JFS is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian social service agency whose purpose is to preserve and strengthen the quality of individual, family and community life based on Jewish values.
We can help you address your problems, explore alternatives, develop new insights, and find solutions. Please read more about us and our services. If you need assistance, please contact our office for a confidential conversation.
This Month's Featured Article: Strengthening Families Through Mentorship
2020 Passover Appeal
During this holiday season please consider a donation to the JFS Emergency Assistance Fund. Now more than ever we need your support!
Rest and Relax
During this time of worry and stress we will have a brief time to voice our concerns and learn some simple stress management tools that we can practice together.
** CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS SITUATION **
4th Annual Spring Symposium: “Behind the Scandals”
Presented by Karen Kessler, co-founder and CEO of Evergreen Partners. Sunday, April 19, 2020, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC.
More info and event registration
Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey
As we have continued to monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) has regretfully decided to cancel all outreach and events that are currently planned, including the in-person 15 Minute Child Breaks.
However, as we are aware that the substance use and abuse prevention conversation must continue, we are pleased to offer you a digital version of the presentation and resource page that can be viewed by all of the members of the community.
To view the pre-recorded 15 Minute Child Break, please visit TalkNowNJ.com.
We recognize this health crisis merits your immediate attention. However, as communities throughout New Jersey have taken the appropriate steps to postpone events and restrict contact through social distancing in the midst of the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), it's important to remember that substance use disorder and the prevention of misuse and abuse cannot simply be postponed or quarantined.
This issue continues to take lives and inflict pain and suffering on New Jersey families and communities. It is vital, especially during this difficult time, that we continue to share information and hold important discussions to prevent substance use. In fact, with students staying at home, many of them unsupervised, and the recent surge in e-cigarette use and vaping, we now have an even greater obligation to raise awareness on this issue. Additionally, as parents will be spending more time at home, the next few weeks offers us a unique opportunity to reach out and educate them.
If you would like to reschedule an in-person 15 Minute Child Break in Fall 2020, please contact Dorothy Carnivale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JFS Volunteer Opportunities
JFS has volunteer opportunities in many of our programs based in Somerset County, NJ.
You can volunteer in our Family Mentor or Senior Mentor programs, our Good Deed Corps, our Cooking Companions program, and several other programs.
Please click here for more details.
JFS is celebrating 40 years of service in 2020
Watch this space for more information…
Our sponsors help us make a positive impact on our community.
To see our current sponsors, click here.
To learn more and/or become a sponsor, please click here.
JFS receives Corporate and Private Foundation Grants to further the mission of the agency; servicing those in need.
To see our current supporters, please click here.
Green Thumb & Healthy Harvest Program
Fresh produce is the best produce. Become a Good Deeds Volunteer with the JFS Green Thumb & Healthy Harvest Program.
Please see this page for more info.
Donate Your Vehicle to JFS
Proceeds from your donated vehicle directly support JFS programs and services. Please click here for details.
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We welcome you to volunteer with us and learn about other ways to help JFS.
JFS is embracing social media as a way to get information to you more quickly and to allow you to engage with us. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well as see the videos in our YouTube channel.