Laura Robbin: A Leader in Action
  • Meet Our Leaders
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Laura Robbin is passionate about leveling the playing field for all members of society. Inspired by her mother’s involvement with a variety of community organizations, Laura cares deeply about improving education for underserved children and solving homelessness and hunger. Putting her beliefs into action, Laura tutors students at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto in algebra and reading comprehension. She was introduced to JFCS after the birth of her younger of two children when she sought out support at Parents Place (now part of JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth) on the Peninsula. Her good friend Alison… Read More

Posted by Admin on September 2, 2020
No One Alone: Four Ways to Strengthen Us All
  • Counseling & Mental Health
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In the many months since the pandemic crisis began, JFCS’ focus has been crystal clear: no one should feel all alone in their time of great need. We are devoted to helping—by caring for the old and the ill, providing nutritious food, offering expert mental health services, guiding parents and children, giving loans and grants to those struggling, and more. Loneliness was an epidemic in our society even before COVID-19. And now, because we often must physically distance from one another, the risks posed by social isolation and loneliness are even more profound.On September 10, 2020, Dr. Vivek H. Read More

Posted by Admin on September 2, 2020
JFCS Wildfire and Emergency Fund
  • Emergency Assistance
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With hundreds of fires now raging in California, Jewish Family and Children’s Services is ensuring that the most vulnerable members of our community are safe during this time. We are monitoring the situation closely and stand ready to provide financial, practical, and emotional support to those who need it. If you are in need of assistance, please call JFCS’ Bay Area Critical Helpline at 415-449-3700.  We continue to encourage everyone in our community to take precaution and follow any evacuation instructions closely. In the case of an emergency, please call 911. You can help by making a donation to our… Read More

Posted by Admin on August 19, 2020
Deb Stadtner: An Example for the Next Generation
  • Donor Stories
  • Meet Our Leaders
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JFCS Board member Deb Stadtner is devoted to philanthropic work in the Jewish community. After a successful 20-year career in market research, she now focuses considerable time on building a thriving and meaningful community in Marin and beyond. When her oldest of 4 children started preschool at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center (OMJCC), Deb began volunteering at the school. This experience ignited a passion for serving others. In the years since, she has become a beloved leader in the Jewish community—volunteering and/or serving on the boards of numerous organizations including the OMJCC (including as President), Brandeis Marin, Jewish Community… Read More

Posted by Admin on August 18, 2020
JFCS Loans and Grants Pave the Way for Future Heroes
  • Education
  • Stories & Testimonials
  • Financial Assistance
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Anna P, Recipient of JFCS Educational Loans and Grants, Found Herself on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Outbreak When Anna P received the JFCS educational loans and grants that allowed her to attend the University of Massachusetts, she never would have believed that she would enter the nursing field just as COVID-19 had begun its spread, in the epicenter of the pandemic, in a public hospital in New York City. Anna, whose family emigrated to the Bay Area from Ukraine when she was a child, moved to New York after college. After some career exploration, she discovered her true… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 28, 2020