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Our Invisible Heroes

Direct care staff at JCS offers a full-range of support for individuals with varying abilities to live, grow, and work in their communities. These services include teaching life skills, serving as mentors, coaching in the career space, offering personal care, being a friend, and more. Plus, there are opportunities for you to help too.

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The Value of Volunteering with Your Family

According to Upwork’s Future of Workforce Pulse Report, 36.2 million Americans will be remote by 2025, an 87% increase since COVID hit. Ignite Career Center Account Representative, Lisa Cohn, talks trends and how to embrace our new work-from-home world.

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Volunteering: The Selfish Thing to Do

By Ruth Lamberty, ACC  I spoke with a teen recently that was deciding on whether or not to get a part-time job. I asked what else he may choose to be doing with his time outside of school. “I don’t know,” he said, “Like what?”

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A New Beginning and a New Way to Connect

By Rozi Rice I could never have anticipated that the events of Monday, March 16, 2020 – a day that began like any other – would have the impact on my life that they did. In an early morning email from Jewish Community Service’s Executive Director, my colleagues and I learned that our building would

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My Office is Empty but My Heart is Full

By Deborah Hamburger Around the winter holiday season, my office typically resembles a miniature FAO Schwarz. Puzzles and Lego sets get stacked on top of my filing cabinet; dolls are arranged on my windowsill; board games are piled in the corner next to my bookcase; cars, trucks, and trains form a caravan in front of

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Friendly Caller Program

Make a friend. Be a friend. Are you eager for meaningful conversations during this unprecedented time? Spend quality time with a new friend from the comfort of your own home, through the quick dial of a phone.

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Volunteering: What a Difference Two Hours Can Make

By Beth Land Hecht, LCSW-C Next week is National Volunteer Week. What can you do in 2 hours? Wash the car Watch a movie Scroll through Facebook Clean the house Mow the lawn In the time it would take to do any of these activities, did you know that you could be doing a mitzvah

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The Benefits of Being a Big Brother or Big Sister

by Bracha Goetz Almost everyone is incredibly busy.  So how is it possible to find the time to volunteer to meet with a younger person in our community at least twice a month to become a supportive mentor in their lives?   Since January is National Mentoring Month, let’s hear what a few of the wonderful

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My Volunteer Experience: You Get More than you Give

By Lamont Washington Volunteering.   It’s one of those things you do to help others…at least that’s how it starts. I became a “big brother” three years ago.   My kids were grown, my grandkids didn’t need that much attention from me, and I wanted to give back to my community. So I was paired with a

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