As we prepare for the High Holy Days and long for the comfort of togetherness, we continue to have conversations on the incredible healing power of human connection. This connection is the safety net of caring services that Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) provides to those among us that are vulnerable.
Our traditions and rituals are a reminder that we are a community — strong and vibrant, diverse and unique. Together we express our collective responsibility to each other; together, we express our responsibility to the greater community. That is why JCS continues to step up to provide a broad range of services for South Florida Residents in need of essential, life-sustaining support –regardless of religion, race, sexual orientation, language, or immigration status.
At a time when so many in our community are struggling to just put food on the table or to keep their jobs, the JCS team continues to provide supportive services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We have been blessed with a remarkable ability to expand our reach, to enjoy the support and confidence of generous community funders and stakeholders, and to respond to thousands of clients in need.
This year as we shelter in place and do everything possible to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, clients and volunteers, it is important to be reminded of the amazing reach and strength of the JCS safety net. As the year 5781 approaches, it is important to continue to look at our stewardship responsibilities as an opportunity to provide a warm embrace to those in need, and to continue to rise to the challenges of the pandemic with a commitment to acts of loving kindness (Chesed) and healing (Tikkun Olam).
Wishing You and Your Loved Ones
a Healthy, Safe and Sweet New Year.
Shana Tovah U’Metukah!
May peace be with you (L’Shalom),
President & CEO
Jewish Community Services of South Florida