Gerry Feldman and Jewish Family & Children’s Service share a common bond. This bond goes well beyond Gerry’s consistent support of the organization as the longest-standing member of our Board of Directors. It also spans beyond his ongoing contributions to our agency’s disabilities program. The true bond lies in our shared view of serving the community with integrity.
“JF&CS is always doing the right thing,” says Gerry. “They’re always focused on serving the people most in need.”
Gerry was first introduced to JF&CS more than 30 years ago, when a client asked if he was involved in the Jewish community. Gerry said he was involved in his synagogue, and the client asked if he would like to meet someone from JF&CS. The next day, Simon Krakow, JF&CS executive director at the time, came to Gerry’s office and gave an overview of the organization. He also mentioned a case of a young woman whose needs went beyond the agency’s scope and who required private counseling. Gerry provided the funding for her counseling. “Anyone would have helped this woman,” says Gerry.