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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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Debi Weiner retires from JFS Dallas, 30-year career

After a 30-year career at Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas (JFS), Debi Weiner is retiring from her post as Senior Director of Older Adult Services. This organization has Debi to thank for so many services for the Older Adult community, including in-home care management and counseling, indigent burial, caregiver support groups, grief support groups, …

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PLAN partners with small businesses to employ individuals with mental illness

PLAN (People Living Active Now), a program of Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas, has developed an employment partnership with The Popcorn Shack on Coit and Campbell in Richardson. Members of the program, which serves individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, now work part-time three days a week in the store under the supervision …

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When to See a Fertility Specialist

By Jerald Goldstein, MD & Daniel Skora, MD, Fertility Specialists of Texas Discover when to see a fertility specialist for help conceiving Some people who are trying to start or grow their family find that it is easy for them. However, others who want nothing more than to conceive may see one negative pregnancy test …

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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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