JFCS Launches New Center for Children and Youth
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Raising children today is more challenging than ever before, especially in the Bay Area. Without a place to turn for coordinated services, too many families don’t find the help they need until it is too late. To address this growing crisis and serve thousands of Bay Area children, JFCS has announced the launch of its new Center for Children and Youth. One of the largest initiatives ever undertaken by JFCS in its 170-year history, the Center for Children and Youth will bring together and expand critical services in four key areas:Parent and teacher education through JFCS’ Parents Place;… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 11, 2019
Announcing JFCS’ New President, Luba Troyanovsky
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Her Path to the JFCS Presidency Growing up in Ukraine when it was part of the USSR meant that Luba Troyanovsky grew up surrounded by rampant antisemitism. Because her great-grandfather was a rabbi, she grew up observing Jewish holidays and traditions—not so common among Soviet Jews at that time—but always secretly within the family and never publicly. When Luba arrived in San Francisco as part of the vast emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union in the 1970s, she and her family had to build a new life.  Comparing themselves to “blind kittens,” Luba warmly recalls that JFCS staff helped… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 11, 2019
Jean Wildberg: Backing Up Words with Deeds
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She survived cancer three times.  She outlived her daughter, who died at 21.  Despite these hardships and others, Jean Wildberg had an unflagging spirit.  Descended from an old German-Jewish Bay Area family—her grandfather founded Kahn’s Department Store in Oakland in 1879—Jean expressed, in both words and deeds, an abiding concern for others.  “She didn’t hesitate to get involved in changing society if she saw an injustice,” said one of her sons, David Morgenstein. “She wanted to help those who did not have a voice.” A Stanford University alumna who later became a psychologist, Jean counseled workers in employee assistance programs.  … Read More

Posted by Admin on June 10, 2019
John Galen: A Deep Appreciation Leads to a Long-Term Commitment
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John Galen has been part of the JFCS community since the 1960s.  He served on its Board of Directors back when JFCS was called the Jewish Family Service Agency, and he was active in 1977, when the agency merged with Homewood Terrace, putting the “children” in Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Through his close association, he understands JFCS’ ability to innovate and best serve those in need. John had always intended to provide for JFCS after his lifetime and to leave a bequest in his will or trust. However, after discussing his plans with JFCS’ Endowment staff, he discovered that… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 10, 2019
Judy Moss: A Life Filled with “Firsts”
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Brooklyn-born and Vassar-educated nonagenarian Judy Moss believes that, in many ways, she has always been “a woman ahead of her time.”  Over the course of her career she was a pioneer in the male-dominated computer information systems realm.  Each time she left one place of employment, which included stints at Port of New York Authority, Revlon, and General Electric, she was offered a more advanced position at the next.  She came to California because Lockheed encouraged her to leave New York.  To fill in some spare time Judy decided to enter the political arena, becoming one of 18 candidates, including… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 10, 2019