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A Year to Remember: Celebrating JFS’ 2018-2019 Accomplishments

By Maya Barnett | Jun 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

On June 30th, JFS’ 2018-2019 fiscal year ends and we are proud to have continued a 170 year old tradition of caring for Richmond’s citizens, seniors and families and broadening our reach to transform more lives. We began this year with all of Richmond’s Jewish organizations coming together to create the Richmond Jewish Care Line […]

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Donor Listing 2017-2018

By Maya Barnett | Jun 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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From Caregiver to Family

By Maya Barnett | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 1984, Retta Leigh’s father passed away and her mother, Ruth Perl, was in need of evening companionship. For the next 16 years, Retta Leigh and her family bounced from family member to professional caregiver in search for someone to help care for her mother’s needs. In 2000, Retta Leigh contacted JFS for a professional […]

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Connecting Hearts helps kids meet potential forever families

By Maya Barnett | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

This article was originally published by WTVR CBS 6. Click HERE to read Connecting Hearts: Program lets foster kids meet potential forever families in the original format. The need for families to adopt foster children in Virginia is great, but experts say taking the leap to become an adoptive parent can seem scary at first. A […]

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Fighting for Children this Foster Care Awareness Month

By Maya Barnett | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

“There is nothing like having someone there who can support you and care for you” says Chris, 24 years old, CEO of a local music label. For Chris, having a permanent loving home was not always guaranteed.   Chris’s life in the foster care system began at three years old. He was placed into foster care […]

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Agency Q&A: JFS Personal Care Aide School

By Maya Barnett | Apr 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

This article was written by JFS CEO, Wendy Kreuter, and Director of Philanthropy, Becki Mann, and was first published in United Ways’ Community Partner Spotlight. JFS Personal Care Aide School is help funded by a generous grant from United Way. Tell us about Jewish Family Services’ Personal Care Aide Training School. The Greater Richmond Age Wave predicts […]

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Lisa Colegrove discuss “Edith+Eddie”

By Maya Barnett | Mar 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

2018 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Short, Edith+Eddie, started as a documentary of true love, the love story to end all love stories. Edith and Eddie, ages 95 and 96, are Virginia’s oldest newlywed couple.  Since their wedding day, they have found a new reason to live each day to the fullest. Each morning, Eddie […]

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Celebrating 170 years of caring

By Maya Barnett | Mar 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every day, the telephone rings at the home of Richard, a Richmond widower (who asked that his real name not be used). Since his wife’s death several years ago, he’s had trouble coping, he said, and the daily call makes his day. “Every morning I get to talk to people who actually care about how […]

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Body image and healthy attitudes

By Maya Barnett | Mar 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Can I Accept Myself a Little More? Body image and healthy attitudes   By: Lynn Mosby, LCSW The last week of February is designated as National Eating Disorders Week (February 25-March 3). This year’s theme is “Let’s Get Real” and hopes to expand our conversation about the realities of eating disorders and encouraging people to […]

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JFS Celebrates 170 Years

By Maya Barnett | Jan 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the 1830s Richmond welcomed a new wave of German Jewish immigrants. By 1841, on the outskirts of Richmond, these new immigrants founded Beth Ahabah to continue their traditions from the old country, such as including German and English in worship. As the Richmond Jewish population continued to grow, encouraged by Rabbi Maximillian Michelbacher, the […]

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