In the early hours of Sept. 3, burglars broke into the offices of the Jewish Family Service Agency at 4794 S. Eastern Ave., making off with the agency’s computers and some of the staff’s personal property. The crime left the agency scrambling to provide services its clients have come to rely on: assistance with food, job placement, counseling, emergency aid and adoptions.
“This violation of our Jewish community’s nonprofit charity for the most vulnerable speaks to the degree of desperation existing in our community that, ironically, is the JFSA’s responsibility to help alleviate,” JFSA executive director Christina Primack wrote on the agency’s website. “Due to the fact that the JFSA operates with minimal overhead to maximize the amount of resources we provide to our clients, this debilitating occurrence will be extremely challenging to negotiate.”
To help get back on track and serve its clients, the JFSA is seeking emergency donations, bus passes, gas cards and food for the pantry. It’s also looking for volunteers, so if you have time to help out an agency that helps others, contact the JFSA at 732-0304, or via its website at jfsalv.org.