Strengthening Lives in Times of Need...


Since 1943, Jewish Family Service has played a vital role in serving the constantly changing human service needs of individuals and families in Greater Cincinnati.


Our professional and experienced staff can strengthen your life in times of need...from the joys of infant adoption to the challenges with aging parents...and every age and stage in between. 


Call us today for a better tomorrow. 513-469-1188.

Alan R. Mack Speaker Series...

Bring your voice to the conversation!

Join Jewish Family Service as we present expert speakers covering a wide variety of relevant and provocative topics affecting our daily livesLearn more


Debi Varland and Liz Tiemeier

Helping Children through Grief and Loss

with Debi Varland, MA, MAT, ATR and Liz Tiemeier, MSW


After experiencing a death or loss in their lives, children think, feel, verbalize, and behave differently depending on their age. Learn how to offer helpful support along each stage of development.



Thursday, June 11      7 - 8:30 pm       FREE       Mayerson JCC

Learn more.       Register online now.     

Walk or run along the Ohio River, and you can help stock the shelves of Jewish Family Service Heldman Family Food Pantry! Register for the Jewish Family Service team...or make a donation from the comfort of your sofa. Together we can solve hunger. Learn more

May is Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month 2015 logo

This is the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA), honoring how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others.


Meet our Aging & Caregiver Services team who are devoted to helping older adults maintain their independence.


Annual Meeting: Wednesday, June 24

Please by our guest at the 71st Jewish Family Service Annual Meeting

Join us as we welcome Joyce Garver Keller, Executive Director, Ohio Jewish Communities, induct Andi Levenson as the new Board President, thank Mark Miller as outgoing President, present Susan Shorr and Suzy Marcus Goldberg with Volunteer Awards, and more.

Learn more. Register online now

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Mazon logo

Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Cincinnati has joined a MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger initiative to alleviate food insecurity among low-income senior adults and ensure they receive nutrition assistance help through the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Learn more. Download SNAP brochure.


Social Workers 1.5 CEUs at monthly seminars

Join Jewish Family Service for a series of Social Work seminars. These are open to the public, and Social Workers are eligible to earn 1.5 CEUs. The 2015 seminars include topics about Medicare, AIDS, Juvenile Justice, Hearing Loss, Diabetes, Hunger, and more. Learn more.

Funding increases to better serve Cincinnati’s Jewish Holocaust survivors 

Elderly Jewish Holocaust survivors in the Cincinnati area, the last of their generation to have endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide, will receive significantly more aid in 2015. A true collaborative effort among Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati, and the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education will ensure that local Holocaust Survivors will receive the care they need as they grow older and that others for generations to come can learn their stories and know of their strength.


In addition, the Claims Conference allocation to Jewish Family Service will be increased by nearly 150% over 2014 funding, with most of the increase earmarked for homecare, the top social welfare priority for these survivors. Learn more.  

Client gives back to help others

Vital Support Center client and Director of Vital Services Support
Leslye shares thoughts with Fran Gafvert, Director of Vital Services

Barbash Family Vital Support Center promotes wellness, socialization as it returns to clients a sense of normalcy.

Multiple Sclerosis forced Leslye from a successful career to surviving on Social Security and food stamps...and to receiving services from Jewish Family Service. Now she gives back to help other clients. Read her full story.


Rock a Bow Tie or a Scarf

Show your support of Jewish Family Service throughout the year by wearing

a beautiful Custom-Designed Bow Tie or Scarf 

featuring the JFS logo!


Silk Bow Tie $57    Silk Long Scarf $57

Purchase yours online now.

Have a question about MEDICARE?

Jewish Family Service has been approved by the State of Ohio as one of only a handful of sites in the Tri-state area to provide Medicare counseling and information; and the only Jewish communal site in Southwestern Ohio. Learn more 

Your Experts in Aging - A Geriatric Care Management Practice

Managing Senior Adult needs requires more than hiring home care services.
Jewish Family Service has an experienced team of geriatric care managers, Your Experts in Aging, to oversee the full range of demands and responsibilities associated with aging. Learn more.


BE A BIG! A vulnerable child needs your friendship! Be a BIG and help a Little (boy or girl from ages 7-17) develop into successful, well-rounded individual.  Learn more.


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Older Adult Services receives funds administered by Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.


Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the

Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

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