In 2012, in response to community feedback, Federation's priority turned to closing the gap in social services and we re-introduced Jewish Family Service (JFS) to our community. Following are resources, services, and available opportunities:

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COMMUNITY SOCIAL WORKER

Federation’s part-time Community Social Worker, Rebecca Ray, is available to respond to inquiries related to nutrition, finances, senior services, and family issues. Rebecca conducts home visits as appropriate, provides community resources, and partners with area rabbis to assess congregational and community needs. Rebecca may be reached at 916-205-0688.

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KOSHER FOOD PANTRY

Federation accepts donations to its Kosher Food Pantry year-round. Suggested items include pasta/sauce; rice; beans; soup; cereal; oatmeal; granola bars; peanut butter; canned/jarred fruit; soy milk, juice; and paper goods. All goods should be non-perishable and have a kosher symbol. Toiletries as well as ritual and Judaica items are welcome. If you know anyone who is in need of accessing the pantry, please contact our Community Social Worker Rebecca Ray at 916-205-0688.

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FACILITATED SUPPORT GROUPS 

Federation offers support groups within a Jewish context facilitated by social service professionals. For more information, contact Community Social Worker Rebecca Ray at 916-205-0688.

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THERAPIST REFERRAL NETWORK

Jewish Family Service has a Therapist Referral Network to assist community members in finding a mental health professional that is right for them. If you are a mental health professional and are interested in becoming part of our Network, please complete a Therapist Referral Application and return it to Willie Recht at wrecht@jewishsac.org or mail it to The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region, 2130 21st St., Sacramento, CA 95818.

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COMMITTEE ON INCLUSION AND DISABILITIES

Federation’s Committee on Inclusion and Disabilities (CID) is composed of individuals with a wide range of experience working with disability issues, including parents/family members, professionals who work with the disability community, and advocates. For more information, contact inclusion@jewishsac.org.

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SENIOR PROGRAMS

Federation offers three senior programs called Leisure League, two of which are monthly and one that is quarterly. These programs offer lunch and entertainment for $5/person. For more information, contact federation@jewishsac.org.

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HOLIDAY OUTREACH BASKETS

In partnership with community volunteers, Federation facilitates the delivery of holiday outreach baskets to homebound individuals during Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, and Passover. If you know someone in need of a basket, contact Rebecca Ray at 916-205-0688.

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VOLUNTEER CORPS

Jewish Family Service offers several volunteer opportunities including telephone check-ins with seniors, food delivery, home visits, and making Shabbat with homebound individuals. If you are interested, complete and return a Volunteer Application to Willie Recht at wrecht@jewishsac.org or mail it to the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region, 2130 21st St., Sacramento. For more information, contact federation@jewishsac.org or 916-486-0906.