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Announcing JFS Board of Directors 2022-2023

Board Term is from August 1, 2022-July 31, 2023 We are thrilled to introduce our Board of Directors for this year.  We welcome Eric Goldberg, JFS Board Chair, Julie Gothard, JFS Chair-Elect, and Jeff Kerstine, JFS Foundation Board Chair, into their new roles. Officers Eric Goldberg, Chair Julie Gothard, Chair-Elect Weezie Margolis, Vice Chair Lindsay Stengle Chang, Vice Chair …

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Hiding from the Holocaust: A Story Told in Stitches honoring Leni Bendorf

Leni Bendorf had no idea when she left Germany for Holland in 1938 at the age of 18 to complete her Ajshara (a preparatory experience for immigration to the future state of Israel), that she would never make it to the promised land. Instead, she met her future huband Werner, who was working on a …

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CLAIMS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES $720 MILLION TO 300 SOCIAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS GLOBALLY TO SUPPORT HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas among those Receiving Grants in the United States Allocations Include Nearly $47 Million USD In Social Welfare Services In Ukraine As Claims Conference Continues Commitment To Support Holocaust Survivors In The Face Of Imminent Threat March 2, 2022 – Gideon Taylor, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims …

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Volunteer Appreciation 2022: Honoring our Superheroes

A Message from Kristen Jackson for JFS Volunteer Appreciation By Kristen Jackson, Director of Volunteer Engagement Just about every Superhero story has a few of the same key elements and the story of the superhero volunteers that we’re telling today is no different. The first element of those stories is, of course, their superpower, which …

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Texas Jewish Family Service Agencies oppose Gov. Greg Abbott’s directive to investigate gender-affirming treatments as child abuse

Texas agencies including Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas, Shalom Austin Jewish Family Service, Jewish Family Service Houston, and Jewish Family Service of San Antonio stand together in opposition to any efforts to change the definition of child abuse to include “gender-affirming care” as referenced in the Texas Attorney General’s non-binding opinion KP-0401 released on …

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Current Job Openings at JFS Dallas

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ABOUT THE AGENCY Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas …

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New Support Group: Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) 

Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) is a play-based treatment program for parents of young children presenting with behavioral, emotional, social, and attachment disorders. Goal: Strengthening the quality of the parent-child attachment bond as a means of reducing child behavior problems and stress in the parent-child relationship.  Skills: Parents learn skills to respond more effectively to their children’s emotional and …

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JFS Dallas reaches 25-year milestone of being accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA)

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas (JFS) has reached 25-years of national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best-practice standards in the field of human services. COA accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency’s performance. The COA accreditation process involves …

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How to Talk to Kids When Bad Things Happen

Written in collaboration by JFS Staff Carey Nottingham, LPC, Jeffrey Tepper, LCSW, & Gustavo Barcenas, Ph.D., LPC, RPT It is with deep sadness and compassion that we extend our thoughts and prayers to each of you. The terrifying event at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville has touched the hearts of the Dallas Jewish community and …

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Kristin Chenoweth Announced as Keynote Speaker for Woman to Woman Luncheon 2022

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas will present our 10th Woman to Woman Luncheon on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at noon at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel. We will celebrate the power, influence, and impact of women. We are thrilled to announce that award-winning actress and singer, KRISTIN CHENOWETH,will join us as our keynote speaker. …

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