Accelerating Social, Academic and Health Equity

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) provides vital social, health, and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives, and support people in need.

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Hanukkah Appeal 2021

This Hanukkah, a Match Means More As we at JFS enjoy Hanukkah celebrations with loved ones, the work we do every day reminds us that there are many...

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JFSMW Job Opening: Homecare Coordinator

JFS seeks to hire a full-time program specialist to provide case management support to Afghan evacuees being resettled in the Greater Boston/Metrowest area. Proficiency in Pashto and/or Dari languages preferred. Those seeking part time employment are also encouraged to apply.

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JFSMW Job Opening: Senior Philanthropy Associate

Full time job opening: Senior Philanthropy Associate – JFS seeks a Senior Philanthropy Associate who will support the Senior Director of Philanthropy to foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization and assure that the organization’s culture, systems and procedures support fund development. View the job description to learn more.

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JFS Supports the Needs of Families at Every Stage of Life

Family Assistance Network

Supported by CJP, the JFS Family Assistance Network provides confidential and respectful assistance to individuals and families in Metrowest to help them meet the short-term challenges resulting from urgent financial difficulties. Our goal is to help households remain independent and financially self-sufficient.

Programs Include: Interest-Free Loan Program, Lucy and Joe’s Food Pantry, Holiday Assistance, Information and Referral, Ready for Success Employment Support

Accelerating Academic & Social Equity

Poverty, high family stress, language barriers and overburdened educational systems are some of the obstacles to success faced by many students in our community. To accelerate academic and social equity for those who face these barriers, JFS is working in collaboration with the Framingham School Department, Framingham State University and MassBay Community College to address academic, social and basic needs challenges.

Immigrant & Resettlement Services

Today’s immigrant families face many challenges, and JFS is developing innovative, integrated resources that address the social, emotional and financial needs of new Americans as they adapt to their new surroundings.

Programs Include: Citizenship Assistance, Enhanced Case Management, Resettlement Support, Healthy Harvest, Weekend Nutrition, Children’s Clothing Closet, Information and Referral, Syrian Refugee Humanitarian Project

Innovative Community Programs

JFS is a nimble and responsive community-based organization that works to fill gaps in existing services and frequently pilots new and innovative programs to meet unaddressed or emerging community needs.

Programs Include: Kesher, Temple Partnerships, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects, Jewish Education Collaborative, LGBTQ+ Services and Information/Referral

Healthy Aging and Support for Adults aged 60+

JFS is improving safety, social engagement and access to medical care for frail older adults to maximize their health, independence and quality of life as they navigate the challenges that come with aging.

Impactful Volunteer Opportunities

Each year, JFS partners with over 350 volunteers to positively and significantly impact our community. Across 15+ programs, opportunities range from mentoring students to providing support to older adults to assisting in the office. Volunteer with JFS and make a meaningful difference in the lives of people in need.

Compelling Stories

In the Family: Mother, Daughter, and Aunt Serving JFS HomeCare Clients

Three Members – Two Generations of One Family Serving JFS HomeCare Clients Wendy Polanco Morales has joined her mother, Lillian Morales, and aunt, Elidia Morales on the staff of JFS’ HomeCare Team. Lillian began her career at JFS in early 2016, followed by her sister,...