COVID-19 Virus Update: A letter from our Executive Director

Dear JFS Orlando Community, 

On behalf of the entire organization, please accept our warm wishes and thoughts during this challenging time. I write to provide you, an important part of our community, with updates of our response to the COVID-19 virus. 

The Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry will remain open to the very best of our abilities. 

In order to maintain a safe environment for all who come to JFS we will be staggering appointments and maintaining social distances from each client. Appointments will be made in 15-minute blocks of time in order to assist both clients and staff. 

The FSP and RIDE programs are operational. Staff will be attending their offices and working with clients by phone. 

Counseling is closed. We are sending out information to all our clients scheduled for sessions and making them aware of the cancellation. 

Chaplaincy has been asked to limit personal interactions. Rabbi Siegel is available by phone. 

These new program and services protocols will remain in effect Monday, March 16th through Monday, March 30th. 

Here at JFS I am heartened by the spirit of caring, and by the deep commitment our staff have shown to our mission and all we serve. I’m uplifted by our supporters, who likewise reach out to help others and are helping us find creative solutions to difficult problems. 

At this time, it is critical to serve our community. And we need your help to do so. Please, donate to us now, at this difficult time, so we can continue to serve Central Florida as only we know how. Your financial contribution is so very, very needed. 

This is your community–one you can be proud of. Throughout it all, JFS Orlando remains one of the best examples of Tzedakah. Thank you for your continued support. 


Philip Flynn III, Executive Director 

Philip Flynn III, Executive Director 


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