March 2022
JFS Orlando...
A Family of Services
[Update] March 15, 2022
Our programs and services are still operational, however, for the safety of our clients and staff, the inside of the JFS Orlando building continues to be closed to the public.

Prioritize caring 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 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.

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 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.

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.

COS Partners with JFS
March 16, 2022 5:30 to 7 pm
Come fill the JFS van at Congregation Ohev Shalom's Community Purim Carnival on March 16th with your in kind items benefiting the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry!

Most Needed Items*:
•Diapers of all sizes
•Baby wipes
•Baby creams
•Female hygiene products
•Formula & baby food

*Donated items must be shelf stable.

Bloomin' 4 Good
March 1 - March 31, 2022
JFS Orlando has been selected as a beneficiary of the Winn-Dixie Bloomin' 4 Good Program for the month of March.

Our Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry will receive $1 for every flower bouquet (with a red circle sticker) that is purchased in the month of March at Winn-Dixie in Fern Park (7800 South Hwy 17-92).

Help us fight hunger, one bouquet at a time!
We're Hiring!
Pantry Assistant (Full-time)
We're looking for a Full-Time Pantry Assistant to assist with the day-to-day operation of the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry.

Apply today, or if you know anyone who might be interested in joining the JFS Orlando Team, please forward!

2022 Kobrin Family Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching!
Deadline: April 28, 2022
This college scholarship is awarded to a qualified, full-time, graduating high school student in the Jewish communities of Orange, Osceola, or Seminole County who will be attending UCF. The scholarship is available in the amount of $2,500 per year for a maximum of four years.

Applications Still Available
Family Stabilization Program
We are continuing to enroll new households from Orange County, City of Orlando, and Seminole County for our Family Stabilization Program (FSP). FSP is a long-term case management program that helps individuals and families get back on their feet.

FSP participants have special access to several services, including food assistance, financial education workshops, employability skills training, mental health counseling, and legal guidance.

FSP is offered at no cost to participants.

To apply, call (407) 644-7593 ext. 250 (City of Orlando, Seminole County) or ext. 236 (Orange County).

March 15 - April 30, 2022
For every donation to Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando during the Restock & Rebuild Challenge, The Weiner Family and The Winter Park Wealth Group will be generously matching dollar for dollar, with a total match of up to $25,000.
You can join us and double your impact as we are:

> DOUBLING the capacity of the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry, currently under renovation, to keep up with the increase in those seeking food assistance.
> ADDING therapists in our Counseling, Growth, and Development Program to meet the heightened awareness in the significance of mental health and counseling services.
> Working diligently on EXPANDING our RIDE (Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly) Program to address the transportation needs of our seniors.
> IMPROVING life & financial skills through our Family Stabilization Program workshops.
Join JFS Orlando's Restock & Rebuild Challenge as we help those in need and continue to build a stronger community together!
Are YOU up to the challenge?
Or mail to:

JFS Orlando
The George & Madeline Wolly Center
2100 Lee Road
Winter Park, FL 32789
Thank you to our match sponsors:
The Weiner Family

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Community Spotlight
UCF Hillel

We are so grateful to have partnered with UCF Hillel for their recent Valentine’s Day In-Kind Drive! Students collected items that are always in demand in the Pantry, including shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss. 

Beyond the
Counseling Couch
3 Ways to Be Your Best Friend vs. Your Worst Critic
(original article published March 2019)

By Dorrit Ram,
JFS Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Good relationships are important to your mental health….One oft-neglected relationship is particularly important: your relationship with yourself.

Did you hear us... on the radio?
JFS Orlando's Family Stabilization Program (FSP) was featured on 90.7 WMFE on Monday, March 14th.

Juliette Wallens, FSP Case Manager, spoke with WMFE regarding the current economic inflation and how FSP helps individuals and families find financial stability, especially during these difficult times.

Grant Funder's Corner: Thank you!
Thank you to the following grant funders for supporting
JFS Orlando in February:
Martin Andersen-Gracia Andersen Foundation
RIDE (Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly) Program
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