Thursday, October 6th, 5:30 pm
We’re having a party! We invite you to celebrate with us as we honor a major milestone for JFS –100 years of solving problems and helping families in Western Massachusetts. For over a century, JFS has addressed the needs of the Jewish community and the community-at-large with responsive services including Jewish life enrichment programming, elder care & caregiver support, counseling and resettlement services.
The Centennial Celebration will be held at the beautiful Carriage House at the Barney Estate in Forest Park, Springfield. Our special honorees are Martin and Marian Broder in recognition of their many years of service to JFS, to the Jewish community of western Massachusetts and to their professional communities. We will also be recognizing our Past Presidents and their contributions. Each one has been an integral part of the history and growth of the organization.
Though we are 100 years old, we feel 100 years young!
Martin and Marian Broder Since moving to the Springfield area in 1982, Martin and Marian Broder have contributed to their community in innumerable ways.
A gifted cardiologist and medical educator, Martin was chair of the Department of Medicine at Baystate Medical Center for many years, where he was known for recruiting talented physicians to our area, educating an entire generation of medical residents and Tufts Medical School students and developing new programs that have improved patient care throughout western Massachusetts. He continues to teach at Baystate. He has served on the board of Jewish Family Service for thirteen years, including two years as chair. He has also served on the board of Temple Beth El and on the Jewish Federation's Community Study Task Force.
Marian, a healthcare attorney, is a model of what JFS stands for. She has shown a keen ability to identify community needs and implement solutions, especially for older adults. She chaired the Jewish Geriatric Service's board and its committee that planned Ruth's House. She has also served on the board of Temple Beth El and the Community Advisory boards of the Ray of Hope breast cancer walk and Baystate's Comprehensive Breast Center. Her passion for oral history led her to found Memories Recorded, an oral history company, and to co-author "Memories of Zionism- An Oral History of Residents of Springfield and the Pioneer Valley" on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel.
If you would like to honor Martin and Marian Broder with a message at the Centennial Celebration, click here.