JFS Welcomes Autumn with
12th Annual Embrace-A-Family
November 2019
Dear Friends,
The cooler autumn weather foreshadows the winter holidays...and Embrace-A-Family!
Our most popular program begins in less than two weeks. Come join us - volunteer, teach your kids about tzedakah and purchase a gift or two. You'll feel great!
Mindy Berkowitz
Executive Director
P.S. Impacted by the fires? Join us for respite on the campus. Need help? Call our counselor, Sandra Pannell at (408) 357-7425.
12th Annual Embrace-A-Family is Coming!
Now in its 12th year!
JFS SV invites you to be a part of our 12th annual Embrace-A-Family Hanukkah program,  bringing joy to those in need.  Your gifts will help ease holiday pressures and stress for needy families.  
Look for Embrace-A-Family dreidels in over 40 locations around Silicon Valley.  
JFS SV Begins New Partnership
with Bay Area Friendship Circle
JFS SV is partnering with the Bay Area Friendship Circle to provide social programs for young adults with developmental disabilities.  
All are welcome - parents, young adults and volunteers.
Call Mindy at (408) 357-7455 for information.

Become a JFS Friendly Visitor 

Make a Real Difference
in the Life of of an Isolated Senior! 
As we put our best foot forward during this new Jewish year of 5780, consider taking action to enrich your life and the life of others.
JFS is in need of empathetic and committed volunteers to become Friendly Visitors.  A JFS Friendly Visitor is matched up with an isolated senior for a weekly or every other week visit and they form lasting friendships with the senior. Our Friendly Visitors say that they get so much more than they give.
Contact Lori Cinnamon at loric@jfssv.org or (408) 357-7456. 
Increased Need for Shabbat Meals 
As the number of isolated, low income seniors has grown in Silicon Valley, JFS needs to double the number of recipients of our wonderful kosher Shabbat dinners, provided by Pars Kosher Market.
Shabbat Meal program is wholly supported by community donations.   $42 will feed a struggling family, homebound, isolated seniors, adults with special needs, and elderly Holocaust survivors who all appreciate a kosher meal on Shabbat.   
Knitzvah at the Border
JFS SV's Knitzvah group
is helping families at the border!  
JFS Knitzvah with PJ Library  
Former JFS Board member, Dr. Elizabeth Lichy is part of a group of physicians and allied health professionals from Stanford University who are bringing supplies including Knitzvah-created hats and blankets, when they provide medical care in clinics there. 
Thank you, Elizabeth and Knitzvah, for your constant response to the need for warmth in the world around us. 
During this season, help those in need in our community!
Caregiver Support Group
Meet like-minded people and get support...for those caring for loved ones.
Thinking about Volunteering? 
JFS SV has myriad volunteer opportunities for all ages!
Contact Sheila Monheit, Volunteer Coordinator: sheilam@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7451.
Vehicle Donations
Buying a new car this Fall, and have an old car taking up space in your driveway We accept all types of vehicles, and it is tax deductible.
  More Details . . .

JFS' Computer Lab Needs New Computers

We are accepting desktop computer donations: 2017 or later,  i3 or Ryzen chip or later, 8gb+ of memory.
If you would like to donate computers or funds to purchase them, please contac:
Elena Kulvets, Administration Manager jfs@jfssv.org 
(408) 357-7406.

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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