JFSLA Debuts New Planned Giving Website
On February 24th, Jewish Family Service LA, in partnership with The Stelter Company, launched a Planned Giving website. This website enables JFSLA’s Resource Development department to implement active strategies that effectively communicate and educate donors about smart ways to turn gifts into opportunities.
A Decade of Volunteering with JFSLA
After retiring as a high-rise building office manager, Helene Altman longed for social connection. When she saw an ad in the Adat Ari El newsletter inviting people to volunteer at the JFS SOVA Community Food and Resource Program (JFS SOVA) pantries, she knew it was meant to be.
Congressman Cárdenas Visits JFS Valley Storefront Community Resource Center
On January 18th, Congressman Tony Cárdenas, representative of California’s 29th district, toured the JFS Valley Storefront Community Resource Center to witness the crucial work JFSLA and its staff do to serve the people of Los Angeles. Congressman Cárdenas represents California’s 29th district which includes a large part of the San Fernando Valley, home to 1.8 million people.
JFS SOVA Celebrates Completion of the Nutrition Pantry Program
On January 9th, the JFS SOVA Community Food & Resource Program (JFS SOVA) held a ceremony at the SOVA pantry in the Valley to congratulate the staff who completed the Nutrition Pantry Program.
JFS SOVA Opens Pop-Up Pantry to Provide Fresh and Healthy Food to the Unhoused Community
The JFS SOVA Community Food & Resource Program (JFS SOVA) has opened a pop-up pantry to distribute healthy groceries to individuals experiencing homelessness in West Hollywood. The pop-up pantry is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon and is located in Plummer Park near the West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center.
JFSLA Launches Supported Volunteer Program for People with Special Needs
JFSLA’s Life Skills Program, part of its Special Needs Services, has launched the Supported Volunteer Program for participants with diverse abilities and special needs interested in developing job skills.
JFS Care Partners with the Holocaust Museum LA to Provide Holocaust Education to Caregivers
Beginning in February, the Holocaust Museum LA will offer JFS Care’s caregiver staff a guided tour of the museum to help them learn more about the experiences of their clients who are survivors of the Holocaust and to help them understand how the trauma from their past impact who they are today.
BEVERLY HILLS COURIER: Start the New Year with “Jewish Family Recipes” Cookbook
The idea for the cookbook, which has been selling like hotcakes since it became available online in December, originated when the pandemic took away in-person fundraising events for the social services agency. BY MICHELE RAPHAEL DECEMBER 30, 2022 Jewish Family Service LA (JFSLA) has published a collection of recipes and family stories from 40 chefs, influencers and restaurants in…
JFS Board Member Will Match All Donations to the JFS Housing Assistance Fund Up to $100,000!
After learning that many JFSLA clients faced housing insecurity and were at risk of becoming homeless, Eileen Brown, a JFSLA Board member, set out to establish a fund that would help clients remain housed.
JFSLA Board Member Organizes Record-Breaking Volunteer Experience
On November 13th, volunteers at the JFS SOVA Community Food & Resource Program (JFS SOVA) warehouse prepared 2,000 distribution bags in preparation for the annual Thanksgiving distribution, breaking the record for most packed bags in a single day.