Barry Schwartz

Executive Director
(919) 676-2200 x112

Barry Schwartz joined JFS in 2015 after completing 15 years in directorial positions with The Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary, and 22 years in the private business sector.  He is responsible for business, financial, and governance management and development.

Limor Schwartz, MSW, LCSW

Director of Clinical & Social Services
(919) 676-2200 x120

Limor Schwartz is a Master’s level, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been working at JFS since 2012.  Along with supervising staff, and overseeing &  developing clinical and social services, she provides sliding-scale counseling and therapy, case management, and administers the Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) for our community.

Abby Palmer, MSW

Senior Connections Social Worker
(919) 676-2200 x114

Abby Palmer is a Master’s level Social Worker and joined JFS in 2015 as the Senior Connections Social Worker. She provides assessments, plan development, referrals/resource exploration, and community programming for older adults and/or their caregivers.

Lindsay Murphy, MSW, LCSWA

Child & Adolescent Therapist
(919) 676-2200 x123

Lindsay is a Master’s level, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, and joined JFS in 2016. Lindsay provides individual therapy for children, adolescents and their families and classroom observations in the community’s religious schools and preschools.

Tracy Bennett

Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
(919) 676-2200 x124

Tracy Bennett has been part of the JFS staff since 2009.  Tracy wears many hats, among them matching community volunteers to families and individuals in need to fulfill the Mitzvah of Gemilut Hasadim (acts of loving kindness).  She also coordinates community outreach efforts and programs such as Good Deeds Day, retirement community Shabbat services, the JFS Food Pantry, and Mitzvah Meal deliveries.

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