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.
It's the season of giving, and JFS is grateful to have received several generous donations for its Children's Clothing Closet this past week! ...
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...
Dear JFS Friends Thanksgiving is a time to stop, reflect, and be grateful for the many blessings in our lives. We pause to do this, even with the...
JFS Staff and Volunteer Offer Vaccine Education in 3 Languages with Children’s Book Video Read-Aloud!
Temple Beth Am community members donate over 20 bags of food and personal care items to be distributed to JFS clients!
Volunteers Jane Joiner, Noreen Begley, Leslie Singer, and Carol Hengerle went through 18 boxes of new adult clothing from Good360. The group folded,...
Dear Friends, I was invited this past weekend by my fellow Veteran Bruce Mendelsohn to speak at Congregation Beth Israel of Worcester MA. The topic...
Last week, with the generous financial assistance and volunteer effort of the Yale Appliance Foundation, JFS distributed over 100 new winter coats...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,...
JFS and Community Partners, Including Members of the Nipmuc Nation, Join Together to Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day
On Monday, October 11, over 100 people, including members of the Nipmuc Nation, gathered to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day, stand up to hate, and spread love. The ceremony was supported by and a collaboration of the Greater Framingham Community Church, JFS of...
Earlier this month, JFS distributed over 2,000 items of new clothing at a Children's Clothing Closet pop-up. The event, held at Mary Dennison Park, was a part of Discovering Hidden Gems' Back-to-School Extravaganza. Discovering Hidden Gems is a Framingham-based...
Together in Harmony: Framingham Public Schools Celebrates Elementary School Renaming with JFS and other Community Partners
For the 9th consecutive year, JFS of Metrowest aims to provide over 200 backpacks full of school supplies to children in our community who need it most; but given the current public health emergency, this year’s initiative is going to look a little different…!
Photo Credit: Sheldon Golder Together with the help of over 130 volunteers and staff, JFS of Metrowest coordinated the delivery of over 2,200 Kosher meals for Rosh Hashanah to families and older adults throughout Metrowest, Boston, and North and South Shore...