All Photos Courtesy of Sheldon Golder

It is with overwhelming gratitude that JFS thanks our partners, Daniel’s Table of Framingham, and the many community supporters who helped provide 125 families with everything needed to enjoy a full and festive Thanksgiving Dinner.

In addition to generous support from Daniel’s Table, the Holiday Dreams Foundation, and the Gerber Family, JFS also sends a huge THANK YOU to all of our sponsors and our 30+ volunteers. Volunteers comprised of JFS board members and staff, area companies, local school groups, the staff at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School and Metrowest area families!

Among the Board members and community leaders volunteering were…

    • Board President David Milowe and daughter Jacquie
    • Board Member Chase Carpenter
    • Board Member Deb Merkin
    • Board Member Jodi Bring
    • Board Member Jonathan Gerber, former Board Member Leslie Gerber their children, Benjamin, Chloe, Ryan and Lily
    • Board Member Peggy Barry
    • Allan and Rebecca Chasen and children Noah and Sam
    • Andrew Troop
    • Carol Hengerle 
    • David Blaise of Daniel’s Table
    • Dana Volman, wife of Board Vice President Joe Volman 
    • Deborah Kaplan and daughters Alexa and Sophie
    • Debbie Lipsett
    • The Framingham Flyers Boys Ice Hockey Team
    • Julie Locke
    • Leslie and Juliana Singer
    • Marni Israel and daughter Sophie
    • Michelle and Steve Bearak and their daughter Ruby
    • Neil and Tracy Ross and sons Zack and Casey
    • Rachel Welt
    • Susan Brady and husband James
    • Sheldon Golder (volunteer photographer)

And thank you to our sponsors…

  • The Gerber Family
  • The Holiday Dreams Foundation
  • Market Basket

The annual JFS Thanksgiving Dinner distribution is part of the constellation services provided to the families at the Wilson school through Accelerating Social, Academic and Health Equity Programming.

As one recipient said:

“Thank you so much for sending me to get the turkey and trimmings.  What a great treat. I am blown away by all the generosity.  There is much good in the world.”

Happy Thanksgiving to All from JFS of Metrowest!