Bala Cynwyd Home to New Jewish Social Service Agency

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Bala Cynwyd is the home to the new Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center which aims to help people who have fallen on hard times. (Image via Jewish Exponent)

Bala Cynwyd is the home to the new Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center which aims to help people who have fallen on hard times, writes Kristen E. Holmes for Philly.com.

Located on Montgomery Avenue, the $7.4 million social services center is a branch of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia. It marks the fifth location for the 161-year-old organization in the Philadelphia region

It also provides a permanent home rather than renting out space in a nearby synagogue or other groups while it tries to further help the community.

The new center offers life skills training for people with intellectual disabilities alongside a kitchen for seniors facing food insecurity and a space for social events.

The JFCS acquired the land in March, 2015 thanks in large part to a generous donation of $2.2 million from Barbara “Bobbi” Brodsky of Haverford and now the two-story building, is complete.

“This is a place of invitation, a place of outreach,”  said Rabbi David Ackerman, a JFCS board member. “It is very much our hope that this will be a gathering place for the whole community.”

Read more about the Barbara and Harvey Enrichment Center at Philly.com by clicking here.

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