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JFS presents Community Partner Award to United Way

JFS recently recognized the United Way of South Hampton Roads with our Community Partner Award for their outstanding support of JFS. Kelly Burroughs, CEO, and Ellen Rosenblum, board president, visited the United Way's offices to present the award.

At the JFS Biennial meeting, Jeff Cooper, outgoing board president, said, "The United Way and JFS share many core values - both agencies strive to create opportunities for a better life for the most vulnerable people in our community. Through this partnership, JFS is able to help feed more hungry people, enhance the health care of older adults, reduce social isolation, and improve the mental health and wellness of hundreds of people throughout the region. The United Way seeks to bring people and resources together to 'solve problems too big for any of us to solve alone.' JFS is proud to be a United Way Certified Agency."


Applications for JELF’s interest-free loans for higher education (college, graduate school and vocational programs) are available to Jewish students in the Tidewater area for the 2019-2020 school year, in partnership with Jewish Family Service of Tidewater.JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund) grants need-based, “last dollar” financing, meaning that JELF provides the final dollars that bridge the gap between a student’s total financial resources and the cost of attending school.  To qualify, applicants must be:
  • Enrolled full time in a program leading to a degree or certificate at a U.S. accredited institution,
  • A U.S. citizen or have lawful immigration status, and
  • Able to demonstrate financial need (2019 FAFSA application required).
In 2018, JELF granted $1,011,266 in interest-free last-dollar loans to 279 students across its five-state region.JELF is proud to serve students in the Tidewater Jewish community.For more information, visit or email
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