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

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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JFS Dallas Provides Mental Health Services at new Jubilee Park Community Clinic; open Aug. 1

Parkland Health and Jewish Family Sevice partner with Jubilee Park & Community Center to bring vital health services to Southeast Dallas The Jubilee Park Community Clinic, a joint venture between Parkland Health and Jubilee Park & Community Center, expanded health and wellness services to Southeast Dallas County on Monday, Aug. 1. The clinic, located at …

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How you can help the Indigent Burial Program

The Indigent Burial Program is a cooperative effort between JFS, Chevra Kadisha of Dallas, The Foundation of the Federation, Shearith Israel, Temple Emanuel, Tiferet Israel, Dallas Jewish Funeral Home, Restland and Sparkman/Hillcrest. Every Jewish person should receive a traditional Jewish burial even when there are not adequate finances available from the individual or his or …

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Texas Methodist Foundation Awards JFS Dallas $31,500

Texas Methodist Foundation Awards $1.2 Million in Grant Funding to 49 nonprofits During the spring grant cycle, TMF awarded $1,293,175 to 49 nonprofit organizations serving in one of four areas of focus. These areas of focus were recently reassessed and redefined by the grants committee to include improving the condition of those living in poverty, …

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Keynote Speaker Change for Luncheon: Helen Hunt to replace Kristin Chenoweth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE An award-winning actress, accomplished writer, director and producer, Helen Hunt is known for an extensive and diverse body of work including roles in film, theater, and television DALLAS, TX – May 24, 2022 – Jewish Family Service announces Helen Hunt, an award-winning actress, accomplished writer, director and producer, will headline the 10th …

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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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