Siesel Maibach, Former JFCS Board President, Plans for JFCS’ Future Success with Family Bequest
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Siesel Maibach may still have a slight Southern accent from her childhood in Louisiana, but don’t let that fool you—she’s been in the Bay Area for many years. A successful art consultant for two decades, you can view a sample of her work at JFCS’ affiliated assisted living community, Rhoda Goldman Plaza, where she placed 350 pieces of beautiful art. Siesel has served JFCS in a multitude of vital capacities over the past 40 years. As Board President in the 80s her leadership stewarded JFCS through challenging times. Currently a member of JFCS’ Endowment Committee, she has made an estate… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 6, 2018
The Gary Shupin Community—A Dream Realized for Persons Who Have Developmental Challenges
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Gerson Bakar z’l, a Beloved Visionary, Remembered You might not know of Gerson Bakar z’l by name but you have almost certainly seen his work in San Francisco. Levi’s Plaza, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the UCSF Mission Bay campus—these are just a few of the iconic San Francisco institutions that Gerson helped bring to life. Gerson, who passed away last June, supported many charitable projects yet it was giving back to his Jewish Community that brought him the most satisfaction, saying, “Asking me why the ‘Jewish Community’ is important to me is like asking me why the… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 4, 2018
The JFCS Holiday Toy Drive Was a Big Success!
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Our Holiday Toy Drive was an incredible success and we couldn’t have done it without the many generous donations by our community members! You made the holiday so much brighter for children impacted by the North Bay fires and low-income families throughout the Bay Area.The numbers:700 toys were collected and distributed, including dolls, Legos, art supplies, over a dozen youth bicycles, 20 scooters, gift certificates, puzzles, athletic equipment, and more! 178 children and youth throughout the Bay Area received gifts. 500 rolls of wrapping paper were donated to make each gift special.Thank you again to everyone who… Read More

Posted by Admin on January 9, 2018
Support JFCS with a Rollover Gift From Your IRA
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The IRA Charitable Rollover—a charitable giving tax break that can help you save taxes while helping your favorite charity—was made permanent in December 2015. If you are 70-1/2 or older and have to make Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRA, consider making a charitable gift to JFCS! The benefit to you is that your IRA contribution may satisfy your entire RMD and is TAX-FREE. Take a look at the IRA Required Minimum Distribution Worksheet from the IRS to calculate your RMD amount. The cap for eligibility of a tax-free gift is $100,000 per individual. The rollover works for… Read More

Posted by Admin on December 8, 2017
JFCS Receives $250,000 Grant from Tipping Point Community to Help with North Bay Fire Relief
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For Immediate Release: October 9, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO – Jewish Family and Children’s Services, one of the largest and oldest charitable institutions in the Bay Area has a received a grant of $250,000 from Tipping Point Community to support its emergency aid to victims of the North Bay fires. The generous grant will be a welcome addition to JFCS’ Disaster Assistance Fund and will be used to help low-income families and individuals get back on their feet after the fires. “The North Bay fires hurt thousands, but especially those who were already struggling paycheck to paycheck,” said Dr. Anita Friedman,… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 9, 2017
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