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Hiring Fair with City of Philadelphia Builds Jobs in the Trades
More than 100 students interested in careers in the building trades attended a Hiring Expo in April, hosted by Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC) in partnership with JEVS Human Services’ career training school, Orleans Technical College. The event matched selected students from several career education programs, including Orleans Tech and JEVS Project WOW, with PHDC contractors in need of new employees. Several individuals were offered jobs on the spot. The fair was part of an ongoing effort between the City of Philadelphia, PHDC, and the Mayor’s Office of Education to attract young adults into the building trades and create more employment opportunities for Philadelphians.
JFS San Diego Receives $100K Grant for Food Pantry and Mobile Food Service
Jewish Family Service of San Diego's Hand Up Food Pantry was featured in the San Diego Jewish Journal. Rooted in Jewish values, the Pantry provides food to all those who ask for it. Recently, JFS San Diego was bestowed a generous grant of $100,000 from the S. Mark Taper Foundation in order to continue providing their much needed services to the community.
Read more here.
JVS Toronto and our link to The Tailor Project
Jewish Vocational Services of Toronto Agency founder, Max Enkin, was part of a group of Jewish business leaders who started the agency in 1947 to provide employment and vocational services to Holocaust survivors and veterans of the Second World War. Between 1948 and 1949, he was also involved in bringing Jewish Holocaust survivors to Canada from Europe after the war as part of the Garment Workers Scheme, now known as The Tailor Project. Recently, during Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah; JVS Toronto attended A Common Thread: Celebrating the Untold Stories of The Tailor Project.
The success of the event and importance of The Tailor Project lead event participants, to receive an invitation to appear on an episode of The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Learn more here.
Samost JFCS' Hope and Healing Program Offers Workshops Funded by JFNA Funding