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quonquont farm orchard rustic country barn wedding events farm stand Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
Location: The Barn at Quonquont Farm
9 North Street, Whately, MA

Join us for a fun evening of food, cocktails, and our very first Fund-A-Need event! Fund-A-Need is a special auction that invites you to make a donation in support of specific JFS needs and JFS programs. All bids are accepted as donations to JFS, and are fully tax-deductible. Come raise a paddle to support JFS programs.

Featuring Catering by Meital, open bar, and jazz piano with Jeff Bucs.

$50 per person, please RSVP by Monday, May 6


All proceeds benefit JFS programs: New American Program including Refugee Resettlement; Citizenship; ESL Classes; Elder Guardianship; Aging in Place; Behavioral Health Services and Jewish Family Life.

If you can’t attend our Blossom Bash event, and would like to make a donation to JFS, you can donate online or call (413) 737-2601.

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about JFS

Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts provides exceptional social services to support individuals and families from diverse religious, cultural and economic backgrounds. Grounded in Jewish values, our programs strengthen our community by strengthening the individual—from resettling refugee families, supporting New Americans to become self-sufficient, counseling young adults through life’s transitions, equipping older adults to age well, protecting elders from abuse, leading caregiver support groups, to helping individuals enhance their Jewish connections—our vision is to empower people to achieve fulfilling lives.

We are a highly responsive agency of 50 staff and 40 volunteers, overseen by an engaged 15-member board, and operating in four counties, with an annual budget of $2.9 million. Each year, we assist over 5,000 people with services for New Americans, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Behavioral Health Services, Older Adults and Caregiver Support, and Jewish Life Enrichment.

For more information about our programs and JFS, please visit our website at

JFS programs

Services for New Americans

  • Reception and Placement
  • Employment Services
  • Community Support Program
  • In-Home Therapy Program
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Specialized Support for Youth and Elderly Refugees

Language Capacity: English, Arabic, Spanish, Burmese, Karen, Thai, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda, French, Nepali (for Bhutanese refugees), Somali, and Farsi

Citizenship and Immigration Services

  • English Language and Driver’s Education Classes
  • Citizenship, Adjustment of Status and Family Reunification Petitions

Behavorial Health Services

  • Individual, couple and family counseling
  • Office based & in-home counseling for older adults
  • In-home therapy for youth and their families

Older Adults and Caregiver Support

  • Office based and In-home Counseling
  • Geriatric assessments & aging in place consultation services
  • Guardianship & conservatorship
  • Tap-In!
  • Caregiver support groups
  • Educational Presentations and Trainings

Jewish Life Enrichment

  • Workshops on issues of interest in the community
  • ESSEN-tials, the Kosher food program in conjunction with Rachel’s Table
  • Integrated programming with local day schools and Hebrew schools
  • Jewish Family Jam
  • Passover Project – Matzah Fund


Over 60 community members engage in JFS programs as volunteers tutoring ESL and citizenship classes, managing donations, and mentoring refugee families about life in the U.S. In addition we receive support from the interfaith community.


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