JFS welcomes three new board of directors

October 28, 2019

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Jewish Family Service of Tidewater recently gained three new board members. Mazel Tov to the new directors and to JFS for adding these women to the board, as each brings different expertise.

Rebecca Tall

Rebecca Tall

Rebecca Tall

Fun fact—I have triplets (19-years-old, two boys and a girl). And, I lived in Japan.

Why?—I feel that JFS serves such an important purpose in our community and has helped so many people through all of its amazing programs. I feel that my time and energy can be put to good use on the JFS board. In addition, it closely aligns with my job at the Sentara Center for Healthcare Ethics and what we do there.

Jody Greason

Jody Greason

Jody Greason

Fun fact—I recently completed a master’s program in clinical nutrition, and am beginning a second career as an integrative nutritionist. Also, I am an identical twin.

Why?—My why is simply I was asked. I accepted because I have always admired the work and mission of JFS, and have always wanted to help, but not really known how, in a meaningful way. Being Jewish, to me, is all about family, so this organization that helps families, as well as individuals without families, seemed like a natural fit.

Cantor Jennifer Rueben

Cantor Jennifer Rueben

Cantor Jennifer Rueben

Fun fact—I am the cantor at Ohef Sholom Temple.

I’m originally from Virginia and I am so happy to be back home, by way of Maine, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Florida, Israel, and New York.

I have a degree in opera and sang professionally for 10 years before becoming a cantor.

I am an extremely messy cook, but I love to do it.

Why?—I joined the JFS board because this organization embodies the “why” of Jewish practice and engagement. We study and we pray to teach us to welcome the stranger, to care for the needy, and to comfort the sick, which is what JFS is all about. I look forward to finding ways to strengthen the partnership between JFS and our area synagogues.

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