December 2022
JFS Orlando...
A Family of Services
December 21, 2022
How can we help you? Our programs and services are continuing to serve all in our community in need!

Prioritize caring for your mental health! Call (407) 644-7671 or complete our online form to request a telehealth counseling appointment with one of our therapists.

Need food assistance? Call (407) 644-7593 or complete an online request form to make a food pick-up appointment from the Pearlman Food Pantry, M-Th (9am-4pm).

Find stability for you and your family! Our Family Stabilization Program teaches the critical skills needed to achieve long-term stability. Call (407) 644-7593 ext. 250 or ext. 236 to apply for the program.

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

The inside of the JFS Orlando building is currently closed to the general public, but our services are available to the entire community!

If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, don't hesitate to contact us.

Happy Hanukkah!
December 18 - 26, 2022
As we light the candles to celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah, may we all be as the candle and light the way for others to find security, comfort, hope, love, & peace.

From all of us at JFS Orlando and especially those we serve, thank you for continuing to share your light with us this year.
Giving Tuesday 2022
Thank you!
Thanks to the community's generous support this Giving Tuesday, we raised over $3,300!

That’s the equivalent of helping our FAMILY of services provide a week of groceries for 67 families or 33 rides to medical visits for seniors & disabled adults.

Your generosity is truly helping our community, especially as hardships grow during these difficult times. Thank you!

P.S. If you missed it, you can still donate this holiday season! Giving Tuesday is one day, but the need for our family of services is year-round.

We're Hiring!
Program Coordinator & Pantry Assistant *Needed Immediately*
We're looking for an experienced Program Coordinator to oversee the Pearlman Food Pantry, RIDE Program, & Volunteer Services Program and a Pantry Assistant to assist with the day-to-day operation of the Pearlman Food Pantry.

Both positions are full-time34 hours per week, Monday-Thursday, and include full benefits.

Apply today (or share with someone you know)!

Want to make an impact AND need a last minute tax write-off? Make your tax-deductible, end-of-year gift today!
The Power of Giving: End of Year Appeal
“JFS Orlando changed my life. Not only did you give me food, but you believed in me. You picked me up. I cannot be more thankful!”

-Isabella, JFS Client
When you support JFS Orlando’s family of services, you support our community.
So far this year, more than...
140,000 meals
distributed through our
Pearlman Food Pantry
4,000 sessions
provided through our Counseling, Growth, & Development Program
100 households
participated in our
Family Stabilization Program
600 rides
arranged through our
RIDE Program
1,200 individuals
benefited from spiritual guidance from our
Community Rabbi
With average food costs increasing 11% and rents 20%, the hardships for those we serve in our community continue to grow…
There is much more work to do,
as together we continue to make an impact in the lives of those in need.
We could not do this without you. Thank you.
JFS Orlando at Local Community Festivals

Did you see JFS Orlando at the recent local festivals around town?

On Sunday 12/4 JFS hosted a balloon artist at Jewish Academy of Orlando’s Family Festival, and on Sunday 12/11 sponsored the inflatable obstacle course at Shalom Orlando’s Hanukkah Festival.

Between the fun, food, and good company, both events were a hit! Plus, attendees had the chance to learn more about JFS and how they can get involved to help make an impact in our community!

Beyond the
Counseling Couch
Beyond the Counseling Couch: Year in Review

By Ashlyn Douglass-Barnes, LCSW,
JFS Clinical Director

For many of us, this year has been an interesting one—coming out of the COVID fog and adjusting to our new normal as best we can.

As you take a moment to reflect on your wellness journey and how far you’ve come this past year, join us as we look back at some of the helpful tips and themes we explored in 2022 on Beyond the Counseling Couch. Perhaps there’s still something you can try practicing this year or the next!

JFS Orlando Partners with Sprouts Grab 'N' Give Again!
JFS Orlando is proud to be partnering once again with Sprouts Farmers Market for the grocer’s annual Grab ‘N’ Give program.
This holiday season, customers at both the Winter Park Corners and the Colonial Plaza Sprouts locations can purchase a pre-filled bag full of healthy food or hygiene items, which will then be donated to local hunger relief agencies, including JFS Orlando.

So far the JFS Pearlman Food Pantry has already received 261 food bags and 21 hygiene bags!

Be it hunger, homelessness, or mental illness, the needs of our community happen all year long. Become a year-round donor by setting up an automatic monthly gift today!
Can You Say "Latkes" 8 Times Fast?
8 Holiday Latke Recipes
8 days of Hanukkah, 8 latke recipes! Celebrate the holidays with our delicious latke recipes, from Donna Pearlman Bolton and other JFS supporters!
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