Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services

(March 13, 2020) - Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) continues to plan for the challenges posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat and adapt our services in order to continue to meet the needs to the best of our ability. As always, our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our clients, members, staff and volunteers.

Though there is no immediate danger or threat known to us, in accordance with guidance on limiting social contact, the Federation, where our main office is located, is proactively scaling back activities on the Campus. The work of JFS will continue with some modifications in service.

As of Monday, March 16th, all client activities at the Weisman Delray Community Center and programs of Career and Employment Services will cease. To the extent we are able, we will use technology in order remain in contact with our Members and clients. The Jacobson Family Food Pantry and our Senior Services programs, including our Holocaust Survivor Assistance program, will remain operating as normal. Several departments working out of the Boca Raton office will be relocated to off-campus JFS locations and will work remotely. Clinical services will remain operational with some modifications via the use of technology.

Because of our unique role in providing services to our most vulnerable residents, JFS will continue to provide essential services and is prepared to meet the anticipated needs when they arise. The Federation has made it clear that they will be our partners throughout this process and have been extremely sensitive to our needs.

If you or a neighbor are in need of assistance, please call our main number at 561-852-3333.

We will continue to communicate with you regarding developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat. Updates will be posted on our website (ralesjfs.org) and on our Facebook page (facebook.com/ralesjfs).

Rales JFS

ABOUT US...

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.

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News

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.

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

May 22, 2020

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Week 10 In the Trenches I’ve been thinking a lot about the children of our community this week. Actually, I think the better word would be worrying. I’m worried for our children who had to finish off their last few months of school at home, struggling to learn online. I know many made this transition easily, but what about our children who don’t have a WiFi connection, or share one computer with multiple siblings, if they even have a computer. I worry about our children who already struggle with completing schoolwork and don’t have the social outlet they need by being with together with their peers. I worry about our children who are facing uncharted waters this summer and whose summer will be like none other.

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

May 15, 2020

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Week 9 In the Trenches Hurricane Season starts in two weeks………………let that sink in. Most reports I have seen are predicting a very active Hurricane storm season. Typically, households are encouraged to ready themselves for the season by stocking up on non-perishables, batteries, and other essential supplies in preparation for whatever storm comes our way. For individuals and families still waiting for unemployment checks and older adults suffering from a reduction in their monthly income, I worry about how they will be able to adequately prepare for this year’s Hurricane season.

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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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2019 JFS 40th Anniversary Gala

2019 JFS 40th Anniversary Gala

The 2019 JFS 40th Anniversary Gala was held on December 7, 2019 at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. JFS was proud to honor the Life and Legacy of Ruth & Norman Rales, and all of the past recipients of the Rales Humanitarian of the Year Award. Thank you to Jill Viner our Event Chair who helped create an unforgettable event and to all of our guests for making the Gala such a success.
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