JCS Alliance

Join the JCS Alliance

The JCS Alliance brings together professionals 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.

The JCS Alliance gives young professionals the opportunity to work on real projects that target real needs, with dynamic events such as “New Wheels for Bubbie”, “Memories in the Living Room” and “Spice up the Food Bank”.

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.

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 2015-2016
Hinda Adler, Monica Auslander & Bonnie Weintraub

Chairs Elect
Sari Levine

Executive Board
Jassi Antebi, Danit Ashkenazi, Jacqueline Berenson, Lewis Chazan, Robert Gilbert, Elise Halberstein, Yitz Levin, Michael Levine, Laura Raiffe, Marc Schaevitz, Rachel Schapiro, Brian Shack, Lori Spodak, Shana Tauber, Edith Vaca

Immediate Past Chair
Amy Schwartz

Past Chairs
Jacqueline Berenson, Laura Raiffe, Chad Klosky, Courtney Lenner, Jonathan Raiffe, Scott Singer

Marian Mendelsohn, JCS’ Director Special Projects

Upcoming Events



JCS Alliance’s team wins at the Miami Marathon

marathonWhat’s better than reaching your fund raising goal of $15,000? The answer: increasing the goal four times and raising more than $37,000. That’s the achievement of the JCS Alliance and the other members of its Team Blue Card participating in the Miami Marathon, Jan. 24th.

“The proceeds of the 33 participants will benefit the neediest of Holocaust Survivors who are JCS clients and are also assisted by The Blue Card,” said Marian Mendelsohn. “They need extra assistance such as medical and dental services, hearing aids or additional financial support.

“We extend special appreciation to Holocaust Survivor Joe Sachs, our guest speaker at our pre-race event; to Apeiro Kitchen & Bar for hosting the event; the support of the University of Miami Hillel and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center and leadership of the team captains, Alliance members Brian Shack, Marc Schaevitz and Adam Schwartzbaum.

By raising more than $3,000, team members Ira Birns, Brian Shack, Jacobo Kirsch and Samantha Lafer qualified for the NYC Marathon with Team Blue Card in November 2016.

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Wednesday, March 16 – Jars of Joy

assemble gifts for seniors in need. Click HERE to see pictures

Sunday, March 20 – Purim Mega Scavenger Hunt in Publix Dadeland or Winn-Dixie Aventura

Sunday, April 10 – JCS Matzah Mitzvah & More + Kiddush Clubbing.
The clubbing is for young professionals only… It involves an “after party” after we pack and deliver Passover boxes to JCS clients who are home bound. Click HERE to see pictures.

Wednesday, May 4 – JCS Alliance Memories in the Living Room on Erev Yom Hashoah.
This is our 3rd annual personal Holocaust Survivor experience. Click HERE to see pictures.

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