JCS Alliance

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The JCS Alliance brings together professionals, ages 21-39, to support Jewish Community Services’ (JCS) efforts to be a ‘lifeline for all in need’ by offering leadership experiences, community service that directly impacts others and participation in philanthropic activities.  Members interact socially while planning and participating in a variety of initiatives that create added dimensions of care and service to JCS clients.  Serving as a co-chair or as a member of the Executive Committee are ideal ways to become involved and to serve.

The JCS Alliance was formed four years ago because Jewish Community Services wanted to increase opportunities for future leaders to become actively engaged in our community in meaningful, hands-on projects as well as to cultivate the next generation of public-minded volunteers.

The JCS Alliance is planning an exciting calendar of events. Scroll down for past events and stay tuned for what’s coming up. Follow us on Facebook.

Get Involved. If you have a passion for your community and those less fortunate — and are ready to lead, please contact Marian Mendelsohn at mmendelsohn@jcsfl.org or 305.403.6539.

JCS Alliance Chairs 2014-2015
Hinda Adler, Jacqueline Berenson and Laura Raiffe

Chairs Elect
Monica Auslander and Amy Schwartz

Executive Board
Danit Askenazi, Ilana Bitton, Lewis Chazan, Jennifer Efron-Duffy, Aubrey Duffy, Linor Elya, Gabrielle Hamaoui, Jackie Klaiman, Rabbi Judy Kempler, Chad Klosky, Rachel Schapiro, Lori Spodak, Bonnie Weintraub

Past Chairs
Chad Klosky, Courtney Lenner, Jonathan Raiffe, Scott Singer

Marian Mendelsohn, JCS’ Director Special Projects

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 25
Team Blue Card Runs the Miami Marathon for Holocaust Survivors
$10,000 Team Goal Accomplished! Raised $12,500
Aubrey Duffy & Adam Schwartzbaum, Team Captains
Team page click here

Sunday, February 22, 5-6:30PM
JCS Alliance co-sponsors Limmud Miami’s happy hour
Join us for a Lchaim or two at a Happy Hour to celebrate Limmud Miami on Sunday, February 22nd from 5-6:30pm FIU Kovens Conference Center.

Limmud Miami is a full-day of Jewish/Israel Learning and Culture Please bring your entire family, as activities are planned for participants ages 3-103! Bonnie Schwartzbaum is representing JCS Kids for Kosher Food Bank at 3pm.

Happy hour is sponsored by the JCS Alliance, The Network – The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Under 40 Connection, The Tribe, Moishe House, Miami Jews, and Winn-Dixie. To attend the Happy Hour Please register here

Sunday, March 22, 9AM
JCS Matzah Mitzvah & More
Volunteer to assemble and deliver gift baskets filled with Passover foods during Jewish Community Services’ Matzah, Mitzvah and More.
9am-10:30am Baskets’ Assembly. Start at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Building
10:30-11:15am Pick-up & Delivery to Seniors Starting at Greater Miami Jewish Federation

For more information click here
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Wednesday, April 15, 6:45PM

Memories in the Living Room
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Yom Hashoah is the annual commemoration of the Holocaust. The JCS Alliance & Moishe House Aventura have invited you to observe this day through a thoughtful discussion on the Holocaust led by a survivor.

Memories in the Living Room is a platform for Survivors to retell their stories for succeeding generations to hear firsthand about the Holocaust by those who were forced to endure its horrors.

Wednesday, April 15th, 6:45PM
Hosted by Moishe House Aventura
Address be provided upon registration

Facebook RSVP required

Click HERE for the Facebook event and RSVP
No charge. Space is limited

For more information please contact Marian at: mmendelsohn@jcsfl.org


2014 Events

JCS Team Blue Card at Miami Marathon to Benefit Holocaust Survivors Raised $20,000. In partnership with The Network

Feed Bubbie Happy Hour benefitting JCS Meals on Wheels In partnership with Miami Jews, The Network, YoPro, and The Tribe Raised $6,000

Memories in the Living Room
Evening of Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor in Honor of Yom Hashoah, hosted by the Jennifer & Aubrey Duffy

New Wheels for Bubbie Crowd-funding raised $20,000 resulting in the required match for federal grants for two new buses for JCS’ Senior Ride

Social Butterfly Happy Hour for JCS Shalom Bayit In partnership with The Tribe, Miami Jews, and Moishe House Raised $1,000

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt at Winn-Dixie Aventura in partnership with PJ Library in Miami benefiting JCS Shalom Bayit Raised $3,500

Participation in JCS Give Miami Day; maximize bonus dollars by the Miami Foundation. Raised $4,100

The Tribe’s Vodka Latke Chanukah Party at LMNT in Wynwood Networking and benefiting JCS Shalom Bayit Raised $350


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