From the Director
I have just returned from the Federation Mission to Israel. I hesitated about the trip because of the timing—there is so much to do in September as school, programs, new routines, and holidays all come upon us. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But I did it anyway and discovered, yet again, that there is really nothing like a trip to Israel before the High Holidays. It strengthened my connection to Israel, to Jewish traditions and values, and to our community.
As the new year starts, this trip has helped me feel both renewed and re-committed not only to my own view of what Judaism is but to the work that JFS does. We are looking forward to a year of meaningful programs, social services that make a difference, and more opportunities for you and your family to get involved in making the world a better place.
Shanah tovah u’metukak—a sweet and happy 5778.
Director, Jewish Family Services