CJFS prides itself in the quality of its staff. They are dedicated first and foremost to the welfare of their clients. Services are delivered with compassion, caring and a personal regard for the needs of every person. All staff adhere to the strictest standards of confidentiality.
The staff of Collat Jewish Family Services take seriously the words expressed in our tag line, "we're here...honoring life, preserving dignity, becoming family!"
Lauren Perlman, MSW
Lauren Perlman joined CJFS as Executive Director in March of 2011 and has spent her professional life as a Jewish Communal Service worker. A Memphis native, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cornell University.
After earning her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania, Lauren began her career at CJFS in 1992 as a staff social worker. For 8 years she provided counseling, case management and financial assistance to the clients of CJFS. She created new community collaborations with the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School and developed group programming for parents and “Single-Again” adults. Lauren honed her administrative skills as the Director of Advancement for the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School, responsible for fundraising events, marketing and recruitment.
“I am passionate about the Birmingham Jewish Community. We are small and close-knit and truly take care of one another. It is my honor to be leading CJFS in our role as caregiver for the community. There will always be those in need, whether it be a need for empathy and emotional support, a need to help a senior remain independent, or a need for financial assistance and CJFS will be there ready to help with a generous heart and a healing hand.”
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This Month's Connection Articles
- Our Stories - Client Video - How CJFS Touches Our Lives
- 2013 Hands Up Together -Thank you Collat Family and our Sponsors
- Debbie Bunch Shares her Story
Web Page Updates