Whether it be Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Winter Solstice or Festivus for the rest of us, most cultures and communities have a winter celebration involving faith, bright lights, family, friends and food. Umm, lots of food. Even though I grew up in a secular family, winter holidays were one of the best times of the year […]
This weekend, during the Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret, a day synonymous with spiritual healing and reflection, Hamas terrorists launched a heinous attack on Israeli civilians, murdering hundreds, injuring thousands, and kidnapping an untold number of innocent men, women and children. As a Jewish social service agency, our mission is to support the mental health
Together, we raised over $442,000 to support more than 3,000 people through JFS’ critical programs and services, including food assistance, mental health and counselling, and advocacy and care management. [Photography by Ana Kliri, Josh Bowie & Maryna Kozar. Full photo gallery below.] The JFS Innovators luncheon was a remarkable event. With an impressive attendance of 550
We are excited for the 17th annual Innovators Lunch. After three years of being apart, we can’t wait for this highly-anticipated, future-forward event.
It’s Hunger Action Month! This is the perfect time to learn more about food insecurity, its impact on communities, and steps that each of us can take to address this problem. “Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth…these are one and the same fight.” — Ban Ki-moon, Eighth Secretary-General of the
JFS receives “Healthy City for All” Award. On May 30th, JFS was honoured with the coveted “Healthy City for All” Award. The 2022 Awards recognized outstanding achievements of individuals, organizations, and businesses who are helping make this city a wonderful place to live, and those who responded to the needs of the community during the