Hamilton Jewish Family Services COVID-19 update

Hamilton Jewish Family Services has suspended all in-office non-essential services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including its seniors programs, employment counselling, in-person client meetings and all workshops and courses.

When a Holocaust survivor falls through the cracks

It took a stranger for us to find Leo (whose name has changed for privacy purposes). A stranger, whom I will call Joan, came into our office and told us they knew of a Holocaust survivor in need. He was 90 years old and living in poverty. She asked if we would help.

Four Jewish women among nominees for YWCA awards

Four Jewish women among this year's YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. Honourees include community professionals Carol Krames and Judith Dworkin, activist/artist Robin Zilberg and McMaster student Cassidy Bereskin.

Dedicated professional left her mark on the Jewish communities she served

Patricia Tolkin Eppel was a dedicated community professional who devoted herself to the Jewish communities she served.