Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

In a few weeks, Jews worldwide will come together with their families or congregate at their synagogues to observe Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. For many of us, the high holidays serve as a time of reflection and renewal – an opportunity to take pause amid the hustle and bustle of our busy lives and reevaluate what is genuinely meaningful. It is also a time to think about our Jewish values of social action and community responsibility.

Here at JFS, these values inspire us each and every day.  We are driven by our moral obligation to help those that are less fortunate than us right here in our own backyard.  We provide exemplary services to children, families and the elderly that have to worry about basic necessities, including how they will find their next meal.

Indeed, Ma’akhil r’evim (feeding the hungry) is one of the most important ways in which to come to the aid of a fellow human being, and a concrete expression of the Jewish love of life.

But we can’t do this alone.  We need you as our partner, to help feed the hungry.

Please consider supporting JFS’ efforts to provide food through our Jacobson Family Food Pantry and community food drives as a meaningful way to begin the New Year.  Your volunteerism and generosity will serve as a lifeline for many in our community.

On behalf of our staff, lay leaders, and the recipients of your generosity, we wish you a sweet New Year filled with peace, good health and happiness.

L’shanah tovah,

Danielle N. Hartman, MNM
President & CEO

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