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Popping Success! The Inspiring Relationship Between The Popcorn Shack and the PLAN Clubhouse

January 19th is National Popcorn Day!The Popcorn Shack has been a long-time employment partner with JFS and PLAN Clubhouse members, providing both transitional employment and supportive employment opportunities.  PLAN (People Living Active Now) is a program of Jewish Family Service where adults recovering from persistent mental illness come together as a community with the common […]

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Supporting Israeli Families Coming to Dallas: Join Our Efforts to Provide Comfort and Assistance

A letter from Cathy Barker, JFS Dallas President & CEO, and Eric Goldberg, JFS Board Chair Dear Dallas Community, As many Israelis find themselves in unimaginably difficult situations, dozens of families, especially those with young children, have relocated to our Dallas community in recent days. While many are fortunate enough to have support from family

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Announcing the 2023-2024 Board of Directors

Board Term is from August 1, 2023 – July 31, 2024 Officers Eric Goldberg, ChairJulie Gothard, Chair-ElectWeezie Margolis, Vice ChairLindsay Stengle Chang, Vice ChairSteve Berger, Vice ChairSeth Margolies, TreasurerLaura Weinstein, SecretaryJulie Liberman, Immediate Past Chair Board of Directors Rachel Biblo BlockRebecca BuellShelley GlazerJeff Haggard, MDJonathan HerskovitzAndrew KaufmanMichelle B. Kravitz, MDMichael Landgarten, MDMonita MooreDavid OleskyNicole PostMichael SaksAndrew SilverMark SpaldingRichard L. Wasserman, MD, PhDBob

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Ancient Jewish Health & Wellness Traditions Still Practiced Today

May is American Jewish Heritage month! From ancient times to modern-day, Jewish tradition has always emphasized the importance of self-care and health. Even before the advent of modern medicine and science, many wellness practices were documented as divine commandments in the Old Testament, or Torah. In honor of Jewish heritage everywhere, here are a list

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NJHSA Conference 2023 Recap

This May, The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies held its annual conference right here in Dallas! PowerNET 2023 brought together over 630 Network members — including C-suite leaders and agency and board executives — from across North America to address shared challenges, offer solutions and build dynamic partnerships. Our JFS Dallas team participated in

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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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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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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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