JFS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF FEEDING HOMEBOUND SENIORS &
LOW-INCOME COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Through the Finkelstein-Cohen Kosher Meals on Wheels &
The Libby Urie Food Pantry
Featuring World Renowned Chef, Michael Solomonov
Harrisburg, PA, Thursday, June 9
Event Name: 50 YEARS OF CARING
Featuring Chef Michael Solomonov
James Beard Award Winning Chef, Restauranteur, Author & Humanitarian
7:00p.m. | Grass Campus for Jewish Life (formerly Dixon University) | 2986 N 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Harrisburg is pleased to announce that we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Finkelstein-Cohen Kosher Meals on Wheels program and the recent expansion of The Libby Urie Food Pantry. The event will focus on our work to combat food insecurity for to all members of the Greater Harrisburg community.
Headlining the event will be internationally renowned chef, entrepreneur & humanitarian Michael Solomonov. Chef Michael Solomonov is the Executive Chef/Co-Owner at Zahav, the 2019 James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Restaurant, a modern Israeli restaurant that brings the authentic flavors of Israel’s culture to Philadelphia. He is known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces and is widely regarded as one of the country's top chefs and entrepreneurs. In his keynote, Solomonov will speak about his passion for food-based non-profits and the role they play in strengthening communities.
“It’s incredible to think that JFS has served more than 250,000 meals to local homebound seniors through our Kosher Meals on Wheels program, and we want to celebrate this remarkable achievement” said Dr. Jordan Klein, JFS Board member and chair of the event.
This celebration recognizes one of the many critical services that JFS provides to over 1,500 people annually and in addition to marking the significant milestone of having provided meals to seniors over the past 50 years, the event will also focus on the expansion of the Libby Urie Food pantry which provides more than 12,500 lbs. in non-perishable food to approximately 100 local families a year.
JFS anticipates that the event may wind up being the inaugural function to take place on The Alexander Grass Campus for Jewish Life (formerly the Dixon center). “The Grass family was the driving force in the foundation of JFS, and we are thrilled to not only to have The Alexander Grass Foundation as the lead sponsor for the event, but to be holding the event on the Grass campus,” shared Steven Schauder, JFS Executive Director. “We can’t wait to have the entire community come out to celebrate with us.”
About JFS: Since 1964, Jewish Family Service has helped individuals and families reach their full potential and achieve health, wholeness and stability. JFS provides effective social and human services to people of all backgrounds and all members of the community, and our departments include Adoption and Foster Care, Refugee Resettlement, Family Based Mental Health Therapy, Mynd Works Outpatient Counseling, Children's Counseling Services and Community Based Programs. Community Based Programs include Kosher Meals on Wheels, Emergency Financial Assistance and Management, Community Food Pantry and Outreach and Education activities. For more information and to purchase tickets and Sponsorships, visit www.jfsofhbg.org/KMOW50 Or call (717) 233-1681