JFCS Supports Families with the Emotional Toll of Dementia Care
  • Seniors
  • Stories & Testimonials
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Four years ago Joan became one of the every six Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease each year. The 69 year-old’s symptoms progressed quickly and her husband of over three decades, Brian, retired early from his job in order to care for her while their adult daughter lives with them in their Foster City home for added support. But living on a fixed income while coping with the challenges of caring for their loved one with dementia proved more taxing than the family had imagined. As Joan’s dementia advanced, it became more difficult for her family to connect with her, taking… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 6, 2018
Siesel Maibach, Former JFCS Board President, Plans for JFCS’ Future Success with Family Bequest
  • Donors
  • Meet Our Leaders
  • Named Funds
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Siesel Maibach may still have a slight Southern accent from her childhood in Louisiana, but don’t let that fool you—she’s been in the Bay Area for many years. A successful art consultant for two decades, you can view a sample of her work at JFCS’ affiliated assisted living community, Rhoda Goldman Plaza, where she placed 350 pieces of beautiful art. Siesel has served JFCS in a multitude of vital capacities over the past 40 years. As Board President in the 80s her leadership stewarded JFCS through challenging times. Currently a member of JFCS’ Endowment Committee, she has made an estate… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 6, 2018
JFCS Emergency Assistance in Sonoma County
  • Emergency Assistance
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Check this page frequently for upcoming events and services.Jewish Family and Children’s Services in Sonoma County is open for all who have been affected by the fires and are in need of recovery assistance. Our expert case managers and clinicians are working directly with individuals in need of trauma support and counseling, short-term loans, gift cards, transportation, and skilled technical assistance and advocacy with filing of insurance claims.HOW TO GET HELP Contact JFCS for help at 707-303-1500 or email [email protected]. JFCS’ Santa Rosa office is open at 1360 N. Dutton Avenue, Suite C, Monday through Friday, 9:00… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 7, 2018
‘The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc’ Wins Prestigious Award
  • Holocaust
  • JFCS News
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Rywka’s Diary: The Writings of a Jewish Girl from the Lodz Ghetto—first published by the JFCS Holocaust Center—has been awarded this year’s Historical Award by Polityka, Poland’s top newsmagazine. The handwritten diary—miraculously discovered intact amidst the rubble at Auschwitz—is a moving account of the life and dreams of 14-year-old Polish girl Rywka Lipszyc. After more than 70 years in obscurity, the diary was finally published in 2014 and soon after became a worldwide success. The diary has gone on to be translated and published in 15 countries, including Poland.The award, initiated in 1959, is the oldest award in Poland… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 4, 2018
The Gary Shupin Community—A Dream Realized for Persons Who Have Developmental Challenges
  • Donors
  • Named Funds
  • People with Disabilities
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Gerson Bakar z’l, a Beloved Visionary, Remembered You might not know of Gerson Bakar z’l by name but you have almost certainly seen his work in San Francisco. Levi’s Plaza, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the UCSF Mission Bay campus—these are just a few of the iconic San Francisco institutions that Gerson helped bring to life. Gerson, who passed away last June, supported many charitable projects yet it was giving back to his Jewish Community that brought him the most satisfaction, saying, “Asking me why the ‘Jewish Community’ is important to me is like asking me why the… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 4, 2018