June 2021
JFS Orlando...
A Family of Services.
Update as of June 16, 2021
If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our services are available to ALL in need:

Need food assistance? Call 407-644-7593 or complete an online request form to make a safe, food pick-up appointment from the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry, M-Th 9am-4pm.

Don't forget to care for your mental health! Call 407-644-7671 or complete our online form to request a telehealth counseling appointment with one of our therapists.

Need rental assistance? Our JFS Orlando CARES program offers rental assistance for Orange County residents financially impacted by COVID-19 and behind on their rent. Visit www.jfscares.smapply.io
for more details.

Find stability for you and your family! Our Family Stabilization Program teaches the critical skills needed to achieve long-term stability. Call 407-644-7593 to apply for the program.

Need a ride to your medical appointments? The Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly (RIDE) Program arranges rides to medical appointments for qualifying seniors and disabled adults. Call 407-644-7593 ext. 249 to apply.

Need some spiritual guidance? Call 407-644-7593 ext. 233 to connect with Rabbi Arny Siegel for end of life services, burials or memorials, or just guidance over the phone.

JFS Orlando was on Orange TV
JFS Orlando’s Executive Director, Phil Flynn, was recently interviewed for Orange TV’s Active Lifestyles Magazine. During the interview he talked about the many programs and services JFS has to offer, specifically for the local senior community, including our RIDE Program and the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry.

Check out the video interview “All About Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando”.

Remember: Father's Day is Sunday, June 20th
Buying dad’s gift online this year? Before you hit 'purchase', make sure to buy it through AmazonSmile and a percentage of your total will be donated straight to JFS!

It's the same products, same prices, same services as the Amazon you know, just with extra smiles included.

If you're using the Amazon shopping app, go into the main menu and tap into 'Settings'. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and add “Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando”.

If you're using your browser, click the link below.

Thank you and happy shopping!

JFS Orlando CARES: Rental Assistance
There’s still time to apply for emergency rental assistance!

JFS Orlando CARES is our COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program for eligible residents of Orange County. It can provide up to three months of rent. Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

*PLEASE NOTE: Applicants are encouraged to apply by June 18th to process their applications before the program ends. 
The Power of Giving: RIDE (Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly) Program
Through the RIDE Program, JFS provides round-trip rides to vital medical appointments for qualifying, low income seniors or disabled adults. This in turn increases independence, promotes well-being, and improves access to healthcare.

Program participants are entitled to two free roundtrip rides per month within a ten mile radius of their residence.
“If we didn’t have the RIDE Program, we would have to change doctors, or not go at all."
— Ken and Merry, JFS RIDE clients
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in RIDE, please contact us at 407-644-7593 ext. 249 or Audrey.Cohen@JFSorlando.org.

(Please note: Due to high demand, the RIDE Program tends to run on a waitlist.)
Help us continue to provide RIDE services FREE of charge by donating today!
Community Partner Spotlight
JFS Orlando was chosen as a Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program beneficiary

Each time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Winn-Dixie at 7800 South Highway 17-92, Fern Park FL during the month of June, we will receive a $1 donation. Make sure to buy your bag starting in June!

Beyond the
Counseling Couch
Focus on Fun, Not Playing Catch Up

By Danielle Glover, LCSW,
JFS Counselor

I was driving home from work a few weeks ago when I spotted an elementary school marquee that displayed, “Rest, Read, Relax.” That got me thinking: what will this summer look like for children and their families?

#ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
JFS Orlando has been on the air and in the papers. Check out some of our recent spots and articles!
The 52 Million Project

J Life Magazine
Summer 2021 Issue—Community Corner: FSP Spotlight

Heritage Florida Jewish News

Grant Funder's Corner: Thank you!
Thank you to the following grant funders for supporting
JFS Orlando in May:

William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation
General Operating Support

M & T Weiner Foundation
General Operating Support
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