Doing Good in Our Community

Purim 2016


During this year’s Purim, 1st graders at Hebrew Academy of Tidewater (HAT) had a wonderful idea to decorate and use pasta boxes as groggers (noisemakers). Afterwards, they re-purposed (un-decorated) them to donate to help people in need. JFS is grateful to the 1st graders of HAT for thinking of the agency and those we help. JFS provides food assistance to over 60 different local Jewish families through our Milk and Honey Food Assistance Program. All of these families struggle with paying their bills and having food is a real help to them.

Quilting for Others


The Ohef Sholom Temple Tzedakah Group made four quilts and donated them to JFS. JFS will give them to Jewish older adults in nursing homes during the holidays. Thank you for your wonderful donation!

Left to right: Susan Scholsohn, Marsha Moody, Paula Russel, Jeannette Friedman, Celia Friedman, and Dorianne Villani.