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Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS)

The strongest complements lay in the programs and services of the two agencies prior to 1976. JFS was primarily a community-based counseling agency which provided various services to Jewish families, including crisis intervention assistance, mediation service, homemaker service, legal aid, and family life education. JFS's program also included a rehabilitation service for offenders in correctional institutions and on probation, a therapeutic summer camp for children ages 7 through 11, and a Joint Passover Association which gave supplemental income allowances to Jewish families at Passover holidays. Overall, JFS defined its purpose: "To meet social and mental health needs of Jewish families and individuals . . . of the city utilizing a broad spectrum of services: guidance, coun-

long administrative career, Sherman candidly admits that his heart has been in teaching and practice.