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JFCS appoints Rabbi Katz as Community Chaplain Grant from The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee funds new position

SARASOTA, Fla. (August 10, 2017) – Joining other Jewish community-based outreach programs across the country, JFCS of the Suncoast recently announced the appointment of Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz as its new community chaplain. In this role, he will lead the Jewish Healing Program at JFCS of the Suncoast as well as serving on the JFCS…


SMH, JFCS Partnership to Expand Wellness Programs for Cancer Patients, Families & Caregivers

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 23, 2017) – A partnership between Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast will provide dedicated wellness and exercise classes for cancer patients, their family members and caregivers at the health system’s HealthFit center. The area’s only medically certified fitness center, HealthFit currently provides about…


Jewish Family and Children’s Service taps Brown as new CEO

Jewish Family and Children’s Service taps Brown as new CEOSARASOTA, Fla. — The Jewish Family and Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc. (, the multi-county premier multi-function social service nonprofit, has selected Heidi Brown as its new CEO. Brown, formerly the CEO of Aviva (previously Kobernick-Anchin-Benderson), has a thorough and dedicated history in the social…