Community Partnership

The JFS Delivery truck filled with donated bags of food.

Thank you for nourishing our community!

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in Project Isaiah to help bring healthy and nutritious food to our friends’ and neighbors’ tables! Your generosity and commitment is especially valued in these challenging times. Thanks to our incredible partnerships with local synagogues, schools, and YOU, JFS grocery and meal programs will be able to …

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JFS dietetics interns pose for the camera during a Community Kitchen event they're leading.

Reflections From our UBC Dietetics Interns

Among its many roles in our community, JFS is an educational hub that emphasizes skill-building and empowerment for our community members. JFS also supports the education and learning of professionals in care fields. Each year, our counselling program hosts 12 intern counselling students as they finish up their masters programs with an 8-month practicum. This …

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The Grand Opening of the VJCG!

MindsEye Photography by Tybie; Nucleus Photography by Efrat Gal-Or On a sunny Sunday afternoon, the community came together to mark the grand opening of the long-awaited Vancouver Jewish Community Garden (VJCG). The event was filled with excitement and a strong sense of unity as community members, volunteers, and founding organizations gathered to witness the transformation of …

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David Discovers the Joy of Music

Thanks to donors, a client on the autism spectrum discovers community through a local drumming circle. David was not a musician, but he always wanted to be. A swimmer, Jewish Family Services client, and lifelong Vancouverite, at fifty-nine, David lives with autism. “Autism is a complicated condition,” explains Kevin Campbell, David’s clinical counsellor at JFS. …

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A Family for Every Child

Adoptive Families Association of BC (AFABC) has been dedicated to finding families for children since 1977. This organization is focused on providing a continuum of ground-breaking programs that support the adoption and permanency community. AFABC prides itself in offering resources that include consultation with support workers, information sessions, online videos, support groups and more. A …

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