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Highlights from Hamburg-A Delicate Balance

Mendel, former Jewish Senator of Hamburg
A Stolpersteine set in front of the City hall for a former Jewish Senator of Hamburg who was sent to his death in 1942.   By Dr. Yonit Hoffman, Manager, Holocaust Community Services   This...

Youth Addiction Prevention: What Works?

Jewish Teenagers
By Dr. Beth Fishman, Manager of the Jewish Center for Addiction at JCFS   As the old adage goes, “the best defense is a good offense.”  That is no less true when talking about problematic...

Looking Further Back – Holocaust Survivors and Families Meet in Hamburg

By Dr. Yonit Hoffman, Manager, Holocaust Community Services   This blog is part of the series of “Yonit’s Journey: Light Out of Darkness,” a narrative of Yonit Hoffman’s month-long trip to...

Connections: The Relationship-Based Phase Model

Connections: The Relationship-Based Phase Model
By: JCFS staff members Joni Crouse, Kathy Ham, Joanne Kestnbaum, Wendy Guyer, Linnet Mendez, and Laura Sheridan   Directors and staff at JCFS’s Virginia Frank Child Development have realized a...

Visiting Yad Vashem: An illegal photograph and a shoemaker whose children have no shoes.

Yad Vashem Path of the Righteous
Garden of the Righteous -- In 1963, the Israeli Parliament ordered Yad Vashem to honor non-Jews who, during the Holocaust, saved Jewish lives in life-risking circumstances without intending to...