New JFS Program—Help us help our community!

CARS

A Vehicle Donation Program

 

JFS has partnered with CARS, an experienced national vehicle donation program.

JFS will receive 80% of the profits when you donate your car.

These funds will help support the programs, services, and emergency assistance fund of JFS.  

The process is simple and requires only a call to JFS to begin.

CARS will contact you to pick up the car, handles all paperwork, and will send you a tax receipt.

Call JFS (336) 852-4829 and say you want to donate your vehicle—car, truck, boat and even airplanes!

You may also visit CARS online and begin the process through the special JFS portal.

SAVE THE DATE

JFS Rosh Hashana Gift Bag Program for children and adults of all ages.  Sunday, Sept 15 at JFS with a pizza lunch, starting at 1:00pm. Assemble and deliver holiday gift packages for older adults. Contact Jenny Shultz at 336-852-4829, ext. 235 or jschultz@shalomgreensboro.org

 

Rosh Hashanah Senior Luncheon sponsored by Beth David Vatikim, Temple Emanuel Friendship Circle and Jewish Family services with sponsorship from Carolina Foundation for Jewish Seniors (formerly BJH Foundation for Senior Services) and Well Spring. Tuesday, September 17 at Beth David at noon. Please make a reservation by contacting Marcia at JFS, 336-852-4829, ext. 222 or mhermelin@shalomgreensboro.org

News from JFS

REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY ON

Assisting the former employees of the American Hebrew Academy (AHA) 

 

It has been Jewish Family Services’ privilege to be the lead agency responding to the crisis at AHA. The summer was very busy for us, and I would like to share what the agency has been doing.

 

Assistance has been provided to any family or individual requesting it from AHA. There are 49 families to date who have been assisted in some of the following ways: free supportive counseling; consultation with JFS staff & HR professionals for resume writing, improving job search skills, and career coaching; identification of housing options and providing short-term housing relief; identification of community resources such as realtors, therapists, and a host of volunteers who stepped up to offer help; free consultations with health insurance experts; matching community members with AHA staff for assistance with concrete tasks; serving as a clearing house regarding local, private, and public school openings and boarding school options around the country both for student enrollment and job opportunities for staff; and regular communication throughout the summer with staff providing job opportunities and relevant resources.

 

Most remarkably, as of August 30, $72,111 has been raised. This represents 133 donors, 70% locally and 30% from around the country. To date, we have made 27 distributions and distributed $41,384, 57% of what has been raised. No one who has requested funding has been denied.  Funds have gone to pay mortgages, rents, utility and car repair bills, summer camp costs for children, storage costs, medical bills, and a myriad of other things that arise when anyone finds themselves suddenly unemployed and without income.

 

We continue to work with those who are still without employment, those looking for housing as the deadline approaches, and those making their transitions to new jobs and communities. I am happy to say that of the people we have worked with, most have made the transition from AHA and are getting settled in their new communities.

 

The Greensboro community has helped in such extraordinary ways—thank you.

 

Betsy Gamburg

Director
Jewish Family Services
 
 
The following are expressions of thanks from former employees of the American Hebrew Academy. They express more than any words I could write, the impact of the strength, care, and generosity of the Greensboro community, Jewish and non-Jewish. 
 

I am very grateful to all the wonderful people at the Federation and our community for the physical, emotional, and now financial support offered and given to me as I work on moving on to a life without AHA. The toilets were repaired last week and yesterday the washing machine/kitchen sink problem was taken care of. It seems like such a luxury to be able to just flush my toilet and wash my clothes without concern... a simple thing that is taken for granted until I don't have it.

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I would like to extend my most humble gratitude to JFS for treating the closing of the American Hebrew Academy as the personal disaster for the faculty and staff that it has been. The manner in which JFS has stepped in to share information, offer services, and provide support has been remarkable to witness. Such actions are representative of the best of us, which resonates so closely with the way of being of the faculty and staff of the American Hebrew Academy. Each email has just warmed my heart and made these days just a little bit easier. All this to say, thank you so very much. With eternal gratitude, todah rabbah.

 
 

Our Mission


 

Guided by Jewish values and traditions, Jewish Family Services, a constituent agency of the Greensboro Jewish Federation, supports and empowers individuals and families in the Jewish community by providing a range of supportive and mental health services to assist all of its members to meet life’s challenges. The agency develops and promotes programs that contribute to vibrant Jewish life and to the well-being of the greater Greensboro community.

 

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  • Adult Services

    Jewish Family Services provides a broad range of social services to help adults and families. Our programs include counseling, case management, referrals, employment services, a food pantry and more.

 

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  • Children & Family Programs

    JFS facilitates a variety of program and groups throughout the year to help educate, support and involve children and families. We offer parent education programs, topics of interest to adults of all ages, projects for children and parents to do together, and intergenerational programs.
     

  • Senior Services

    Jewish Family Services offers a range of services for older adults and their families including information and referral, counseling, caregiver support, case management, transportation, and programs in senior facilities.

  • Volunteer Activities

    Jewish Family Services works to actively engage the Jewish community in meaningful volunteer activities. Last year volunteers logged in over 2200 hours of service!

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