Join us for a fun evening of food, cocktails, and our 2nd annual 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.
$65 per person, please RSVP by Tuesday, September 1, 2020
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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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, to 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, and helping individuals enhance their Jewish connections—our vision is to empower people to achieve fulfilling lives.
We are a highly responsive agency of 52 staff and over 70 volunteers, overseen by an engaged 15-member board, and operating in four counties, with an annual budget of $3 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 jfswm.org.
Services for New Americans
Reception and Placement
Community Support Program
In-Home Therapy Program
Intensive Case Management
Refugee Youth Engagement and Mentoring Program
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
Citizenship, Adjustment of Status and Family Reunification Petitions
English Language and Driver’s Education Classes
Behavorial Health Services
Individual, couple and family counseling
Office based & In-Home Therapy for older adults
In-Home Therapy for youth and their families
Older Adults and Caregiver Support
Office based and In-Home Therapy
Geriatric assessments & aging in place consultation services
Guardianship & conservatorship
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 and Challah & Jam
Passover Project – Matzah Fund
Over 100 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.