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Building Trust and Preserving Holocaust Survivors’ Life Stories

  Gennady Mikityansky works with Holocaust survivors and older adults. His programs, through JFCS East Bay, touch the lives of over 160 Holocaust survivors, over 60 older adults with a history of trauma, and over 35 family caregivers. The majority of his Holocaust survivor clients come from the former Soviet Union. “Of course, all the... Read more »

Chavarim – A Social Program for Neurodivergent Jewish Adults

  Chavarim, meaning “friends” in Hebrew, is the only East Bay group specifically for neurodivergent Jewish adults. Through this program, JFCS East Bay is glad to provide a way for clients to socially interact with each other and to become more deeply connected with their community. Brittany Couture has been leading the program for the... Read more »

JFCS East Bay Services for Ukrainian Newcomers – Frequently Asked Questions

      FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: How is JFCS East Bay serving Ukrainians? How can I help? What legal services can JFCS East Bay offer arriving Ukrainians? What volunteer services can JFCS East Bay offer arriving Ukrainians? Can JFCS East Bay offer resettlement services for arriving Ukrainians? What is sponsoring a Ukrainian and can I... Read more »

Rosh Hashanah – A Time of Returning, Refreshing, Reaffirming

Over the past few months, many of us have been returning to in-person activities, holding events “for the first time in three years” and declaring we are “back to normal.” Restaurants, airports, sporting events, performance venues, and libraries are all full again. We are even returning to rush hour traffic. Rosh Hashanah, the start of... Read more »