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JFCS : centuries of pioneering

Author: Jackie Krentzman; Victoria Cooper, (Editor-in-chief of JFCS); Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"In 2010, Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties marked its 160th anniversary. Its founders, August Helbing and 11 other Jewish emigres, established the Eureka Beneveolent Society (EBS) in 1850 to help care for the widowed and orphaned of that era of shipwrecks, mining disasters, fires, and disease. JFCS traces its roots and its mission to that organization.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jackie Krentzman; Victoria Cooper, (Editor-in-chief of JFCS); Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties.
ISBN: 9780615374994 0615374999
OCLC Number: 808738274
Description: xiii, 209 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Founding and early mission (1850-1905). The settling of a city and the rise of a community ; JFCS roots: the Eureka Benevolent Society ; Growth, integration, and new challenges in the late 1800s ; Helping children: the Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum leads the way ; The JFCS family tree --
pt. 2. Response to the earthquake, influenza, and war (1906-1928). Earthquake tests the city and the Eureka Benevolent Society ; Eureka Benevolent Society modernizes ; The world rushes in: WWI and the Spanish influenza epidemic ; A new model for caring for children: Homewood Terrace --
pt. 3. Depression, World War II, and the aftermath (1929-1959). Getting through the great depression ; Wartime and transition at Homewood Terrace ; Taking care of Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors ; Demistifying and popularizing mental health --
pt. 4. New waves of immigration and reinvention (1960-1980). Helping emigres build new lives in the Bay Area ; Merger of Jewish Family Service Agency and Homewood Terrace ; Stretching services 'from infancy to old age' --
pt. 5. Pioneering programs for tumultuous times (1981-1999). Helping parents build healthy families ; Helping parents build their families through adoption ; Helping seniors stay at home longer: Seniors-At-Home ; Meeting the AIDS epidemic head on ; Public issue advocacy for the community --
pt. 6. JFCS enters a third century in the year 2000. JFCS creates residential communities ; New programs for children: center for special needs and child trauma training institute ; Emergency assistance in times of need ; New frontiers: Jewish principles in practice.
Other Titles: Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties :
Responsibility: Victoria Cooper, editor-in-chief ; Jackie Krentzman, writer/researcher ; Peter Klabunde, art director/designer ; foreword by Kevin Starr.

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"In 2010, Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties marked its 160th anniversary. Its founders, August Helbing and 11 other Jewish emigres, established the Eureka Beneveolent Society (EBS) in 1850 to help care for the widowed and orphaned of that era of shipwrecks, mining disasters, fires, and disease. JFCS traces its roots and its mission to that organization. Twenty years later, members of the EBS and other Jewish community leaders in San Francisco founded an orphanage and home for the aged, the Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum and Home Society ... Over the ensuing decades ... these organizations grew into the Jewish Family Service Agency ... in 1977, the two organizations merged to form teh present-day JFCS. In JFCS: Centuries of Pioneering, we celebrate the contributions of these pioneer Jewish leaders -- and their modern-day counterparts -- in establishing the rich fabric of philanthropy and community of the San Francisco Bay Area"--Front jacket flap.

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