November 2022
JFS Orlando...
A Family of Services
November 16, 2022
Our programs and services are continuing to serve all in our community in need. However, the inside of the JFS Orlando building is currently closed to the general 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. 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.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our services are available to the entire community.

GivingTuesday 2022
Save the Date: November 29th
Join us for this year's global generosity movement on Tuesday, November 29th!

Every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what they have with those in need. What better way than to support JFS Orlando's FAMILY of services.

New FSP Application Cycle
Began October 1st
Do you know a friend, loved one, or even a client who could use a little extra help?

Refer them to our Family Stabilization Program (FSP). Spots still available!

FSP is open to Orange County, City of Orlando, and Seminole County, and it is offered at no cost to participants.

To apply, call (407) 644-7593 ext. 250 (City of Orlando or Seminole County) or ext. 236 (Orange County).

Welcome to the Team!
Awilda King & Sasha Herrera
Join us in welcoming our newest members to the JFS family: Awilda and Sasha! Thank you to you both for your dedication and hard work to help our community in need.

Awilda loves to help others in her community and enjoys directly supporting those in need through her work. 

Sasha has a passion for working with children and families to provide long-term mental and emotional stability.
Welcome, Jeremiah!
New RAISE Employee
Jeremiah is our new RAISE Employee. He and his job coach, Bill, started working in the Pearlman Food Pantry in October. He has already helped a ton and made a BIG impact to feed those in need right here in our Central Florida community!

Thank you so much, Jeremiah!
Planning Your Year-End Giving? Consider JFS Orlando!
When you support JFS Orlando’s family of services,
you support our community.

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.
P.S. Don't forget, your donation might be eligible for a tax write-off!
The Power of Giving: National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
No one should have to worry about whether they will have food on their plate or a roof over their head. But the reality is that hunger and homelessness can affect anyone in our community.
In Central Florida, 1 in 7 people are experiencing food insecurity and 1 in 5 kids is at risk of going hungry tonight.
Source: Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida— "The Hunger Picture in Central Florida" (2021)
The individuals that come to JFS Orlando looking for help come from all walks of life with all types of situations.

They could be your friend or co-worker, they could attend your congregation or church, they could be sitting right next to you...
We aim to support all in our community...
but we cannot do it without you.
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 setting-up a recurring gift.
JAO Family Festival

Come join us at the Jewish Academy of Orlando's Family Festival on Sunday, December 4th 12 - 4pm at the Maitland Community Park. We’ll be hosting a caricature artist table!

See you there!
Beyond the
Counseling Couch
9 Ways to Add More Gratitude to Your Lifestyle

By Ashlyn Douglass-Barnes, LCSW,
JFS Clinical Director

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, ‘tis the season for giving thanks. However, gratitude isn’t just for once a year; it is a continual process we should practice each day.

Try these nine tips to turn this season of thanks into a lifetime practice of gratitude.

Don't Forget AmazonSmile during Your Holiday Shopping
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner! Before you start all of your online shopping, don't forget to set JFS Orlando as your AmazonSmile charity for a percentage of your purchases to be donated to those in need.

Set It Up in 3 Easy Steps
1) Click the AmazonSmile logo above
2) Assign Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando as your charity
3) Remember to always do your shopping at

It's the same products, same prices, and same services as the Amazon you know, just with extra smiles included.

(If you're using the Amazon shopping app, go into the main menu and tap into 'Settings'. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and add ‘Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando’.)
Donna's Pumpkin Roll Recipe
Check out Donna Pearlman Bolton’s recipe for Pumpkin Rolls.
Grant Funder's Corner: Thank you!
Thank you to the following grant funders for recently supporting
JFS Orlando:
Ryan Foundation
Family Stabilization Program (Seminole County)

Wawa Foundation
Pearlman Food Pantry

William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation
General operating support
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