About JFS of Metrowest

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to standing up for those left behind and provides services to over 5,000 people in need within the Metrowest and Greater Boston regions each year, including extended day academic support for low income children, nutrition and basic family assistance for struggling families, citizenship and immigrant programs and geriatric care management and other support services that enable frail older adults to live independently.

JFS’ sound fiscal management practices have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. To learn more, visit the JFS profile on Guidestar, including our most recent 990s and audited financial statements.

Mission

Accelerating Social, Academic and Health Equity

JFS provides vital social, health and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives and support people in need.

Values

Guided by the Jewish tradition of social responsibility and compassion, we are dedicated to:

  • Supporting people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Treating people with dignity and compassion
  • Helping people achieve and sustain healthy lives and independence
  • Providing culturally relevant services
  • Collaborating with community partners to broaden our impacts

Leadership Vision

JFS is committed to:

  1. Be a leader and catalyst in providing the best social, health and community services with special responsibility to vulnerable children, families and older adults.
  2. Develop and deliver essential services to assist those in need.
  3. Be flexible and adapt to the changing needs in our community.
  4. Demonstrate compelling and measurable impacts in all our programs, while exceeding expectations in service and personal attention to clients and partners.
  5. Connect and engage the current and future generations and their families to a vibrant, meaningful Jewish community in collaboration with community partners and stakeholders.
  6. Attract, develop and retain talented, caring and invested staff, volunteers and lay leaders who work collaboratively in valued and essential partnerships.
  7. Have an independent, strong and engaged Board of Directors whose governance sets the priorities and future direction for the agency.
  8. Develop the organizational capacities, financial resources and fund development programs that sustain and expand the agency’s mission.

JFS Business News

Standing Together in the Struggle for Justice

Click to read a letter from JFS CEO Lino Covarrubias and Board President Josef Volman regarding how JFS is responding to the current events throughout our country and community after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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JFS Welcomes New Board Members, Honors Volunteers and Staff

At its 42nd Annual Meeting, JFS welcomed 5 new board members and new president, Josef Volman. Rabbi Summit spoke on “Hope, Courage and Community during a Time of Challenge.” Staff and volunteers were recognized for their contributions to the community. Post includes a recording of the virtual event!

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