Funding focus: In Memory of Jay Cohen, H Miles Cohn, Ronald Errol Levinson, Diane Manning, Jeanne Saletan, Neil Strauss

Funding Focus

Please donate below if you would like to support the core services that transform the lives of thousands of people through JFS Houston with a tribute gift in memorial or in honor of someone about whom you care.

Make Donations to JFS Houston Below

Every donation ensures compassionate and professional resources for those who turn to JFS for support. (Tax ID: 74-1152607) To discuss a donation, contact Tiffany Dorsey, tdorsey@jfshouston.org, (713) 986-7811 or Rachel Davis, rdavis@jfshouston.org, (713) 986-7806. If you are experiencing any difficulty making an online donation, please call (713) 667-9336 or email Tiffany Dorsey.

To send a donation by mail, please make out the check to JFS Houston, adding a note in the memo line if you are designating it to a specific program. Mail to 4131 S. Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77025.

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If you would like to make a donation to a named fund that is held in our Houston Jewish Family Foundation, please visit the
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Ongoing Campaigns

Ongoing Campaigns

For the Good of Life Campaign

To ensure the future of Celebration Company at Jewish Family Service

For the Good of Life is the Celebration Company tagline for the products the company creates. It is now also the theme of JFS’s recently launched multi-million-dollar endowment campaign. The endowment is essential to safeguard the opportunities created for adults with disabilities, so long neglected.

Joan and Stanford Alexander, who founded the JFS Disability Services Division in 2007 and provided the foundational support to establish and develop Celebration Company, generously pledged a matching challenge gift from August 2019 to September 2021 to ensure these vital services and programs will be available in the future. While the matching grantchallenge has been completed, we sincerely invite your continued support forthis important foundation endowment fund.

JFS turns to those who are able to provide resources to support what our community has created. Collectively, we can make sure that families will never again be forced to choose programs in other faith communities due to lack of resources in our own and continue to wrap our arms around both individuals with disabilities and their families. Not only will this be the foundation for their futures, but also for ours as a caring and inclusive community.

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Holocaust Survivors

The remaining Holocaust survivors in our community are aging and in need of home-care to be able to stay in their residence.

Join us in support of our survivors. For this population, it is particularly important to avoid institutionalization, which may re-traumatize a survivor. As the remaining survivors age, JFS is honored to administer a home-care grant from the Conference on Material Claims Against Nazi Germany. This allows the agency precious resources to give dignity in the final years of a survivor's life.

Even with these funds, gaps remain. Often a survivor will cap their benefits by November and be faced with institutionalization at the end of the year until their benefits start again in January. When there is no family to provide funding, the survivor is faced with institutionalization.

Please join us to provide resources to allow survivors to stay in their own homes during the short period when benefits expire. Collectively, we are their family.

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