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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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JF&CS launches financial support during federal shutdown

Jewish Family & Children’s Service is working to make emergency funding available for members of the St. Louis Jewish community who have been affected by the federal shutdown. “Due to the unexpected burden the government shutdown has placed on federal workers in the Jewish community, JF&CS will be working closely with the Jewish Federation to … Continued

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Jewish Federation women plan Hanukkah care packages, gift drive

Neighborhood children and area residents living in care facilities are getting uplifting boosts through gifts of good will during this Hanukkah season, thanks to Women’s Philanthropy members of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. This year, the Jewish Federation group is covering needs of both the elderly and young by hosting a personal care package … Continued

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2018 Top Pantry Chef Cook Off

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2018 Top Pantry Chef cook-off in support of the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. Over 275 community members helped us celebrate on November 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. Thanks to their generous support, the pantry will be able to feed over 6,000 neighbors … Continued

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JF&CS gets $1.2 million anonymous donation

Jewish Family & Children’s Services recently received a $1.2 million donation from an anonymous supporter, according to the nonprofit organization. The donor gave the money as an unrestricted gift, meaning the organization can spread it among a number of different initiatives. Those include the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, counseling services, child abuse prevention, assistance … Continued

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JF&CS receives $20K grant for child abuse prevention

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) has been awarded $20,000 by the Dana Brown Charitable Trust, U.S. Bank, Trustee. The award will support the JF&CS Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP), which reached over 38,500 children in 2017, including public and private schools in both St. Louis city and St. Louis county. This contribution will help … Continued

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JF&CS awarded $50k to support city seniors

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) has been awarded $50,000 by the St. Louis City Seniors Fund during its inaugural year of grant funding. The Fund, which was established by passage of the Seniors Count Ballot Initiative, will help St. Louis City seniors tackle common concerns, such as fall prevention and economic stability. “This funding … Continued

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JF&CS plans event on LGBT inclusion in St. Louis Jewish community

In honor of Pride Month, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) is pushing the St. Louis Jewish community to rethink how it engages on LGBTQ issues. At its program “Supporting the LGBTQ Jewish Community,” the JF&CS Mental Health Care Manager will provide a basic framework for supporting LGBTQ individuals with practical ways to make Jewish … Continued

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