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.
Fresh eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes and more will stock the shelves at Jewish Family Service Heldman Family Food Pantry.
Together with Hebrew Union College support, nine vegetable garden beds will allow a consistent yield through the summer and fall so clients can enjoy a healthy, balanced diet. Learn more
WCPO featured Adoption Connection and a couple our adoption program is helping build a family with love. Watch below. #JFSsharesthelove
Together we lay the stones to build a stronger community.
What happened at our Annual Meeting? We welcomed Joyce Garver Keller, Executive Director, Ohio Jewish Communities, inducted Andi Levenson as the new Board President, thanked Mark Miller as outgoing President, presented Susan Shorr and Suzy Marcus Goldberg with Volunteer Awards, and it was announced that Beth Schwartz is now our CEO!
"A community is too heavy to carry alone. -Midrash" was the theme of our 2014 Annual Report. An abbreviated printed version shares highlights from the past year. It is available in the JFS display at the Mayerson JCC.
Our online version also includes the name of all 2014 volunteers, donors, partner organizations, and funders.
Volunteer Rini Levy helps prepare a Shavuot meal for clients at Jewish Family Service Barbash Family Vital Support Center. This is just one of many monthly therapeutic socialization activities that promote wellness for individuals and families in need.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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
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
Managing Senior Adult needs requires more than hiring home care services.
Jewish Family Service has an experienced team of aging life care managers, Your Experts in Aging, to oversee the full range of demands and responsibilities associated with aging. Learn more.
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.
Jewish Family Service Cincinnati is a proud member of
Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies