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Junior Board Brings More Books and Creativity to Our Domestic Violence Shelters

Last year, with the support of our Junior Board, we held a fundraiser to build a library for survivors of domestic violence living at one of our shelters in Brooklyn. Through their generosity, we were able to build not one but two libraries full of imagination, creativity, and fun at sites in Brooklyn and Queens. […]

Innovations Update: Fall 2018

The Jewish Board Elects a New Board President We are proud to announce that David Edelson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Loews Corporation, has been appointed the new President of the Board of Trustees. David has served as a Jewish Board Trustee since 2001. “I’m proud and humbled to become the next […]

Inspired by his friends, Sam helps and inspires others

Sam Levine, 13, a participant in UJA-Federation of New York’s Give a Mitzvah, Do a Mitzvah program, wanted to provide computers and additional technology to teens in need and raised $25,000 to support youth at our Westchester campus’ Mann Center. We sat down with Sam to talk about why he wanted to help #BuildHope for […]

Interview Fair/Bronx H.I.R.E.

New York State Senator Jeff Klein and the Bronx Chamber of Commerce Invite You to The Bronx H.I.R.E. (Help Identify Real Employment) Interview Fair. Over 100 positions are available, including: Case Associates, Office Managers, Social Workers, Care Coordinators, Registered Nurses, MST Therapists, Clinical Coordinators, Direct Support Professionals, Case Assistants, Social Worker Supervisors, and Vocational Work […]

Career Fair: Kew Gardens Hills

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has partnered with us to host a career fair Wednesday, May 11, at the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, located at 71-25 Main Street. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., we’ll be present to collect résumés and meet with potential employment candidates regarding more than a dozen open positions. […]

We’re Celebrating Our 142nd Birthday!

On April 26, 1874, United Hebrew Charities, our forerunner organization, was created. United Hebrew Charities eventually became known as Jewish Family Service of New York, and, in 1978, merged with the Jewish Board of Guardians to create the Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services. A lot of things have changed since then, but much […]

Thank You to Varick Media for Hosting Kaplan House!

We appreciate Varick Media Management’s interest in volunteering with the Jewish Board, and for their ongoing engagement with the young men of Kaplan House, a residence for 17-21 years old in the foster care system. This partnership began with an evening at the headquarters of Varick Media, where seven young men met with Varick staff to […]

Volunteer News: We’re a Certified Service Enterprise Organization!

After over a year of preparation and evaluation, The Jewish Board is now recognized as a Service Enterprise by Points of Light. A Service Enterprise is an organization that demonstrates superior performance in the area of volunteerism, and uses volunteers to directly support the organization’s mission. The Jewish Board joins an elite group of only […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Bobby and Leon, Brothers for Life

When we first matched Leon (above, right) with his Big Brother Bobby (above, left) six years ago, Leon was having difficulty adjusting to a new life in New York after moving away from all of his friends in Scotland. Now he is 19 and going to college in the fall, but they plan to remain […]

​Thank You for Your Support in 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to say, very simply: thank you. We truly appreciate your support of the Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services as we work to fulfill our mission of helping New Yorkers realize their potential and live as independently as possible. We could not […]

Hawthorne Residential Facility Dedicated in Honor of Anthony and Sally Mann

We are delighted to announce the dedication of The Mann Center, a 64 bed residential treatment facility for boys and girls ages 12-21 who are in need of an open, loving, and supportive setting. The dedication honors longtime Trustee, former Board President, and current Chairman of The Jewish Board, Anthony E. Mann, his wife Sally, […]

Shemesh Residential Alternative in Brooklyn Dedicated With Ribbon-cutting Ceremony

Last Thursday, we had a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Shemesh, an individualized residential alternative for six long-term residents of Mishkon. After welcoming everyone for visiting, the residents cut the ribbon to the applause of their family members, neighbors, members of our board, and our staff. We want to thank everyone who helped make this […]