
- Pars Kosher Market
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
- 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 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. Shipments can be made directly to JFS.
Position Opening at JFS SV
Senior Services Social Worker 
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (JFS SV) is seeking a
Full-Time Senior Services Social Worker for our partnership with Chai House Senior Living Community as well as for our JFS SV Home Care Services.
Job responsibilities include conducting outreach, intake and assessment; case management; and supportive individual and group counseling. Additionally, you will develop care plans, maintain professional relationships with older adults and their loved ones, and provide advocacy as appropriate.
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.

Vehicle Donations

Getting a new car this season? Donate your trade-in to Jewish Family Services!  We accept all types of vehicles, and it is tax deductible.

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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