On January 12, 2015 JFS received a check from the Villa Capri Car Cruisers for $500.00 in support of the Mae S. Gelb Kosher Food Pantry. Established in 2001 by Mae Gelb’s daughters Bev Klein and Sondra Myers the pantry provides assistance with food and other necessary household items to family and individuals during times of
Scranton Chamber of Commerce Member since 2014 Jewish Family Service (JFS) of NEPA was founded with one thing in mind: to serve the community. Open to all faiths and backgrounds, Jewish Family Service is a human service organization whose mission reflects the Jewish tradition of caring and compassion for all people in need. Through professional
This is the time of year where people are giving back to the communities they live in. Whether they donate a new toy to a toy drive, donate canned goods to a food shelf, or serve dinner at a soup kitchen, they are making a difference. However, one of the biggest ways you can give back is through car donation. Car Donations are an ideal way of contributing to charity and here’s why.
On August 19, 2015 Jewish Family Service was the Scranton Wilkes Barre Railriders Community Organization of the Game. Although the evening got started with a little rain shower by the time the ballpark gates opened the rain had given way to a beautiful summer evening.
I only travel by train; where as the rest of my family prefers planes. I find the pace of riding the train peaceful and relaxing; watching the world go chuga-chuga by at the same time as I am reading and listening to music. Two years ago while riding the train from Milwaukee to Chicago (The Hiawatha,
The musical The Music Man tells the story of Henry Hill and how he manipulates a whole town into believing they need a marching band. Of course in the story, through a relationship, he finds a change of heart, atones and in the end the town rescues him from legal troubles by actually putting together
When I accepted the role of President of the Board of JFS two years ago, the majority of my family and friends were very supportive and proud of me. There were, however, those few individuals whose first comments were, “Why? Aren’t you busy enough? Don’t you just want to sit back and enjoy your retirement?
Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania (JFSNEPA) celebrated their 100th Annual Meeting on June 16, 2015. The meeting was held at The Colonnade in Scranton, PA from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The evening was attended by over 125 people who enjoyed light Kosher fare and music from the Doug Smith Trio. Over $36,000 was raised
The Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies (AJFCA) honored JFS NEPA Executive Director Sheila Abdo at this year’s annual conference in Miami with the Distinguished Service Award which is awarded to member agency CEO’s/ED’s who have worked for more than 20 years in the Jewish Communal Service field. Sheila Abdo has been Executive Director
The 27th Annual Teen Symposium on the Holocaust was held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center on May 5th and 6th. Staff and board members from JFS both attended and took part in the event which uses first hand accounts as Survivors tell students the horrors of the Holocaust. JFS Board President Susan Connors,