Exciting Update About Endless Opportunities
As of September 1, 2016, Temple De Hirsch Sinai (TDHS), will be the new administrative home for Endless Opportunities (EO). Rabbi Kate Speizer of TDHS is the new EO contact person and can be reached at rsvpEO@tdhs-nw.org or (206) 693-3046. JFS and Temple B’nai Torah will continue as program partners in EO. We are delighted that TDHS, a founding EO partner, has stepped in to take the lead going forward. TDHS is committed to the continued success of EO. The transition should not impact the experience of EO participants.
JFS is proud to have been an EO founding partner. We are grateful to the dedicated staff and many volunteers who have contributed their time and energy to making EO a robust and stimulating learning community for active seniors. Over the past decade, hundreds of people have participated, and we have been honored to see the program grow into the vital community it has become today.
In addition to our ongoing financial sponsorship support of EO, JFS will continue to provide critical services to vulnerable seniors. Last year, 592 seniors and their families received a range of services from JFS that were designed to help older adults achieve and maintain well-being, health and stability while living as independently as possible. Notably, low-income seniors comprised more than 50 percent of the 3,604 people who received Polack Food Bank services last year.
As we move forward, JFS will continue to offer services to meet the particular needs of older Jewish adult populations in our community, including those who are low-income, Russian-speaking or Holocaust survivors. We also remain committed to providing support to vulnerable individuals and families, including people affected by domestic violence, addiction, mental health issues or emergency financial needs.
As we enter this new chapter, JFS looks forward to sharing in EO’s continued success.