Jewish Family Services'
9th Annual Embrace-A-Family
  November 2016   
Dear Friends,

There's so much happening at Jewish Family Services this fall, and we invite you to be a part of it. Embrace-A-Family begins in mid-November and there are many opportunities to give and to volunteer.

We've also increased our counseling services, and we have a new support group for caregivers too. 

Whether you can contribute or need help - JFS is the place for you. 

Mindy Berkowitz
Executive Director

Job Opportunity
Part-Time Social Worker
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (JFS SV) is seeking a Part-Time Social Worker (20-25 hours per week) for our  Project NOAH safety net services  for low income families and adults.

Job responsibilities include conducting community outreach, intake and assessment, case management, supportive counseling, and safety net services.

For more details, and how to apply,
go to our Careers webpage. 

NEW Caregiver Support Group
Beginning Monday, November 14th

JFS is beginning a Caregiver Support Group to be held on Mondays, 3-4:30 PM beginning November 14, 2016; and led by Lisa Warner, LCSW, our Director of Clinical and Social Services.

Do you provide care for a loved one? Come get the support and resources you need to make life easier. 

For more information, please contact Lisa at or (408) 357-7456.

Embrace-A-Family for Hanukkah
November 17th through December 23rd

Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley(JFS SV) makes a Hanukkah brighter for those in need.

JFS SV invites you to be a part of our 9th annual Embrace-A-Family 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 17th through December 23rd. The boards will be at these locations:
JFS Embrace-A-Family Gift Board
- Levy Family Campus
(main and Yavneh/APJCC Preschool lobbies, and upstairs at JFS SV offices)
- Congregation Beth David
- Congregation Emeth
- Congregation Shir Hadash
- Congregation Sinai
- Temple Emanu-El
- Temple Beth Torah
- Hillel of Silicon Valley
- Pars Kosher Market
- South Peninsula Hebrew Day School
- Gan Ronit pre-school/daycare
- Liat's Family Home pre-school/daycare
- Almaden Market
- Aircraft Covers, Inc. (Morgan Hill)

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.

Your gift will bring a smile - and be a blessing - to someone in need.

New Dreidels for 2016 include $36 Emergency Food Bags for families, seniors, and individuals; and $36 or $50 donations for Emergency Fund for Refugees.
Want to Buy a Gift Online? 
Embrace-A-Family once again has a
Target Gift Registry for those who like to shop online.

JFS Agency Tours in December 
Come and See JFS Close-Up!

Come see JFS SV in action and join us for an agency tour on December 1st, 14th or 20th from 10-11 AM.

On your visit, JFS staff will personally show you all the good we do together to help families that face challenges have better lives.

For more details, go to our Events web page . . . 

RSVP requested.

Help people in need during this holiday season!
Volunteer for Embrace-A-Family
This year's Embrace-A-Family has great opportunities for volunteers in November and December.

To sign up, contact:

Lori Cinnamon


JFS SV Offers Counseling Services 
JFS Counseling Services
 Need help making important decisions?

JFS SV provides professional therapeutic counseling to individuals and families facing a range of issues and life challenges. We provide support to children, adults, and families during times of crisis or periods of transition.

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 
ation, companionship, and mobility.

  For details . . . 

Vehicle Donations
Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?
Donate it to Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley!  We accept all types of vehicles, and it is tax deductible. 
JFS Quick Links

JFS SV Facebook Page

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