July 2020
We're Still Here to Help: COVID-19 Update
as of July 23, 2020
As the pandemic continues, JFS Orlando's top priority is the safety and well-being of our Greater Orlando community. Although our building is closed, please know that our services are STILL available.

If you or anyone you know could benefit from our essential services, please don't hesitate to ask for help. That's what JFS is here for, it's what we've ALWAYS been here for.

Need food assistance? Call 407-644-7593 to make a safe, food pick-up appointment from the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry, M-Th 9am-4pm.

Don't forget to care for your mental health! Call 407-644-7671 to schedule a telehealth counseling appointment with one of our many therapists.

Struggling to make ends meet? Our Family Stabilization Program caseworkers advise and refer necessary resources to help individuals and families achieve stability . Call 407-644-7593 to apply for the program.

Need a ride to your medical appointments? The Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly (RIDE) program arranges rides to medical appointments for seniors and disabled adults. Call 407-644-7593 to apply.

Need some spiritual guidance? Call 407-644-7593 ext. 233 to connect with Rabbi Siegel for end of life services, burials or memorials, or just counseling over the phone.

Thank you to our donors, partners, Board of Directors, staff members, and other supporters who have made it possible for us to meet our community's needs during these difficult times!

We are so grateful for your continued generosity.

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Out of concern for the safety of our supporters and given the worrisome increase of COVID-19 cases, JFS Orlando has made the decision to postpone all outside events for the remainder of the year, including Audrey’s High Tea . We look forward to inviting you all to this event again when the circumstances allow. For now, we wish you and your family peace and good health. Stay safe!
Fall 2020 Development & Marketing Internship
Application Deadline: August 14, 2020
JFS Orlando is looking for a college-level Development & Marketing Intern for the Fall (available virtually and/or in-person). The Development and Marketing Intern is responsible for assisting in all of the Agency’s fundraising and communication efforts, including but not limited to, working with the donor database, updating the website, creating social media posts, and assisting in campaigns.

The Power of Giving: Family Stabilization Program
Meet Dalia
When I lost my job, I struggled financially. I was referred to JFS Orlando. They helped us with food. They helped with housing and they helped me find a new job. I have always been one to give to others. This crocheted piece is my way of giving back to an agency that has done so much for me and my daughter.

Thank you, JFS Orlando!”

Former JFS Family Stabilization Program Client
JFS Orlando's Family Stabilization Program is a long-term case management program that helps households get back on their feet. The program includes wrap-around services, such as employability skills training, budgeting assistance, financial literacy workshops, and more.
Your family can help other families, like Dalia and her daughter, during the current COVID-19 pandemic by participating in the #SummerFamilyFunChallenge .
Turn your family FUN this summer into a FUN draiser!
The rules are simple!
We challenge you to find a creative way to have fun at home or in your neighborhood, while following social distancing guidelines of course!

If you accept...
Donate  $10  to JFS using the button below, upload a video of your fun as proof to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram making sure to tag @JFSOrlando and to include #SummerFamilyFunChallenge, and then challenge 3 of your friends!

If you want to pass...
Simply donate  $50  below instead!
Any family can experience the relative pain and stress of a crisis situation.

Your support can help make sure there's always a place for them to turn to for help.
Volunteer Spotlight:
The Gift of Time
Becky Goldstein

“My give back, at this time of my life, is to help people in need.” Not only does Becky Goldstein accomplish this goal through volunteering in JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry, but she does it by going above and beyond to make a valuable connection for JFS that is able to help even more people in need....

Beyond the
Counseling Couch
10 Tips for Choosing How You Do 'Back to School 2020'

By Ashlyn Douglass-Barnes, LCSW,
JFS Clinical Director

The decision to send your children back to school next school year is going to be a difficult one, no matter the choice you make. It is important to look at your individual family’s needs versus those of your friends, coworkers, or others. No matter your decision for your family, give yourself...

Grant Funder's Corner:   Thank you!
Thank you to the following grant funders for supporting
JFS Orlando's programs in June:
•  City of Orlando
Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry

•  Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)
Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry

• Isermann Family Foundation
General Operating Support

• Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando

• Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips Foundation, Inc.
General Operating Support
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