Jewish Community Services recently held its 12th Annual Meeting at Temple Beth Sholom with a focus on the valuable contributions of volunteers who enhance quality of life for the agency’s clients. A program presided over by outgoing Board Chair Shelley Niceley Groff included the installation of officers, consisting of Richard Hoffman, Incoming Chair; Helen Chaset and Daniel Jacobson, Vice Chairs; Jonathan Raiffe, Treasurer; and Abe Rudman, Secretary.
Incoming Chair Richard Hoffman, Certified Public Accountant and consultant to CBIZ MHM, LLC, stated “We will continue to gauge the efficacy of JCS’ current programs and services, while evaluating the community’s future needs and build on our strengths so we can help the most people.”
Niceley Groff received proclamations and praise for her achievements as Board Chair since 2010. “She has maintained a high community profile, serving as a savvy representative of JCS who put her heart and soul into her duties,” said President and CEO Fred Stock.
Stock also discussed initiatives undertaken for the new fiscal year, stating “JCS is aggressively increasing its outreach efforts, partnering with local agencies to bring our expertise directly to the community outside of the usual office environment. We are also targeting services to previously underserved groups such as the Orthodox community, expanding existing programs and developing new fee-for-service programs.”
The largest Jewish social service agency in South Florida, JCS annually serves over 25,000 people, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, with mental health, senior support and vocational programs. For more information on JCS, call Access at 305.576.6550 or visit jcsfl.org.