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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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Martha’s Story

By Maya Barnett | Jan 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

When an aging parent’s medical condition becomes more complicated, the family needs all types of support.  That is what happened to Martha F. when her 90+ year old seemingly healthy father had a fall. “I didn’t know anything about JFS until I had something horrible happen.  We didn’t realize how forgetful he had become and […]

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Richmond Jewish Care Line: Help is One Phone Call Away

By Maya Barnett | Jan 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Richmond’s Jewish Care Line, Responding with Care to those in Need. In 2017, all Richmond’s Jewish organizations, Rabbis, and Synagogues, and committed individuals came together to understand and respond to the number of Jewish individuals and families in crisis.  What they learned is that across the U.S., many Jewish families or individuals live in or […]

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Ending One Year and Starting a New by Theresa Goff, LCSW

By Maya Barnett | Dec 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Wow!  That was fast!  Yes, I say that every year.  So how did we do with our 2018 goals? Did anyone succeed in starting a positive new habit? How about initially making progress only to abandon efforts when it became too overwhelming?  Yeah, me too. Change can be hard, life can be fast and sometimes […]

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