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Your gift can help enhance the life of someone less fortunate!

Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days of the Jewish year, offers a time for introspection: to look back at the past year, and plan on changes to make in the coming year. While some of us may feel we are ready to let go of the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many others who continue to struggle in the face of unprecedented and rapidly changing circumstances. Thousands of our vulnerable friends and neighbors are in […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/your-gift-can-help-enhance-the-life-of-someone-less-fortunate/

Preparing for a Sweet New Year

Preparing Individuals for a Sweet New Year   This past Wednesday, August 25th, Apartment Program Residents visited the Alpert Jewish Family Service offices to assemble Rosh Hashanah Baskets for clients of our agency. Residents decorated the boxes with well-wishes for “A Good and Sweet Year”. Boxes were filled with delicious traditional Rosh Hashanah items; including apples and honey, gefilte fish, Matzah Ball soup, and more. Much appreciation to the Herrendorf Family Foundation for a $10,000 grant that will enable Alpert […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/preparing-for-a-sweet-new-year/

Mentoring 4 Kids Program has “Improvised” Fun!

This past Thursday The Judith & Jack Rosenberg Mentoring 4 Kids program held one of its sponsored quarterly group activities via Zoom. Elevate Improv facilitated a fun and interactive, virtual improv class. The matches played silly warm-ups, engaging games, and comedic exercises while building connections, laughing lots, and having fun. Currently, M4K has 19 matches and is in need of volunteer mentors looking to make a difference in the life of a child. Please go to www.mentoring4kids.org for more information […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/mentoring-4-kids-program-has-improvised-fun/

2021 Impact & Gratitude Issue

We are excited to share our most recent issue of Transformations: 2021 Impact & Gratitude Issue. Please click here to view our latest issue.    https://www.alpertjfs.org/2021-impact-gratitude-issue/

L’Shanah Tovah from Alpert JFS

A Rosh Hashanah Message from… Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days of the Jewish year, offers a time for introspection: to look back at the past year, and plan on changes to make in the coming year. While some of us may feel we are ready to let go of the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many others who continue to struggle in the face of unprecedented and rapidly changing circumstances. Thousands of our vulnerable […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/lshanah-tovah-from-alpert-jfs/

“Just-in-Case” Bags Prepared & Delivered to Clients of the Agency

A new Food Pantry Committee at Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert JFS) is launching a pilot project to ensure its existing clients are ready in the event of storms and/or other emergency situations. Committee members include Chair Marjorie Feldman, Holly Bromer, Alpert JFS Board member David Ginsberg, Iris Markel, and Maxine Marks. Alpert JFS Director of Volunteer Leadership Belinda Lasky, who is responsible for the agency’s two Kosher Food Pantries, and Alpert JFS Clinical Director Dr. Elaine […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/just-in-case-bags-prepared-delivered-to-clients-of-the-agency/

Young Professionals Meet to Network and Grow Impact

   A new undertaking – the Young Professionals Task Force – is breathing new life into idea-generation at Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert JFS)! This is one of many examples of Alpert JFS’ commitment to engaging and educating the entire community about our programs and services, and the agency’s dedication to offering opportunities for participation in advocacy and social action projects. It all started when the Alpert JFS Development Department initiated a focus group for young leaders, […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/young-professionals-meet-to-network-and-grow-impact/

Holocaust Survivor Speaks to Independence Middle School Students

Every Holocaust survivor’s story is different and each experience unique. The testimonies remain powerful and relevant, as they bring history alive beyond books. Etta O., a client of the Alpert JFS Holocaust Survivors Assistance program, recently shared her Holocaust experience with students at Independence Middle School. The child of a Russian Army officer, she lived in Odessa with her parents and an older sibling. A neighbor alerted the family that the Germans were coming, and they soon found themselves in […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/holocaust-survivor-speaks-to-independence-middle-school-students/

Going Green for Mental Health Awareness and Trauma-informed Care Month

 As the county’s leader in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training and dedicated coordinator of its multi-agency county coalition, Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert JFS) proudly helps raise awareness about mental health issues, promotes good mental health practices, and encourages people to support others around them every day. In May, we were part of the community-wide movement to destigmatize mental illness, addiction and suicide, and debunk the myths attached to those with mental health challenges, as part […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/going-green-for-mental-health-awareness-and-trauma-informed-care-month/

Movin’ and Groovin’ with M4K

Alpert JFS’ Judith & Jack Rosenberg Mentoring 4 Kids (M4K) program is shaking things up, providing new, interactive activities for its mentors and mentees! In mid-May, 14 of 16 matches, along with yet-to-be-matched kids and mentors came together online for Game Night. The Zoom squares were a happy space filled with 35 friendly faces who virtually shared a pizza dinner before joining breakout rooms to check-in with each other and play. Gift cards of players’ selection to Amazon, GameStop, Marshall’s/TJ […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/movin-and-groovin-with-m4k/
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