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JFS 2021 Gala

Thank you so much for your interest in the 2021 gala and support for JFS. With the incredible support of the community the event is now sold out. Please contact Megan Mills at 3148129365 or mmills@jfsstl.org with any questions.

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JFS St. Louis Hires Human Resources Director

Jewish Family Services (JFS), which provides mental health and social services for all St. Louisans, recently hired Erica Becker as its Human Resources Director.  In this position, she will plan and manage the policies, activities, and staff of the nonprofit’s human resources department.  Her responsibilities also include developing strategies and solutions to recruit and retain … 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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