JFS SOVA Changing to Virtual Food Drives to Provide Fresh and Healthy Food to Clients
With the rise of food and living costs, more and more people are turning to the JFS SOVA Community Food & Resource Program for support. It is estimated that approximately one in every 5 people in Los Angeles are affected by food insecurity. Now more than ever, it is essential for us to provide fresh and healthy food to LA families all year long. For this reason, we are reimagining our food drives to be more effective and compassionate.
Making a Difference Among our Heroes
Andrea De Lange has been a volunteer with Jewish Family Service LA for over 9 years. She volunteers with Café Europa, JFSLA’s weekly social group for survivors of the Holocaust.
JFSLA Unveils “Better Impact” Volunteer Database
Jewish Family Service LA relies on volunteers to help provide compassionate services to the people of Los Angeles. We are grateful for the 400 committed volunteers helping us assist clients throughout 20 programs. To support volunteer operations and better inform volunteers of opportunities, JFSLA has begun using Better Impact, a database tool for volunteers.
Former NSYNC Member Lance Bass Celebrates West Hollywood Volunteers
On September 2nd, Lance Bass, actor, television producer, and former member of the pop boy band NSYNC, celebrated volunteers from Jewish Family Service LA and Meals on Wheels West for their dedicated efforts to provide nutritious meals to homebound seniors.
Finding Hope as a Volunteer at JFSLA
The pandemic has been hard on many retired seniors who were left isolated from their friends and family and without the daily structure that their previous careers provided. Many felt a loss of purpose. For Randall Kane, age 71, it was extremely difficult to be isolated from the world as he had also recently lost his wife and two closest friends.
JFSLA Senior Centers: A Dynamic Environment of Activities and Resources
Jewish Family Service LA’s Senior and Multipurpose Centers have reopened, providing arts and wellness classes, free lunches, spaces for social interaction, and an opportunity for older adults to connect with a social worker to receive critical services and referrals to community resources.
JFSLA Young Leaders Host Annual Tools for School Drive
With the next school year starting, JFSLA’s Young leaders group held its annual Tools for School event, providing local underserved and at-risk children with the supplies they need to succeed at school.
Zach Gingold and Maggie Wolf to Lead JFSLA’s Young Leaders Group
Zach Gingold and Maggie Wolf were recently appointed as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of JFSLA’s Young Leaders Group. Gingold has been an active member of the Young Leaders since 2017 and Wolf became a member in 2020.
JFSLA Collaborates with Major LA Artists
When JFSLA’s Art Committee began filling the walls of the JFS Gunther-Hirsh Family Center with art that would provide a calming and inspiring environment for clients and staff alike, they never imagined that they would end up collaborating with two of the most influential LA artists working today.
JFSLA Appoints Randy Magnin as Chair of Board of Directors
At last week’s Board Installation, Randy Magnin was appointed as the new Chair of the Jewish Family Service LA Board of Directors for the 2022-2024 term. Joining the Agency more than 30 years ago as a member of the JFSLA Young Leaders group, Randy is a long-time Board member who has also served as Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee.