JFCS Leads in a Historic Milestone for Holocaust and Genocide Education
  • Education
  • Holocaust Center
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Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of the Governor’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education—an important step forward in the fight against antisemitism and hate. The council will include state legislators, civic leaders and representatives from minority communities. The JFCS Holocaust Center will play a critical leadership role as the state embarks on a historic expansion of educational programs that will confront the recent rise in antisemitism and other acts of hate in California and worldwide. Each year, the Holocaust Center educates over 25,000 students and teachers from over 350 schools about the causes and consequences of discrimination.… Read More

Posted by Admin on October 13, 2021
JFCS’ Dream Program Provides Lifesaving Help to Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
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Kendall was in an abusive marriage for 15 years. She often thought of leaving but didn’t know how she would provide for three children when her husband had never allowed her to work. Ultimately, her husband became violent with her oldest son, and Kendall fled with her children quickly. Faced with having to protect her kids and find a job to support them, Kendall didn’t know where to turn until a local homeless shelter connected her with JFCS. While many factors contribute to abuse in families, the continuing pandemic has brought lockdown entrapment and economic insecurities that have sharply… Read More

Posted by Admin on October 13, 2021
Hardship Persists—Help Us Care for Community Members in Need
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Stories & Testimonials
  • Financial Assistance
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With compassion and generosity, our community came together over the last year to provide the highest quality care to more people than ever in Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ 171-year history.   Today, conditions are still uncertain. Recovery will be long—especially for the most vulnerable. Your help is needed to ensure no one is left behind.  Recently, Nina, a mother of two, was desperate for a lifeline.   Nina ran through her scant savings trying to provide for her daughters after her small business collapsed. With mounting debt, no family to lean on, and no clear path forward, Nina’s panic grew. Her… Read More

Posted by Admin on September 17, 2021
JFCS’ College Scholarship Winners Will Pursue Their Childhood Dreams
  • Education
  • Financial Assistance
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When Ashley Ashkinos was 12 years old, she longed to attend a Jewish entrepreneurial camp. Unfortunately, the tuition was not in her family’s budget, so Ashley decided to raise funds on her own. She sold lemonade, created a crowdfunding campaign, and quickly raised $2,500 within a few weeks. Realizing that there may be other kids struggling to afford the camp too, Ashley continued her campaign and raised an additional $10,000, which she donated to award scholarships to other kids with financial needs. Today, Ashley’s heart and fortitude are being recognized—this summer, she was selected as one of JFCS’ two 2021… Read More

Posted by Admin on September 1, 2021
Managing Back-to-School Anxiety in a Pandemic World
  • Parenting
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A roadmap for parents by Dr. Madeline Levine, psychologist, bestselling author, and Expert Panelist at JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth. As they pose for their first day of school photos, children and parents have more concerns than ever about returning to classrooms this fall. Parents are worrying—will my child survive socially? Are they behind academically after learning from home? Is my child’s back-to-school anxiety cause for alarm? We sat down with parenting expert Dr. Madeline Levine to discuss families’ rising concerns about heading back to school. Based on her deep experience, and on insights from her recent book… Read More

Posted by Admin on August 31, 2021
JFCS Holocaust Center to Lead Statewide Initiative to Expand Education and Confront Antisemitism
  • JFCS News
  • Education
  • Holocaust Center
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In an unprecedented public-private partnership, the JFCS Holocaust Center will partner with the State of California to respond to rising acts of antisemitism and hate. By combining private donations with public money, the JFCS Holocaust Center will lead an important initiative to expand Holocaust and genocide education across our state. Over recent months, JFCS has been working closely with key policymakers and community partners to advocate for critical action to combat hate in California. This month, a historic budget deal was signed—thanks to the leadership of the Jewish Legislative Caucus, led by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel and State Senator Scott Wiener;… Read More

Posted by Admin on August 4, 2021
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