Rosh Hashanah E-Cards Make the New Year Sweet!
  • Holidays
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Warmest wishes for a happy and healthy new year 5778! This is an especially good time to send your personal greetings to friends and family. And we want to make it quick and easy to do so! In the Jewish tradition, send people you care about a beautiful e-card message and your tribute gifts—made in their name—will make the new year bright for the most vulnerable, frail, and alone among us. What a mitzvah! Click here to donate and your e-card will be sent immediately! L’Shanah Tovah and Thank You!… Read More

Posted by Admin on September 14, 2017
Living Life to the Fullest at JFCS’ Shupin Independent Living Community
  • People with Disabilites
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For young adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities creating a full and satisfying life means continuing to do the things they love, while also developing new skills. Having aged out of school programs, they and their families will be asking, “What’s next?” That is where JFCS’ Gary Shupin Independent Living Community and Shupin Social Club come in. JFCS welcomes and envelopes each one. By providing guidance and support they can sculpt the life they want. Whether working full or part-time, volunteering, or heading to vocational school, these young adults are creating lives that are uniquely their own.   Members of… Read More

Posted by Admin on September 5, 2017
JFCS’ Nutrition Program Tackles Hunger, One Bag of Groceries at a Time
  • Nutrition Program
  • Volunteers
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The Bay Area is often described as a foodie’s paradise—but given the region’s high cost of living, many people from all walks of life find themselves unable to afford all the food they need. In San Francisco alone an estimated 1 in 4 people experience hunger. JFCS’ Nutrition Program collects nearly seven tons of food each fall through the High Holiday Food Drive, a critical community effort that ensures that our five regional pantries have basic food items stocked on the shelves all year long. Free, Healthy Groceries a Lifesaver for Fixed-Income Clients Linda, 76, a retired teacher’s aide living… Read More

Posted by Admin on September 5, 2017
Mark Menell, JFCS Board of Directors
  • Meet Our Leaders
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Mark with his two youngest daughters Although Mark Menell still considers himself a New Yorker at heart, the accomplished venture capitalist has been a Californian for over two decades and has contributed to the success of JFCS as a Board member since the early 2000s. Currently a general partner at the investment firm, Partech Ventures, he has spent his distinguished career building, advising, and investing in technology, media, and telecommunications businesses. As a parent, Mark says, “there are certain values and experiences I want to pass along to my daughters and my involvement with JFCS helps me set an example… Read More

Posted by Admin on September 5, 2017
Hurricane and Flood Relief
  • Emergency Assistance
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Jewish Family and Children’s Services and our community in the Bay Area are helping the victims of the devastating hurricane and flooding in in Gulf Coast and the Southeast. Please donate to the fund to help thousands of people who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. The impact is catastrophic and recovery will take a very long time. Those battered by the hurricanes and flooding desperately need our help now and also for months to come. Click here to donate now!Read More

Posted by Admin on August 28, 2017