JFCS—A Global LGBTQ Adoption Leader and Changemaker for Over 30 Years
  • Adoption
  • JFCS News
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While the road to equality for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) has been a long one, for over 30 years JFCS has been breaking ground by supporting families of all kinds to grow their families by adoption. JFCS continues to work and advocate for LGBTQ adoptive families’ legal rights—both in the United States and in Israel. JFCS’ Adoption Connection Receives Prestigious Award from Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Back in the 80s, while the public and elected officials were busy debating the merits of adoptions by queer families, JFCS’ Executive Director Dr. Anita Friedman began… Read More

Posted by Admin on January 9, 2018
JFCS Serves Sonoma County in Major Fire Recovery Efforts
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Financial Assistance
  • JFCS News
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Moving from Emergency Response to Long-Term Recovery Two months have passed since fires swept through the North Bay, leaving in their wake incredible destruction and thousands homeless, jobless, and emotionally scarred. JFCS hit the ground running, working to support the community. Thanks to generous donations from supporters like you, our Sonoma County office has become a community hub where individuals and families are receiving the services they need to re-build their lives and heal. Thank you for your help! JFCS’ Insurance Workshops reached thousands of people who lost their homes. Emergency Response and Ramping Up In the initial weeks after… Read More

Posted by Admin on December 19, 2017
JFCS Holiday Toy Drive Needs Your Help!
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Holidays
  • JFCS News
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Help make the holidays bright for children affected by the North Bay fires and for low-income families. This is a great way to involve your children in the meaning of tzedakah and in helping others during the holiday season. What’s Needed? New toys for children of all ages (unwrapped please) Gift cards—often great for all ages, (ToysRUs, Target, Amazon, etc.) Wrapping paper, ribbon, and gift tags Deadline is December 8 We will wrap and distribute toys for the holidays to families who need them most. JFCS Drop Off Locations and Times 2150 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94115 Mon. –… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 10, 2017
International Holocaust Education Led by JFCS Holocaust Center
  • Holocaust
  • JFCS News
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Plucked from the ashes of Auschwitz and published in 2014 by the JFCS Holocaust Center, Rywka’s Diary: The Writings of a Jewish Girl from the Lodz Ghetto has been an international sensation, sold alongside The Diary of Anne Frank. The tattered school diary written in Polish by 14-year-old Rywka Lipszyc has captivated readers around the world and has been translated into 15 languages. It is now being published in its native Polish tongue. This month Rywka’s powerful words became available throughout Poland. The new and beautifully designed edition was published in partnership with Austeria Publishing House in collaboration with the… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 9, 2017
JFCS Partners with the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow on a New Exhibit Featuring Rywka’s Diary
  • Holocaust
  • JFCS News
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When the JFCS Holocaust Center first received an old and tattered school notebook written in Polish and pulled from the ashes of Auschwitz, JFCS Executive Director Dr. Anita Friedman suspected the power the mysterious volume contained as she turned each carefully penned page. Since the manuscript’s publication in 2014 Rywka’s Diary: The Writings of a Jewish Girl from the Lodz Ghetto has been an international sensation, sold alongside The Diary of Anne Frank and, at last count, translated into 15 languages worldwide. Dr. Anita Friedman worked with the Galicia Jewish Museum to create the exhibit based on JFCS’ book, Rywka’s… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 6, 2017
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