Weathering the Storms of Adolescence: To Hold on or Let Go?
  • Parenting
  • Youth
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During the storms of adolescence it’s a tricky balance for parents to know when to offer support and when to let go. We all want our young adults to be prepared for life, and not be stifled by a “failure to launch” into adulthood. So what’s the best way to foster independence and responsibility? And how is JFCS’ Parents Place Child and Family Clinical program and Parent Coaching program helping families get set up for success? We recently sat down with Havi Wolfson Hall, LCSW, child and adolescent therapist at JFCS’ Parents Place in Palo Alto, to find out. What… Read More

Posted by Admin on May 9, 2018
Michael Janis, JFCS Board of Directors
  • Meet Our Leaders
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Michael Janis has been active in Bay Area civic life for many years. He has also brought his business expertise and dedication to humanitarian service to his volunteer work on various JFCS committees for the past eight years. Most recently Michael has overseen JFCS’ Public Issues Committee of more than 100 volunteers, working with elected officials throughout the Bay Area, in Sacramento, and in Washington DC. Megan and Michael Janis Professionally Michael manages San Francisco’s historic SF Market, the critical wholesale produce marketplace connecting growers worldwide with Bay Area food businesses. The sun will soon be setting on his… Read More

Posted by Admin on May 8, 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 sonoma@jfcs.org. JFCS’ Santa Rosa office is open at 1360 N. Dutton Avenue, Suite C, Monday through Friday, 9:00… Read More

Posted by Admin on May 7, 2018
Holocaust survivors are dwindling, but their children are just getting started
  • Holocaust
  • JFCS in the News

J Weekly

By Karen Galatz

The generation of Holocaust survivors may be passing, but thanks to a just-launched initiative in San Francisco, their testimonies will live on through their children and grandchildren.

grandmother and grandchild

Called the Next Generation Speakers Bureau, the initiative is the brainchild of Morgan Blum Schneider, director of Jewish Family and Children Services’ Holocaust Center. The bureau is designed to address the challenge of Holocaust education when the last of the survivors are gone.

“We want to ensure that the Holocaust remains a story of faces, not just a history of numbers,” said Alexis Herr, the Holocaust Center’s new associate director, who was hired with the specific task of leading the NGSB effort.

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Posted by Admin on April 12, 2018
JFCS Continues to Support North Bay Fire Victims While Honoring First Responders
  • Emergency Assistance
  • JFCS News
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The wildfires that swept through the North Bay last October are out, but the scar on the community is one that will last a generation. Since Day One JFCS has collaborated with many integral organizations in the North Bay to make sure disaster victims are able to access all the help available to them. Last month JFCS honored first responders and survivors at the JFCS Fammy Gala after the deadliest wildfire disaster in California history. First Responders and Victims of the North Bay Wildfires JFCS Fammy Video During the initial days and weeks after the fires JFCS helped people with… Read More

Posted by Admin on April 9, 2018