Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors Unite!
  • Education
  • Holocaust
  • Volunteers
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A Legacy of Remembrance and Resilience To an observer, Zoe Goldfarb (center) and her peers look like any other group of young professionals when they get together—telling stories, sharing a meal, and catching up on each other’s lives. But this group, called 3gSF, has something very important in common. They call themselves “3Gs”—as in third generation—and they are all grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. Living Links between Holocaust Survivors and Future Generations “3G is the bridge generation,” says Morgan Blum Schneider, Director of Education at the JFCS Holocaust Center, noting that they are the ones with personal relationships with both… Read More

Posted by Admin on March 5, 2017
Happy Hanukkah!
  • Holidays
  • Volunteers
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For eight special nights beginning this year on December 24, we light the candles and celebrate anew the happy and ancient Festival of Lights—Hanukkah. Approximately 2,000 years ago in 165 BCE, and led by a small group of principled Jews named the Maccabees, the brutal rule of the Syrian Greeks was overthrown and the Jews were once again free to continue their traditions, religion, and community. They were finally free to be themselves—to practice Judaism as they wished, and to be openly proud of who they were and what they stood for. Judaism properly understood is both an ethical system… Read More

Posted by Admin on December 22, 2016
Volunteer David Carvel Improves Lives
  • Stories & Testimonials
  • Volunteers
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Do the good thing. “Many of us in the Bay Area are doing well, and I wanted an opportunity to give back to those who aren’t. I saw how JFCS helps so many different groups of people and, through volunteering with JFCS, I get to help improve their lives.” — David, JFCS volunteer Doing the good thing: David Carvel made Rosh Hashanah a sweet one for seniors who are alone. In the Jewish tradition, isolation is one of the most painful forms of suffering. Part of JFCS’ core mission is to ensure that no one is lonely or left alone.… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 3, 2016
JFCS’ Palliative Care Makes Life Livable for the Chronically Ill and Persons with Disabilities
  • People with Disabilites
  • Seniors
  • Volunteers
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What do you think of when you read the term “palliative care”? If you’re like many people, you might not be familiar with it. But if you’re coping with a serious illness or disability, it’s something you and your loved ones will want to know about. Palliative care can improve your quality of life, keep you comfortably in your home—and research says it may even help you live longer.   Janelle, a JFCS Palliative Care volunteer, visits with Estelle, who recently turned 100. “Palliative care is about relieving suffering at any stage of an illness, whether you’re managing a serious… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 1, 2016
3 Meaningful Ways You Can Help Create a Sweet New Year for All
  • Holidays
  • Nutrition Program
  • Volunteers
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Apples dipped in honey, round loaves of challah, honey cake: just some of the special foods we eat on Rosh Hashanah that signify our hope for a “sweet new year.” But for many JFCS clients, the holiday isn’t often very sweet. Together—with your help—we can make sure everyone in our community feels the joy of the High Holiday season! Here’s how you can help: Assemble and Delivery Rosh Hashanah Food Packages We are currently looking for volunteers to assemble and deliver Rosh Hashanah foods for seniors, immigrant families, people with disabilities, and other families in need.” This special food delivery… Read More

Posted by Admin on September 12, 2016