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Jewish Community Services of South Florida's 15th Annual Meeting on June 4th featured the results of an extensive study JCS commissioned from the Washington Economics Group (WEG) which determined that for every dollar in donations and funding spent to produce JCS programs, JCS generates an annual economic Impact of $32.47 for a total of $434 million. As J. Antonio Villamil, Founder and Principal of WEG, related in his keynote speech, the report details how JCS' highly efficient operations and low operating budget through partnerships with funding agencies, community organizations and local leaders continuously strengthen its outreach and expand its social and economic impacts with successful program outcomes.

"The importance of investing in our community's future by investing in JCS can't be overstated," said Fred Stock, JCS' President and CEO.  "Our programs bridging the gap between those who are struggling and those who are self-sufficient has a very positive economic and social impact on South Florida. A dollar invested in JCS today pays dividends for years to come in countless ways, such as moving people from dependency and taxpayer assistance to gainful employment; enabling seniors to continue to live at home rather than in government-subsidized healthcare facilities; building support networks that alleviate the economic and social consequences of addiction and violence; and providing kosher food and other assistance so that families can resume their productive place in society."

Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania (JFS NEPA) celebrated their 100th Annual Meeting on June 16, 2015.  The meeting was held at The Colonnade in Scranton, PA. Officers were elected.

Officers nominated to serve a one year term include (from left to right) Seth Gross (Treasurer), Jay Landau (President), Sheila Cutler (Secretary), Natalie Gelb (3rd Vice President), Elliot Schoenberg (2nd Vice President) and Eric Weinberg (1st Vice President)(not pictured).

Incoming President Jay Landau focused on increased attention to fundraising and branding for JFS during his speech. The evening was attended by over 125 people. Over $36,000 was raised from sponsorships.  


Great things are happening at Jewish Family Service of San Diego. On June 8, 2015, the Hadassah Foundation, headquartered in New York, NY, awarded the Bernice N. Tannenbaum Prize to Jessica Nare, Director of Leadership Programs JFS, in a ceremony at the UJA-Federation of New York. Learn more about the prize here.

United Way of San Diego County has award JFS a $450,000 grant to support the launch and implementation of the Linda Vista Kindergarten Readiness Network, beginning in July 2015. The grant is part of a nearly $2 million funding package that United Way has awarded to four community partnerships working to help the youngest San Diegans and their families succeed. Learn more about the grant here.