The sacred Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are soon upon us. As I reflect upon this long, crazy past year, I still happily marvel at all that has transpired at JBBBS since last fall. 

We began the year with great plans for a spectacular 100th anniversary celebration. And, while the Gala did not emerge the way any of us ever could have expected, I am inspired how JBBBS has come together to respond to the needs of our constituents during this challenging time. We have not only fostered such critical connections; we have also provided meaningful and exciting programs in innovative ways we had never begun to imagine at the outset of the year. 

 In the end, our 100th milestone year proved to be so much more than we ever could have expected, as it reflected the true mission and vision of our agency – fostering mentorship, connection and friendship for isolated children and adults with disabilities. I salute the countless, selfless volunteers who have stepped forward in the last several months. And I am proud to say, we are serving more individuals across our Children’s and Friend 2 Friend programs than ever before.

Thank you to those who have supported JBBBS over the years, and especially this year on our 100th anniversary. We are so grateful.

To those who have not yet provided needed financial support of the agency, I hope you will be motivated to donate before September 30th, the end of our fiscal year.

My heartfelt thanks as always. Wishing you, your families, and your loved ones a sweet, happy and healthy New Year (5781).  

Jeffrey Savit