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Jewish Family Services Recognized as ‘Family Champions’

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The Connecticut Council of Family Services Agencies recently presented the award.

Submitted by Cathy Bergstrom, Jewish Family Services

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“We are thrilled for the recognition of our staff and volunteers,” announced Anne Danaher, Executive Director. At the recent Celebration of Family Champions hosted by CT Council of Family Service Agencies, Nancy Lichtenberg, LCSW and the Goldman family were recognized.

Nancy has been a Clinical Social Worker with JFS for 13 years. With expertise in divorce, custody, and co-parenting, Nancy is a Parent Education Program facilitator and leads our Focus on Kids program.

Felice Goldman, her son Jim, and daughter-in-law Amy have been volunteering at JFS for a combined total of 18 years so far. Felice and Amy volunteer regularly in the Kosher Food Pantry. Jim, a Certified Financial Planner, volunteers a day each week as the JFS Money Coach, donating his time and expertise to those facing financial challenges.

According to CCFSA, family champions are those who go above and beyond the call of duty to embrace the agency mission and positively impact the lives of families. Just as JFS bases its mission on the Jewish tradition of repairing the world, “our staff and volunteers reflect the values of the organization as a whole,” explained Danaher.

JFS focuses on three core areas: Counseling, Education, and Community Support, and utilizes a variety of counseling treatment approaches and can help clients address a wide range of issues. Visit www.jfshartford.org to see a list of clinicians and their areas of expertise, or call 860-236-1927 for information on appointments, the Kosher Food Pantry, volunteering, or giving opportunities.

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