As we pursue our mission at Jewish Family Service, stories naturally develop. Some are happy. Some are sad. Some are beautiful. Some are gut wrenching. But our stories are real. And they are honest. And they are deeply inspiring, because they reveal the power of the human spirit to move forward.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and unsettling for many people, but it has been particularly challenging for those already suffering from food insecurity. Dozens of determined JFS volunteers and staff spent time preparing for and participating in the in our annual Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery Project.
“The Russian Jewish Cultural Center is like a home. It gives me life,” said Mila Denisenko. Funded by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, and located in Cincinnati's Mayerson JCC, the center fosters a strong sense of community for Russian-speaking older adults.
During her life, Stephanie Marks helped more than 11,000 students learn about the Holocaust through programming with the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. A survivor herself, Marks needed support as she grew older. She found that help—and more—through the services provided Jewish Family Service.