Jewish Family Service hosts film about aging in the LGBT Community

Community residents are invited to join the Jewish Family Service on March 30 for a showing of the critically acclaimed documentary Before You Know It. This film focuses on the lives of LGBT senior adults who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, r…

Help collect cans for the Canorah

Help us collect cans for the Canorah. Cans may be brought to synagogues or Shaw JCC. The cans will be used as part of a display to make a menorah at the Summit Mall where a Chanukah Menorah Lighting Ceremony will be held Tuesday, Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. All cans will be donated to the Akron/Canto…

JFS provides new financial protection assistance

For any senior adults who need assistance safeguarding their money, Jewish Family Service now offers a service to help them. The financial protection assistance service can help:

  • Set up a budget to help a person live within his/her means
  • Set up automatic bill payments
  • Review credit c…

Consider becoming a JFS Volunteer Guardian

In collaboration with Jewish Family Service, the Volunteer Guardian Program completed its second year and is positively changing lives in Summit County. Under the direction of Judge Stormer, the Probate Court, in collaboration with the County Executive’s Office, the Department of Public He…

Feeling Blue?

What are the signs of depression and what causes it? Who is more likely to experience this condition and how to get help.