JFS empowers individuals, strengthens families and protects the vulnerable by providing exceptional counseling, programming and services. Inspired by deeply held Jewish values, JFS seeks to help create a world that fosters hope, caring and connection in an atmosphere of dignity and mutual respect.
JFS offers a comprehensive range of services that help people meet life’s challenges. Guided by the Jewish values of communal responsibility and social justice, JFS is passionate in its commitment to serve all members of the community. These members include but are not limited to interfaith families, the elderly and their families, and those among us who are not affiliated with other Jewish institutions. As an integral part of the Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill, JFS is dedicated to promoting the well-being of all those within the community who need support and service. JFS delivers high-quality, professional social services for adults and families through all stages of life. JFS strives to improve quality of life by providing affordable services and educational workshops that help foster the Jewish tradition of empowering people to care for themselves and each other.
- Active Aging Conference 2019
- Caregiver Support Group
- Case Management
- Clinical Connections
- Counseling Services
- Early-Stage Memory Loss Education and Support Group
- Emergency Financial Assistance
- Food Pantry
- Grief Supports and Resources
- Intergenerational Program with Lerner
- Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF)
- JFS Volunteer Opportunities
- Memory Cafe
- Memory Club
- Musical Memories
- Tzedakah in Bloom
Contact Jewish Family Services by filling out this service request form.
Emergency Financial Assistance is considered on a quarterly basis on the following dates, January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st. To be considered for assistance, you will need to call between 7am and Noon on those dates. People will be selected at random after 12pm. If you are selected, you will be contacted within three business days from the first of the quarter to schedule a meeting for a financial assessment. Please note: to be considered, one has to fill out the inquiry form online prior to the 1st. The form must be filled out within the month before the quarter in which you want assistance. For example, if you want assistance in January, the form needs to be completed in December and you would need to call on January 1st between 7am and Noon.
YOU MUST SUBMIT THIS REQUEST EVERY TIME YOU ARE REQUESTING ASSISTANCE. If you need assistance filling out this form, please email or call Shira Bar-On at email@example.com or at 919-354-4923 or Jenny Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 919-354-4922. Funds are limited, therefore, we encourage you to try other agencies. Many can be found at DCIA.org.