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JFS CAPP featured in the St. Louis Jewish Light

JFS’ Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) partners with more than 150 schools across St. Louis to teach children, parents, and teachers about body safety, the warning signs of abuse, and safe internet use. CAPP was recently featured in the St. Louis Jewish Light! Read the article here.

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NORC and Jewish Family Services come together

We are thrilled to announce that St. Louis NORC is joining Jewish Family Services. Since NORC and JFS share the mission of promoting independence and autonomy as we age, and connection to community throughout, the integration of the NORC staff into JFS’s Older Adult Services department will benefit existing members and ensure the continuity of … Continued

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JFS 2021 Gala

This year marks JFS’ 150th anniversary; a milestone that recognizes our proud history and looks ahead at our role in the community for generations to come. We invite you to join us for this celebration! Please mark your calendar for an unforgettable evening on Sunday, November 21 at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. The gala will include … Continued

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2020 Annual Campaign

Your support helps us meet the growing needs of our community. In times of crisis and in times of hope, we are grateful for your support. Because of you, JFS is able to provide children, families, and seniors in our community with vital services that meet their most basic needs. In the past few months, … Continued

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JFS COVID Response

COVID-19 is most acutely affecting those who were already most vulnerable. However, isolation and loneliness, hunger, and financial stress are now also affecting many who had not previously experienced unemployment or other stressful life changes. The need for preventive and support services to keep children and families healthy is as important as ever. In the … Continued

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JFS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

October 2020   JFS Friends, I am very proud of the steps our Board of Directors and the leadership of JFS have taken this past year to adopt a Racial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement for our organization, and to apply the covenants of this commitment every day at JFS. We believe it is our … Continued

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Movers & Shakers: Brian S. Braunstein

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Creve Coeur’s Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry saw an eightfold increase in new families in need of fresh produce, shelf-stable food and other items. “Our food pantry clients increased exponentially, and we are thankful that staff and volunteers have stepped up in a huge way to accommodate the needs,” says Brian … Continued

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‘The New Covid-19’: Profiles Of The Pandemic

It’s been over four months since the first person in the United States died from Covid-19. Since then, there have been more than 117,000 deaths and over two million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. As the virus has ravaged the country, the unemployment rate has skyrocketed to record highs. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, … Continued

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Leading JFS Through Challenging Times

JFS is privileged to have leaders of exceptional talent and diverse backgrounds to steward our organization through these challenging times. As our community and communities throughout the world grapple with the spread of COVID-19, unemployment is rising, children who previously received meals at school are struggling with hunger, and seniors are more isolated than ever. … Continued

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