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Yom Kippur is about all of us

The time has come, once again, for the global Jewish community to take stock of our actions and ask for forgiveness for our transgressions. We may post messages of forgiveness on social media, send notes of apology, or start calling through our contact lists. All of this to perform, as we ar…

Jewish Family Service Agency Update

In 2016, with the help of our largest grantors, Jewish Nevada, The Conference on Material Claims against Germany and YOU, JFSA assisted over 7,000 community members and will help over 10,000 by the end of 2017.

We are a social service Agency founded in 1977 to provide Individual Counseling,…

Thoughts on the New Year

As with Chanukah and Purim, I grew up thinking that our current ritual observance of Rosh Hashanah was taken directly from the Torah. I later came to find that Rosh Hashanah (as we know it today) is not mentioned by name in the Torah, nor is there any guidance on how to observe the holiday (…

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Update

Dear Colleague;

Thanks to everyone across our Federation system who have been working to bring support and relief to our Houston Jewish community!  Here is today’s update:

First Emergency Grant of $500,000 Delivered to Houston Federation

JFNA’s Emergency Committee met this afternoon a…

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Our hearts go out to the communities of Houston, San Antonio, Galveston, Corpus Christi and other areas that have been hammered by Hurricane Harvey, including Jewish communities still recovering from flooding two years ago.  With record breaking rain having fallen and expected to continue,…