JFS Annual Meeting honors community leaders and partners

Posted on: May 27th, 2012 by The Jewish Observer

Kathy Caplan, JFS Ruach Award recipient, left, and Sue Salberg volunteer at the Senior Seder.

Jewish Family Service (JFS) invites the community to its annual meeting on Wed., June 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Akiva School. The evening will feature the installation of new board members and the honoring of outgoing board members for their service. 

The Ruach (Hebrew for spirit) Award will be given to Kathy Caplan for providing outstanding assistance to JFS through collaboration and volunteer contributions to the mission of the agency. Caplan has been volunteering for the Golden Lunch Bunch since its inception over 15 years ago, has been on the board of JFS for the past four years, is on JFS’ adoption committee and has co-chaired the Chesed Dinner for the past two years.   

The Chaver (Hebrew for friend) Award will be presented to The Bellevue Center Publix for the assistance they provide with JFS’ Kosher Food Box program and for the financial support JFS receives from the Publix Super Market Charities.  

This past fiscal year, JFS served more than 1,700 clients through services ranging from counseling to Kosher Food Boxes to Chanukah gifts for children.  The annual meeting will give more information about the critical work JFS does, quietly and discreetly, while honoring those who help make its work possible.  

Annual meeting chairs are Yuri Livshitz and Dianne Berry. A dessert reception will follow. To RSVP, call 356-4234. •