Donor Profile: Pamela Ruos

Pamela Ruos is a docent at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center and a member of the Response Advisory Council (RAC), a group of dedicated volunteers that generously donate their time and resources to support JCFS Chicago’s Response for Teens program.

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Supporting the Adoption Journey

November is National Adoption Awareness month, a time to shine a spotlight on families formed through foster care and adoption. There's a good chance you are touched by adoption through family, friends, or community. How can you best support those on this lifelong journey?   In more ways than you can imagine! 

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Donor Profile: Michael Capone

Michael Capone, a native Chicagoan and finance professional, became the new Board Chair of JCFS Chicago at our annual meeting in September. Drawing inspiration from his Jewish roots and values, he is passionate about giving back to the community as a volunteer and donor.

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The Evolution of JCFS Financial Services

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a lot of uncertainty and confusion as the situation dragged on. Many businesses shuttered, drying up steady paychecks and leading to widespread job loss. With significant support from JUF, the JCFS Financial Assistance Counseling program provided emergency funds to those that needed it.

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Managing Back-To-School Anxiety

Going back to school can bring excitement for some kids, and for others, trepidation and worry. The summer-to-school transition triggers many different types of anxieties, such as separating from caregivers, new routines, and navigating complex social situations at school. The most common anxieties for older children include peer acceptance, academic performance, and navigating familial relationships.

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