Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services

JFS BRINGS HELP, HOPE AND HUMANITY DURING COVID

Counseling-Related Efforts:

            Since shuttering our office for in-person counseling and mental health visits, JFS immediately pivoted all our counseling to teletherapy

            Services being provided in this manner include:

  Individual Counseling

  Support Groups

  Psychiatry Services

  Psychological Testing

   JFS is one of the only non-profits providing counseling services on a sliding scale so that no one is turned away due to inability to pay

            60% of people seeking services require some form of financial assistance

            Recognizing the huge increase in families facing financial struggles and job loss due to COVID, JFS recently secured funding from our Jewish Federation to provide a limited number of counseling services for those affected by COVID at no charge or copay (100% subsidized)

            In a typical year, JFS provides over 10,000 hours of mental health services; in 2021, as a result of COVID, we anticipate that number to rise exponentially

            JFS has several support groups running online for topics such as bereavement, caregiving, anxiety, parenting, etc.

            The Welcome Home Program for adults living with persistent mental illness is also being provided online and JFS made sure any participants who needed a tablet to continue to participate from home continued to do so

            JFS accepts most major insurances, Medicare and private-pay clients

Non-Counseling-Related Efforts:

            JFS has provided more than $280,000 in COVID-19-related financial assistance, primarily to young families and individuals under the age of 65 who never asked for help before

            Increasing by 41% the amount of food for insecure older adults and Holocaust Survivors, who now receive weekly deliveries of prepared meals from the Adele Loeb and Les Nackman Meals on Wheels Program

            Absorbing 20 new households in the Jacobson Family Food Pantry

            We have had tremendous participation in our online workshops and support groups provided by our Career & Employment Services and the JFS Outreach teams:

   Over 600 candidates participated in the many online webinars provided by Career & Employment Services

         ᵒ   JFS Community Outreach has provided over 200 virtual support groups; support group topics included bereavement, caregiving, coping with COVID, mindfulness, and even virtual summer camp

        ᵒ   JFS Special Needs Department hosted over 70 support groups specifically geared for families with special needs

ABOUT US...

Rales JFS

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services offers help, hope and humanity through our comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs.

With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food and financial assistance, senior services, counseling and mental health services and many volunteer opportunities.

Funding is provided by private and corporate support, grants, special events and individuals who support our mission and bring hope to thousands in need.

Phone: 561-852-3333 ♦ Email: info@ralesjfs.org ♦ Directions: Click here

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News

Illumination Magazine   (2020-2021 Season)

Oct 15, 2020

Illumination Magazine
(2020-2021 Season)

We are writing this 2020-21 Illumintion edition in the middle of a worldwide pandemic that has turned everything as we know it on its head. Thankfully, with your support, Rales JFS was able to quickly pivot our services remotely so that not one day has gone by that we were not available to answer a call for help from our community. We have had tremendous participation from our staff, JFS' outreach team, and over one hundred volunteers!

Please read about our exciting plans for this year’s Virtual Gala, and all our fundraising events planned for the upcoming season. We need your support now more than ever, so we can continue to provide the necessary resources to our community when they are most needed.         Click here to read...
Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Jul 31, 2020

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Week 20 In the Trenches It has been several weeks since my last update. Please check out the video letting you know how JFS has been serving and will continue to serve our community.

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Jun 26, 2020

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Week 15 In the Trenches Here we are, another week gone by, Florida reporting increases in positive cases of the coronavirus, people still unable to receive their unemployment benefits, reports of fears of rising mortgage delinquencies, hurricane season in swing, summer camps trying to reopen only to shut down a few days later………..and then reopen again, students and parents waiting patiently to see what their fall will look like in regards to in-person or distance learning.

Photos

2020 JFS Annual Gala Virtually Presents - The Tonight Show

2020 JFS Annual Gala Virtually Presents - The Tonight Show

The 2020 JFS Annual Gala Virtually Presents the “Tonight Show” was held online, on December 17, 2020. Event Co-Chairs, Stephanie Chestnov, Judi Donoff and Wendy Legum created a unique experience as guests were treated to a “Johnny Carson” monologue, along with a special performance from Jason Alexander, (of Seinfeld fame) presented by Marilyn & Jay Weinberg. Guests were able to participate in the many festivities and activities of this very exciting Gala, including an interactive cocktail party, and silent and live auctions, all from the comfort of their own homes.

2020 Reflections of Hope Luncheon

2020 Reflections of Hope Luncheon

The 2020 Reflections of Hope Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Elizabeth Vargas, took place February 13th at the Boca West Country Club. Thank you to Event Co-Chairs Abbe Becker, Lori Gottsegen, Lorraine Udwin, and Lorrie Berkowitz, and to Program Co-Chairs Lorrie Berkowitz, Sharon Fontini and Amy Ross, for their tireless effort and dedication, and to Honorary Co-Chairs Nancy & Marvin Schiller for their vision and contributions to the Luncheon and JFS’ Welcome Home Program. The event would not have been possible without the generosity of our Grand Benefactors Robin & Gary Rubin and Olivia & Gerald Shapiro, and to our many event sponsors.
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