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Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando High Holiday 2015 Message

 

Mike McKee, President

Celebrating our 38th year, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is proud to serve the Central Florida community and positively affect the lives of thousands of individuals and families. Providing professional guidance in a caring and confidential environment, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando's unique ability to help those in need is demonstrated throughout a full range of programs and services.

Our cultural and religious tenets, shared from one generation to the next, affirm our obligation to feed the hungry, care for the neediest and guide those who need support and strengthen lives to meet the unique challenges that may arise. For over 38 years, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando has remained true to those Jewish values and to its mission of providing vital, high quality and innovative social services to people in need.

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is proud to be a vehicle for change in our community, and it is the compassion, humanity and generosity from the Jewish community in Central Florida that drives our mission. Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando's work is a direct product of your voice. We are proud to put your vision and conviction to repair the world into action.

Eric Geboff, Executive Director

By embracing our mission, our community enables Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando to help Central Floridians, from all walks of life, improve their daily lives. Whether a family needs counseling following a crisis, a parent needs help putting food on the table or a working individual needs financial advice, we can lend a hand. In the past year, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando assisted over 10,000 people; supported more than 200 individuals each month via counseling and through hospital and end of life visits from JFS' Jewish Chaplain; supplied over 75,000 meals to hungry families and individuals; and delivered 200 hot, kosher, nutritious meals to homebound elderly during the holiday seasons.

In the coming year, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando will remain dedicated to the Jewish value of tikkun olam so that we can all reach our goals and attain our dreams for a better world. We hope that in the coming year, fewer people are hungry, more are able to attain their personal goals, and families grow strong.

With the continued help and support of you, our community, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando will be able to attain those goals and be the agents of renewal and repair you ask us to be.

Mike McKee, President

Eric Geboff, Executive Director

 

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