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Debby Perelmuter, LCSW, Vice President of Services in the Jewish Community at the Jewish Child Care Association and AJFCA Board Member will retire at the end of this month.

Debby has been on the staff at JCCA since 1998. Debby oversaw the Early Childhood Programs, Ametz Adoption Program, Compass Program, Two Together, Partners in Caring, the Bukharian Teen Lounge the the Kew Gardens Hills Youth Center.

Debby's retirement will enable her to visit with family scattered around the country, and allow her to focus on other interests and hobbies. Debby can be reached at perelfive@gmail.com. AJFCA wishes Debby all the best.

Volunteers from Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services participated in International Good Deeds Day, this past Sunday, March 15th. International Good Deeds Day is an annual, global tradition that includes countless good deeds being done all around the world. Last year, over half a million participants in 50 countries worldwide gave over 2 million volunteer hours, making Good Deeds Day the largest and most far- reaching day of good deeds. People from all backgrounds, cultures, and ages have united around the simple idea of Good Deeds Day, and many continue to volunteer all year round.

Participants delivered Passover items to clients of the Jacobson Family Food Pantry, a program of JFS, which serves residents in need in the Boca Raton, Highland Beach and Delray Beach areas.  The March 15th effort alone impacted over 100 clients. The balance of deliveries to the remainder of Food Pantry clients will be made by JFS over the next 1-2 weeks.

Event Co-Chairs for the Good Deeds Day event were Lisa Goodman, Patti Jacobs and Robin Siegal.  Siegal, who delivered packages with her family commented, "As a volunteer I believe you get more than you give.  We had memorable experiences with our deliveries and we are grateful for the opportunity we have been given through JFS."

"We are very proud to have been part of Good Deeds Day," said Danielle N. Hartman, President and CEO of JFS.  "The timing could not have been more perfect.  Although we make bi-weekly deliveries to our Food Pantry clients, it was great to have kicked off our period of special Passover deliveries on Good Deeds Day.  These packages include many additional items above and beyond the regular allocation that are special for Passover, which begins April 3rd."

Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati is excited to announce that new funding will allow Cincinnati Holocaust survivors to receive significantly more aid in 2015.

A true collaborative effort among Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati, and the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education ensures the survivors receive care and that their stories of strength are not forgotten.

In addition, the Claims Conference increased its allocation to Jewish Family Service by nearly 150%, earmarking most of this funding for homecare, the social service priority. Learn more here.

Jewish Family Service is hosting an information session on compensation and restitution issues for Jewish Holocaust survivors.

Ms. Deborah Kram, the Claims Conference's Client Outreach Manager, will guide a discussion on the Claims Conference's compensation programs from 10:30 am - 12 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236. Adult children and grandchildren of survivors are welcome to attend. Learn more here.