JFS Summer Newsletter_2019

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JFS CURRENTS Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties

The Short List


Summer 2019


32nd Annual


Volunteer of the Year

August 5, 2019 • 11:00 am

An exclusive tour inside luxurious Downbeach homes

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JFS recognized RSVP volunteer Joan Swirsky with the Volunteer of the Year award during the Annual Meeting on June 11th. Her dedication and time devoted to the agency is invaluable.

Gardening Class

JFS CURRENTS The agency’s most anticipated fundraiser returns on August 5, as visitors are I jfsatlantic.org given a rare glimpse inside the area’s most luxurious Downbeach homes. From the historic traditionalism of the 1920s to vibrant oceanfront retreats, the breathtaking homes of Longport, Margate and Ventnor feature fine craftsmanship, exquisite décor and exceptional views.

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Village by the Shore hosted a beautiful container gardening workshop with help from Garden Goddess, Liz Donaghy.

Passover Seder

JFS and JCC staff and board members joined Holocaust Survivors and community members on April 17 to celebrate Passover with a lunchtime Seder.

Holocaust Survivor Luncheon

Each home on this year’s tour features something unique, including a collection of custom artwork from local artist Chora Leone, an antique blown-glass chandelier, grand fireplaces, and indoor swimming pool. Six to eight houses, each with its own unique style, interior design and lush landscaping, will be on display. Design experts will be stationed at homes to offer advice and share details about the décor and construction. Tickets for House Tour are $50 per guest. Raffle tickets are available at $20 each or six for $100 and include prizes from Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Disney World, Downbeach Express, and JCC of Atlantic County. Guests will also enjoy a complimentary lunch, sponsored by Oasis Property Group. Funds raised through the House Tour support Village by the Shore, which provides essential services and socialization to adults 50+ including care coordination, transportation, grocery delivery, trash valet, workshops, classes and more. For more information about the House Tour or to purchase tickets, please visit www.jfsatlantic.org or contact Jenna DeCicco at (609) 822-1108 x218 or jdecicco@jfsatlantic.org.

2-3 | Annual Meeting

6 | Community Connections

4 | Programs & Services 7 | Friends Holocaust Survivors and their guests enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Smithville Inn on June 19. Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties

Special Events | 5

5 | Development News

8 | Donor Spotlight


State State of of the the Agency Agency

JFS Annual Meeting

Excerpts from speech during the agency’s Annual Meeting on June 11, 2019.

Andrea Steinberg, CEO

The renowned newscaster David Brinkley once said, “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” The same can be said of a successful organization. Bricks certainly have been thrown at JFS over the last decade, and we have incorporated them into the solid foundation that our agency was built on. With the incredible contributions of the JFS staff and board, we have been able to respond to change and continue to provide the critical and good work to the people in our community.

Historically, mental health programs were the core of JFS, with solid funds through contracts. This has been one major area of change as one of the agency’s largest case management programs funded by the Division of Mental Health and Addictions, continued to navigate through a fee for service transition. Supportive Housing, represents over five million dollars of the agency budget, prepared for that same transition to fee for service. Based on a state-wide advocacy effort to show the challenges laden in that shift, DMHAS informed providers in May that contracts would continue for another year. Village by the Shore has more than 120 members and is providing 1,200 rides a year. JFS added increased funding from the Jewish Federation, new dollars from Atlantic County Office on Aging, and increased revenue from fees, fundraising and major donors. In the coming year, we will work to advance our neighbor helping neighbor model to strengthen volunteer supports. With a stronger concentration on Absecon Island, our hope is that all members are volunteers and Village volunteers are also members. With specialized therapists, Outpatient Counseling is evolving to meet the growing needs. In an effort to improve access to the agency, enhance quality outcomes and decrease client wait times, JFS has created the Access Center, a centralized team of case workers, front desk personnel (including bilingual staff), and interns to meet the demands of the agency’s growing requests for service. Two years ago, JFS Board and leadership committed to maintaining the Atlantic Homeless Alliance/Single Point of Entry. JFS continues to serve as the lead in the community for Continuum of Care, assuring homeless services are coordinated and housing is made available through a single list which prioritizes those most at-risk. JFS was again awarded the contract to provide discharge and reentry services at the Atlantic County Justice Facility. This funding came with an additional position to address vocational needs for people being released from jail. The biggest change for this program is a $600,000 grant from Robert Wood Johnson to launch Connecting People. Bringing a proven model from the United Kingdom, JFS will work with incarcerated and recently released individuals affected by mental illness to form new relationships—and maintain existing relationships with friends, families, and local community members, as appropriate to their needs and wishes. By helping people stay or get connected, they are better prepared to return home and ultimately reduce re-incarceration. Vocational Services remains a commitment of JFS. In June we will have transitioned Paws Pet Care walkers into independent contractors with Rover.com. While job coaching is still part of the agency’s Vocational Services, the agency will conclude the PAWS Pet Care business on June 30th. Though it was a unique and successful program for those involved, the revenue was too low to sustain it. By transitioning existing clients to independent walkers, they will further their experience as well as increase hourly wage. Change is inevitable; it is our reaction to change that will define our future. I am confident that we are ready for whatever bricks come our way. As always, we will lay them on top of our foundation and continue to strengthen our agency.


RSVP volunteers were recognized for their hard work and generosity during the Annual Meeting.

The JFS Annual Meeting is an opportunity for staff, board members, volunteers and supporters to join together to recap the previous year and express enthusiasm for the future of the agency. Held June 11 at Linwood Country Club, the evening, led by Secretary Matthew Simpson, featured installations, recognitions and awards. Darren Matik concluded his Presidency, while Johanna Perskie was then installed as new Board President. Board Members and Executive Officers were installed including Joel Caplan, Ph.D. and Traci Werman as Vice Presidents, Melissa Rosenblum, Esq. as Treasurer, Matthew Simpson as Secretary, and Colin G. Bell, Esq., Alisa Elkis, Sarah Rosenthal and Jeffrey Vasser all for one-year board terms. Board Member Randy Ayoob was given the President’s Award for his dedication and support of the agency. JFS recognized agency donors, Bank of America Charitable Foundation; Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly, CPA; Fox Rehabilitation and Bonnie & Ed Gurwicz for their generous donations. Agency volunteers with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) were acknowledged for their many hours of service. RSVP is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the nation’s largest grant maker for service and volunteering. The strong impact JFS has in the community is due to the dedication of its staff. The Annual Meeting recognized Patrice Schleigh for 10 years of service, Melissa Gustin for 15 years of service, and Patricia Leith for 25 years of service. Outstanding Service Awards, which recognize individuals who exhibit outstanding performance, superior dedication and a positive attitude, were presented to Anita Hicks, Stephen Murray, Michael O’Brien, Yesenia Pedroza, Patrice Schleigh and Christine Toro. Heart & Soul Awards, which recognize staff who go beyond the call of duty while maintaining the highest standards with commitment and compassion, were given to Julie Aspell, Elizabeth Gavlick, Susan Iacovone, Vickie Perry and Samantha Welsh. PATH Supervisor Erin Bowes and Access Center Supervisor Rita King were awarded the Leadership Award.

Beth Joseph, Incoming President, Senior Director of Johanna Perskie (center), Communications and attends the Annual Donor Relations (right), Meeting with support presents Bank of America’s from her family, including Michelle Martino and Brian children Anna and Abe. Juleskusy with award.

Rita King (left) and Erin Bowes (far right) receive the Leadership Award from Richard Gitlen, JFS COO, and Laura Rodgers, JFS CPO.

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Johanna Perskie Incoming President Excerpts from speech during the agency’s Annual Meeting on June 11, 2019. I am honored and humbled to serve on the board and I am committed to the continued success of the agency, its programs, and the clients we serve. At JFS we know that there are many issues our community faces and that the people affected by them deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. We serve some of the most marginalized members of society by providing the most basic of human needs - shelter, food, clothing. The work that the agency does every day is what gives people the strength to heal, Johanna Perskie, gives them the skills to be a part of society, and Incoming President gives them the possibility of a better tomorrow. JFS is a family, and everyone from the volunteers to our CEO is valuable and critical to its success. I speak on behalf of the board when I say we are in awe of what each of you do on a daily basis and we want to make sure you have every available resource to be successful. I would like to personally acknowledge and thank the community leaders for your support and partnership. Our work is never done and at times funding can seem scarce, but I am confident that our shared vision for a better community is our greatest strength. I look forward to exploring new ways to enhance partnerships by bridging the gaps in services and by optimizing resources. I look forward to serving for the next two years and I am always open to your ideas and thoughts on how we can grow JFS.

Agency Welcomes CFO Steve Marchiano The Finance Department is developing as the agency welcomed Steve Marchiano in May of this year as the new Chief Financial Officer. Marchiano will be working with Mara Bienstock, in her new role as Senior Director of Revenue, and the rest of the team to assure JFS continues to be fiscally sound while looking for new opportunities to achieve increased revenue and build in agency efficiency for cost savings. Marchiano previously served as the Executive Vice President of Finance, Administrative Services & Chief Compliance Officer at Cape Counseling Services and is a member of the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Steve Marchiano, CFO Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) where he was recognized with the Visible Impact Recognition Award.

Life & Legacy is a four-year partnership program conducted by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation which motivates Jewish organizations to integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community. If you would like more information about leaving a legacy to positively impact future generations, please contact Beth Joseph at 609.822.7409 or bjoseph@jfsatlantic.org.

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President’s Report Remarks presented during t h e a g e n c y ’s A n n u a l Meeting on June 11, 2019. Joining the JFS Board of Directors in 2013, I couldn’t have predicted the impact and transformation this agency would undergo. Becoming Treasurer in 2015 gave me the sense of finances and knowledge to inform my presidency. When I was installed in June 2017, JFS was at a pivotal time with a transition from Darren Matik, President contracts to fee for service. My time at the helm began with looking for external funding sources. The agency started by redeveloping the grant management and diversifying funding by reaching outside of the existing support circle to assure the agency would remain fiscally sound during the fee for service transition. Over the past two years, JFS fundraising events have brought in more than $315,000. Prior to becoming President, I co-chaired the JFS vs JCC Golf Tournament – a unique blended community fundraiser a role that needed strong lay leadership. I engaged new chairs and increased involvement brining our events to the next level. Golf Tournament, as well as our other events are now more than fundraisers but also friend-raisers, which is extremely important in this community. I truly appreciate seeing and talking to each and every sponsor and supporter. A special thank you to our friends and family who continue to back our fundraising efforts. It is wonderful to see so many people have a great time but even more importantly, they are there to raise money and awareness for JFS. I have had the responsibility and pleasure of advocating daily for this agency. When funding was threatened for the RSVP volunteer initiative, I spearheaded outreach to local officials for signatures of support. I assured that the Atlantic Homeless Alliance outcomes and successes were shared with politicians at all levels. JFS has recently hosted program tours and on-site visits with Senator Chris Brown, Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo and Assemblyman John Armato. People are struck by JFS in such a positive way. Our agency has a diversified, talented and knowledgeable Board of Directors who make a real difference in the community. We drew on various strengths for our Board and have added individuals with expertise in criminal justice, human resources, education and marketing. Over the past two years, we have positioned our Board of Directors to parallel the strength of the agency. As Board President of JFS, and supporter of the many programs and services we provide to the community, I have been able to see the tangible difference the agency makes for those in the community who need us most. It has been an honor to serve as your President for the past two years. As I turn over to Johanna Perskie, there is still a lot of work ahead of JFS. Johanna is ready and able to begin the next chapter of this great agency. We are well contended to face whatever is ahead thanks to our strong Board, staff, volunteer base and community support system.


Programs & Services Volunteer Services Grow with VISTA Program

JFS Launches Pathways to Recovery

This year, JFS received an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service t o Am erica) grant. VISTA members have served with the mission to strengthen organizations that alleviate poverty. The agency will welcome the addition of two Vista volunteers who will help JFS integrate this approach with the food pantry and throughout Vanessa Smith, Supervisor the agency services and Volunteer Services the community. Vanessa Smith, will direct the VISTA volunteers in this new venture. Smith previously worked as a Wellness and Recovery Specialist at JFS and was promoted in April. She brings a wealth of experience to her new role, specifically in volunteer recruitment, having served as both a volunteer and intern with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Philadelphia from 2008 to 2012.

As the country struggles with the ongoing opioid crisis, New Jersey continues to be one of most impacted. The state had 3,163 drug overdose deaths in 2018, with 190 occurring in Atlantic County. This represents a 223 percent increase in opioid-related deaths since 2015. Of the 21 counties in the state, Atlantic County ranks third in New Jersey’s Drug Harm Index, a State Police analysis of the number of drug arrests, Narcan uses, overdoses and other drug activities in each county.

JFS Launches "Strength in Community" Blog

JFS recognized an immediate need to help individuals and families dealing with the fallout from the opioid epidemic. The agency was one of six organizations to receive funding from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to provide employment training and support services to opioid-impacted individuals. Pathways to Recovery is a collaborative effort lead by JFS in partnership with the Mental Health Association, John Brooks Recovery Center, AtlantiCare and the Atlantic County Workforce Development Board to help individuals achieve and retain employment. The rise in opioid abuse has had a direct impact on employment. As the number of individuals absent from the labor force due to opioids grew, New Jersey’s economy lost an increasing number of work hours, specifically 301 million work hours between 1999 and 2015, according to the American Action Forum. The core mission of Pathways to Recovery is to support opioid-impacted individuals in overcoming barriers to employment. The agency has a proven record of success in helping people with disabilities achieve and retain employment through its vocational program, and staff have developed a plan to utilize those tools to benefit those in the Pathways to Recovery program. The program is open to Atlantic County residents who are 18 years old or older, are currently unemployed or underemployed, meet the programs requirements and have been directly affected by the opioid epidemic. This may also include relatives and caregivers. Program supports can include childcare, clothing, transportation, driver’s license restoration, expungement assistance, job coaching, case management, and linkages to services.

For more information about Pathways to Recovery, contact the Access Center at (609) 822-1108.

Holocaust Survivor Care Expanded with JFNA Funding Many things can trigger a flashback for a Holocaust Survivor – a loud noise, a crowded room or waiting in line at the doctor’s office. Understanding and managing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress can often be overwhelming, causing Survivors to isolate themselves. Recognizing a need to improve the care of Holocaust survivors, JFS developed a program aimed at reducing re-traumatizing experiences. Laura Rodgers, JFS Chief Program Officer, will author the agency’s “Strength In Community,” blog. Blog posts will be published at least once a month and will focus on a wide spectrum of topics, including social isolation, transitioning from homelessness, and advocacy issues. Rodgers’ deep knowledge of social work and public health will provide a unique insight into the agency’s work. See below for an excerpt from Rodgers’ first post… “I’ve always wanted to make a difference and help people who are marginalized in our society,” said Rodgers. “My mission has been to assist people, to improve their quality of life, and for them to know that they matter. I am proud to say, nearly three decades later, I am still doing this work and greatly enjoy the collaborations with the people we serve, the community we work in, and with colleagues across the state. That is what keeps me energized, excited and moving ahead each day.” To subscribe to “Strength in Community,” visit JFSAtlanticStrengthInCommunity.wordpress.com.


Through a grant from The Jewish Federations of North America’s Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care, JFS provides enhanced programming for survivors, as well as provides intensive training on Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed (PCTI) care. Dr. Donald Cassidy, JFS Director of Trauma Training & In-Home Therapy, will provide training to JFS staff, volunteers, community organizations, and over 250 practitioners that provide services to Holocaust Survivors and second and third generation survivors. “We plan to serve the needs of Holocaust Survivors by providing counseling services for them and their caregivers using PCTI therapy. Additionally, we will provide training for community professionals, and volunteers such as doctors, dentists, social workers, home health-aids, physical therapists, etc. to educate them to more effectively care for Holocaust Survivors in their own practice settings,” said Cassidy. For more information about this program, contact the Access Center at (609) 822-1108.

Donald Cassidy (far left), met with Holocaust Survivors, their families and caregivers, during the Holocaust Survivors Luncheon at the Smithville Inn on June 19.

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Development News & Special Events Horizon Foundation Grant Supports Wellness Network For the eighth year, the Horizon Foundation of New Jersey has funded agency’s Wellness Network, which provides innovative approaches to motivate people to live healthier lives. Since its inception, the Wellness Network has helped over 450 individuals make healthier choices and adopt disease self-management practices. The funds from this grant will continue to support these efforts, including the agency’s popular Diabetes Self-Management Program, led by Maggie Weaver, R.N.

Village and Outpatient Counseling Receive Federation Foundation Grant The agency’s Village by the Shore and Outpatient Counseling programs received $75,000 from funding from Jewish Community Foundation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. The Foundation has allocated support to these essential community services due to their dedication to ensure our community has permanent, lasting resources to invest in our children, older adults, families, and the needy in our community and beyond. Federation is the umbrella organization for the organized Jewish Communities. This grant allows the Village to enhance community engagement by providing Atlantic County adults 50+ years with a wide range of social, emotional and professional support services. Additionally, JFS’ Outpatient program will continue to increase the quality of life to individuals and families experiencing a full range of life challenges. This high quality of care is critical, as there is a shortage of mental health services available in Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

JFS Recognized for Life & Legacy Success Herb Dinner Returns to Steve & Cookie’s on October 29

Jewish Family Service was presented with a $10,000 incentive check on May 8 to celebrate the success of JFS Life & Legacy’s year one initiative. Life & Legacy assists communities to promote afterlife giving to build endowments that will provide financial stability to Jewish entities. For more information on Life & Legacy, contact Beth Joseph, Senior Director of Communications and Donor Relations, at (609) 822-7409.

Golf Tournament Raises $55,000 for JFS & JCC The 6th Annual JFS & JCC Golf Tournament, a joint fundraising event between Jewish Family Service and the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center raised $55,000 to benefit both agencies. On Thursday, May 30th at Linwood Country Club, 116 golfers teed off in the spirit of friendly competition. Team JFS took home the trophy. Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties

The JFS Herb Dinner, featuring a savory three-course vegetarian meal and interactive discussion, will return to Steve & Cookie’s on October 29. The evening features extraordinary dishes of seasonal herbs and vegetables, perfectly complimented with red and white wines. The event benefits JFS Health & Wellness Initiatives, which provide a variety of benefits to agency consumers such as physical activity, interaction with peers and healthy lifestyle education. Tickets are $100 per guest and seating is limited to 75 attendees. For more information, contact Jenna DeCicco at (609) 822-1108 x218 or jdecicco@jfsatlantic.org.

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Community Connections

Stephen Murray Honored by MHA

JFS Advocates for Affordable Housing Support Case Manager Stephen Murray was recognized for his work by the Mental Health Association of Atlantic County during their Evening of Wellness Awards on May 15.

JFS staff and members of the Housing & Community Development Network of NJ spoke with Assemblyman John Armato and others advocating to end homelessness and the need for affordable housing.

Community Garden

Women's Forum Staff and volunteers tended to the JFS Community Garden in Pleasantville, planting vegetables, herbs and flowers. The garden is generously funded by the AtlantiCare Growing Green Initiative.

The 26th Annual Women’s Forum raised over $75,000 to support Greater Atlantic City Charities, including JFS. Monica Lewinsky, pictured with Women’s Forum Co-Chair Brett Matik and Past Chair Ruthie Harrison, served as the event’s Keynote Speaker.

Spring Fling Dance

More than 20 Village members and guests had a wonderful time enjoying one another’s company and dancing to the tunes of Even Betta at the Spring Fling on May 2. 6

Mitzvah Day PJ Library of Atlantic County held a Family Mitvah Day in March to support the Food Pantry. Families stocked the shelves and created “Kindness Bags” which were then taken home and filled with more food to be donated. Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties


Craig, a single father, turned to JFS for help with his three kids. After losing their mother, Abby, M i c h a e l a n d C a r t e r became disconnected from their peers and often missed school. JFS helped the family deal with the trauma of losing their mother through specialized counseling. Still continuing with bi-monthly appointments, the children are re-engaged with friends and performing better in school. Thanks to the guidance and support of JFS therapists, Craig is more confident in establishing the family’s new normal. When you support the FRIENDS Campaign, you provide families like Craig’s with the resources they need to lead healthy, happy lives. We hope you’ll consider JFS with a donation, no amount is too small. Please become a JFS FRIEND today.

Thank you to our Friends... Friends Contributions March 1, 2019 - June 15, 2019 Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Bernstein Mr. & Mrs. Phil Bienstock Mr. & Mrs. Alan Bierig Mrs. Valerie Biron Ms. Sandra Bookach Dr. Stanley Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Mort Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Richard Della Fave Ellen Farber Strategic Design Ms. Kathleen Engelman Ms. Inge Fixler Mr. Edward Frebowitz Mr. & Mrs. Jeanne & Bernard Gest Hon. Anthony Gibson Mr. Charles Goldfarb Mrs. Miriam Greenman Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Grossman Mr. & Mrs. Martin Gubernick

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Hamson Mr. & Mrs. Larry Hirsch Mr. & Mrs. Earle Hitchner Dr. Diane Holtzman Mr. & Mrs. Larry Horowitz Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hyman Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Jacobs Mr. Jules Joseph Mrs. Sandy Kahn Ms. Patricia Kamermayer Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Kane Mrs. Ruth Kelman Ms. Shirley Kotzker Mr. & Mrs. Robert Latinsky Mr. & Mrs. Ron Lewkowitz Dr. & Mrs. Leo Lieberman Ms. Sandra Luber Mr. & Mrs. David Midelton

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Ms. Sandra E. Miller Jack M. Soble Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Harold Moskowitz Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Steinberg Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Neustadter Mr. & Mrs. Richard Steinberg Ms. Gert Novin & Mr. Ed Kline Dr. & Mrs. Stanford Steinberg Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Pitel Mr. Jerry Steiner Esq. Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Podolnick The Horizon Foundation for NJ Mrs. Selma Rosenberg Matching Gift Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Rosenkrantz Hon. & Mrs. Gerald Weinstein Dr. & Mrs. Gary Rosman Dr. Nathaniel Wiesenfeld Mr. & Mrs. Henry Roth Ms. Roberta M. Woessner Ms. Mildred Sacks Mrs. Sherry Zellat Dr. David Sagransky Ms. Karen Schwab Mr. & Mrs. David Schwartz A complete list of Mr. & Mrs. Morris Shapiro givers is at Mrs. Pnina Sher jfsatlantic.org Ms. Bernadette Snyder under Ways to Give. Ms. Rona Snyder


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Chief Executive Officer Andrea Steinberg, LCSW President Johanna Perskie Vice Presidents Joel Caplan, Ph.D. Traci Werman Treasurer Melissa Rosenblum, Esq. Secretary Matthew Simpson Past Presidents* Darren Matik Richard B. Wise, M.D. Board Members Randy D. Ayoob Colin G. Bell, Esq. Alisa L. Elkis Joel B. Frankel, D.M.D. Ali Lieberman Lawrence A. Reich, DDS Sarah Rosenthal Jeffrey S. Vasser * Previous Presidents º Deceased

Honorary Board of Directors* Gail Mackler-Carlino Kenneth Eisenberg Alice Epsteinº Anna Feldman Bethanie Gorny, Ed.D Mitchell Gurwicz Larry Horowitz, CPA Shy Kramer Robert Lang, Esq. Marc Lowenstein, Ph.D. Arlene Potler Patti Reed-Rosenberg Carol G. Rimm Lois Rothenbergº Douglas Stanger, Esq. Kenneth Steinberg Eric Wood, Esq. Golda Wood Community Advisory Board Joanne Gahr, M.S., CRC Barry Goff, Jr. Jennifer K. Goudy Teresa Katz Samantha Kiley Alexander C. Marino Alexandra E. Nunzi Sean Riggin James A. Sarkos John Zarych, Esq.

JFS is an affiliate agency of the Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties and a partner agency with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Atlantic County

Donor Spotlight Client Spotlight

Agency Donors V I S I O N A RY

After sponsoring the Annual JFS & JCC Golf Tournament in 2017, Geoscape Solar saw the impact of their donation on the community and decided to do more. The following year, the company became a Leader Donor with a twoyear commitment to $10,000. Geoscape Solar recognized that money for non-profits can be hard to find, that’s why they cater to organizations like JFS, in an effort to create lower costs as a stable energy market.


Hafetz Family Foundation Harry L. Katz Memorial Foundation Mr. James Klinghoffer Susan G. Komen Central & South Jersey The Jewish Community Foundation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties The David & Mary Krassenstein Foundation United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Atlantic County The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Bank of America Charitable Foundation


LEADER Wise Family Eye Center Fox Rehabilitation The Wawa Foundation Geoscape Solar The Azeez Foundation

BUILDER AtlantiCare Fox Rothschild, LLP Galloway Auto & Tire Center Mitchell Gurwicz Wells Fargo Antoinette & Eric Wood Bonnie & Ed Gurwicz Cort Furniture Claudia & Eric Goldberg TD Charitable Foundation Herbert & Lois Rothenberg Charitable Foundation

With their help, JFS added solar panels to the roof of its Margate office, which not only saved the agency money, but also created a revenue stream of approximately $16,000.

OceanFirst Foundation Burns Property Group, LLC AkPharma, Inc. Andi & David Goldberg

Jewish Family Service is grateful to Geoscape Solar for their support and partnership.

Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly, CPA Harrison Beverage Steve & Cookie’s By the Bay/7311 The Charles & Lynn Kramer Family Foundation Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties


To become an agency donor or learn more, contact Beth Joseph, Senior Director of Communications & Donor Relations @ 609.822.7409.

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