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Supporting Families & Seniors. Alleviating Hunger. Improving Mental Health.

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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Save the Date for our 2019 Gala

Please join us on November 10, 2019 at the Ritz Carlton for a Sinatra-inspired evening to benefit Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Thanks to the generous support of community members like you, we are able to provide vital community services to thousands of families, including child abuse prevention training, nutritious food, counseling, diagnostic testing, senior … Continued

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Longtime JF&CS leader looks back on 30 years of service

Before L. Louis Albert and Jewish Family & Children’s Service opened a food pantry in 1991, he described it as a “pilot project to demonstrate the idea that it’s easy to provide direct assistance to Jewish families. We hope to maintain and expand the food pantry and make it permanent.” As Albert, 67, prepares to … Continued

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