I hope that everyone had a nice Passover holiday. May the retelling of our story of liberation bring comfort and perspective to you and yours in these unusual and uncertain times.
Due to the coronavirus, we have changed our office hours to Mondays and Thursdays 10-2.We are checking our phone messages daily. We continue to call and check on our clients, as well as others in our community. Our exercise classes are on hold for now, but we hope you stay active at home.
Here are some important things we are doing to support the community
We are thankful that we are able to give out $50 food cards to those in need.
We delivered Passover bags to 18 of our clients containing a box of matzah, a jar of Manischewitz matzah mall soup and dried apricots.
We are helping to find materials and seamstresses to assist with the sewing of face masks. Please contact me at 559-432-0529 if you want to help with this.
Jewish Family Services, in response to requests to the Federation, has allocated funds to support the following programs:
GuardsUp! – Fresno Madera Medical Society - $2,000 to create the much needed protective face guards for front-line healthcare workers in Central Valley hospitals. Some local businesses and many volunteers are part of this program.
DIY PPE for health care workers during COVID - $500 for materials to make cotton face masks, surgical grade masks, face shields, scrub caps, and disposable gowns. 100% volunteer run, many are from the Jewish and Indian communities.
We thank the first responders and the front-line healthcare workers and their families! They are doing their part, so let us make sure that we do ours.
Stay safe. Be healthy.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Jewish Family Services (JFS) is very committed to our community. Our staff is small, yet our job is big. Our mission is to provide support for the Central Valley area Jewish community regardless of age, income or synagogue affiliation; and to strengthen Jewish identity, build community, and fortify family life. We are guided by Tikkun Olam, the essential Jewish values of doing good deeds and repairing the world.
Please help us help those in need. Jewish Family Services would not be able to this without your gifts.
We provide the following services:
Information and referral support for the elderly, young parents and families with special needs
Senior Exercise Class and Discussion Groups
Visiting the sick
Food to needy families
All communications are kept confidential so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you could benefit from our services.
Temple Beth Israel, Congregation Beth Jacob and Chabad of Fresno have all been very supportive of JFS, and we have worked together to ensure that our community is well taken care of.
On behalf of our clients, let me say thank you for your continued support of the JFCC. Your donations have made a difference and will continue to.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please call us.
Jeri Michner Horwitz and Phyllis Farrow
Call us at (559) 432-0529
(Your information is confidential)