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Collat Jewish Family Services Annual Report

Our Mission CJFS enhances quality of life and strengthens independence for individuals and families, with a primary focus on older adults, by providing exceptional support services in accordance with Jewish values.

CJFS Board of Directors Fran Godchaux President Jacob Shevin Vice President Joyce T. Spielberger Vice President David Romanoff Vice President C. Samuel Todd Secretary Jill Warner Treasurer Karen Allen Immediate Past President

Linda Barstein Michelle Bearman-Wolnek Marc Bloomston Todd Doobrow Helene Elkus Kathleen Fix Michele Forman Eleanor Godfrey-Burnick Debra H. Goldstein Steve Greene Penny Haft Kay Kornmeier Jennifer Kulbersh Justin Ladden Faye Levin Rhonda H. Siegel

Advisory Council Debra Abolafia Richard Friedman Sally Friedman Rabbi Barry Leff Betzy W. Lynch Rabbi Jonathan Miller Rabbi Yossi Posner

CJFS Staff Lauren Schwartz, MSW Executive Director Cynthia Bryant Catherine Findley Daria Freeman Angela Gaines Elise Grace Stephanie Hayes Vickie Jackson Stuart Jaffe

Pamela Leonard Schadell Lewis Erika Marx Robin McMilin Jennifer Nemet Amy Peetluk Carolyn Pevey Heather Pressley

Lynn Rathmell Antoine Redwine Gail Schuster Stephanie Sklar Levoy Williams Elaine Witt

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes time. Vision with action can change the world.” - Joel A. Barker

In 2014, the CJFS Board of Directors set forth a vision that individuals and families would always have a place to turn for support, guidance, and compassion as they face life’s challenges. The board adopted a strategic plan to focus on elevating our visibility in the community, establishing our expertise in senior services, and creating greater stability and sustainability in our funding. For the next three years, the leadership and staff of CJFS passionately acted on that vision. We have raised our visibility through targeted marketing, community speaking engagements, and improving our communications via the web and social media. As a result, we have seen a 42%, increase in the number of people we serve annually. We have established ourselves as experts in aging, offering a comprehensive array of exceptional services to families navigating this journey. We have broadened the spectrum of our programs to engage, not only the frail and vulnerable, but also those who are healthy and active. In 2017, our Outreach programs expanded through such programs as Cyber-Seniors, Memory Cafés, Virtual Dementia Tours, and Temple Teens Life Stories. Finally, we have created more stable, diverse revenue streams to support current and long-term agency needs. In 2017, our fundraising efforts were the most successful ever, raising over $490,000 from individual and corporate donors. In addition, we have more than doubled our fee-based revenues since 2014. And, thanks to our partnership with the Birmingham Jewish Foundation, we are on track for our endowment to reach $5M by 2020. 2017 was an exciting year! We touched over 900 lives, providing over 22,000 hours of support, guidance, and compassion to our clients and their families. As Barker predicted, we are changing our world, one life at a time. Our Board guides our vision and our strategy, our funders provide the resources, but it is the work of our staff that changes our world. It is our privilege and inspiration to work with them. This Annual Report shares some of the stories of those they have touched. Enjoy! Warmly,

Lauren Schwartz Executive Director

Fran Godchaux Board President

2017 Revenue - $1,382,156 DONATIONS $492,620

36% 18%

GRANTS $249,733




8% 6% <1%



2017 Expenses - $1,382,103 51%









5% 2%

G&A $75,270 OUTREACH $27,673


“Because of my kidney transplant, it is absolutely essential that I get to my medical appointments. I’m grateful to have the Buz-A-Bus to get me there. Levoy, the driver, is warm and friendly, and that makes for a fun, pleasant ride.” - Ivy The wheelchair-accessible Buz-A-Bus provides affordable door-to-door transportation for older and disabled adults.

Your Gift in Action $10,000

Provides: comprehensive in-home services for an entire year for 4 older adults Impact: Supports independence, ensures housing stability, increases access to resources, offers peace of mind to family


Provides: a year of CJFS CARES respite for a person living with dementia Impact: Increases physical, cognitive, and social engagement for participants, reduces stress for caregivers, improves quality of life for all


Provides: 6 months of professional counseling to help individuals, couples, and families strengthen relationships, navigate crises, and more Impact: Improves mental health & well-being


Provides: 25 rides on the Buz-A-Bus to the doctor, the grocery, social activities, & more Impact: Improves healthcare access, enables active, healthy lifestyles


Provides: 4 hours of volunteer training Impact: Creates meaningful volunteer experiences to extend the reach of CJFS


Provides: a Personal Care visit for a low-income senior, offering bathing assistance, meal preparation, laundry, & housekeeping Impact: Supports independence, enhances quality of life

Hands Up Together 2017 Our Annual Fundraising Event 2017 Honorees Sherri & David Romanoff

Enhancing Independence Judy & Hal Abroms Anonymous Collat-Goedecke Families Margot & Edgar Marx

Providing Care

The Corenblum Family Ronne & Donald Hess Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Karen & Joel Piassick Sherri & David Romanoff

Barbara & Stuart Royal Schaeffer Eye Center Esther Schuster & Allen Shealy ServisFirst Susan & David Silverstein Lesly & Robert Simon Joyce & Gaston Stein UAB Administration Judge & Mrs. Scott Vowell Vulcan Materials Company Brenda & Steve Weinstein Elaine Witt & Michael Sznajderman

Becoming Family

Freddi Aronov Susan & Rodney Barstein* Harry Bayer Michelle Bearman-Wolnek & Seth Wolnek Creating Community Suzanne & Howard Bearman z”l Karen & Leslie Allen Sheila Benson & Don Williams Gail & Jeffrey Bayer Family* Candy & Stephen Berman Brownell Travel Nancy & Harold Blach Drummond Company, Inc. Jane and Joe Bluestein Gratus Capital Management Brasfield & Gorrie William Cobb Hazelrig Ginger & Larry Brook Ricki & Lanning Kline Theresa & James Bruno Judy & Morris Kriger CJFS CARES Volunteers Marjorie Perlman & Jay Stern Cobbs Allen Protective Life Foundation Lynne & Mark Cohen Regions Bank Denaburg Investments Bunny & Joel Rotenstreich Ellen & Fred Elsas Lana and Stephen L. Royal Family* Beverly & Stanley Erdreich EW Motion Therapy Preserving Dignity Nancy Frankel & Lennie Siegel Anonymous Cathy & Paul Friedman Baker Donelson Catharine & Edward Friend Tracy & Richard Bielen Fran & Lee Godchaux Robin & Marc Bloomston Debra & Joel Goldstein Adrienne & Julian Brook Sherron & Allan Goldstein Lydia Cheney & Jim Sokol Lise Grace Collat School Of Business at UAB Cissy & Leonard Held EBSCO Industries, Inc. Evelyn & Jack Held Ilene Engel Ginger & Jerry Held Family* Lisa & Alan Engel Sheryl & Jon Kimerling Family Carol & Jimmy Filler Julie & Howard Koch Brenda & Fred Friedman Rachel & Marc Labovitz Eleanor Godfrey-Burnick & Randi & David Landy Daniel Burnick Leavell Investment Betty Allenberg Goldstein Management, Inc. Barbara & Gary Gordon Gayle Leitman Melanie & Jay Grinney Carol & B.G. Minisman Ricky Koslin & Lyons Heyman Oak Street Hair Group Inc. Rochelle & Michael Koslin Lenora Pate & Steve Brickman Donna & David Kraselsky Bernice & Ben z”l Perlman Sheri & Jimmy Krell Betsy & Peter Printz Jerry Lapidus David Reese Faye & Robert Levin Cindy & Gene Robinson MedjetAssist Cantor Jessica Roskin & Candy & Ed Meyerson Mr. Alan Davis Judy & Gary Monheit Judy & James Rotenstreich Karen & Brian Perlman Royal Cup Carole & Michael Pizitz Amy & Michael Saag

Donna & Gary Schiff Judi Schulman-Miller & Jonathan Miller Joyce & Arthur Serwitz Sandra z”l & Kenneth Seton Rhonda & Eric Siegel Jean & Jerry Sklar Connie & Jason Stein Marilyn & Murray Tanner Roxanne Travelute & Michael Honan Richard Tubb Interiors Debbie & Louis Tuck* Anne & Mike Warren Lisa & Andy Weil Janet & Leonard Wertheimer Ilene & Allan Wilensky


Fund of the Birmingham Jewish Foundation z”l of Blessed Memory

2017 Event Committee Event Co-Chairs Stephen L. Royal Ellen Sokol

Event Committee Hal Abroms Natalie Asman Ellen Bernstein Caryn Corenblum Charlotte Corenblum Sharon Corenblum Cathy O. Friedman Nancy Goedecke Susan Greene Ginger Held Ricki Kline Kay Kornmeier Laurie Max Candy Meyerson Joel Piassick Carole Pizitz David Reese Joel Rotenstreich Bunny Rotenstreich Kit Roth Rick Roth Lana Royal Emily Jones Rushing Joyce Serwitz Jacob Shevin Joyce Spielberger Marilyn Tanner Murray Tanner C. Samuel Todd


“I started volunteering for CJFS because I wanted to help others, but I’m the one who benefits the most.” - David

CJFS Outreach programs include a variety of volunteer opportunities, English as a Second Language Classes, Shabbat services in retirement communities, Cyber-Seniors, and intergenerational experiences.

Adult Volunteers

Hal Abroms Erika Aho Marsha Alexander Karen Allen Leslie Allen zâ&#x20AC;?l Amy Allon Nadia Anabtawi Zaharia Anderson Jajuan Arnold Natalie Asman Jeanne Averhart Linda Barstein Cathy Battista Jean Bearman Michelle BearmanWolnek Lisa Bebenek Joan Becker Robin Berger Alan Berman Ellen Bernstein Joseph Blalock Marc Bloomston Jane Bluestein Victoria Bradford Casey Brookhart Bo Brown Kelton Brown Cyndi Bryant Roman Bryant Cecily Buchanan Daniel Burnick Barbara Capper Kathryn Cash Jeff Causey Freda Centor Arbina Chezkes Mark Cohen Ronald Cohen Charlie Collat Sederian Copeland Sara Copley Susan Cutler Sharon Cutter Martin Damsky Heidi Damsky Alan Davis Joanne Denman Bhakti Desai Roberta Dinerstein

Ginger Dismukes Todd Doobrow Melanie Edwards Ruth Elkin Helene Elkus Kathy English Melba Epsman Alise Erdberg Mekenzi Esensoy Shahaan Farrukh Bobby Fierman Naomi Fineberg Kathleen Fix Renaldo Flowers Michele Forman Joshua Freund Cathy Friedman Carolyn Frohsin Sandra Gilbert Fran Godchaux Eleanor Godfrey Nancy Goedecke Donna Goldberg Cinda Goldberg Debra Goldstein Ann Goldstein Sherron Goldstein Kailey Good Joanna Gotlieb Lise Grace Josh Grace Lisa Graham Steve Greene Sherrie Grunfeld Bailey Guffin Penny Haft Darian Hagan Ginger Held Sarah Henderson Gail Herman Charles Herman Jessie Hickey Sherry Hilyer Felice Hirsch Gail Hoffman Sarah Holifield Katie Holmes Nancy Hornsby Bunny Howard Keyley Jackson

Lori Jacobson Stu Jaffe Landon Jones Fred Kanter Sharan Kaur Mark Kernan Sheryl Kimerling Jon Kimerling Charles Kitchens Ricki Kline Julie Koch Amanda Koch Mary Kopp Susan Koretzky Kay Kornmeier Donna Kraselsky Karissa Krause Sheri Krell Anna Krum Jennifer Kulbersh David Labovitz Marc Labovitz Justin Ladden Morgan LaFoy Taylor LaMay Carrie Langston Henry Lapidus Carleigh Lawless Robin Lazarus Shirley Leader Angie Lee Eunkyo Lee Pam Leonard Faye Levin Sarah Linder Nikki Mallepalli Robert Marcus Dale Marcus Erika Marx Laurie Max Robert May Elaine May Benjamin May Deborah May Jonathan May Hannah McClellan Doreen McKinney Robin McMilin Claire Mervis Candy Meyerson

Youth Volunteers

Kristina Adkins Nicholas Albright Adam Aldahes Mallie Altmann Jacob Azrin Rahm Bakshi Flint Baleman Meghan Ballard Maggie Banks Maela Banks Lyle Barrocas Noah Barrows Rachel Bates Emily Bebenek Adison Berger Ashlynn Berry Katie Best Dylan Bischoff Stacy Brannan Addison Brothers Cassidy Brown Deepika Budhraju Autumn Burgett Jacqueline Bye Jordyn Cannon Charity Cheese Victoria Chen Kiara Chew Brandon Clark

Cody Clemens William Coleman Christina Collins Lizzie Cooper MacKenzie Crow Ayanna Day Emily Deng Jordan Denty Zachary Dickerson Declan Doyle Omer Duvdevani Morgan Epps Allyson Ferguson Esty Friedman Topanga Fucci Hannah Gertz Harris Gewant Aviva Goldberg Hannah Gorelick Shawn Goyal Brooklyn Graham Julia Guild Noah Hagadorn Georgia Haggard Johanna Halbrooks Ashleigh Hancock Shiana Harper Sara Harper Amy Heerten

Donald Ho Ashley Hoang McKenzie Hosey Hanna Howard Anna Hughes Hanh Huynh Krista Jackson Tiara Janado Amy Jasani Matthew Jensen Hannah Jones Brannan Jones Julie Jung Rachel Kang Edith Kaplan Rohan Karthik Jared King Kirsti Kokko Ellen Landy Warren Large Pia Levans Nathan Liskey Josh Maier Shreya Malhotra Dani Mason Logan Mauar Jessica McQuarry Ryan Michaels Janae Miller

Amber Miller Audrey Moore Joan Morris Janna Morris Celia Nadler Jennifer Nemet Gerry Nemet Greg Odrezin Daniel Odrezin David Ovson Grace Park Stephanie Parnell Marjorie Perlman Marc Perlman Carolyn Pevey Joel Piassick Hazel Pizette Carrie Pizitz Tate Pollack Mary Casey Powers Katrina Ransom Lynn Rathmell Nadav Raviv Drexel Rayford Lindsay Raymond David Reese Sarah Resha Rosalia Reyes Griffin Rogers Sherri Romanoff David Romanoff Ella Rosen Margery Rosenbaum Bunny Rotenstreich Kit Roth Lana Royal Steve Royal Micky Rubenstein Wendy Rutkoff Beth Schaeffer Donna Schiff Shirley Schlaff Sue Schulgin Renee Schulman Esther Schuster Jennifer Schusterman Lauren Schwartz Ferne Seigel Alan Seitel Joyce Serwitz

Anna Sharp Arlene Shelsky David Sher Martin Sher Kimberly Sherrod Jacob Shevin Debbie Shevin Maury Shevin Wendy Siegal Tori Siegal Rhonda Siegel Bert Siegel Ruth Siegler Shruti Simlot Stephanie Sklar Kendyll Smith Ellen Sokol Joyce Spielberger Charles Stein Bernard Stern Meredith Stevens PJ Story Michael Sznajderman Marilyn Tanner Phil Teninbaum Katie Thiebaud Nicklaus Thrower Kira Tidmore Sam Todd Bella Tylicki Nan Unkenholz Jill Warner Callie Watson Lori Weil Rhonda Weinberg Gary Weinberger Mike Weiner Brian Weintraub Don Wendorf Hannah Williamson Martina Winston Elaine Witt Pauline Witt Sylvia Wright William Wright Allen Yazdi Jiwon Yoon

Anna Morgan Marley Nadler Troy Nelson Joshua Nemet Megan Newton Megan Nguyen Patrick Ormon Riley Ovson Rushi Patel Sophia Peralo Maggie Phillips Allie Picou Johanna Popp Mackenzie Porten Lyric Portilla Mary Anne Powell Allison Price Justin Randall Kara Rhodes Megan Richard Jessica Robinson Alison Rocco Quinn Rose Alexis Rothenberg Morgan Rozek Elad Sabbag Natalie Saliba Gopiann Shah Seeta Shah

Lyndsey Shelton Sophia Sigman Lauren Sklar Jewel Smith Clare Smith Makayla Smith Brooke Smith Asher Smokey Meghan Speckman Carly Spoerl JJ Stein Andrew Strickland Rogan Sullivan Brady Thomas Abby Thompson Hannah Thornton Genevieve Tillman Andrew Turkiewicz Dalton Turner Gracie Vaughan Jessie Weisberg Miranda White Carey Williams Anna Wilson Arlo Winston Jacob Wong Harrison Wood Asher Zheng

Donors Shirley & Martin Aaron Janet & David Aarons Debra Abolafia Dalia & Keith Abrams Judy & Hal Abroms Louise & James Abroms Martin Abroms Sheryl Adair & Mark Weinstein Barbara & Jack Aland Caleigh & David Alevy Karen and Leslie zâ&#x20AC;?l Allen Denise Alper Renee & Henry Alterman Melissa & Steve Altmann Anonymous Melanie Appell Freddi Aronov Marsha Asman Natalie & Eric Asman Jill & Alvin Atlas Ilene & Sanford Axelroth Cheryl & Rick Azrin Baker Donelson Garnett Baker Jean & M.J. Ballin Bank of America Charitable Foundation Cindy & Jeff Barnes Simmy & Phillip Barrocas Bernice Barstein Linda Barstein Susan & Rodney Barstein Cathy & Nick Battista Gail & Jeffrey Bayer Harry Bayer Jean Bearman Michelle Bearman-Wolnek & Seth Wolnek Suzanne & Howard Bearman Joan Becker Michael Belenky Olga & Aleksandr Belotserkovskiy Patty & Gene Benator Becky & Randal Benson Robin & Hilton Berger Nancy & Lincoln Berland Alison & Robert Berman Ben Berman Candy & Steve Berman Eva & Barry Berman Sandra & Alan Berman Shula & Floyd Berman Sylvia Berman Suzanne & Richard Bernheim Barbara & Keith Bernstein

Ellen & Terry Bernstein Faye Bernstein Julie & Randy Bernstein Barbara & David Betten Susan & Karl Biedinger Tracey & Richard Bielen Maria Bitran Nancy & Harold Blach Herman Blitz zâ&#x20AC;?l Jann & Russ Blitz Rita & Alexander Blokh Star Bloom Lynn & Bert Bloomston Brett Bloomston Heidi & Julius Bloomston Robin & Marc Bloomston Rosalyn Bloomston Jane & Joe Bluestein Karen & Ken Bluestein Barbara Bonfield Douglas Bonfield Doug Borisky Judith Borisky Cheryl & Mark Bourn Julia & Merril Bradley Barbara & Scott Brande Brasfield & Gorrie Richard Brockett Maria Broderick Sharon & Edward Bromberg Adrienne & Julian Brook Ginger & Larry Brook Dave Brown Jerome Brown Rachel Brown Brownell Travel Ellen Bruck Lee Ann Bruno Theresa & James Bruno Naomi Buklad & Michael Brenner Eleanor Godfrey Burnick & Daniel Burnick Jeffrey Butler Marjie & Myron Butler Camille Butrus Lynn & Tim Callahan Mary Lynne & Eli Capilouto Rosalyn Caplan Julie & Harold Ceitlin Freda & Robert Centor Amy Goldstein Chauvin Lydia Cheney & Jim Sokol Liora & Brett Chessin Alice Christenson Diane Clark & David Freedman Cobbs Allen Martin Cogen

Ron Cogen Ann Cohen Avie & Ronald Cohen Lois & David Cohen Lynne & Mark Cohen Mayer Cohen Nadine & Louis Cohen Pamela & Woody Cohen Stacy Cohen Stuart Cohen Wanda & Ross Cohen Anne Cohn Charlotte Cohn Eileen & Robert Cohn Linda Cohn Linda & Richard Cohn Rebecca & Jeffrey Cohn Collat School of Business at UAB Charles Collat, Sr. Norma Conrad Nancy Cook Caryn & Steven Corenblum Charlotte Corenblum Sharon & Michael Corenblum Bari Cotton & Peter Egli Mitzi Cotton Nikki & Steve Crawford Susan & Mark Crayne Judy & James Cullinan Tamara & Jeff Cusmariu Susan & Jeffrey Cutler Sharon & Gary Cutter Frances Cypress Heidi & Martin Damsky Alan L. Datnoff Lee Ann Datnoff Jane & Melvin Davis Jeri Davis & Edward Goldberg Jennifer & Conrad De Los Santos Jan & Charles Denaburg Vicki & Eddie Denaburg Dian Diamond Dorothy Dillard Diversified Maintenance Systems, LLC Jennifer & Todd Doobrow Lori & Stephen Dorsky Marilyn Doss Sallie & Bruce Downs Drummond Company, Inc. Lee & Rick Dunsmore Karen & Michael Duvdevani EBSCO Industries, Inc. Lindy & Preston Edwards Betty Ehrlich

Ada & Gabriel Elgavish Ruth Elkin Helene Elkus Laurie & Craig Elmets Ellen & Fred Elsas Henrietta Emack Employment Screening Services Inc. Bill Engel Ilene Engel Lisa & Alan Engel Melba Epsman Mervyn Epsman Marian & Ronald Epstein Alise & Joe Erdberg Beverly & Stanley Erdreich Kaydee Erdreich-Breman EW Motion Therapy Fran Fendley Chu-Chi & Bobby Fierman Carol & Jimmy Filler Barbara & Larry Fine Dee & Russ Fine Naomi & Edwin Fineberg Cathy & Irwin Fingerman Barbara & Howard Finkelstein Arlene Fisher Karen Fitzpatrick Kathleen Fix Susan Flam Joy & Robert Fleisher Shira Fogel Michele Forman & Eric Lizee Nancy Frankel & Lennie Siegel Deb & James Franks Brenda & Fred Friedman David Friedman Shari & Gregory Friedman Mark Friedman Cathy & Paul Friedman Sally & Richard Friedman Sandy Friedman Catharine & Eddie Friend Shirley & Ron Froehlich Sue & Michael Gaines Amy & Scott Garber Dorothy Gauthier Pat & Alan Geldzahler Fred George Linda & Steve Geringer Holly & David Gettinger Hilary & Scott Gewant Toby & Warren Gewant Cathy Gleisberg Fran & Lee Godchaux Nancy & Glenn Goedecke


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Counseling provided me the opportunity to talk about issues that were creating stress in my life. I liked exploring my issues with someone impartial. It helped me set achievable goals, gave me clarity, and helped me heal my mind and my soul.â&#x20AC;? - Marianne The Licensed Clinical Social Workers of CJFS provide confidential professional counseling for families and individuals of all ages.

Elizabeth Goettge Charlotte Goldberg Cinda & Larry Goldberg Dan Goldberg Donna & Howard Goldberg Nancy Goldberg Shira & Matthew Goldberg Sylvia Goldberg Janet & Morton Goldfarb Cathy & Donald Goldman Renitta & Jay Goldman William Goldman Betty Allenberg Goldstein Debra & Joel Goldstein Mitzi Goldstein Myrna Goldstein Sherron & Allan Goldstein Shirley & Julius Goldstein Ann & Richard Goldstein Stacy Goode Beverlee & Bruce Gordon Barbara & Gary Gordon Jane Gordon Penny Gordon Debra Gordon-Hellman Harvey Gotlieb Joanna Gotlieb Robin Gotlieb Sharon Gotlieb & Stephen Cook Sylvia Gouse Lise Lapidus Grace Gratus Capital Management Lee Greenberg Susan & Steve Greene Greg Mewbourne Designs Melanie & Jay Grinney Vikki & Ken Grodner Carol & Bob Gross Debbie & Phil Gross Sherrie & Steven Grunfeld Mark Gutman Valentina & Vladimir Gutman Laila Haas Mr. & Mrs. Michael Haber Penny Haft Dixie & Joe Hagedorn Jeanne & Lucien Hagedorn Lucy Hairston Phyllis & David Hall Ann & Leonard Halpern Pat Hammond Rami Hanna Anna & Judd Harwood William Cobb Hazelrig Barbara Heflin Bobby Heilpern Amanda & layne Held

Ginger & Jerry Held Evelyn & Jack Held Cissy & Leonard Held Rosalyn Hellman Hannah & Colin Helman Gail & Charles Herman Carol & Donald Herman Ceil & Max Herzel Ronne & Donald Hess Lyons Heyman Riva Hirsch Barbara Hirschowitz Putzi Hirshberg Nancy & Clay Hornsby Judy & Sonny Hornsby Hospice & Home Health Fund Of Alabama Marshall Hyatt Joel Isenberg & John McGill Mitchell Ives J & J Media Service Virginia Ellen Jackson Gay Jacobs Jan & Ken Jaffe Lucy & Stu Jaffe Nancy Jaffe Toby & Paul Jaffe Richard Jaffe Sandra Jaffe & Barry Dreayer Sue Jaffe Ilene Rosenfeld Johnson & Kenneth Johnson Alicia & Brian Kahn Carol & David Kahn Jeffrey Kamin Esta & James Kamplain Sheree & David Kanter Fred Kanter Rhoda Kaplan Elaine Kartus Jean & David Kassouf Jannet Katz Bari & Jose Katz Barbara & Ronald Kaufman Cheryl & James Kelly Shara & Mark Kernan Lisa & Alan Kianoff Cheryl Kidd Mary & David Kimerling Sheryl & Jon Kimerling Toby Klein Ira Kline Ricki & Lanny Kline Ilene & Martin Klinger Julie & Howard Koch Robin & Bart Kolber Sheila & Howard Konetz Sandra Koplon Kay Kornmeier & Steven Schultz Rochelle & Michael Koslin

Ricky Koslin Rachel Krantz & Edward Goldstein Donna & David Kraselsky Joan & Michael Krawcheck Sheri & Jimmy Krell Judy & Morris Kriger Edward Krys Jennifer & Brian Kulbersh Harriet & Paul Kulbersh Jaynn & Harold Kushner Rachel & Marc Labovitz Stacy & Justin Ladden Randi & Dave Landy Joan Langer Susan & Billy Lapidus Leah & Henry Lapidus Jerry Lapidus Jane & James Larose Robin & Steve Lazarus Shirley & Jerome Leader Leah Leaf Leavell Investment Management, Inc. Marilynn & Richard Leeds Gayle Leitman Mitzi & Barry Levin Linda Levin Faye & Robert Levin Emily & Robert Levine Lindsay Levine & Lee Ascherman Sarah Ellen & Jonathan Levine Pat & Michael Levine Julie Levinson-Gabis & Bud Gabis LJCC Community Youth Group Esther & Jack Levy Ashley & Jon Lewis Denise & Wayne Lewis Nancy & Doug Lewis Vicki & Art Lewis David Lichtenstein Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein Lee & Steve Lichter Lincoln Financial Foundation Eleanor & Richard Linde Debra & Jeff Lindy Sue & William Lischkoff Norma Jean Long Sandra & John Lutzker Terry Lyons Christine Magnotta Letty & Bob Marcus Dale Marcus Denny Marcus Julie & Nathan Marcus Julie Marks Wendy & Warren Martin

Margot & Edgar Marx Erika Marx Lucy & Charles Mason Cecelia Matthews Ivania & Rodney Max Laurie Max Elaine May Elizabeth May Judy & Gerson May Cindy & Harvey May Roberta & James May Joan May David Morgan Frieda & Eph Mazer Lynette & J.B. Mazer Lisa M. McCarroll Robin & Kenneth McMilin Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Medjet Assist Lynne & Michael Meeks Natalie & Irving Meisler Candy & Ed Meyerson Judith Michaelson Suzanne Michalek Sybil & Lawrence Michalove Herbert Miller Pat & Neal Miller Carol & B.G. Minisman Olga & Sergey Mirov Brena Moglovkin Ann & Gary Mollengarden Judy & Gary Monheit Diane & Bill Mooney Elizabeth & Donald Moore Joan & Allan Morris Sara Mullins & Jacob Shevin Joye Murphy Celia & Jared Nadler National Mah Jongg League Christy & David Nelson Jennifer & Gerry Nemet Florina & Andrew Newcomb Jerome Newmark Linda Nicholls zâ&#x20AC;?l Kate & Claude Nielsen Ruth Nomberg Charles Norton Carolyn Nowlin Oak Street Hair Group Oakworth Capital Bank Jamie & Greg Odrezin Judith & Larry Odrezin Rochelle & Melvin zâ&#x20AC;?l Olshan O'Neal Industries Shirley Osband Rachel Oser Jaye Ottinger Anne & David Ovson Ruth & Raymond Owens Susan & Stuart Padove Michelle Pake Gail & Edward Parrish

Lenora Pate & Steve Brickman Elaine & Bruce Pava Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore, PC Sharon Pearson & Richard Margolin Babs Perlman Gary Perlman Karen & Brian Perlman Marjorie Perlman & Jay Stern Steven Perlman Maureen Petrofsky Carolyn & Ric Pevey Sarah & Mark Pflaum Karen & Joel Piassick Joey Pierson Alan Piha Marie & Steven Pittler Hazel & Murray Pizette Carole & Michael Pizitz Joan & Dick Pizitz Carrie & Richard Pizitz Planet Fundraiser Sara & Norris Polhemus Margaret & Kip Porter Betsy & Peter Printz Protective Life Corporation Sonja & Dewey Purvis Marian & Myron Radwin Lynn Rathmell Lynn & Arie Raviv Janet Reagan Arlene & Jeffrey Redisch David Reese Regions Bank Loraine & David Reznik Jessica & Evan Rhodes Harold Ripps Cindy & Gene Robinson Tommy Robinson & Jeff Shimizu Kim & Bruce Rogers Cathy & Lee Rogoff Andrew Romanoff Lovisa & Cary Romanoff Nancy Romanoff Sherri & David Romanoff Faye & Robert Rosenbaum Linda Rosenbaum Margy Rosenbaum Anne & Michael Rosenblatt Beth Rotenstreich Bunny & Joel Rotenstreich Judy & Jimmy Rotenstreich Kim & Neil Roth Kit & Rick Roth Alexis Rothenberg Susan & Glenn Rothman

Nancy & Daniel Rousso Cindi & Michael Routman Royal Cup Barbara & Stuart Royal Lana & Stephen Royal Micky & Stanley Rubenstein Ann & Goodloe Rutland Judith & Edwin Rutsky Pam Ruttenberg & Arnold Shiland Patricia Ryan Irina Rymarchuk & Michael Gutman Amy & Michael Saag Iskra Sabel & Emil Brainin Nate Salant Karen & Ronnie Salloway Paul Samuelson Irina & Yefim Sapozhnikov Pat Saul Nancy & Roger Saunders Phyllis Scalici Armand Schachter Jack Schaeffer Harriet Schaffer Donna & Gary Schiff Shirley Schlaff Leigh & Jack Schniper Lucy & Buddy Schulhafer Zena & Lewis Schulman Emily Schultz & David Perry Esther Schuster & Allen Shealy Gail & Abe Schuster Chip Schwartz Lauren & Daniel Schwartz Lora Schwartz Yikun & David Schwebel Joan Scott Diana Seale Erin & John Segal Alan Seigel Ferne Seigel Becky & Alan Seitel ServisFirst Joyce & Arthur Serwitz Sandra z”l & Kenneth Seton Monte Shalett Andrea & Jeff Shapiro Debbie & Martin Sher Ina Mae & David Sher Debbie Shevin Jan Shevin Dorothy Shiland Sandra & Larry Shulman Harriett Shulmister Isabel & Alan Siegal Rosalyn Siegal Wendy & Frank Siegal Rhonda & Eric Siegel

Ruth Siegler Toby & Bert Siegel Natalie & Albert Sikora Susan & David Silverstein Estelle Silverstein Arnold Simon Lesly & Robert Simon Carole Simpson Jean & Jerry Sklar Stephanie & Brad Sklar Maxine Sklute Diane & Howard Slaughter Liz & Mike z”l Slive Hatton Smith Mary Smith Robin & Steven Smith Amanda & Kevin Sokol Andy Sokol Bari Sokol Carleton & Bruce Sokol Dodie Sokol Ellen & Jerry Sokol Carol Solomon Susan Solomon & Allan Jay Audra & Scott Spielberger Joyce Spielberger & Maury Shevin Dolly & David Staff Elinor & Michael Staff Standard Furniture Amy & Scott Stein Connie & Jason Stein Ellen & Kerry Stein Joyce & Gaston Stein Julie & Charles Stein Leslie & Martin Stein Arnold Steiner Betty & Max Steinmetz Joanne Stern Margaret & Max Stern Sandy & Morton Stern Linda & Jeff Stone Susie Strauss Amy & Ron Strickland Robert Studin Yolanda Sullivan Synovus Trust Company Marilyn & Murray Tanner Temple Emanu-El Sam Tenenbaum Nan & Phillip Teninbaum The Caring Foundation The Hackney Foundation Marcia & Dennis Tighe Cynthia & Raymond Tobias Sam Todd Kathryn & Samuel Tortorici Roxanne Travelute & Michael Honan Jack Trigg Shunya Tsinis & Asya Chapkis

Richard Tubb Interiors Carol Tuck Debbie & Louis Tuck UAB Administration Marcia Unger Nan & Douglas Unkenholz Linda Verin & Rick Clay Frances Verstandig Judge & Mrs. Scott Vowell Vulcan Materials Company Marlene & Dick Waller Harriet & Richard Wallsh Alice Walther & Stefan Kertesz Jill & Paul Warner Anne & Mike Warren Weil Family Foundation Allison & Ben Weil Lisa & Andy Weil Lori & Jim Weil Pat Weil Marcia Cotton Weill Rhonda & Harry Weinberg Mike Weiner Karen & Daniel Weinrib Brenda & Steve Weinstein Phyllis Weinstein Gloria Weintraub Meredith & Gary Weintraub Howard Weintrob Joan & Don Weisberg Nancijoy & Norman Weissman Sherri & Jeff Weissman Janet & Leonard Wertheimer Jean Whatley Anne & Stephen Whitehouse Debbie & Brian Wiatrak Barbara & Terry Wikerson Ilene & Allan Wilensky Sandy Williams Julie & Jeff Winner Karen & Eli Wise Rebecca & Joel Wisotsky Elaine Witt & Michael Sznajderman Pauline Witt Kelly & Scott Wooten Jean & Tommy Wright Amy & Perry Wulfe Marianna & Boris Yampolsky Masha Yampolsky Louise & Stephen Yoder Judi & Tony Yokley Dorothy Ziff Melissa & Melvin Zivitz z”l of Blessed Memory


“Words cannot express our appreciation for the CARES program, which keeps my husband cheerful, alert and connected to other people. He really enjoys being there, and it gives me much-needed time to get important things done.” - Shirley The CJFS CARES respite program provides cognitive, social and physical stimulation for those with memory and movement disorders such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s or stroke.

How CARES Changes Lives We designed CARES to create a positive impact on the lives of the people who are a part of it: participant, caregiver, and volunteer. The data we have collected (in July 2016 and July 2017) over the course of the program indicates that we are achieving our goals.

For the Participant The vast majority of family caregivers reported improved quality of life for their loved one in both years of data collection, noting increased opportunities for cognitive activities, physical exercise, and socialization.

For the Caregiver

They also agreed that the program improved the family caregiverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quality of life reporting increased time for themselves, increased emotional support, and decreased stress.

For the Volunteer

Volunteers overwhelmingly agree that CARES is a meaningful volunteer experience that makes an impact on the community.

Program Grants Alabama Power Foundation Alzheimer's Foundation of America Birmingham Jewish Federation Birmingham Jewish Foundation Central Alabama Aging Consortium Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Daniel Foundation of Alabama Hill Crest Foundation, Inc. Housing Affordability Trust

Hugh Kaul Foundation Lucille Beeson Fund of Canterbury UMC Protective Life Foundation Ruttenberg Family Foundation Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust TechBridge United Way of Central Alabama YWCA of Central Alabama

Contributions to CJFS Funds in the Birmingham Jewish Foundation Karen & Leslie zâ&#x20AC;?l Allen Freddi Aronov Garnett Baker Bank of American Charitable Foundation Michelle Bearman-Wolnek & Seth Wolnek Alison & Robert Berman Barbara & David Betten Estate of Herman Blitz Rosalyn Bloomston Jane & Joseph Bluestein Barbara Bonfield Doug Borisky Marjie & Myron Butler Julie & Harold Ceitlin Linda Cohn Charles Collat, Sr. Charlotte Corenblum Fran Fendley Chu-Chi and Bobby Fierman Arlene Fisher Joy & Robert Fleisher

Sally & Richard Friedman Amy & Scott Garber Pat & Alan Geldzahler Toby & Warren Gewant Fran & Lee Godchaux Barbara & Gary Gordon Cissy & Leonard Held Carol & Don Herman Ricki & Lanny Kline Robin & Bart Kolber Sandy Koplon Ricky Koslin Donna & David Kraselsky Judy & Morris Kriger Leah & Henry Lapidus Joyce & Joe Lichtenstein Norma Jean Long Letty & Robert Marcus Mayer Electric Foundation Burton Metzger Sara Mullins & Jacob Shevin Carolyn Nowlin Babs Perlman

Marjorie Perlman Hazel & Murray Pizette Bunny & Joel Rotenstreich Judy & James Rotenstreich Jody Russell Amy & Michael Saag Paul Samuelson Harriet Schaffer Esther Schuster & Allen Shealy Gail & Abraham Schuster Lauren & Daniel Schwartz Erin & John Segal Rosalyn Siegal Natalie & Albert Sikora Jean & Jerry Sklar Andy Sokol Dodie Sokol Standard Furniture Joyce & Gaston Stein Sandy & Morton Stern Pat Weil Elaine Witt & Michael Sznajderman Amy & Perry Wulfe

CJFS Endowment Funds as of December 2017

Judith Todd Abrams Fund Leon & Leanore Aland Memorial Fund Sandra & Alan Berman CARES Fund Jean & Herman Blitz CJFS Fund* Robert Lawrence Bonfield Enhancement Fund J. David "Kip" Borisky Fund Brateman/Block Fund for Senior Adults Burial Assistance Fund Burnick Family Presidential Fund Buz-A-Bus Fund Sophie & Eddie Ceitlin Buz-A-Bus Fund Chronic Care & Catastropic Illness Fund Collat Jewish Family Services Endowment Fund Professional Enhancement Fund Patsy & Charles Collat Fund Max Corenblum Memorial Fund Heidi Damsky Jewish Family Services Fund Abby & Bert Damsky Fund Libbie & Aaron Dombrow Fund E.A.S.Y. Fund (Educational Assistance Scholarships for Youth) Ruth & Marvin Engel Jewish Family Services Fund Go Esther Fund Mimi & Seaburt Goodman Family Fund Barbara & Gary Gordon Fund Julia Hanan Fund Ginger & Jerry Held Family CJFS Fund Honor Our Parents Senior Outreach Fund

Jewish Free Loan Fund Donna & David Kraselsky CJFS Fund Ralph Z. Levene CJFS Fund for Honor Our Parents Letty & Robert Marcus Family CJFS Fund A.A. Margolin Memorial Fund Candy & Ed Meyerson Jewish Family Services Fund Maurine & Leroy Monsky Scholarship Fund Marjorie Perlman Nuts and Bolts Fund Personal Assistance Fund Marian & Myron Radwin CJFS Fund Marcy Rapkin Fund Mary & Paul Rich Fund Rime-Filler Food and Shelter Fund Sherri & David Romanoff Jewish Family Services Fund Lana & Stephen L. Royal Family CJFS Fund Wallace Samuelson Fund for CJFS Sheldon Schaffer CJFS Memorial Fund Pauline & Judel Schuster Jewish Family Services Fund Senior Adult Enrichment Fund Marion & Herman Siegel Educational Loan Fund Rhonda & Eric Siegal CJFS CARES Fund Morris Sirote Fund for the Elderly Sokol Family CJFS Fund Razelle & Al Toranto Food Closet Fund Charles & Minne Temerson Free Loan Educational Fund Barbara Touger Quality of Life Fund *new funds created in 2017

We are grateful for the generosity of all our donors and volunteers, and we apologize in advance for any possible errors or omissions in this report. Please contact us if you notice a discrepancy, to help us accurately acknowledge all donors and volunteers in future communications.

Care Management I want to stay in my home as long as I can, and CJFS helps make that possible. In our building, we have to keep our apartments clean and keep our laundry done; at my age, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that I could do that if Vickie didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come and help me every week. As I get older and my needs change, I know that CJFS will be here for me. - Thelma CJFS Care Management is provided by Licensed Clinical Social Workers experienced in assessing the needs of older adults. Care Managers work with clients and families to identify and access services that can help each client continue living independently for as long as safely possible. Clients may be referred for CJFS services, such as Personal Care, Counseling, Medicare Part D Consultation or Transportation, or to outside resources such as healthcare professionals, VA benefits, or elder law attorneys.

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Collat Jewish Family Services 2017 Annual Report  

2017 was an exciting year! CJFS touched over 900 lives, providing over 22,000 hours of support, guidance, and compassion to our clients and...

Collat Jewish Family Services 2017 Annual Report  

2017 was an exciting year! CJFS touched over 900 lives, providing over 22,000 hours of support, guidance, and compassion to our clients and...