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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March is National Social Work Month – Caring Professionals Committed to Making Change Happen
National Social Work Month was first organized in March of 1963 by National Association of Social Workers (NASW) as a way to encourage public...
JFS is Growing – Meet the Most Recent Additions to the Team!
JFS is growing and we are pleased to introduce the following professionals who recently joined the JFS team. To learn about joining the team at JFS,...
JFS Celebrates Women’s History Month – Read a Reflection from Past Board President Reva Tankle
Reva Tankle Past President, JFS Board 2010-2011 Since its inception, JFS of Metrowest has valued and relied upon the leadership of many strong and...
Senate President Karen Spilka and Area Leaders Attend Mezuzah Installation Ceremony at JFS
With the support of Senate President Karen Spilka, JFS received a grant to improve the security of the agency with a ballistic proof door. Senate President Spilka and Jeremy Burton, CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) were present during the ceremony when Rabbi Sam Blumberg from Temple Beth Am in Framingham installed a Mezuzah at the new entrance. Many thanks to Senate President Spilka for her support and for helping to ensure that faith-based organizations such as JFS are protected against hate in our community!
JFS/ Rashi Learning & Leadership Council- Hamper Project
Members of the JFS/ Rashi Learning and Leadership Council completed a community service project of creating “Welcome Hampers” for JFS clients...
The Homecare Team is Expanding- Click to Meet the Newest Team Members!
Meet the Newest Team Members! Sandra Polanco Orellana From: El Salvador Speaks: Spanish and some English Job Title: Homemaker Sandra...
NORC Blood Pressure Clinic
JFS is collaborating with the Framingham Housing Authority to support resident seniors to remain healthy, independent, and age in place as...
Access a deep JFS profile – most recent 990s, audited financials statements and more!
Learn about JFS’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency, and find links to the most recent 990s, audited financials statements and more.
ICYMI- February 2023 eNewsletter- Sign Up Today!
Click to read the February 2023 issue of the JFS Monthly Report: Did you get your copy of this month's eNewsletter? No? Sign up now and receive the...
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.
Through the Power of Volunteerism, JFS is Changing the Lives of Refugees Seeking Safety in Our Community
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Through the Power of Collaborative Partnerships JFS Changes the Lives of Immigrants in Our Community
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Responding to Crisis in the Jewish Community – Together, JFS and CJP Answer the Call for Help
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2021 JFS of Metrowest Annual Meeting
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