News & Updates
JF&CS awarded $50k to support city seniors
July 12, 2018
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. Read more: http://www.stljewishlight.com/news/local/article_8c7382c4-804e-11e8-b839-2f0e956de338.html
New JF&CS program helps Jews with disabilities
In March, JF&CS began its Jewish Disability Care Connect program for people of all ages with physical or intellectual disabilities. The initiative comes in response to what JF&CS determined was a void in adequate care for local Jews with disabilities. Read more: http://www.stljewishlight.com/news/local/article_a0fd69e0-749a-11e8-875e-e33910177274.html
JF&CS plans event on LGBT inclusion in St. Louis Jewish community
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 communities more inclusive, no matter which branch of Judaism you ascribe to. Read more: http://www.stljewishlight.com/news/local/article_8b8362b8-78aa-11e8-9a63-2f4096b85cd3.html
Event to explore Jewish perspective on Alzheimer’s
June 1, 2018
“Trying to build and maintain that connection is an issue for many caregivers and loved ones of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia as they work to interact in ways that enrich the lives of both the patient and the family member alike…That’s one of the messages behind an event set for early next month at Shaare Emeth titled “Shedding Light on Alzheimer’s: A Jewish Perspective: … Continue reading Event to explore Jewish perspective on Alzheimer’s
May 29, 2018
Help us support neighbors-in-need by donating to our 2018 Annual Campaign.
JF&CS brings new education strategies to child abuse prevention programs
May 24, 2018
Classrooms across Missouri are fitted with smart boards, computers, and iPads to accommodate new learning styles and resources. Despite this progress, most child abuse prevention programs are still using the strategies of the past to give this generation the information they need to stay safe. To bring this curriculum into the digital age JF&CS has created educational videos so that any child, parent, or teacher with a computer can access … Continue reading JF&CS brings new education strategies to child abuse prevention programs
Healthcare Access for Individuals with Disabilities
May 9, 2018
From the opioid epidemic to flu outbreaks, healthcare has been a top issue for 2018. Yet there’s one issue affecting 20% of Americans that has been largely left out of the conversation – healthcare access for individuals with disabilities.
Yiddish groups help keep language alive in St. Louis
May 7, 2018
…the Crown Center Yiddish Group and the Shaare Emeth Yiddish Club offer fun learning experiences. The Crown Center Yiddish Group has been meeting for more than 20 years. The group’s leader is Rabbi Neal Rose, who is also a staff chaplain at Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Rose’s Yiddish education began at age 5 in New York.
The Magic of Making a Difference Gala
November 29, 2017
Thank you to all our Gala attendee’s sponsors and generous donors who helped make our 2017 Magic of Making a Difference Gala a success. The evening began with a magic filled cocktail hour followed by a delectable dinner. The attendees were entertained by the Magical Voices of STAMM a Washington University A Capella Group. Our Honoree ceremony soon followed with wonderful videos honoring Dr. Mary Hoke JF&CS’s own Chief Operating … Continue reading The Magic of Making a Difference Gala
CAPP and National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month
October 17, 2017
JF&CS’ Safe Surf Program Aims To Provide Cyberbullying Solution Before It Starts (ST. LOUIS, MO /October XX, 2017) – October is Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month and although traditional face-to-face bullying has been gradually decreasing, a newer and more devastating trend has taken its place in full force: cyberbullying. In 2015, a study found that almost 35 percent of 11 to 15-year-olds in the Midwest experienced cyberbullying in their lifetime, … Continue reading CAPP and National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month
JF&CS Susie’s Corner
March 15, 2017
A big THANK YOU to volunteer Susie Charak for donating “Susie’s Corner” in JF&CS Reception Room along with new carpeting for our young clients.
HOW TO INCREASE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
February 10, 2017
Dear JF&CS Therapy Team, My friends and I were talking about all of the focus in the media about mental illness and wondered…..rather than focusing on mental illness….what if the media focused on mental health. That discussion led us to a question….are there really ways for a person to increase their mental health? Signed Inquiring Minds Dear Inquiring Minds – You and your friends will be happy to know … Continue reading HOW TO INCREASE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Seniors want to remain at home as they age
November 16, 2016
Most seniors, when asked, say they want to remain at home as they age…that starts by asking some tough questions. Read more in this month’s blog. Helping Mom and Dad Remain At Home
Ways To Give
May 23, 2016
We reach out to all in need, providing comprehensive human services, hope and a hand up.
LONGTIME JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE VOLUNTEER DEDICATES LOBBY
May 11, 2016
Suzanne L. Charak recognized by JF&CS for her commitment to the agency Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) dedicated the now Suzanne L. Charak Lobby on Tuesday, May 3. Susie, joined by family, friends and JF&CS staff members, was recognized for her vision and commitment to renovating the JF&CS lobby. Karen Suroff, JF&CS Board President, and Lou Albert, JF&CS Executive Director, thanked Susie and her family for their dedication to … Continue reading LONGTIME JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICE VOLUNTEER DEDICATES LOBBY
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April 11, 2016
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. JF&CS highlighted our Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) on the back cover of St. Louis Jewish Parents Magazine!
AJFCS – Save The Date
March 7, 2016
AJFCA Senior Services Midwest Meeting September 25-26, 2016 at JF&CS St. Louis, MO AJFCA Senior Resource Connect will offer a meeting for older adult services professionals this Fall in St. Louis! The conference will help AJFCA members network around all things senior services and share knowledge. The meeting will begin with an afternoon and evening of networking on Sunday, September 25th to be followed by a day of programming on Monday, September 26th. … Continue reading AJFCS – Save The Date
10 Tips to Increase your Mental Health!
February 12, 2016
February “What’s On Your Mind” article published on Jewish In St. Louis website. How can I increase my mental health? Dear JF&CS Therapy Team, My friends and I were talking about all of the focus in the media about mental illness and wonderedâ€¦..rather than focusing on mental illnessâ€¦.what if the media focused on mental health. That discussion led us to a questionâ€¦.are there really ways for a person to increase … Continue reading 10 Tips to Increase your Mental Health!
Chabad Student Association HKJFP Food Drive
January 18, 2016
We always appreciate it when families, schools, businesses and organizations conduct food drives for our Pantry. Students affiliated with Chabad on Campus, Rohr Center for Jewish Life at Washington University collected an enormous amount of non-perishable food and had some fun doing it. The food was displayed as a Can Menorah in the Olin Library. The sign next to the Menorah said: â€œCelebrate the Season of Giving This Menorah display, constructed out of … Continue reading Chabad Student Association HKJFP Food Drive
Latest Video Post
December 16, 2015
Checkout this inspiring video featuring our Executive Director, Louis Albert which highlights the personal story of one of the clients in our financial assistance program. This video was featured at the Jewish Federation’s Women in Philanthropy’s recent Soul to Sole event. 650 women attended an elegant, fun, and inspiring event featuring Jane Weitzman, former CEO of Stuart Weitzman shoes, visionary leader, and philanthropist of Jewish causes. People were so moved … Continue reading Latest Video Post
Jewish Federation Women’s Philanthropy Hanukkah Gift Bags!
December 4, 2015
Our chaplains, Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael and Rabbi Tracy Nathan, prepare to deliver Hanukkah gift bags from Jewish Federation Women’s Philanthropy to 200 Jewish residents of skilled and assisted living facilities.
HKJFP Volunteers Migrating South for the Winter!
Some of our lucky food pantry volunteers are flying south for the winter! We are in need of short-term (winter) volunteers at the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. We offer a variety of volunteer assignments requiring different amounts of time and we can be flexible in scheduling your hours. For more information, contact Chelsey at 314.513.1674 or email@example.com .
Participate in online community survey.
November 20, 2015
Participate in an online survey for individuals and/or family members with disabilities. Inviting Individuals with disabilities and their family members to participate in an online community survey. â€œJewish Federation of St. Louis’ Inclusion Initiative has created an online community survey that focuses on topics around disabilities and inclusion in the St. Louis Jewish community. The goal of the survey is to collect data on areas of need as well as … Continue reading Participate in online community survey.
November 18, 2015
The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry Needs Volunteers!
What Can I Bring?
November 13, 2015
This Holiday season ask your guests to bring food items that will be donated to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry to help put food on the table of those less fortunate.
November 9, 2015
Try your luck to “Crack the Code” and win $100,000 for you and Jewish Family & Children’s Service. .
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Mark your calendar for Olivette’s 2nd Annual Turkey Trot! The 5k run will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. All proceeds will benefit the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.
Children & Adolescent Counseling
October 16, 2015
We provide comprehensive and confidential counseling to help our clients who are experiencing distress in their lives.
Our programs for older adults encourage stability, self-sufficiency, a safe environment, physical and emotional support and activities that are vital to a meaningful life.
Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry
Providing food, personal care items and community resource referrals to help individuals and families through difficult times.
2nd Annual Turkey Trot
Make this Thanksgiving more than a great meal! Join friends and neighbors for the Olivette Annual Turkey Trot. More than just a healthy start to the holiday, this 5k run/walk is about fun, community, and helping those in need. Run with The FLOCK!! Course Thanksgiving Day November 26. The race begins at 8:30am and starts and ends at Stacy Park Register Early!! $20 entry fee ($12 for persons under 19) … Continue reading 2nd Annual Turkey Trot
October 2, 2015
When the challenges of parenting affect the quality of your life, JF&CS counseling provides confidential and caring support.
Love to Shop? Our clients need you! Volunteer at the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. Shop the pantry with our clients. Wednesday and Friday volunteers are in great demand. Interested? Call or email Chelsey at 314-513-9386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help the Harvey Kornblum
September 29, 2015
HKJFP filled with fruits and vegetables that help feed 7,000 people (half of whom are children) every month.