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April 19, 2022

National Volunteer Month: Harper and Micah Become the Best of PALs

National Volunteer Month: Harper and Micah Become the Best of PALs

Harper and Micah matched just two years ago through the PAL Program at JF&CS, right when the pandemic began. Since then, they have become the best of PALs. Read More

April 11, 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: "A Girl After My Own Heart": Jackie Nix and Her Little PAL

Volunteer Spotlight: "A Girl After My Own Heart": Jackie Nix and Her Little PAL

Jackie Nix began her journey at JF&CS back in 2014 as the Young Adult Program Coordinator. Years later, in 2021, she would find herself back at JF&CS, this time to be a Big PAL to her new friend, seven-year-old Noa. Read More

April 07, 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Jordan Enoch And His Little PALs

Volunteer Spotlight: Jordan Enoch And His Little PALs

Jordan Enoch loved his experience with the PAL Program so much, he decided to volunteer twice. And he recommends others interested to do the same if they are looking to make a lasting impact in the community. Read More

February 11, 2022

PAL Program Creates Lasting Friendship of More than 30 Years

PAL Program Creates Lasting Friendship of More than 30 Years

Larry and Russell were matched as PALs in 1988. After Russell moved back to South Africa a year later, they stayed in touch, and now their friendship has spanned more than three decades. Read More

February 01, 2022

Havinagala Returns In-Person at BAR{n}

Havinagala Returns In-Person at BAR{n}

Benefit for the PAL Program Planned for March Read More

December 15, 2021

PAL of the Year 2022: Jason and Austin’s Story

PAL of the Year 2022: Jason and Austin’s Story

When Jason Zutty decided to start searching for a Jewish mentorship program years ago, he had no way of knowing that it would lead to such a meaningful and long-lasting friendship. Read More

November 16, 2021

Havinagala: Party for PAL at BAR{n}

Havinagala: Party for PAL at BAR{n}

Start 2022 off right with the best party of the year, Havinagala! Socialize, play awesome games, and enjoy dinner and drinks at BAR{n} with friends. Now celebrating its 32nd year, Havinagala is the largest Jewish young adult fundraiser in Atlanta.… Read More

March 23, 2021

Max and Ethan Connect Through Love of Rubik’s Cube

Max and Ethan Connect Through Love of Rubik’s Cube

Connections don’t always happen right away, and it can take time for people to click. However, the bond between two people immediately solidifies once they find something they have in common. Luckily, for Max and Ethan, members of The PAL Program,… Read More

January 07, 2021

The Importance of Mentorship During a Pandemic

The Importance of Mentorship During a Pandemic

“I have missed being able to see my Big PAL on a regular basis. Although we can’t see each other, I still feel loved.” - Little PALLittle PALs participating in the Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) PAL Program across the Atlanta area shared… Read More

July 29, 2020

Be a Big Pal to a Jewish Child in need

Be a Big Pal to a Jewish Child in need

Be a friend, mentor, and a role model. We all need someone we can trust and confide in. Someone that is there just for us. Read More