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JF&CS Transforms Lives

Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) offers programs and resources to transform lives. Since 1891, we've helped individuals and families of all faiths live to their full potential.

Guided by Jewish values, we are a welcoming community, and our experienced professionals bring integrity and compassion to their work in the fields of aging and older adults, career counseling, dentistry, mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and need-based support services. We serve ALL individuals regardless of age, race, religion, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation or ability to pay.

JF&CS is a proud partner of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Mission, Vision & Agency Strategy

  • Our Mission

    To Transform Lives.

  • Our Vision

    A community of people living to their full potential.

  • Agency Strategy

    Guided by Jewish values, JF&CS provides best-in-class, person-centered solutions to address the dynamic needs of the Atlanta community.

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Jewish Family & Career Services thrives today as one of the largest and most progressive human services agencies in our community thanks to the legacy of our leadership.

Leadership of a cause "to serve the needs of others" is not inspired by a desire for fame or fortune. The individuals who committed to guide our agency were driven by a genuine concern for others and a passion for their community. Indeed, our leaders have changed the world for thousands of people they will never even meet.

OFFICERS 2023 - 2025

Jon Amsler Board Chair

Deborah Jacobs Vice Chair

Kim Kopelman Secretary

Carly Siegel Treasurer

Gennye Krasner Assistant Treasurer

Scott Rittenberg Chair, Resource Development

Todd Surden Chair, Board Governance

Rashelle Berry Immediate Past Chair


Lauren Abes

Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder

Sid Besmertnik

Dexter Caffey

Jay Cranman

Ellen Feinsand

Jennifer Feld

Billie Greenberg

Mimi Hall

Ann Kay

Sara Kogon

Gennye Krasner

Bruce Lindemann

David Poline

Victoria Raggs

Phil Ventimiglia

Suzy Wilner


Joe Cohen 1977-1979

Harry Maziar 1979-1981

Herman Lischkoff z"l* 1981-1984

Sidney Rodbell 1984-1986

Albert Beerman 1986-1988

Stanley Lefco 1988-1990

Steve Berman 1990-1992

John Perlman 1992-1994

Eve Goldstein 1994-1996

Ron Kirschner 1996-1997


Phyllis Freedman z"l* 1980-1982

Herbert Kohn z"l* 1982-1986 and 1991-1992

Dale Schwartz z"l* 1986-1988

Jody Franco 1988-1990

Michael Kay z"l* 1990-1991

David Herskovits 1992-1994

Carol Cooper 1994-1996

Judith Cohen z"l* 1996-1997


Judith Cohen z"l* 1997-1998

Ron Kirschner 1998-1999

Ted Marcus 1999-2001

Bruce Shecter 2001-2003

Mindy Wertheimer 2003-2005

Arlene Marcus 2005-2007

David Witt 2007-2009

Stacy G. Fialkow 2009-2011

Seth Cohen 2011-2013

Lynn Redd 2013-2015

John Perlman 2015-2017

Michael Levy 2017-2019

Jeff Alperin 2019-2021

Rashelle Berry 2021-2023

* of blessed memory

Strategic Plan and Values

Our journey on the path forward.

Read Strategic Plan

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