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SUMMER 

2011 / 5771 

 

Ted Gross  

Dear Volunteer,

 

It's been just about a year since I became the chair of the Volunteer Services Council and I continue to be impressed with the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers and our volunteer support staff. The small acts of kindness that are performed each and every day by our volunteers make a tremendously large impact on the people served by JCS.

 

I was equally impressed when I participated in the annual Volunteer Appreciation event. Over one hundred volunteers turned out to eat, socialize and listen to some wonderful speakers. It was a great opportunity to provide a special thank you for all of the time and effort that you provide for the Jewish community.

 

Now that summer is here, I know that many of you are looking forward to a little more free time to rest, relax and enjoy being with your family. However, I know that the needs of JCS clients don't "take a vacation," so-to-speak, and they continue year-round. So I thank you again for all that you do, every day, every week, every month, every season and every year, and for spending your precious time with the JCS family.

 

Best wishes for a relaxing and enjoyable summer.

Ted Gross Signature 

Ted Gross, Chair

JCS Volunteer Services Council

 

 

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JCS AWARDS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS 

 

At this year's JCS Annual Meeting on June 14, nine high school graduates received JCS scholarships. Recipients were chosen based upon financial need, academic performance, community and school involvement, commitment to the Jewish community, and letters of recommendation. Thanks to the Scholarship Committee members who reviewed the many applications received and chose the winners.

 2011 Scholarship Awards

Scholarship recipients for 2011 are: (back row l.-r.): Daniel Pyser, Rachel Axman, Sam Feldman, Brett Solomon, and Pinchas Margolius

 

(front row l.-r.): Melissa Coulter, Lindsay Rosenthal,  

and Naomi Mallin.  Not pictured: Shaina Levin.


 Congratulations to the scholarship recipients and their families!

 

Highlights From Our Big Brother

Big Sister Volunteer Training

 

Volunteers in the Jewish Big Brother Big Sister program attended a recent training presented by Debra Waranch, LCSW-C, Social Worker at Jewish Community Services. Her informative workshop was entitled "Understanding Childhood and Adolescent Behavior Challenges."

 

Ms. Waranch's engaging presentation provided an overview of the developmental challenges that typically occur with children and teens. Drawing on her wealth of knowledge from over 20 years of clinical experience as a therapist, Ms. Waranch was also able to offer the volunteers plenty of specific and constructive suggestions about ways that Bigs could help their Littles deal with their life challenges most effectively.

 

The volunteers who attended this wonderful training participated fully, sharing their unique situations, asking for advice, and offering perceptive insights. They also learned valuable techniques to enhance the important relationships they share with their mentees.

 

JCS VOLUNTEERS HELP JOB SEEKERS


JCS Career Services is dedicated to helping individuals find and maintain employment or build their businesses. Our experienced professional Career Coaches and Employment Specialists are often assisted by skilled volunteers from the community. JCS volunteers can offer support to Career Services clients who need help completing job applications, searching for jobs, or locating business resources. In this difficult economic environment, many people need even more guidance, instruction and support to be successful in their job search. The personal attention provided by JCS staff and volunteers helps many in our community find valuable employment and business opportunities.

In our newest volunteer program, which begins this summer, volunteers will provide weekly tutoring classes to help non-English speaking clients seeking to improve their language skills or their employment career-related terminology in order to obtain employment.

To become a volunteer or to learn more about JCS Career Services, please call 410-466-9200 or visit www.jcsbaltimore.org.

CLIENT THANK YOU 


Dear (JCS Career Services Volunteer),

Thanks so much for taking the time to meet with me today. It was really good to talk to someone who is actually in HR and knows what's happening in the field. It was a bit of a relief to find out that HR is really so competitive. I was feeling a bit futile, sending off endless resumes into cyberspace and never hearing anything back. Now that I know I'm only one face in a very large crowd it doesn't feel quite so personal.

I'll send you my revised resume in the near future. I'll also be reviewing my Microsoft skills, so when I go to interview at the new office, I'll be able to perform as advertised. Getting my foot in the door will take a bit of work, but I think in the long run I'll be successful.

Again, thanks so much for your time. Your advice was really helpful and encouraging.

Best regards,
(JCS Career Services Client)

VOLUNTEER SURVEY  


Every year, we send out a short, anonymous survey to all of our volunteers asking you to let us know how we're doing. By now you should have received an email with a link to our annual Volunteer Survey. If you've already submitted it, we thank you. If you haven't yet, please take a few moments to complete the survey. The information we receive is invaluable and the results assist us in planning and staffing volunteer programs for the coming year.

To access the survey, please click here

If you prefer to share your feedback directly, please call or email Beth Land Hecht at 410-843-7456 or blhecht@jcsbaltimore.org. Beth is always happy to hear from our volunteers!


Thank you for all that you do on behalf of Jewish Community Services and we hope to hear from you soon.

RECOGNIZING OUR VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Recognition Brunch
Sunday May 1, 2011  

 
                                                  

To view more pictures from our luncheon click here .
  

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WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Staff are here to help our volunteers.

 

Beth Land Hecht, Senior Manager 410-843-7456 blhecht@jcsbaltimore.org

Keith Anderle, Administrative Specialist 410-843-7457 kanderle@jcsbaltimore.org

Katie Cohen, JBBBS and Prisoner Services 410-843-7462 kcohen@jcsbaltimore.org

Maureen Davidov, Client Services 410-843-7324 mdavidov@jcsbaltimore.org

Bracha Goetz, JBBBS 410-843-7453 bgoetz@jcsbaltimore.org

Deborah Hamburger, Pro Bono Services 410-843-7305 dhamburger@jcsbaltimore.org

Rozi Rice, Client Services 410-843-7325 rrice@jcsbaltimore.org

Karen Schloss, JBBBS 410-843-7467 kschloss@jcsbaltimore.org

 

HOLD THE DATE  

CHAI's annual Weatherization Day returns on Sunday, November 6!

For more information call 410-500-5325, email nadiv@chaibaltimore.org or visit the CHAI website at www.chaibaltimore.org

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