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Helping Jews in Need During a Pandemic – A Conversation with Social Services Agency, Yad Chessed

Tuesday, June 16, 7:30-8:30 pm

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Join us on for a zoom conversation with Nancy Kriegel, Executive Director of Yad Chessed, a Jewish social service agency that supports those struggling with economic distress and food insecurity. Nancy and a Yad Chessed social worker will discuss how the agency works to meet the needs of those facing financial hardship and how Yad Chessed is increasing its efforts due to the COVID-19 crisis. They will also discuss how they partner with other social services agencies in helping the growing number of people in our community seeking support.

Nancy Kriegel joined Yad Chessed as Executive Director in December of 2019. Prior to her current role, Nancy worked at Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) for 12 years and held senior positions overseeing efforts to strengthen Greater Boston’s Jewish Day Schools. Previous to CJP, Nancy was a founder and co-president of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education. Before dedicating her career to Jewish communal service, Nancy was a practicing attorney with degrees from Boston College Law School and the University of Pennsylvania.

Susan Barron, LICSW, Director of Client Services at Yad Chessed, joined the agency as a case manager in January 2013. Sue previously worked at an adoption agency, at Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, and for Project Connect, where she helped parents of children with behavioral and emotional disturbances. Sue graduated from Columbia University with a master’s in social work.

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