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JFCS’ Paula Goldstein brings you behind the scenes of non-profit leadership, sharing her insights into all that goes into the growth and evolution of a full-service agency serving the varied needs of our community.

Paula has worked within the Jewish community for more than 30 years. Prior to assuming the role of President and CEO in 2011, Paula served as COO and held numerous director positions. As President and CEO Paula has established a dynamic executive team, implemented a strategic plan, and moved the organization’s budget from $10 to $17 million. Strengthening the leadership development of both the Board and staff has been one of Paula’s primary goals, along with expanding JFCS’ reach in the community to ensure that the organization is providing care for the changing needs of individuals and families.

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Being a Community Listener

One thing I observe so often in my role as CEO of JFCS is just how challenging life is for…

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The Profession of Life

March is social work appreciation month, and it gives me intentional time to reflect on the impact of being a…

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The Work from Home Balancing Act

One of the greatest pressures that employees are facing today in our world of on-and-off again remote work is work-life…

Self-Awareness: A Key to Success

Now that I have adult children who are in the “work world,” they frequently tell me about the highs and…

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Creating a Road Map for the Future

One of my primary roles as the leader of a non-profit is to vision for the future of the organization….

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Through Crisis Comes Growth

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year and a half of JFCS working remotely in most of…