At our seders, we recount the liberation of the Jewish people and their journey out of slavery and into the Promised Land.
The journey of the Jewish people brings to mind the metaphorical journeys of the clients of JF&CS: from hope and opportunity to empowered lives.
Each of our clients travels a different road, each with its own twists, turns and traffic jams. Some seek escape from their own personal enslavement, whether from depression, addiction or an abusive spouse, and JF&CS is there with counseling, treatment and support.
Others in our community may be overwhelmed caring for an older adult, and JF&CS is there with One Good Deed volunteers, support for caregivers and expert advice. Still others with intellectual or developmental disabilities live fuller, more meaningful lives because JF&CS is there.
And if that weren’t enough – Dayenu! – JF&CS also provides free dental care to over 3,500 patients a year at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic; distributes 22,800 pounds of food to hungry Atlantans through its Kosher Food Pantry; ensures that 60 kids have a Jewish big brother or big sister as part of the PAL program; finds meaningful work for job seekers through its careers division; and the list goes on and on.
Again and again, JF&CS is there, providing the roadside assistance that makes all our journeys a little easier.
To learn more about the difference JF&CS is making in our community, or to support our mission, please visit jfcsatl.org
Jeff Alperin is board president of JF&CS.