When the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have passed, it inevitably means that Sukkot is right behind! Observing the weeklong celebration that inspires us to be thankful for the great outdoors and the environment is a time-honored tradition for many families and organizations, including JFS.
Beth Schwartz, CEO is once again taking the SNAP Challenge, better known as the Food Stamp Challenge. But this time, she is doing it with a twist! Beth is experiencing the challenge in the persona as a Jewish Family Service client: an 82-year old independent woman whose Diabetes' symptoms create additional challenges beyond budgeting her meals. Read it below. And please feel free to add your comment.
Jewish Family Service celebrated National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month in June with the planting of the new raised garden beds at Hebrew Union College (HUC). HUC generously donated materials, space, and the assistance of a master gardener volunteer to raise fresh homegrown vegetables.
What started ten years ago as a dream to provide a holistic approach to promoting wellness and recovery for families in need became a reality when Jewish Family Service recently opened its Barbash Family Vital Support Center.
"Today we take a big step forward-all of us together-as we begin a journey that will touch lives and change lives every day.
The community is invited to the Grand Opening Celebration of the Jewish Family Service Barbash Family Vital Support Center 9:30 – 11 am Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 3113 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220, on the campus of Hebrew Union College in Clifton.
The Jewish Family Service Barbash Family Vital Support Center provides a comprehensive approach to tackling the hardships that accompany poverty, hunger, and mental illness.