Connections: The e-Newsletter of JFFS - March 17, 2016


Connections - the e-newsletter of Jewish Federatin & Family Services

Women's Voices 2016 - Photo Collage

THANK YOU to those who joined us at another phenomenal Women’s Voices luncheon in support of Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation & Family Services! 

Women’s Voices was named THE NUMBER ONE charity lunch event in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal’s 2016 Charity Event Guide – and we can understand why! Inspiring words from our Keynote Speaker, author Laura Schroff, and the joy of over 650 women coming together in the spirit of women’s philanthropy echo through our minds. Our hearts are simply filled with gratitude for everyone who made the day possible, especially our Women’s Voices Co-Chairs Sherri Winkler and Nadine Durbach and Women’s Philanthropy President Lori Schwartz. Of course, we are thrilled to have had the chance to honor our 2016 Woman of the Year, the inimitable force for good that is Toni Mandel McDonald.


Chag Purim Sameach

Purim begins on Wednesday, March 23. The holiday commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, the ancient Persian leader who planned to kill all the Jews. Today, we feast and celebrate, reading the megillah, exchanging gifts of food and drink (mishloach manot), eating hamentaschen, and donating to the poor (mattanot la-evyonim), amongst other customs.

Wishing you a happy Purim, full of celebration and fun!

Life and Hummus - Exclusive Showing

Distinguished Lecture Series: Lecture 3 - April 5, 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate Israel - Sunday, May 22

Give a gift of gratitude

Thank those who have helped you by giving back to JFFS to support services to others in need of assistance.
Honor a person or program that has helped you every step of the way. 
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Birthright Israel 2016

Birthright Israel - Registration now open

Are you or do you know an 18-26 year old who has not been to Israel? Perhaps a child, grandchild, niece or nephew? Help our Jewish future explore Israel this summer with a free Birthright Israel trip through JFFS!
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SilverStreak Transportation - Volunteer Drivers needed

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The mission of Jewish Federation & Family Services is to bring together the people, the partners, and the resources to care for people in need, to build a vibrant community, and to sustain and enhance Jewish life. We do this through an array of services, grants, programs, and opportunities for engagement, to people of all faiths, ethnicities and ages across the community, in Israel, and around the world. Together with our Community Partners, congregations, Jewish organizations, and friends like you, we help to ensure: lifesaving social services; care and connection for seniors; educational opportunities for youth; leadership on OC college campuses; a strong relationship with Israel; and so much more. Learn More

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