Jewish Family Service of NEPA Holds Annual Community Matters Event

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On June 1, 2023, Jewish Family Service held its 5th Annual Community Matters Event at the Scranton Cultural Center.  This marked the first time since 2019 the event was held due to the Covid pandemic.  Prior to Covid Natalie Gelb was selected as the next honoree.  Although Natalie would have to wait three years to be honored it was well worth the wait!

The event which was sponsored in part by Toyota Scranton was attended by over 140 people and raised $20,118 for JFS programs and services, both record amounts for the event.  Sara E. Solfanelli was the guest speaker and spoke about her mother’s years of impact on our community.   

For over 100 years Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania has been helping individuals and families in our region achieve well-being, health, and stability. The Annual Community Matters community recognition event is our major event fundraiser each year. The event helps support JFS programs and services including Mental Health Services, Financial Assistance, Case Management, Guardianship of Person Service, and the Mae S. Gelb Kosher Food Pantry.