JFCS launches speakers bureau for community access to experts

Jewish Family & Children’s Service Speakers Bureau will provide the Phoenix area access to speakers with informative presentations.

According to a press release, the speaker series will prompt discussions on health and social service issues impacting the community. In addition, the JFCS Speakers Bureau presentations provide an overview on many of the programs such as Older Adult Services, Jewish Community Services, and Child and Family Solutions.

The presentations can be customized for any group size and are available at no cost to businesses and community organizations, civic and philanthropic groups, the release said.

According to Jody Goldman, JFCS volunteer coordinator, the presentations are a way for organizations throughout the Valley to learn about the work that JFCS does in the community.

“We are often called to provide a speaker for a community group or organization. By formally launching the speakers bureau, we now have knowledgeable volunteer speakers well-versed in topics such as wellness and aging, social and behavioral health services, and addiction and recovery, available to speak throughout the Valley,” she said in a prepared statement.

Speakers include Barbara Greenblatt, Jackie Perelman, and Carolyn Perlow, all of Phoenix; plus Susan Sacks and Ann Weiner, both of Scottsdale, the release noted.

According to the release, the organization’s mission is to “repair the world and build communities through acts of kindness and doing what’s right.”

Requests for speaker submissions should be made four-to-six weeks in advance of the desired speaking date. Speakers will be provided based on availability. Presentations vary in length and can be customized to fit any timeframe, the release added.

Organizations interested in scheduling a presentation can contact Ms. Goldman at Jody.Goldman@jfcsaz.org or call 602-452-4614.

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