Knapp School & Yeshiva Remote Learning

“In the last month, Knapp School & Yeshiva staff and leadership have put forth immense amounts of time, energy, and thoughtfulness to make the transition from working in-person with our students, to keeping students engaged and supported remotely,” says Sandra Spicher, Knapp School’s principal. “Their outstanding efforts have been appreciated by our students and their families.”

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Creative Connections

There are many examples of how JCFS staff are continuing their work during this crisis. These circumstances have compelled people to find creative ways to support the well-being of those who depend on us.

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Donor Profile

David’s Schwartz  late wife, Elaine, was on the board of JVS Career & Employment and on the Response for Teens Advisory Council. Through Elaine’s leadership, David became passionate about these crucial services for our community and honors her legacy through two special funds each year.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

by: Ann Luban, Senior Director, Jewish Community Services

Even before our current crisis, NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) reported that 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 6 youth struggle with mental health challenges each year, and now we are all experiencing prolonged changes to our daily lives due to the pandemic that has heightened our emotions and compounded our worries. While there are no magic wands we can wave, there are some strategies we can employ to help ourselves and that we can share with our family and friends.

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