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  • Board Member Spotlight: Janis Burger

    Board Member Spotlight: Janis Burger

    As Chair of the Program Committee at JFCS East Bay, I’ve been privileged to witness our organization’s dedicated efforts to integrate mental health services into all aspects of our programs. Our journey towards empowering mental wellness has been both inspiring and transformative. Drawing from my experience as the former CEO of Alameda First Five, I…

  • Message from Leadership – May Newsletter

    Message from Leadership – May Newsletter

    At this year’s Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies annual conference held in early May, staff and board members of diverse faiths, identities, and lived experiences from Jewish Family Service organizations across North America gathered to learn and share successes and struggles. In our host city of Pittsburgh, leaders shared their experiences in the wake…

  • Staff Profile: Karen Lottman

    Staff Profile: Karen Lottman

    Karen Lottman is a licensed clinical social worker, (LCSW) and the cornerstone of our community, having dedicated over 18 years to the JFCS East Bay team. Her journey began as a psychotherapist, where her background in psychotherapy and mental health services immediately shone through. Over the years, Karen’s compassion and expertise have touched countless lives,…


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