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Illumination Magazine - Summer 2017

Aug 21, 2017

Illumination Magazine - Summer 2017

The latest issue of Illumination is now available online. Get caught up on all of JFS’ impressive accomplishments from the past few months. JFS receives the single largest one time gift in Agency history. Find out more! Seniors party it up at Feldman Family Diamond Club Senior Prom. View event photos inside! Ron Reshefsky takes over as Chair of the Board. Check out the new Board appointments. Check out event recaps from our Reflections of Hope Luncheon which featured keynote speaker Patrick Kennedy and JFS’ Great Golf for a Great Cause Annual Golf Tournament, plus so much more! Click here to read...

Illumination Magazine - Summer 2016

Jul 1, 2016

Illumination Magazine - Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 issue of Illumination is now available. This issue contains Agency news from this past January until current. Stories include: For the second year in a row, JFS achieves, both, a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and awarded a Top Work Place by the Sun Sentinel; Details of JFS Community Outreach partnerships with community organizations; Volunteer initiatives; Senior socialization program highlights; the opening of JFS at Home; and recap of Reflections of Hope Luncheon – featuring Melissa Rivers and Great Gold for a Great Cause, plus much more! Click here to read...

IN THE NEWS: JFS Case Manager Learns Much from March of the Living

Jun 24, 2016

IN THE NEWS: JFS Case Manager Learns Much from March of the Living

Thanks to Randall Lieberman and the Jewish Journal for featuring the article on Jonathan Beer, JFS Holocaust Case Manager's experience on the recent March of the Living trip. Also many thanks to Ron Gallatin and the Boca Raton based Hands on Tzedakah for continuing to fund the annual experience for one of JFS's Holocaust Case Managers. Read more...

JFS at Home Open for Business

Apr 6, 2016

JFS at Home Open for Business

JFS at Home is a newly developed non-profit private home care agency that is affiliated with Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS). The independent entity will provide quality care at home for the elderly. JFS at Home’s mission is to “promote healthy aging by enabling clients to maintain their quality of life while they continue to live at home, safely and with dignity.” The Agency plans to accomplish this by providing trusted, compassionate, pre-screened Companions, Home Health Aides (HHAs) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s) to clients residing primarily in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach. These professionals will be available around the clock to offer quality care and assistance to promote wellness and independence.

2016 JFS Model Seder

Apr 5, 2016

2016 JFS Model Seder

Jewish Journal

JFS organizes model seder in Boca Raton for 250 seniors. Provides taste of the Holiday for those who may not be able to attend another seder.

Rivers Talks Mother, Humor at Reflections of Hope Luncheon

Mar 9, 2016

Rivers Talks Mother, Humor at Reflections of Hope Luncheon

Sun Sentinel

Television icon, author and producer, Melissa Rivers inspired a record crowd of over 700 attendees as the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual “Reflections of Hope” Luncheon. The Event, created in an effort to break the stigma associated with mental illness, a critical issue affecting one in four adults, benefits the Welcome Home Program and the mental health services of Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS). This year’s Luncheon, co-chaired by Isabel Friedman, Robin Rubin and Nancy Schiller, took place February 25th at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and was once again emceed by WPTV Channel 5 Meteorologist, Glenn Glazer.

JFS Presents to Representatives of German Parliament

Mar 6, 2016

JFS Presents to Representatives of German Parliament

JFS Presents to Representatives of German Parliament as part of the 33rd Annual Congress-Bundestag Seminar. One of the three stops of the program took place in Boca Raton on March 6th. Other stops included Washington, DC and Omaha, NE.

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Feb 1, 2016

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) and I encourage you to embrace its mission by concentrating on inclusion. Learn how JFS reaches out to the Special Needs Community.

Bauchman Hired as LGBTQ Coordinator

Jan 11, 2016

Bauchman Hired as LGBTQ Coordinator

Jewish Journal

Chris Bauchman, Psy.D. is hired as JFS' LGBTQ Coordinator

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Jan 1, 2016

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Find out about a New Year's resolution that will make a tremendous impact in the life a child within our community. January is National Mentoring Month. Become a mentor through JFS' Community Mentoring Program. Read further to learn about the amazing positive effects mentoring has on the life of a child.

Danielle Hartman Letter to the Editor - 12.29.2015 Senior Hunger

Dec 29, 2015

Danielle Hartman Letter to the Editor - 12.29.2015 Senior Hunger

JFS President and CEO, Danielle Hartman's Letter to the Editor in response to the Sun Sentinel's December 20th article on the "Hidden Hungry." The letter was published in the December 29th issue of the Sun-Sentinel.

JFS Seeks Senior Companions

Dec 15, 2015

JFS Seeks Senior Companions

Sun Sentinel

JFS seeks senior companions to help its aging clients, who remain independent but are starting to need assistance with daily tasks.

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Dec 1, 2015

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Last week we celebrated Thanksgiving, a time to reflect what we are thankful for. For me personally, it is a pretty easy exercise…my 3 beautiful daughters, my wonderful new husband, a job that I love and gives me so much personal satisfaction, a great family, terrific friends and exceptional colleagues.

Teaching teens how to recognize, speak out against relationship abuse

Nov 26, 2015

Teaching teens how to recognize, speak out against relationship abuse

Sun Sentinel

Teens Against Relationship Abuse (TARA) , is a new Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services program designed to help Teens identify mistreatment and guide the abused and the abuser in the direction of help.

JFS to Honor Jacobsons and Gortz/Proskauer at Upcoming Gala

Nov 16, 2015

JFS to Honor Jacobsons and Gortz/Proskauer at Upcoming Gala

Jewish Journal

JFS to honor Anne & Norman Jacobson with the Rales Humanitarian of the Year Award and Al Gortz/Proskauer with Corporate Leadership Award at JFS' "Once Upon a Time" 2015 Annual Gala, taking place December 10th at the St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton.

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Nov 1, 2015

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are more than 15 million Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers in the United States. Caregiver burnout is greatest among those caring for an individual with memory loss due to the persistent risk factors involved in the disease. JFS' Caregiver Resources & Respite program is a great resource for Caregivers and their loved ones.

IN THE NEWS: JFS Starts Teen Dating Violence Program

Oct 23, 2015

IN THE NEWS: JFS Starts Teen Dating Violence Program

Jewish Journal

JFS' TARA (Teens Against Relationship Abuse) program kicked off October 29th. The objective of this program is for teens to educate, refer and intervene with other teens when they recognize abusive behaviors and to increase bystander intervention when abuse occurs.

IN THE NEWS: Joy Binkovitz, a Breast Cancer Survivor Who Supports Others

Oct 16, 2015

IN THE NEWS: Joy Binkovitz, a Breast Cancer Survivor Who Supports Others

Jewish Journal

Honorary JFS Board Member & Former JFS Chair of the Board, Joy Binkovitz, believes other breast cancer survivors play an important role of those who have recently been diagnosed.

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Oct 1, 2015

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

JFS is addressing Young Adult Dating/Relationship Violence, a growing problem affecting youth in every community across the country. The statistics are staggering: • Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. • Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence – almost triple the national average. • Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18.

IN THE NEWS: Rales Family Donates $2.4 million to JFS

Sep 28, 2015

IN THE NEWS: Rales Family Donates $2.4 million to JFS

Jewish Journal

Norman & Ruth Rales Foundation has extended its commitment to JFS with a second $2.4 million gift. The funds will be used to enhance the programs and services of the Center for Families & Children.

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