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Working Together to Serve the Most Vulnerable

By Laura Linder and Larry Skolnick This is a story about a partnership that may not exist in any other community. It’s about two agencies coming together to solve problems that no single agency could tackle alone. This story isn’t only about Memphis Jewish Federation (MJF) fundraising or a vital service provided by the Memphis Jewish Community Center (MJCC). It’s about a commitment that the two largest agencies in our Jewish community made together five and a half years ago to serve the most vulnerable people in our community. It’s the story of the new Jewish Family Service (JFS)....

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Deadline for JCRS Undergraduate College Scholarships

Jewish youth from seven Mid-South states have until May 31, to be among the more than 100 undergraduate college students whom Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) will fund with “needs-based” financial assistance for the upcoming 2019/2020 academic year. Applications received by the deadline will receive priority funding and those received after that date will be considered if funds are still available. JCRS has been providing social services, care and funding to Jewish youth from Alabama. Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas since 1855. It is the oldest Jewish children’s agency in the United States. Today, there are numerous...

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