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 lives. Learn more
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
Hunger Walk May 25: Join the JFS team
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
Jewish Family Service Delivered More than Just Food for Passover
During the 17th annual Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family
Service, volunteers of all ages helped Cincinnati's Jewish families in need celebrate Passover with
deliveries of food and friendly conversation.
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.
11th Annual Miriam O. Smith Educational Series addressed Anxiety
An audience of more than 260 mental health professionals learned various techniques to help transform their clients struggling with anxiety and vulnerability into confident and empowered individuals when David Burns, MD shared emotional videos of actual client therapy sessions during a two-day workshop.
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
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
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!: Volunteers are needed to drive clients to and from Barbash Family Vital Support Center activities, to deliver food, and visit with homebound clients. Learn more or call 513.766.3350.
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
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
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.
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.
WE GIVE A...
We've created four short animated videos to explain four of our program areas: Emergency Financial Assistance, Infant Adoption, Bigs & Littles youth mentoring, and Geriatric Care Management. Watch the videos throughout this website, or see them all at wegivea.com.
Won't YOU GIVE A...
generous donation today?
Please help Jewish Family Service strengthen lives throughout Cincinnati by donating today. Donate online.
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