JFS would like to thank all of the generous sponsors, supporters and attendees for helping make our 2018 Spring Celebration honoring Joe Adler a success! The Spring Celebration, which took place on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the JCC in Woodbridge, was attended by over 250 people.
Master of Ceremony Joel Sachs, JFS Board Member, introduced such esteemed speakers as Rabbi Herbert Brockman of Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden, Joel Karp, long-time friend of Joe Adler, and Amy Rashba, JFS’s Acting Executive Director.
Rachel Scolnic Dobin, Director of the JFS Social Work Outreach Services Program (SOS), discussed Joe Adler’s vision and the founding of the original program nearly 8 years ago. The night included live music provided by Tim Moran Woodwinds, testimonials from beneficiaries of the SOS Program and a history of the extensive contributions made by Joe Adler to the Jewish community, Greater New Haven community and Israel.
Proceeds from the JFS Spring Celebration will benefit the SOS Program – which offers assistance with vocational and employment services, case management, financial and food assistance.
Many thanks to our corporate sponsor Morgan Stanley and to all our generous contributors and attendees. For a list of major contributors, click here.
To view the photo album from the evening, click here.
JFS will be closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.
In observance of the second day of Shavuot, JFS will be closed on Monday, May 21st.
JFS is participating in the Great Give.
Please donate at any point between 8 a.m. today, Tuesday, May 1st and 8 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2nd. In addition to funds raised, there are bonus funds available to JFS. If we are the organization with the most gifts from unique donors between noon and 1 p.m. today, we will receive an additional $1,000.
Thank you in advance for your donation.
The Great Give 2018 is almost here! This 36-hour event takes place on May 1-2, 2018, but donors can give now during the Advance Giving period. Visit https://www.thegreatgive.org/organizations and search for Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven. Your donation will help us to continue to provide valuable services to those in our community.
Finding Comfort and Support:
A Jewish Bereavement Group
The loss of a loved one is felt differently by different people. Some who are grieving want extra support when times get more difficult, especially before holidays, but also at any time of year.
The Jewish Wellness & Healing Center at JFS has started a bereavement group. This group is an opportunity to receive peer support from individuals who have experienced something similar so you can cope a little easier.
The April meetings are scheduled on Tuesday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 22nd. Each group member will get the opportunity to verbalize their feelings and receive appropriate feedback from other group members and the facilitator.
Rabbi Fred Hyman, Ed.D, Director of Pastoral Counseling of the JFS Jewish Wellness and Healing Center, who has many years of experience as a congregational rabbi and as a mental health clinician, will facilitate this group.
The group will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the JFS office 1440 Whalley Ave. New Haven.
If a bereavement support group might be of help to you, please know that you are welcome to attend.
For more information and/or registration, please contact
Rabbi Fred Hyman at 203-389-5599, ext. 135
We did it! Thank you, everyone, for helping Food4Kids win the full $10,000 grant from Safeco Insurance! Your likes, comments and shares helped us to push past the necessary 200 social media interactions in the first day! We are so lucky to have such meaningful support for this program, which provides supplemental food for food insecure children throughout New Haven. Thank you again!
Please visit this link: http://spr.ly/6185DnxRV to LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE this Food4Kids post on the Safeco Insurance Facebook page. We need a combination of 200 likes, comments and shares by April 3rd to receive an additional $5,000 grant from Safeco Insurance which will double the $5,000 they have already donated to Food4Kids.
Safeco will feature an original story about FOOD4KIDS New Haven which is scheduled to run on Safeco’s social media sites for one week, starting Wed. March 28. Jewish Family Service supporters need to like, comment and share the story on social media at least 200 times during the week starting this Wednesday, and FOOD4KIDS New Haven will receive a $10,000 donation. FOOD4KIDS has already won $5,000 through this Safeco award, but your likes, comments and shares will double the award to $10,000.
Stay tuned on the Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven Facebook Page to find out how to engage with the social media post. A link to the post will be made live once it is available on Wednesday.
Thank you in advance for your likes, comments and shares of the social media story.
To learn more about the FOOD4KIDS program, please visit: https://jfsnh.org/programs-services/food-4-kids-program/
Please join us at the Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven Spring Celebration as we honor Joe Adler, founding member and inspiration for the JFS Social Work Outreach Services (“SOS”) Program. The event will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT.
The JFS “SOS” Program serves as a safety net for the community. “SOS” offers food assistance and social, vocational, outreach and financial services which make a positive impact on the lives of community members facing extreme hardships.
To purchase tickets for the event or to become a sponsor, and/or make a donation, please visit http://weblink.donorperfect.com/jfs_spring_celebration_2018 or you may call JFS at (203) 389-5599 x 102.
Your support of the Spring Celebration will benefit the JFS “SOS” Program.