JFS Continues Working Hard into the Summer during this Crisis!
July 2020 
Dear Friends,
Happy summer to you!  
Working remotely I find that I am noticing nature much more - the baby woodpeckers in my jacaranda tree, scarlet runner beans climbing my fence, kids with the wind in their face as they ride their bikes around my neighborhood. What are you noticing?  
I hope you're all taking advantage of our lovely California sun and getting some of it.
We've got some new opportunities this month at JFS.
Join us, and stay healthy, 
Mindy Berkowitz
Executive Director
You are formally invited
JFS SV Virtual Annual Meeting
Wednesday, July 1st, 7:00 PM
Come experience the warmth, celebration,
triumphs and joy that happen at every
Jewish Family Services Annual Meeting. 

Hear Inspirational Stories from the People JFS Helps
Honor our Volunteers and Staff for Outstanding Service
Celebrate Five Successful Years of our
Equipped-to-Learn Back to School Drive
Install our Dedicated Board of Directors 
 This will be a Zoom event!
Preregistration is required.
July 1st thru July 31st
This Year We're All Online! 
(we will not be accepting any
dropped off donations this year) 
This year we're featuring adorable backpacks, much-needed tablets and laptops on our  Amazon Smile Charity gift registry.  Please be sure to follow the instructions on the registry.
We are also featuring Target gift cards to make shopping easier for our families in need.

You always have the option of mailing a check to JFS and we'll order for you.
Jewish Family Services is growing!
We're seeking a manager and visionary leader to help take our agency into the future. Please help spread the word about this exciting opportunity.
Volunteer Opportunity
for Remote ESL Tutor
We are looking for a volunteer to support our Vocational ESL teacher with virtual learning for very limited English speaking students. A Georgian speaker is needed to volunteer as an ESL tutor 2-3 times per week, preferably in the morning.
The sessions are likely to be 30-minutes to 1 hour. Our JFS Vocational ESL teacher can supply the lesson plans.
To apply for this or to learn about all other JFS volunteer opportunities, please contact Lori Cinnamon at loric@jfssv.org.   
Need Help with Grocery Shopping 
and Meal Delivery?

JFS SV now delivers 50-75 meals and grocery bags a week to seniors, people living with disabilities, newly unemployed people, and refugees.  
Our grocery shoppers bring light and nourishment of body and soul.  Our clients are less isolated and more supported - and it makes a huge difference in their lives at this difficult time.
If you need shopping or meal assistance: 
Contact Avital at avitala@jfssv.org 
If you'd like to volunteer: 
Contact Lori at loric@jfssv.org 
Need Help Coping Financially
During this Time?
Has it become difficult - or impossible - to make ends meet due to the pandemic? Our JFS staff can help you come up with a plan to manage. Limited financial assistance is available for those who engage in a financial self-sufficiency process with our staff.
Contact Sandra at sandrap@jfssv.org
Older adults should contact Avital at avitala@jfssv.org      
 Help JFS maintain essential services for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic
 If you do not see a fund listed you would like to donate to, you can make any choice, and put your preference in the comment section.
JFS@Chai House 


Remote Counseling Available

As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps people at home, many of us struggle with high levels of anxiety and stress. JFS is here to support you through Telehealth services, providing counseling via Zoom or phone.
Fees are based on a sliding scale and evening hours are available.  
For more information, contact:
Hilla Flohr, MSW hillaf@jfssv.org 
Census 2020: Everyone Counts! 
JFS SV urges you to stand up and be counted! 
Our government uses census data to decide how to allocate $1.5 trillion dollars in funding.

JFS HomeCare Services
Quality home care is especially  important right now. JFS HomeCare Services offers a range of non-medical home care.

During these challenging times, JFS SV is busy reaching out to our community in their time of need.  Although our offices are closed, we're as busy as ever with virtual support to provide essential needs to our clients in need.

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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