Masks are required when entering our building. We will continue to monitor CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all clients, volunteers, and staff.

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. This month, we observe and honor the rich history, culture, and contributions of our nation’s first people. Although our building resides on Arapaho Road, a search found that our agency actually resides on previously Kiikapoi (Kickapoo) land. According to the Handbook of Texas, the tribe settled in Texas in …

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“Maid”- Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

By Cathy Schiffer, LCSW The 2021 Netflix Limited Series “Maid” casts light on the struggles of a young mother attempting to flee the domestically violent relationship between her and her boyfriend, the father of her child. Alex is a young, intelligent, beautiful woman who is the mother of a 3-year-old child. She loves her daughter; …

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The Fragility of Life

By Beth Broodo This month, I am once again reminded of the preciousness and fragility of life. In the last 30 days, I attended the funeral, with several other women and their husbands, of a dear friend and member of our “Soul Group” and “Couples Workshop.” This woman, Adira*, was beloved among us for her …

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JFS Food Pantry Reopening December 2, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the new JFS Food Pantry will be opening on Thursday, December 2, 2021 Despite construction delays and supply-chain shortages, we are nearing the finish line! The following outlines detailed information including dates, how to sign-up for upcoming volunteer training and shifts, how to get food during our scheduled closure, and …

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JFS starts new Priya Women’s Infertility Support Group & Couples Workshop

The Priya Fund (Priya) was created in 2011 to assist Jewish couples with the financial impediments associated with infertility or adoption. Priya is one of 150 programs and services provided by Jewish Family Service (JFS), where couples can have direct access to a continuum of mental health and social services while they are going through …

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Hispanic Heritage Month

September is Hispanic Heritage Month, where we recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. To celebrate, we are honoring Latino pioneers in mental health. The contributions of these men and women have changed psychology into a more inclusive practice. These pioneers’ work and commitment to their …

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The JFS Lifeline

  By Kristin Lobenstein, JFS Financial Coach There are few times in a person’s life that bring a sense of profound helplessness. The sudden death of a spouse or partner is one of those times. When this occurs, there is little time to say goodbye or get your affairs in order. JFS has often been …

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Emergency Assistance Available for Dallas Jewish Community

Emergency Financial Assistance Still Available for the Jewish Community to help with housing and/or utility payments due to economic impacts of COVID-19. If you are a member of the Jewish community and are behind on rent, mortgage, or utility payments due to COVID-19, JFS may be able to help you.   Contact the JFS intake team for …

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