News & Media

See below for JFS Dallas News and Media. Check back regularly as we continue to update this page with relevant articles, our quarterly newsletters, and more. They will be listed in chronological order and sorted by type of coverage.

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News Articles

COVID-19 Pandemic

Another pandemic effect: More older workers are retiring and dropping out of the labor market – DNM / December 2020

JFS holds massive Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway during Pandemic – TJP /November 2020

JFS featured Partner Agency of the North Texas Food Bank – NTFB / October 2020

Corporate Partner of the Year feature on the drive-thru food distribution – Morrow Hill / August 2020

Joint Emergency Committee provides aid to JFS in the pandemic – TJP/ August 2020

JFS support groups help caregivers connect – TJP / July 2020

How JFS is meeting the community’s needs TJP/ May 2020

Financial fallout is forcing Americans to make hard calls – DMN / May 2020

Dallas County will launch housing, business assistance programs with $10 million in federal money – DMN / May 2020

Forget ageism, older workers now have to survive coronavirus economy – DMN / May 2020

Few changes for synagogues, Jewish organizations in light of Governor Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas – TJP / April 2020

Jewish Family Service adjusts Practices – TJP / March 2020



JFS Auto donation program revs into action – TJP / July 2020

JFS Woman to Woman Event goes live on Facebook – TJP / April 2020

Faith Inclusion Network of Dallas – JFS FINDing action – TJP / February 2020

Just For Show Event will feature The Second City – TJP / March 2019

JFS shows gratitude to devoted volunteers – TJP / February 2019

Jill Biden to keynote JFS Woman to Woman event – TJP / February 2019

JFS’ Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will benefit from 2018 annual Chili Cook-off – TJP / March 2018


Service Delivery

Jewish Infertility Awareness about The Priya Fund – TJP / November 2020

Texas agencies join together in Opposition to Texas’ Decision to Limit Access to Social Work Services for Persons with Disabilities and LGBTQI NJHSA / October 2020

In wake of Tornado, JFS ready to serve – TJP / October 2019

JFS extends its umbrella over Priya Fund – TJP / July 2019

JFS’ new food truck increases its offerings – TJP / April 2019

CEO Cathy Barker: hands-on leadership – TJP / March 2019

JFS tapped to help Jubilee neighborhood – TJP / August 2017


News Features

Jewish Family Service Of Greater Dallas Hands Out More Than 900 Turkeys

Erin Jones |

Thursday morning, November 19 hundreds of North Texans headed to Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas to pick up a free Thanksgiving turkey and all the fixings.



Dallas County starting program to help homeowners, renters, small businesses during COVID-19 pandemic


Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas, Catholic Charities, and Friendship-West Baptist Church selected to distribute more than 1 million in funds from Dallas County for rent, mortgage, and utilities assistance due to COVID-19.



Jewish Family Service Provides Food for Families in Need

Fox 4 |
The Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas Drive-thru Food Distribution is open every Thursday throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In two mornings alone we served over 1,300 individuals. We will continue to serve rain or shine.

Three local non-profits coming together to feed first responders and neighbors in need




A place for purpose: Acceptance is hard to find with mental illness – but not here

PLAN @ 1121 Rock, The JFS/PLAN Clubhouse Feature
Jason Whitely, WFAA | February 12, 2019


North Texas Giving Day: Donate to Support Hundreds of Non-Profits

Jewish Family Service Food Pantry featured as one of the nonprofits to support on North Texas Giving Day 2017.




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