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.
L.A. Works: A Critical Partner for JFSLA Volunteering
In the last year, more than 235 volunteers were introduced to JFSLA through L.A. Works, a volunteer organization that mobilizes Angelenos to support nonprofits that are addressing critical community issues.
JFSLA Young Leaders Publish “Jewish Family Recipes” Cookbook
When the pandemic halted in-person events, JFSLA’s Young Leaders group thought of innovative ways to convene and continue fundraising for JFSLA programs. One of those ways was through hosting virtual cooking classes. The success of these cooking events sparked the idea for the creation of the Jewish Family Recipes cookbook.
Jewish Family Service LA Distributed Thanksgiving Meals and Groceries to Over 1,500 Families and 1,000 Seniors
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 23, 2022) – On November 18th, Jewish Family Service LA’s (JFSLA) SOVA Community Food & Resource Program held its annual Thanksgiving distribution, providing Thanksgiving staples to more than 1,500 families. Every SOVA visitor received two chickens as well as a variety of Thanksgiving staples such as stuffing, mashed potatoes, canned green…
JFSLA to Distribute Thanksgiving Meals and Groceries to Over 1,500 Families and 1,000 Seniors
On November 18th, the JFS SOVA Community Food & Resource Program will hold its annual Thanksgiving distribution, providing Thanksgiving staples to more than 1,500 families.
JFSLA’s Nancy Volpert Awarded for Work on Behalf of Survivors of Domestic Violence
Nancy Volpert, JFSLA Senior Director of Public Policy and Community Engagement, was awarded the Marjorie Braude Award, presented by the City of Los Angeles Domestic Violence Alliance, which honors individuals and organizations leading innovative and collaborative efforts to reduce and eradicate domestic violence in the City of Los Angeles.