JFS Orlando’s 10 Favorite Things in 2021



Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is very proud of all the work we have done over the past year to provide a FAMILY of services to our community.

As you prepare for the countdown to 2022, check out JFS Orlando’s 10 favorite things in 2021!


Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry supplied food for more than 130,000 meals, and resumed picking up food from grocer partners, including Fresh Market and Sprouts Farmers Market.


Family Stabilization Program helped over 100 families fight homelessness and become more self-sufficient for the long-term.


JFS Community Rabbi served more than 900 individuals and has continued to be available, especially during unexpected illness and death.


RIDE (Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly) Program has arranged over 650 rides for seniors and disabled adults to get to vital medical appointments.


Kobrin Family Scholarship continued to support 4 UCF award recipients, totaling $10,000 in scholarship money, helping reduce the financial burden of college.


Counseling Services provided accessible and affordable therapy, more than 3,000 sessions, via telehealth so clients can more easily meet from the comfort and safety of home.


Our first-ever Hope Challenge raised $86,000, an increase of over 650% compared to our 2020 campaign, and including matches from the Pearlman-Minkow Families and the Albertson Family.


We established the Michael McKee Volunteer Award, in recognition and celebration of Mike’s years of dedication and leadership in support of JFS Orlando.


Counseling Services began new partnerships with Central Florida Hillel and Social Bridges to better meet the mental health needs of local youth.


JFS Orlando CARES, our COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program, distributed $885,000 in rental assistance to help 339 families remain housed, impacting a total of 860 individuals in our community most severely impacted financially by the pandemic!

Happy New Year!

Much work has been done this year…but we’re not done yet.
Help us continue our work in 2022!

Only TWO days left in 2021.

Remember, you can claim a limited deduction (up to $300 for individuals, $600 for married couples filing jointly) on your 2021 federal income tax returns, even if you don’t itemize deductions, for cash contributions made to qualifying charitable organizations by year’s end, December 31, 2021.

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization (EIN# 59-1873758).

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