August 2022
JFS Orlando...
A Family of Services
August 16, 2022
Our programs and services are operational, however, for the safety of our clients and staff, the inside of the JFS Orlando building is closed to the public.

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. 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.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our services are available to ALL in need.

Become a JFS Orlando Monthly Donor
Our family of services are always in demand and continue to need your support. Help us help our community today and for the long-term by becoming a monthly donor.

Now it's even easier, quicker, and more convenient than ever to set up online. Simply visit our monthly giving page to select your giving amount & frequency and you're all set!

Just $50 supplies a week's worth of food for a family of four!

Thank you for your commitment to building a stronger community together!

Chick'nCone Winter Park
20% Off Coupon
Have you checked out Chick'nCone Winter Park yet?

Located at the Center of Winter Park shopping mall (501 N Orlando Avenue), it's the newest foodie hotspot in town. Featuring a “fork free” spin on the classic Southern favorite, chicken & waffles, not only do they offer the perfect Instagrammable meal, but Chick'nCone also supports JFS Orlando.

For a limited time only, they're offering a 20% off coupon just for us! Enjoy!

What a year so far! Mid-Year Update
To better serve the community and keep up with increasing demand for food assistance, JFS Orlando began the expansion of the Pearlman Food Pantry earlier this year. The added space, along with the addition of a state-of-the-art carton flow shelving system and a big 3-door fridge, allows us to provide more fresh, healthy food quickly and efficiently to those in need.

A HUGE thank you to the Pearlman Family and all our supporters for making this much needed update possible!
With your support, so far this year we've had a big impact on our community by providing
100,000 meals
through our Pearlman Food Pantry
3,000 sessions
through our Counseling, Growth, and Development Program
400 rides
through our RIDE (Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly) Program
and so much more!
But it’s not just our Pantry that’s been growing. JFS therapists are seeing more individuals than last year. Our RIDE Program currently has a new client waitlist. Our Family Stabilization Program begins its new application cycle on October 1, 2022. Our Community Rabbi is meeting the increased need for spiritual services. Kobrin Family Scholarship students are starting a new semester at UCF.

The need for our FAMILY of services remains high, but we are continuing to build a stronger community together thanks to our generous supporters…and we’re not done yet!
Community Spotlight
JFS Pantry Van "Pop-up" at the CRJ Welcome Back Block Party

Our JFS Orlando Pantry Van popped-up again! On Sunday, August 14th, the Van made a special appearance at Congregation of Reform Judaism’s Block Party.

"Our congregation appreciates the JFS Pantry Van pop-up for literally bringing the mitzvah of Tzedakah onto our campus,” said Rabbi Steve Engel, CRJ. “Meeting people where they are and building partnerships like the one between JFS and CRJ is what our community needs more of."

Members filled the van with generous donations...

Beyond the
Counseling Couch
6 Ways to Reduce "End of Summer" Stress

By Ashlyn Douglass-Barnes, LCSW,
JFS Clinical Director

And just like that summer vacation draws to a close. Road trips are in the rearview mirror, students are going back to school, and we’re back to the daily grind. Between buying school supplies, meeting teachers, morning carpool, after-school activities, and packing lunches, the transition into the new school year can be a bit overwhelming. But fear not! We have six tips that will make your back-to-school time easier, and also contribute to a mentally and emotionally healthier you.

Donna's Baklava Recipe
Recipe by Donna Pearlman Bolton from "Recipes from The Rock".

Can’t wait to try all the delicious recipes? Purchase your copy by contacting
Grant Funder's Corner: Thank you!
Thank you to the following grant funders for supporting
JFS Orlando in July:
Pearlman Family Philanthropic Fund
Pearlman Food Pantry renovation and new equipment

Walmart Foundation & Walmart Supercenter Store #943
Pearlman Food Pantry
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