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June 01, 2021

Cherie Aviv Continues to Bring Cheer to Holocaust Survivors Throughout the Pandemic

Cherie Aviv Continues to Bring Cheer to Holocaust Survivors Throughout the Pandemic

“I love this mask. It is the only one that fits me,” said a Holocaust survivor who received a cute mask with an apple pattern for the Rosh Hashanah holiday. A survivor’s granddaughter shared, “My grandmother adored the napkins picturing the Seder… Read More

June 02, 2021

Providing Layers of Support for Older Adults

Providing Layers of Support for Older Adults

Mrs. Rebecca Greene* is a 90 year old Jewish older adult. She called Federation, looking for help for assistance paying her rent. She was referred to JF&CS where she received help with more than just rent assistance. Read More

June 02, 2021

Three Ways to Position Yourself in a New Career

Three Ways to Position Yourself in a New Career

Even if you have clarity on what kind of career you would most enjoy, how do you break into it? Take a look at these three ways to position yourself in a new career! Read More

June 03, 2021

Celebrating Pride Month

Celebrating Pride Month

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month. It’s a great chance for us at JF&CS to join in solidarity with the many LGBTQ+ people celebrating throughout the world and applaud Atlanta’s diversity and inclusion. Read More

June 07, 2021

Why You Should Consider Sharing Your Home

Why You Should Consider Sharing Your Home

This year, our Aviv Older Adult Services department launched a new program: HomeShare ATL. The program matches older adults with homeseekers (or homeowners!) to provide a private bedroom, bathroom, and shared living space in exchange for rent or… Read More

June 11, 2021

JF&CS Volunteer Dentist Gives Life-Saving Advice to Patient

JF&CS Volunteer Dentist Gives Life-Saving Advice to Patient

“I don’t think anybody loves going to the dentist... It’s one of those things you ... need to do, but it’s always a really good experience for me. There’s a true concern for me as a human being [at Ben Massell Dental Clinic].” Few people claim to… Read More

June 15, 2021

Taxi Driver Delivers Food to Latinx Community Members

Taxi Driver Delivers Food to Latinx Community Members

This year, our food pantry has been able to provide food to more families in the Latinx community than ever before thanks to the efforts of taxi driver and food pantry volunteer, Luz Sepulveda. Read More

June 17, 2021

COVID’s Ripple Effects on Youth

COVID’s Ripple Effects on Youth

By RONI ROBBINS | AJT | May 26, 2021Jewish Atlanta is responding to the mental health fallout of the pandemic on today’s youth, from specialized services and counselors to programs to help parents and camps. Read More

June 18, 2021

Three Free Services and Financial Benefits for Holocaust Survivors

Three Free Services and Financial Benefits for Holocaust Survivors

At Jewish Family and Career Services of Atlanta, we provide a wide array of social services and assistance to holocaust survivors residing in the Southeast. Read More

June 22, 2021

The Sandwich Generation During COVID

The Sandwich Generation During COVID

COVID-19 has been especially hard for the Sandwich Generation - three generation families. According to JF&CS Geriatric Care Management Manager Debbi Dooley, parents of school-aged children who have also been caring for their aging parents have been… Read More

June 25, 2021

Five Timeless Books to Read Alongside Your Older Adult Friend

Five Timeless Books to Read Alongside Your Older Adult Friend

In the age of COVID-19, it can be difficult to find ways to connect with our older adult friends without breaking social distance guidelines. One pandemic-safe option, however, is to read and discuss a book with your friend! Read More

June 28, 2021

Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta Announces Historic Local Grant to Empower Healthy Relationships for Women

Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta Announces Historic Local Grant to Empower Healthy Relationships for Women

By Rachel Wasserman | JWFA | June 2, 2021Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta will award a record-breaking $225,000 to two Jewish organizations selected to work in partnership to create a multi-tiered program to empower women and girls in Atlanta’s… Read More

June 30, 2021

Parenting Non-Binary and Gender-Questioning Kids

Parenting Non-Binary and Gender-Questioning Kids

When someone is pregnant, it’s a huge decision of whether to learn the sex of the baby. There are gender reveal parties. Parents think about what color to paint their child’s room or crib. Before a child is even born, so much of who they are and who… Read More