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The Short List Volunteer Appreciation

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ewish Family Service is the place for people to turn when they have nowhere else to go. From hunger to nourishment, isolation JFS honored volunteers with a luncheon at The Crab Trap on April to connection and despair to hope, JFS motivates and empowers 26th. JFS is looking for volunteers individuals at every stage of life. People and families of all faiths come to to help with friendly visits, grocery assistance, meal delivery and more. JFS to realize their potential to achieve personal goals and enhance their Contact Sarah Lee at 609-822-1108 x 249 to learn more. quality of life. We encourage strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors, and vital communities. Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties To assure there is always an open door, a kind soul and a sympathetic Holocaust Luncheon I jfsatlantic.org ear, JFS is part of a community program called Life & Legacy. This is a four-year program that encourages people to remember local Jewish organizations, like JFS, in their will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy.


Local Holocaust survivors enjoyed a luncheon in March, where they planted flowers with the help of Garden Goddess Liz Donaghy.

Cocktails for a Cause

With more than 200 guests, the 11th Annual JFS Cocktail Party at Premiere Night Club on, March 3rd, raised nearly $55,000. Co-chairs Sherri & David Anapolle, Farah & Michael Burns, Claudia & Eric Goldberg and Antoinette & Eric Wood and the entire committee organized an unforgettable event.

In 2018, JFS is working to obtain 18 Life & Legacy commitments. If successful, JFS receives an incentive grant up to $10,000 from the Grinspoon Foundation. If you have already made a commitment to JFS, thank you. Please let us know as your support will count toward our goal. 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. We are responsible for one another. No matter what changes, JFS will be here. With your help, the light will continue burning from generation to generation .

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State of the Agency Andrea Steinberg, LCSW, CEO Remarks presented during the Annual Meeting 6/11/2018.


ard work. Dedication. Commitment. Passion. Strength. These are the characteristics that have prevailed at JFS in a year defined by change. Our agency continues to pivot and course-correct as a result of he JFS Annual Meeting offers an Galloway Auto & Tire, Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni modifications in State funding, diminished opportunity for staff, board members, & Kelly, Hafetz Family Foundation. resources and growing needs. volunteers and supporters to join together to JFS recognized this year’s Volunteers of the We have looked for creative solutions to recap the previous year and express enthusiasm Year Eileen and Jerry Sackin for their vast work become more efficient and to synthesize and integrate the work between programs. for the future of the agency. Held June 11th at with JFS, volunteering more than 100 hours Leveraging is the first step in assuring programs Linwood Country Club, the evening, led by per year. are sustained. We challenge ourselves to look emcee and Board member Eric Goldberg, The strong impact JFS has in the community deeper into programs and operations to find featured installations, recognitions and awards. is due to the dedication of its staff. During the opportunities and build upon strengths. Darren Matik, JFS Board President, 2018 Annual Meeting, leadership recognized Integrated Case Management Service addressed guests and recognized the employees celebrating 10 Years of Service (ICMS), the agency’s longest standing case President’s Award winner Traci Werman for including, Naomi Jones – Senior Director management program funded by the Division her service on various committees. Outpatient Services/Compliance Officer, Eric of Mental Health and Addictions Services Past President Richard Wise bid farewell to Kaplan – CM/ICMS, Susan Albright – Therapist (DMHAS), moved to fee for service (FFS) after Board Member Sherri Anapolle and installed (Per Diem), Nancy Basile – Therapist (Per five plus years of preparation. to the Board of Directors, Randy Ayoob. Diem) Christine Egizi – Supervisor/Compliance Village by the Shore, serving people Richard Gitlen, COO, JFS said farewell to & Evidence Based Practices, and Joanne 50 years and older, has been integrated community advisory members Lois Fee and (Maggie) Weaver – Specialist/Nurse Educator throughout the agency to leverage strength Douglas Heun and welcomed new member (Village by the Shore). and depth of expertise. Village members have ACPD Deputy Chief, James Sarkos. They also recognized Julio Martinez – benefitted from a true continuum of service and JFS recognized agency donors Walmart Case Manager/Functional Family Therapy membership has increased by 25 percent. Foundation as a Champion Donor, Geoscape Cape Counseling for 15 Years of Service, and Outpatient Counseling (OPC) has expanded Solar as a Leader Donor and CORT as a Theresa Maddox, who retired in June after 18 in scope and service. The intake process Builder Donor. JFS awarded Bernie Robbins years of service. has been refined, resulting in more services Fine Jewelers Harvey & Maddie Rovinsky with The Outstanding Service Award went to: delivered to more people. the Outstanding Community Supporter Award Samantha McManus, Yessenia Pereira, Lillian The Intake department continues to be our pictured above with Beth Joseph, Senior Elsohn, Patrice Schleigh and Sandra Rosario. “front line” for those accessing the agency. In Director Communications & Donor Relations. The Heart & Soul Award went to Vanessa its third year, the Benefits Enrollment Center is JFS also thanked Agency Donors who have King, Jasmin Shelley, Wendy Pappas, Tara Jean now incorporated into the intake department. renewed their pledge, including Mitchell McDonough, Elizabeth Gavlick, Steve Murray, The DMHAS has redesigned Supportive Gurwicz, Harrison Beverage, AtlantiCare, David Natalie Kraft and Maggie Weaver. Housing to Community Support Services & Andi Goldberg, Claudia & Eric Goldberg, (CSS). We continue assuring that people with The Leadership Award went to Jim McGuigan. serious mental illness live independently in the community by developing integration and natural supports in the community. The Rothenberg Center for Family Life and Health and Wellness programs are now woven through the agency and the community. All consumers have the right to a holistic approach that considers overall wellness. Traditionally, this was a program we fundraised to provide; we now have the advent of billing third party payers for some of the services. Past President Richard Past President Mitchell Gurwicz Elizabeth Galvick, Tara Jean With funding loss for Atlantic Homeless Alliance Wise, M.D. (right) congratulates Board Member Traci McDonough, Lillian Elsohn and welcomes Randy Ayoob to Werman on being recognized with Samantha McManus received (AHA) in June 2017, maintaining this critical the JFS Board of Directors. the President’s Award. staff recognitions. program remains a challenge. JFS partnered with the Atlantic County Board of Social Services to assure the single point of entry would remain open. JFS remains the achieved the necessary goals to operate in a FFS environment. The HR lead agency for individuals homeless or at-risk of homelessness. AHA team is working diligently to meet the needs of the employees at all now encompasses multiple programs such as PATH and Housing First 2, JFS locations. Finally, we have fully integrated the communications and as well as working hand in hand with the services JFS has at the County development department to assure effective marketing, fundraising, Justice Facility. JFS is committed to Vocational Services. In a county where volunteer and outreach efforts. In my tenure at the agency, this has truly been a year filled with the most job opportunities are scarce, the staff work to assure that employment is changes and challenges that I have ever witnessed. I am grateful to the an option. Administration functions greatly support the interrelationship between entire staff as well as Board leadership who remain committed to the JFS mission. Looking ahead, JFS is well positioned for future success. direct and indirect service staff. This year, the Finance Department

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CEO Andrea Steinberg on Network for Jewish Human Service Agencies’ Board JFS CEO Andrea Steinberg was named to the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies’ board of directors. The announcement was made in Chicago during the organization’s inaugural conference, Unifying Our Human Service Voice, which was attended by more than 400 agency executives, professionals, project managers and other leaders. Steinberg joins the organization’s first board since its inception in May 2017, when the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies and the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services joined forces. This network will focus on innovation, best practices, collaboration and advocacy.

VBTS' Tina Serota honored by Federation Tina Serota, JFS Village by the Shore Membership Director, was recognized with the Jack I. Fox Leadership Award during the Jewish Federation Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 24th. Serota received this award for her leadership of the JFS Village by the Shore program.

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Member Spotlight

man who worked at his family’s fruit A store beginning at the age of 10, served in the Korean War, married his

community. This door-to-door services to continue his socialization through volunteering at the hospital. Once a month, sweetheart and enjoyed a long career Saul uses a Village ride to attend a lunch as a hairdresser, Saul reminisces about with 18-20 volunteers that he works with at the hospital. He a life that continues enjoys the rhythm of to be well lived. hospital work, talking Saul and his wife, and interacting with Carol, married in people. 1954 and lived A quiet guy, a happy life in Saul occasionally Philadelphia with attends Village’s their two daughters. Coffee Klatch. This The couple retired interactive monthly to Margate in 1993. discussion gives Saul took advantage him an opportunity of the quieter and to go out, meet slower pace of life A Village by the Shore member, Saul enjoys a visit with JFS staff. new people and at the shore and discuss (or just developed his listen) to conversations about current hobbies of shooting pool and painting. events, politics, technology and family He surprised himself when he won life. first prize in a painting competition at A big part of Saul’s life, is reliving Ventnor Arts – a talent passed onto his his experiences with Village team daughter and granddaughter. members. Saul speaks passionately A few years ago, Carol passed away, about how he began using his leaving Saul lonely. As he aged, Saul hairdressing skills to serve his began looking for ways to remain community as a volunteer. He cut the independent and continue living hair of children with downs syndrome his life his way. He sought solace in and other neurological disorders free of volunteering at Shore Medical Center charge. Some of the families that he’s where he escorts visitors to rooms and helped over the years, still occasionally patients to tests within the hospital. show their gratitude for his kindness by Despite the connection through the bringing him a home cooked meal. hospital, Saul needed additional Saul recently hired an in-home socialization and supports. His doctor health aide from Village vetted connected him to JFS Village by the Service Partner, Right at Home, at the Shore. discounted rate for Village members “They make it possible for me to stay and receives grocery delivery twice per at home,” explains Saul. “They [Village month. He epitomizes the Village ideal staff and volunteers] are very nice! They of volunteering within his community make you feel at home. Their job is not while receiving services that keep him easy.” The Bella Savell Transportation Program living happily in his home. Saul hopes keeps Saul active and engaged in the to do this for years to come. This is an excerpt of the Village by the Shore Fall/Winter 2018 newsletter. To receive the newsletter in its entirety, contact 609-822-1109 or villagejfs@jfsatlantic.org.

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President's Report Darren Matik President

Remarks presented during the Annual Meeting 6/11/2018.


fter serving my first year as President, I truly recognize that philanthropy helps give my life meaning. It provides me with a greater understanding of the needs of my community; resources available to meet those needs; and allows me and my family to make a profound difference in the lives of others. We believe in giving back to our community and leading by example. As board president of JFS, and supporter of the many programs and services we provide to the community, I am able to see the tangible difference the agency makes for those in the community who need us most. From driving in deplorable weather conditions to make sure their client receives life-saving medicine to taking clients to events to assure they are able to socialize to offering an ear to listen, JFS staff make such a difference in their clients’ lives. They are dedicated to giving back every day, in whatever way they can, to help improve the lives of their clients’. As President over the past year, I have had the pleasuring of... Hearing about a case manager who spends an entire day in the rain taking a mental health client to obtain ID and register for benefits Watching a JFS driver carefully open the door so their 90year old Village member is on time and ready for their doctor’s appointment. Seeing a family thanking our Intake worker for a bag of food Learning the joy, a consumer feels when they receive their first paycheck at the age of 51 from PAWS Pet Care…and the list goes on. These daily examples create a ripple effect in the community and make people want to reach out and help. The spirit of tikkun olam (healing of the world) that resonates inside JFS can be felt far and wide. JFS is a place that people want to support and an agency that people want to join to make a difference. I am always impressed with the turnout at each JFS fundraising event. More than 200 attendees at Cocktail Party set the stage for this year’s events. We welcomed nearly 100 golfers at the JFS vs JCC Golf Tournament and more than 500 guests at the House Tour plus a sold out crowd of 108 at the Card Party. It is wonderful to see so many people have a great time but even more importantly, they are there to raise money for an important cause. More and more we are seeing generous individuals include JFS in their endowments. People are struck by JFS in such a positive way that they want to make sure the organization receives a gift that will make an impact beyond their lifetime through the community-wide Life & Legacy Program. Many times, volunteering your time is just as important as a financial donation. Volunteers are the backbone of JFS, as they help with many vital programs. On Thursday mornings, I see volunteers preparing and packing Kosher Meals that they deliver to the homebound. Many of our elderly clients are visited by a Friendly Visitor each week. This may be the only social or human interaction that client receives. Whatever the circumstance, JFS volunteers truly touch lives and make an impact. We are grateful to have a growing group of more than 250 volunteers. However you define philanthropy- whether it is by attending events, becoming a sponsor, including JFS in an endowment, donating to the annual campaign or volunteering- it contributes to the amazing work of this agency. As I embark on my second year as President, I am grateful for the many people that help us continue to make a remarkable difference in this community.


State of the Agency Programs & Services

JFS Vocational Services Help High School Students Transition Into Work Force The program is a work readiness for students 14-21 years old with a disability to increase readiness to enter the work force. Through interactive workshops, participants will learn “soft skills” for both obtaining and maintaining jobs. Topics covered will include communication skills, teamwork and collaboration, adaptability, problem solving, financial planning, resume building and job specific social skills. Attendees completing the skills sessions will have the opportunity to participate in work sampling and/or internships. Group topics may include: Career exploration; Communication with employers or potential employers; Job application FAQ’s and follow up; Building skills and experience for your first resume; Preparing for an interview; Answering common interview questions: What to wear/ What to bring. Interactive exercises may include: Mock interviews; Contacting prospective employers; Skill and interest identification activity; Understanding body language.Currently JFS receives referrals for participants through high school programs. In the future JFS hopes

JFS Offers Trauma Counseling in Cape May County To respond to the needs of children & adolesents in Cape May Country, JFS provides specialized care for those impacted by trauma. JFS therapists are trained to provide evidencebased interventions to treat traumatic events including abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, natural disaster or traumatic loss. Children and adolescents can be impacted by trauma in many ways including depression, anxiety, anger management difficulties, behavioral problems, and learning problems. Therapy aims to empower individuals to solve problems in a more effective way while providing support to youth and their families. It can increase coping skills and cooperation with family and school rules as well as decrease problematic emotions and behaviors. Counseling is available at JFS’s Cape May County location 1129 South Route 9 Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. The agency also offers counseling services at its Margate and Atlantic City locations. For more information, please contact 609.822.1108 or visit www.jfsatlantic.org.


the program will be open to students who meet eligibility for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Pre-employment Transition Services, which typically any student with a 504 plan or IEP. Through the program students are placed in local partnering businesses that are a good fit for the individual. Each participant will attend six weeks of workshops and six weeks of intership. Benefits of the program for students are that they will be aware of the role of non-job specific skills in the workplace. Students will be prepared for a job search and application process. Students will receive an introduction to common workplace expectations, the accommodation process and financial considerations when beginning work. Have experience for building a resume. Benefits exist for businesses who partner with us which include, great opportunity to identify and train future employees at no cost to the business. Businesses interested in partnering with JFS, call Nina Stolzenberg, Ph.D., JFS Director of Vocational Services, 609-822-1108 x135.

Transitional Housing: Growing Roots and Making Connections Brian looked over at his case manager, Jeff, and proudly said, “I’ve got this now!” Brian, who was formerly homeless, is learning the importance of keeping up his rental property. Jeff is teaching him how to use a lawnmower so that he is joining with his neighbors to make the street look nice. JFS helps people every day to settle into homes and communities. It is what JFS has always done. The agency’s work doesn’t end once someone moves in. It took many hours of education and encouragement for Brian to believe in himself and his abilities. Something many people think as simple as to mow a lawn, is unknown territory for many JFS consumers. Equally important has been the development of connection and belonging to the neighborhood. Taking care of the lawn means growing roots for Brian who has never truly had a stable affordable home. He is also learning to build friendships with the people in his neighborhood. Jeff reports that these roots and connections are getting even stronger for Brian. The last time they were together, Brian asked for some shears so he could start tackling the overgrown bushes. Brian is just one of the more than 8,500 consumers who are achieving personal successes with JFS’s assistance. JFS wants to help all of our consumers keep their neighborhoods beautiful. JFS is also in need of lawn mowers, sprinklers, hoses, gardening tools, rakes, mulch, snow shovels, power washers and other exterior home and lawn maintenance donations. Also, if you have the talents of lawn maintenance and gardening and would like to share with JFS consumers, please contact Sarah Lee at 609-822-1108 x 249.

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State of the Agency Development News Office of Faith Based Initiatives Funds Vocational & Village by the Shore The mission of the New Jersey Office of Faith Based Initiatives (NJOFBI) is to eliminate barriers to funding and other resource opportunities, create greater access for partnership and enhance the capacity of faith and community based organizations (FBCOs) to create and implement innovative approaches that are designed for community and economic transformation. OFBI has partnered with JFS to further its mission by funding both vocational programming and Village by the Shore. Through a social innovation grant, OFBI awarded $11,000 for transportation services. This funding will ensure adults receive essential rides to medical appointments, grocery store, prescription pick up and more. Additionally, $30,000 was awarded for vocational services through OFBI’s social entrepreneur grant. This support allows Paws Pet Care to improve its business model to provide dog walking by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities.

Susan G. Komen Central & South Jersey Fund has Donated More Than $490,000 to JFS For the eighth year in a row, JFS has received funding from the Susan G. Komen Central & South Jersey Affiliate to help fund the agency’s Women’s Health Network. JFS founded the Women’s Health Network years ago to offer breast health awareness and reduce barriers to mammography diagnostic screenings. Each year JFS has demonstrated its ability to ensure that a growing number of women receive life-saving access to breast health education and screenings. To date, Komen has donated more than $490,000 to JFS.

Bank of America Helps Feed Residents with $20,000 Grant

More than 40,000 Atlantic County residents are food insecure and do not have enough nourishment to sustain a healthy, active lifestyle. To help battle this insecurity, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant to JFS to help support critical needs. Through the JFS Food Pantry, this funding will provide access to much needed food supplies and services to feed individuals, children and families in the local community.

Geoscape Solar Becomes Leader Donor Geoscape Solar has been a generous sponsor of our Golf Tournament and in 2018 became a Leader Donor with a 2-year commitment of $5,000.

JFS Implements New "On The Move" Program with State Grant JFS has received funding from the Office of Minority and Multicultural Health (OMMH) to implement a new program, On the Move, based on the Active Living Every Day curriculum. Active Living is an evidence-based program that promotes health and prevents and controls obesity, chronic disease, related risk factors and other illnesses that disproportionately impact minority populations.

The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Awards $40,000 Grant for Wellness The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has awarded JFS $40,000 for a sixth year of funding for the agency’s Wellness Network. This program creates a multi-tiered disease management home that promotes care access and patient adherence to improve the health outcomes for Atlantic County residents. In total, the Horizon Foundation has given nearly $130,000 to JFS since 2012.

State ofEvents the Agency Special JFS vs JCC Golf Tournament Raises $50,000

Eric Share, Jack Fox, Andrea Steinberg, Brett Balsley, Marg Rosenblatt and David Schultz pictures here with the Tournament trophy.

The 5th Annual JFS vs JCC Golf Tournament, a joint fundraising event between Jewish Family Service and the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center raised $50,000 to benefit both agencies. On June 28 at Linwood Country Club, 92 golfers teed off in a rematch for the trophy. Katz JCC claimed the title and trophy. In addition to friendly competition, the tournament featured many exciting on-course contests and activities including liquor tastings and more. Golfers walked away with great prizes such as foursomes to area golf courses, restaurant gift cards, Phillies tickets, car detail packages and casino overnight stays. To get involved with next year’s golf committee, please call Jenna DeCicco at 609-822-1108 x 218 or jdecicco@jfsatlantic.org.

Blue Vangelov, Jason Goldstein, Richard B. Wise and Bruce Ross at the 2018 JFS vs. JCC Golf Tournament.

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Guests Felt Right at Home on the 31st Annual JFS House Tour

Hundreds of attendees enjoyed an exclusive tour through seven Downbeach homes during the JFS House Tour on August 6th.

The JFS House Tour, held on August 6, gave hundreds of guests a rare opportunity to see inside seven breathtaking and uniquely structured Downbeach homes. Organized by co-chairs Fran Gelman, Pam Sinderbrand and Mitch Tannehill, the House Tour committee selected homes with style, taste, and loads of personality. Attendees received a complimentary lunch sponsored by Oasis Property Group and generous sponsors included FOX Rehabilitation, Advanced Epoxy Coating, Colmar Kitchen Studio, CVL Designs, Halliday Architects, Higbee Builders, JAB Interiors, Jennifer Busler Interiors, Ricciardi Brothers, TJC Architect, and Wasserson Designs. The event raised $45,000 to benefit Village by the Shore, which provides a variety of concierge, volunteer and professional services and socialization for adults fifty and older in our community. The JFS House Tour Committee is looking for more amazing homes to be featured on the 2019 tour. If your home is featured, you will be given two complimentary tour tickets. Suggestions and contact information can be emailed to development@jfsatlantic.org.

5th Annual JFS Card Party Raises $10,000

Ilene Daniels, Bonnie Gurwicz, Dianne Hamson, Donna Gorsen and Susan Mayer playing Mah Jong during the 5th Annual JFS Card Party.

A sold-out room of more than 100 attendees gathered for an afternoon of fun games including Canasta and Mah Jong, as well as vendors, food and prizes on August 30, 2018 at Harbor Pines Golf Club. With the generous support of sponsors, the Gurwicz Family, Harbor Pines Golf Club, Right at Home, Bayada Home Health Care, United Methodist Communities, Ellen Farber Strategic Design, Susan & Richard Adelman, Donna & Melvyn Gorsen, the Card Party raised $10,000 for Village by the Shore.

Natalie Tyler, Lori Pasahow, Wendy Ruden and Terry Auerbach play Canasta during the 5th Annual JFS Card Party.


Community Connections JFS Celebrates Summer In honor of the first day of summer, JFS staff members enjoyed ice cream treats in the Margate office.

Samantha Goldberg Mitzvah Project Samantha Goldberg has generously dedicated her Mitzvah project to help raise money for the JFS Diaper Pantry. To date, Samantha has raised $548 for the JFS Diaper Pantry which will be 2,600 diapers for families in need in our community. If you are interested in supporting JFS through your Mitzvah project, please contact JFS at 609-822-1108.

Community Garden A dozen volunteers, staff and community members gathered in April to plant vegetables, herbs and flowers at the JFS Community Garden in Pleasantville. The Community Garden is sustained May through October and is generously funded by AtlantiCare Growing Green Initiative.

Borgata Donates Diapers Marjorie Simicich (Margie) of Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Atlantic City collected and donated 1,500 diapers to the JFS diaper pantry. Margie was inspired to collect diapers after volunteering her time, along with other Borgata team members, during a recent JFS Food Drive. The JFS Diaper Pantry helps families in need and accepts all new diaper donations. We are currently in need of diaper sizes 4,5, and 6. If you would like to help, please contact Sarah Lee at slee@jfsatlantic.org.

AC Rescue Mission Gala Longtime JFS client Alfred Carmichael, formerly homeless, received the Faithful Servant award from the Atlantic City Rescue Mission during their Annual Gala. Members of the JFS team involved in his care attended to show their support.


Village Social Community members enjoyed our first JFS Village Social by the Shore on August 20. More than 30 guests enjoyed a fun afternoon of mingling, activities and lots of dancing. Even Betta provided live music and entertainment.

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Christohper came to JFS for counseling and came away with so much more. Fourteen-year-old Christopher suffered years of verbal abuse from his father. The abuse led to him acting out in school and ultimately being suspended for hitting another student. Last October, Christopher came to JFS for help. Through specialized trauma counseling, he has learned to understand and manage his emotions. Christopher is ready to embrace the new school year. He is excited about his schoolwork, playing on the soccer team and making new friends thanks to JFS. A tax-deductible gift can be mailed to 607 North Jerome Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402 or made securely online at jfsatlantic.org.

Thank you to our Friends... Friends Contributions January 1, 2018 through August 15, 2018 BCA Insurance Group Mrs. Mara Bienstock Drs. David & Norma Blecker Mr. & Mrs. Bob Buckley Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Bush Dr. & Mrs. Joel Caplan Mr. & Mrs. David Carter Mr. & Mrs. Mort Cohen Downbeach Deli Rabbi & Mrs. Jason Edelstein Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Eisen Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Feinberg Dr. & Mrs. Mathew Finkelson Mr. & Mrs. Bennett Flax Dr. & Mrs. Brett Foxman Mr. & Mrs. Norton Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Freiberg Dr. & Mrs. Scott Fuerman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gahr Mr. & Mrs. Larry Gash Glenn Insurance Mr. Charles Goldfarb

Cantor Ralph Goren Mr. & Mrs. Jack Gorny Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Groff Ms. Merle Gross Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Grossman Mrs. Susan Hamberg Ms. Barbara Harvis & Dr. Andrew Renny Mr. Gary Hill Mr. & Mrs. Larry Hirsch Mr. & Mrs. Earle Hitchner Mr. & Mrs. Larry Horowitz Mr. & Mrs. Stephan Jonas Mr. Jules Joseph Mrs. Sandy Kahn Mr. & Mrs. Gary Kanalstein Dr. & Mrs. Howard Karp Mrs. Bonnie Kennedy Ms. JoAnne Kettler Ms. Shirley Kotzker Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lang Leeds Builders, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Letzter

Mr. Dennis Levinson Mr. & Mrs. Ron Lewkowitz Dr. & Mrs. Leo Lieberman Mr. & Mrs. Louis London Dr. Marc Lowenstein & Dr. Deborah Davies Ms. Sandra Luber Margate City Employee Association Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mayer Ms. Sandra E. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Harold Moskowitz Mrs. Carol Myerowitz Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Neustadter Mrs. Anne Neustadter Hon. & Mrs. Robert Neustadter Mrs. Claire Perskie Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Podolnick Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Podolsky Ms. Patti Reed-Rosenberg Dr. & Mrs. Norman Rosenberg Dr. & Mrs. Alfred Rosenblatt Mrs. Nancy Rubin

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Rubins Dr. & Mrs. Robert Sabo Ms. Jeanne L. Sackman Ms. Rochelle Salway Ms. Judith Schlank Mrs. Karen Schwab Mr. & Mrs. David Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Mark Schwartz Scott Brown Insurance Agency Mr. & Mrs. Morris Shapiro Mr. & Mrs. Yitzhak Sharon Mrs. Pnina Sher Mr. & Mrs. Richard Singer Ms. Bernice Snyder Mr. & Mrs. Gerard Spanier Mr. & Mrs. Mark Stein Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Steinberg Ms. Ruth Washburn Ms. Elaine Waxman Hon. & Mrs. Gerald Weinstein Mr. & Mrs. Martin Wood Mrs. Sherry Zellat

A complete list of givers is at jfsatlantic.org under Ways to Give.

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Jewish Family Service Atlantic & Cape May Counties 607 North Jerome Avenue Margate, NJ 08402 P 609 822 1108 F 609 822 1106 jfsatlantic.org

Chief Executive Officer Andrea Steinberg, LCSW President Darren Matik Vice Presidents Johanna Perskie Joel Caplan, Ph.D. Treasurer Traci Werman Secretary Melissa Pisetzner, Esq. Past Presidents* Richard B. Wise, M.D. Mitchell Gurwicz Board Members Randy D. Ayoob Joel B. Frankel, D.M.D. Eric Goldberg Ali Lieberman Lawrence A. Reich, DDS Matthew Simpson * Previous Presidents º Deceased

Honorary Board of Directors* Gail Mackler-Carlino Kenneth Eisenberg Alice Epsteinº Anna Feldman Bethanie Gorny, Ed.D 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 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 CORT Destination Services, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, has made a multiyear commitment to Jewish Family Service (JFS) as a Builder Donor. CORT has a long-standing relationship with JFS working with agency staff and clients as they transition from homeless to housed. CORT partners with JFS for furnishing and housing necessities. As an expansion of this partnership, CORT had pledged $5,000 to JFS over the next two years. Beth Joseph, JFS Senior Director of Communications and Donor “CORT has partnered with a number Relations, David Rossi, CORT of supportive and transitional housing Account Executive, recognizes organizations and other non-profit for CORT’s ongoing support organizations and we are excited to add of the agency during the JFS Annual Meeting on June 11. JFS to our list of partners,” said David Rossi, CORT Account Executive. “The company does this in order to provide high quality furniture at a low cost along with superior delivery service.” CORT is a member of the Housing Community Development of New Jersey as well as Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey. The company has come up with a number of innovative ways to support organizations such as Jewish Family Service through sponsorships, volunteer work and more. CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the nation’s leading provider of transition services and furniture solutions. With more than 100 offices, showrooms and clearance centers across the United States, operations in the United Kingdom and partners in more than 70 countries, no other furniture company can match CORT’s breadth of services and companywide commitment to providing excellent customer service. “It is wonderful to see businesses, like CORT, wanting to expand their giving capacities and become an agency donor,” said Andrea Steinberg, CEO of JFS. “We greatly appreciate their commitment to helping the thousands of clients we serve each year.”

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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

CHAMPION AkPharma, Inc. Andi & David Goldberg Burns Property Group, LLC/ BANDI Property Group Walmart Foundation

LEADER The Azeez Foundation Geoscape Solar Wise Family Eye Center

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Church and Dwight Harrison Beverage OceanFirst Charitable Foundation Steve & Cookie's By the Bay/7311 The Charles & Lynn Kramer Family Foundation

BUILDER AtlantiCare CORT Furniture Fitzpatrick, Bongiovanni & Kelly, PC Fox Rothschild, LLP Galloway Tire & Auto Center Claudia & Eric Goldberg Mitchell Gurwicz Newman's Own Foundation The Herbert & Lois Rothenberg Charitable Foundation Wells Fargo Antoinette & Eric Wood

To learn more about giving options, please contact Beth Joseph, Senior Director of Communications & Donor Relations at 609-822-7409.

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties

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