Board Spotlight: Danielle Simon & Rachael Kallick
Danielle Simon and Rachael Kallick are co-chairs of the Jewish Family Service LA Young Leaders group, which is a group of community-minded individuals between the ages of 21-40 who are committed to furthering our mission to create a kinder, more compassionate LA through volunteerism, philanthropy efforts, social events, and more. As co-chairs of the JFS Young Leader Group, they also are members of the JFS Board of Directors.
JFS Delivers Thanksgiving Meals to Over 900 Senior Clients
This Thanksgiving, 920 of our Senior Nutrition Services clients will receive a delicious Thanksgiving meal and the delight of a handmade Thanksgiving card, thanks to the hard work of JFS staff and volunteers.
JFS SOVA Thanksgiving Distribution Serves Over 1,000 Families
On Friday November 19th, the JFS SOVA Food and Community Resource Program held its annual drive-thru Thanksgiving Food Distribution, distributing turkeys and other Thanksgiving staples to 1,118 families.
Volunteer with Jewish Family Service LA
We offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities such as helping to feed families, helping survivors of domestic violence and their children get the support they need, helping older adults feel less isolated and alone, helping people with special needs with important daily tasks, and more! You can also help JFSLA staff with administrative duties.
Café Europa: Reunited and It Feels So Good!
Clients of Café Europa, JFSLA’s social program for survivors of the Holocaust, recently reunited in person after more than a year and half apart. As of October 5th, 2021, Café Europa’s weekly gatherings are back in person on Tuesdays at JFS Gunther-Hirsh Family Center and on Thursdays at the JFS Valley Storefront. Together again, they laughed, sang, and danced together.
JFS Hope Receives Homeless Prevention Grant from City of Los Angeles
JFS Hope Domestic Violence Services (JFS Hope) has received a grant from the City of Los Angeles’ brand new Survivors First Homelessness Prevention Program, the first permanent housing program in the city dedicated to survivors of domestic violence.
JFS Hope’s Kitty Glass Receives Domestic Violence Award for Excellence in Service
On Tuesday, October 19th, JFS Hope Community Outreach Coordinator, Kitty Glass, was awarded the Award for Excellence in Service by the LA County Domestic Violence Council and LA City Domestic Violence Alliance at their annual DVA/DVC 2021 Events & Awards Celebration. The Award for Excellence in Service recognizes outstanding efforts in the prevention of and/or intervention in domestic violence in Los Angeles County.
Assemblymember Nazarian, Senator Hertzberg & Jewish Family Service LA Celebrate $5.7 Million to Expand Life-Saving Food Program
Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) and Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) celebrated California’s $5.7 million 2021 budget allocation to expand Jewish Family Service LA’s SOVA Community Food & Resource Program (JFS SOVA) in Van Nuys on Thursday.
JFS Arts, Wellness, and Engagement Program (AWE) for Older Adults Gets Creative
Through Zoom, program coordinators have been able to offer a mix of interesting new content to AWE members including virtual museum tours, educational talks, cooking classes, art classes, monthly musical performances, monthly opera series, and more.