Jacob connected with the JCFS Chicago Duman Opportunity Center through his school. Jacob loves cars and has been working on them throughout his life with his family and friends. He hopes to become an auto mechanic, but has struggled to achieve the necessary academic requirements to enroll in an auto mechanic program.
April is National Autism Awareness Month (NAAM), and for nearly 50 years has been a time to raise awareness and acceptance. This year is unique. COVID-19 has disrupted many aspects of our daily lives, which can be particularly difficult for children who have autism.
Throughout history, as humans spread across the world, infectious diseases have been a constant companion. Even in this modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant. The Jewish community has lived through those times. We can learn from the past.
Imagine a situation in which thousands of Jews all over the world are sitting in churches every week. Many of them are wishing they could be sitting in a synagogue instead, but they can’t. So who are these Jews? These are Jews in recovery from addiction of every sort. These are all Jews attending 12-Step meetings.
March celebrates National Professional Social Work Month and is an opportunity to spotlight the incredible work of the 700,000 social workers across the country. Here's what some of our social workers had to say about their jobs.