Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services

JFS BRINGS HELP, HOPE AND HUMANITY DURING COVID

Throughout this pandemic, JFS has provided increased support for our community:

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:
ᵒ Individual Counseling
ᵒ Support Groups
ᵒ Psychiatry Services
ᵒ Psychological Testing
ᵒ 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 $300,000 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:
ᵒ 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

Rales JFS receives a $2 Million  Transformational Gift from Leon & Toby Cooperman to name the “Toby and Leon Cooperman Therapy & Family Resource Center”

Dec 1, 2021

Rales JFS receives a $2 Million Transformational Gift from Leon & Toby Cooperman to name the “Toby and Leon Cooperman Therapy & Family Resource Center”

Rales JFS receives a $2 Million Transformational Gift from Leon & Toby Cooperman to name the “Toby and Leon Cooperman Therapy & Family Resource Center”. The Toby and Leon Cooperman Therapy & Family Resource Center (TFRC) – A One-Stop Shop or Families with Special Needs – Will Serve School Aged Children with Disabilities and Their Families

Illumination Cover 2021-2022

Nov 12, 2021

Illumination Magazine
(2021-2022 Season)

I am thrilled to be able to share our latest 2021-2022 edition of Illumination Magazine. We have so much to share about what’s happening at the agency, as we have added several new programs and continue to provide COVID-related assistance. Read more about the Therapeutic and Family Resource Center 22-23, our newest endeavor to serve families raising children with special needs, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2022. We look forward to educating the community on this new project and have launched our Capital Campaign to raise $4M to support ongoing programming. A special thank you to the Rales Foundation for providing the seed money to start the project. Included in this edition is a special tribute to our beloved Bart Weisman (z”l). Bart led an extraordinary life and those of us who had the pleasure of knowing him will truly miss his big smile, charming laugh and positive attitude. I consider Bart one of my mentors at JFS, having benefitted greatly from his wisdom about seniors, philanthropy, family and life in general. His legacy will live on through the programs at the Weisman Center and his family. Read more on Pages 8-9. Thank you for your continued support of the agency and our clients during the past year. We are so lucky to live in a community that cares so deeply for those less fortunate. I look forward to seeing all of you very soon. Click here to read...

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Oct 27, 2021

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

There was a meeting held on October 26th to discuss changing the master plan for the Ag Reserve, which could directly benefit our community by creating pathways for affordable housing developments. Please find a letter that I shared with Vice Mayor Weinroth and Commissioners Bernard, Sachs, Kerner, McKinlay, Marino and Weiss below. Additionally, there is link to an article that appeared in October 27th Palm Beach Post recapping the meeting, where I was quoted.

Photos

2022 Great Golf for a Great Cause

2022 Great Golf for a Great Cause

After 2 years, we were finally able to hold our annual Great Golf for A Great Cause Golf Tournament at St. Andrews Country Club on March 21st. Our golfers were treated to lunch, cocktails, dinner and an awards presentation! This was our last major fundraising event for the season and it couldn't have been more successful. This sold out event couldn't have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the event co-chairs: Isabel & Arnie Friedman, Roxane & Michael Lipton, Lisa & Robert Marton and Amy & David Ross. Thank you to all of our sponsors, underwriters and golfers.
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2022 Reflections of Hope Luncheon

2022 Reflections of Hope Luncheon

The 2022 Reflections of Hope Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Marie Osmond, took place February 10th at the Boca West Country Club. The event would not have been possible without the generosity of our Grand Benefactors Lori & Gregg Gottsegen, Robin & Gary Rubin and Olivia & Gerald Shapiro and our many event sponsors. Thank you to Event Co-Chairs Jane Gortz, Carol Winig and Teri Wolofsky for their tireless effort and dedication in creating such an impactful event while navigating ever-changing parameters, and to Honorary Co-Chairs Judi Donoff and Nancy Schiller for their vision and contributions to the Luncheon. The event raised critical funds for JFS' Counseling & Mental Health Programs and Services, including the Welcome Home Program and JFS Substance Use programs.
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