Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven to Honor James M. Shure at Spring Celebration • Orange Town News

The Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven (JFSGNH) will honor James M. (Jimmy) Shure at its 2022 Spring Celebration fundraiser to be held Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Congregation B’nai Jacob, 75 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge, Connecticut, 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. The tent event, featuring wine, dinner, coffee and dessert, will recognize Mr. Shure’s invaluable contributions to JFSGNH and the Greater New Haven community. Funds raised will benefit social service programs provided by the Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven Programs.

Music for the event will be provided by the musical messengers of the Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School of New Haven, as well as the music of the Nu Haven Kapelye All Stars. Additional details, as well as ticket and sponsorship information, can be found at or by contacting Robbin Seipold, Director of Development, at [email protected] or 203-389-5599 ext. 105.

James “Jimmy” Shure was born and raised in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven and currently lives in the Arts District. After earning advanced degrees in English Literature, Jimmy decided he wanted to serve a community rather than a classroom. Joined by a caring and supportive staff, Jimmy has been responsible for the daily operations of the Robert E. Shure Funeral Home since 1975. Most importantly, our community has been blessed with someone who embodies compassion, understanding, and love. ‘humility. in such a vital role for so long.

Jimmy has always tried to put the needs of our community first. With boundless generosity, he participated in and led numerous philanthropic initiatives. He has a deep understanding of the life-affirming work that nonprofits, like JFS, do for the people they serve. And he’s made it his personal mission to make sure they have the resources to do that job.

Jimmy once said, “JFS is the quiet parent who works diligently with great understanding and compassion – who does his job without fanfare, who doesn’t chase headlines at Shalom New Haven, who takes every client and works with them to make them better, healthier and able to enter the real world. We couldn’t agree more. And we couldn’t be more grateful for his support.

For Jimmy, soliciting a donation for a charity is just the start. His ultimate goal is to inspire others to get actively involved, to make a difference like him in the lives of those in need, and to begin creating a legacy of meaningful action.

JFSGNH programs include the JFS Food Pantry which provides food assistance to those who are hungry; Counselling/mental health services for families and individuals; Food4Kids which provides weekend snacks to elementary school students at several New Haven public schools; Aging Adult Services, which has just launched its Care Navigators program to support seniors in our community; Holocaust Survivors Services which helps survivors in the Greater New Haven area and Fairfield County who need support services to continue living in their homes; and/or need help meeting their basic needs; Outreach Social Work (SOS) services for individuals and families in crisis struggling to meet their own basic needs by offering short-term case management and referrals; and The Shalom Group, which provides support through educational enrichment and social activities for people with developmental disabilities.

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