THIS WEEK: Thanksgiving

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. For many of us it is an opportunity to spend time with our family and friends. Yet, for many families, holidays are a time of stress. Thanks to an incredibly generous family, Tampa Jewish Family...

THIS WEEK: Psychological & Educational Assessment Services

TJFS recently launched its Psychological & Educational Assessment Services program. We saw a need in our community for affordable testing and developed this program for parents to test their children for Gifted, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum...

THIS WEEK: Community Food Bank Needs Stocking

Summer is essentially over and children are back in school. For many families, schools provide breakfast and lunch for their children. This is a good thing. It alleviates both a financial burden for families as well as ensures that at-risk children receive balanced...

THIS WEEK: Let’s Help Struggling Families

You’ve heard me say this before. But I feel it’s important to share how we are trying to help TJFS’ client families who continue to face financial hardship. Yes, the unemployment rate for Hillsborough County continues to fall and is currently at 5.6% (U.S. Bureau of...

THIS WEEK: A New Journey

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite childhood books. It has held meaning for me many times in my life. Tampa Jewish Family Services is embarking on a new journey as a new fiscal year begins. I am very excited to be working with the...

THIS WEEK: Paying it forward is a daily practice at TJFS

Our agency receives more than 150 calls each week from people in need. Every single call received, during regular business hours, is answered by a live person. I ask my staff to consider the following when they speak to someone who has taken the time to reach out for...