JFS SV Wishes You a Happy, Healthy New Year!
December 2021
Dear Friends,

As we reflect back on 2021, we are deeply grateful to our community for supporting our life-saving work.
Thanks to our volunteers who mentor newly-arrived Afghan refugees; deliver food and good cheer to homebound seniors and aging Holocaust survivors; wrap our community with hand-made blankets full of love – and so much more.

We are so grateful to our Board of Directors for their leadership and direction, and to our amazing staff for their dedication and expertise in supporting families experiencing pandemic-related anxiety and fight food and housing insecurity.

We look forward to 2022 with renewed resolve and vision.
All the best to you and your loved ones,


Mindy Berkowitz
Executive Director

P.S. Your donation today will ensure that we can restore hope and transform the lives of people in need in our community.
2021 in Pictures
Embrace-A-Family Gratitude!
As we complete another successful Embrace-A-Family, we’d like to share what two of the gift recipients told our staff:

“We are highly delighted for all the kind holiday gifts you gave my family. Your great help has transformed us and we are on the verge of breakthroughs in tough and difficult times. With God's grace and your help we are certain we will meet our dreams.”

“We are very grateful to the donors and to Jewish Family Services. Your beautiful presents provide the tunnel light in our difficult times. God bless you all.”

There is still some time left (thru Dec. 31st) to donate to Embrace-A-Family.
Just go to our Signup Genius site at:

Choose from one of the menu tabs, and scroll down to select an available gift or gift card to help a local individual or family in need.
Give from your heart!
If you wish to donate directly online:
you can go to our website at www.jfssv.org,
and click on the DONATE button in the upper right hand corner.
JFS SV is Hiring!
Please go to https://www.jfssv.org/careers.html for the following openings:

  • Development Director – raise necessary funds to support our critical services
  • Career Counselor – assist refugees to get their first jobs in America
  • Director of Clinical and Social Services – provide professional direction and oversight to our staff
  • Refugee Resettlement Case Manager – help refugees create new and fulfilling lives
Save the Date for
Good Evening JFS 2022!
Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 7-8 PM

It’s A Hybrid Event:
Onsite at the Levy Family Campus
and by Zoom

For sponsorship and table host opportunities
please contact goodmorning@jfssv.org
Newly Arrived Refugees Need Apartment-Sized Furniture
Please contact furnituredonation@jfssv.org if you have right-sized furniture in great condition.
We protect refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced persecution due to their religion, ethnicity, political expression or sexual orientation. They come from all over the world. The people we help flee dire and often violent circumstances.
JFS SV has just received a $15,000 donation from
the Joel and Anna Bauman Family Trust challenging our donors to match it!
Much thanks to the Bauman Family for their generosity.