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January 22, 2024

S.A.D.? You're Not Alone

S.A.D.? You're Not Alone

The winter months can be difficult for our mental health. It’s estimated that 10-20% of the U.S. population deals with the “winter blues,” but for some, it is more of a challenge: a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Read More

January 04, 2024

2024 Big PAL of the Year: Nate Rubin

2024 Big PAL of the Year: Nate Rubin

For the last five years, families have been invited to nominate their Big PALs for special recognition. The honor of the Joel Libowsky Big PAL of the Year award is given to a Big PAL who has gone above and beyond to guide and mentor his or her… Read More

December 18, 2023

Brush Up on Good Habits

Brush Up on Good Habits

Many of us reflect on our health and habits as we approach the New Year, often making resolutions to improve both. But what if one of the most beneficial habits for our overall health was the simple, daily act of caring for our teeth? Read More

December 04, 2023

Community of Giving 2023: A Day of Inspiration

Community of Giving 2023: A Day of Inspiration

On Giving Tuesday, November 28, hundreds of supporters tuned in to learn more about how JF&CS services transform lives in the community. Actress Melissa Ponzio (Teen Wolf, The Walking Dead, Chicago Fire) hosted the event and shared the stories of… Read More

December 04, 2023

Community Helps Food Pantry Fill Tables

Community Helps Food Pantry Fill Tables

The Kosher Food Pantry relies on the generosity of our community partners to continue fighting food insecurity. Read More

November 22, 2023

The New Era of Havinagala

The New Era of Havinagala

JF&CS’ Havinagala: A Party for PAL has been the event for young professionals in Atlanta for the last 35 years. On January 27, 2024, it enters a new era. Read More

October 27, 2023

High Holiday Food Drive Recap

High Holiday Food Drive Recap

The community showed up in powerful ways for this year's High Holiday Food Drive. Read More

October 02, 2023

Mitzvah Day '23: Fun and Successful!

Mitzvah Day '23: Fun and Successful!

On September 10th, 239 enthusiastic JF&CS volunteers took part in Mitzvah Day. Volunteers of different ages and stages of life filled the agency’s Dunwoody campus and an additional 10 sites across Metro Atlanta — having fun and helping others! Read More

August 03, 2023

Sneak Peek:  Mitzvah Day 2023 is Coming

Sneak Peek: Mitzvah Day 2023 is Coming

JF&CS presents the 21st annual Mitzvah Day on Sunday, September 10. The fun-filled day of good deeds is a much-anticipated gathering, connecting like-minded individuals while serving the Atlanta community. Read More

May 01, 2023

Kay Leaders Graduate with Inspiring Messages

Kay Leaders Graduate with Inspiring Messages

The Kay Family Leadership Series cohort concluded its 7-month series of sessions Thursday evening in a major fashion. The 15 new lay-leader graduates earned the opportunity to hear from an “all-star” cast of panelists to inspire their next steps. Read More

April 28, 2023

JF&CS Celebrates Volunteers

JF&CS Celebrates Volunteers

On April 20th, JF&CS hosted its first Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. The event was open to volunteers agency-wide to thank and recognize them for their selfless dedication to the programs and clients they support. Congratulations to Michael Karp,… Read More

April 25, 2023

Volunteer Appreciation Month: One Good Deed

Volunteer Appreciation Month: One Good Deed

We at JF&CS are deeply grateful for the work of our volunteers, without whom we couldn’t fulfill our mission to transform lives. April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and to celebrate we’ll be sharing stories about these incredible individuals.… Read More

April 20, 2023

Volunteer Appreciation: Miriam & Danny

Volunteer Appreciation: Miriam & Danny

We are deeply grateful for the work of our volunteers, without whom we couldn’t fulfill our mission to transform lives. We appreciate Miriam & Danny Saul, volunteers with the Kosher Food Pantry. Read More

April 17, 2023

Volunteer Appreciation Month: The Artist Collective at IndependenceWORKS

Volunteer Appreciation Month: The Artist Collective at IndependenceWORKS

We at JF&CS are deeply grateful for the work of our volunteers, without whom we couldn’t fulfill our mission to transform lives. April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and to celebrate we’ll be sharing stories about these incredible individuals.… Read More

April 04, 2023

Volunteer Appreciation Month: Ben Massell Dental Clinic

Volunteer Appreciation Month: Ben Massell Dental Clinic

We at JF&CS are deeply grateful for the work of our volunteers, without whom we couldn’t fulfill our mission to transform lives. April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and to celebrate we’ll be sharing stories about these incredible individuals.… Read More

January 10, 2023

Family Volunteer Day Makes Giving Back Fun

Family Volunteer Day Makes Giving Back Fun

On December 29, over 50 volunteers from 15 families came together on Family Volunteer Day to help people in need across our community. The event was popular and filled up quickly with families who delighted in the idea of getting their kids to… Read More

December 06, 2022

Need a Mitzvah Project? We've got you covered!

Need a Mitzvah Project? We've got you covered!

Do you have a child with a Bar or Bat Mitzvah coming up? JF&CS has lots of options for kids to create a mitzvah project. Read More

November 07, 2022

High Holidays Food Drive Fills Barrels, Bellies, and Hearts

High Holidays Food Drive Fills Barrels, Bellies, and Hearts

In August, when reviewing the Kosher Food Pantry's increasing needs and current food supply, JF&CS planned a food drive for the High Holidays with hope that the community would support us. We are so thankful to our incredible community and more… Read More

September 12, 2022

A 'Groovy' Day of Service

A 'Groovy' Day of Service

Mitzvah Day returned September 11, 2022, for a day of service in the Atlanta community, and our volunteers showcased their passion for "giving back" to our community. Read More

July 19, 2022

Finding Love Through Volunteering With JF&CS

Finding Love Through Volunteering With JF&CS

Lisa Bowen met her husband, Jonathan, at a JF&CS volunteer event. Together, they started a family with two boys and built a home together with many loving dogs and memories. Read More