Margate, NJ (August 17, 2020) – The annual Jewish Family Service House Tour, which has been a staple in our community for more than 30 years, provides guests with a rare insight into specialty homes across the island. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JFS made the difficult decision to forgo the highly-anticipated event this year for the health and safety of our guests.
Although the House Tour went on hiatus, the generous support of our donors, sponsors and residents assisted JFS in raising more than $8,700. for Village by the Shore, a membership program for adults over the age of 50. The program provides Virtual Programming, Transportation, Grocery Shopping and Delivery, Kosher Meals on Wheels and more. At JFS, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to these special contributors who donated in excess of $500 towards the House Tour. They include Oasis Property Group, Colmar Kitchen and Bath, Rene Kane, Donna Weinraub and Golda Wood.
“While concerns over the pandemic prevented JFS from hosting the annual House Tour, we were humbled by the outpouring of support from residents and businesses. The money raised benefits a vulnerable segment of our neighbors, especially during this uncertain time in all of our lives. Hopefully, we will have the opportunity to showcase House Tour when it is deemed safe to do so,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.
This annual event raises $65,000 for Village services leaving a drastic gap in the service budget. You may still make a donation to support this event. Please visit jfsatlantic.org to make a secure, on-line contribution. Or, you may send a check to JFS, 607 North Jerome Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402.
Should you have any questions about House Tour, contact Kirby Reed at 609.822.1108 x144 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you wish to purchase a JFS Village by the Shore membership, contact Tina Serota at 609-822-1109 or email@example.com.
About Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors and vital communities.
With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, vocational services, adult and older adult services and also hosts an on-site food pantry. The agency impacts 8,000 lives throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties each year.
JFS’ mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and enhance their quality of life. In keeping with Jewish values and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect and professionalism regardless of their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age or background.
For more information or to keep up-to-date with JFS events and programs, visit www.jfsatlantic.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.