Rock and Roll through the Jewish year
We are so excited to be able to offer programs that strengthen Jewish life in our communities. In the Upper Valley, our popular Jewish Family Jam and Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing! are back for another year. If you are a participant, we want to thank you-- for entrusting us to enrich your family life and if you are a donor, we want to thank you-- for making these programs possible. Also, there's still time to become a sponsor of our Centennial Celebration on Oct 6th- more details below.
Rock and Roll through the Jewish Year
Jewish Family Jam is back on September 14th! An enriching music class for young children and parents led by Felicia Sloin in the Upper Valley. More info & register here.
Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!
Rosh Hodesh is a place for girls to build meaningful connections with each other, enjoy activities and explore personal and Jewish identity. The program is designed for small groups of girls to meet monthly and build a long-term mentoring relationship with their leader. No previous knowledge required. There are groups in the Upper Valley for 7th-9th grade girls. First meeting September 25th. More info & register here.
JFS Centennial Celebration- Oct 6
Our centennial event is coming up on October 6th. It is a celebration of our 100 years of service to the community and is being hosted in honor of Martin & Marian Broder and our past Presidents. The event will be held outside at the Barney Estate in beautiful Forest Park. Tickets are $100. Click here to purchase your ticket online.
Enjoy an evening of good food and company in a spectacular setting!
Honoring their dedication
Many people have contributed to 100 years of Jewish Family Service. If you would like to say thank you, consider sponsoring a congratulatory message that recognizes our Honorees Martin & Marian Broder, Past Presidents, Board Members or Staff. Click here for details.
JFS History 1990-2000
JFS entered the 1990's actively serving the needs of an increasingly connected global community. The agency helped to successfully resettle 70 Russian Jewish refugees in 1990. Mark Gold, JFS President during this time recalls that it was a community-wide effort, with dozens of volunteers assisting in every facet of the program. JFS also organized and maintained Chesed House, a residential program for people with AIDS in Westfield. It was one of, if not the, first state contract that the agency held. In 1994, the agency's budget was $438,189 with a $50,000 surplus. In 1995, under the leadership of Executive Director Susan Broh, JFS reached its 80th anniversary providing New American, Older Adult, and Child & Family Counseling services.
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