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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

June 10, 2022

JF&CS and Volunteers Make a New Home for Ukrainian Evacuees

JF&CS and Volunteers Make a New Home for Ukrainian Evacuees

Lotner, a member of Or Hadash, volunteered for her family and congregants to “adopt” a large Ukrainian Evacuee family and help provide housing needs through JF&CS’s new program, AURA (Atlanta Ukrainian Evacuee Relief Assistance). Read More

May 02, 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jill and Sylvia, Two Matzah Ball-Making Friends

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jill and Sylvia, Two Matzah Ball-Making Friends

Jill Frances and Sylvia Andrews became friends in October 2021 thanks to One Good Deed. Since then, they've made matzah balls, shared many discussions about the meaning of life, and Jill has even learned some Yiddish! Read More

April 26, 2022

The Kosher Food Pantry Needs Continue to Grow

The Kosher Food Pantry Needs Continue to Grow

The Kosher Food Pantry at JF&CS provides thousands of pounds to hundreds of families and individuals weekly that suffer from food insecurity. Learn more about who it serves and how you can help. Read More

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 12, 2022

National Volunteer Month: Meet Our Dedicated Chaplaincy Volunteers

National Volunteer Month: Meet Our Dedicated Chaplaincy Volunteers

Meet the dedicated team of volunteers behind our chaplaincy program, providing connection and compassion where it's needed the most. 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: Hylda Wilson's Food Pantry Journey

Volunteer Spotlight: Hylda Wilson's Food Pantry Journey

Hylda Wilson loves a good bargain at the grocery store. And when she learned she could use her couponing talent for good, she started donating to the Kosher Food Pantry at JF&CS 15 years ago. 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

April 06, 2022

National Volunteer Month: Highlighting the Heroes of the Kosher Food Pantry

National Volunteer Month: Highlighting the Heroes of the Kosher Food Pantry

In honor of National Volunteer Month, we are highlighting six of our amazing food pantry volunteers. Let's meet them! Read More

March 29, 2022

Crafting Meaningful Experiences at Renterpieces

Crafting Meaningful Experiences at Renterpieces

Nancy Shapiro moved to Atlanta two years ago with her husband after a lifetime of living in or around Long Island. What she found in Atlanta was a thriving, welcoming city, along with meaningful volunteer work at the JF&CS Renterpieces program. Read More

March 25, 2022

A Family Tradition: The Lucianis Give Back through the Giving Garden

A Family Tradition: The Lucianis Give Back through the Giving Garden

Sissy Luciani’s son, 30-year-old Tyler, has been a participant of the IndependenceWorks (IW) program at JF&CS since he graduated high school. A few years into Tyler attending the program, Sissy heard of the Giving Garden at IW, and a meaningful… Read More

January 31, 2022

How A Trip to Israel Inspired Volunteerism

How A Trip to Israel Inspired Volunteerism

After her life-changing trip, Amy Fox's desire to volunteer led her to JF&CS, where she helped with the food pantry and Aviv Older Adult Services. Her volunteer work with the agency led to meaningful connections and opportunities for both… Read More

October 06, 2021

Mitzvah Day 2021: Getting Messy and Giving Back

Mitzvah Day 2021: Getting Messy and Giving Back

On Sunday, October 3, more than 120 Atlanta young professionals, PALS, and families with young children "did good" across Atlanta. Participants came together to clean up local parks, stock the JF&CS food pantry, and engage with older adults living… Read More

September 22, 2021

Michael Karp's Volunteer Journey

Michael Karp's Volunteer Journey

“It’s perfect for me,” says Michael. “I’m able to help Jennifer and the staff out and it fits perfectly with what I want to do. I don’t want to manage anyone. I don’t want to oversee anything. No politics are involved. I can just go in and help.” 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

March 24, 2021

The Food Must Move

The Food Must Move

Rebecca Grapevine is a Congregation Bet Haverim volunteer food delivery coordinator who offered to help deliver food to Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center (SWEEAC) clients. She shares some words about her experience while delivering… Read More

March 24, 2021

From Cradle of Love to Passover Mensch

From Cradle of Love to Passover Mensch

Allan Tanenbaum’s journey at JF&CS has included helping to build families through Cradle of Love as well as making sure all Jewish families are able to celebrate Passover. This year, he wants your wheat money. Read More