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.

What's new...

JFS is helping eligible Holocaust survivors access available funds

Funds for former owners of residential and/or commercial properties stolen by the Nazis in specific areas of the former East Germany may be available for Holocaust survivors and their surviving heirs. The application must be completed by December 31, 2014. Learn more

Be a Friend of JFS

Your donation can change a life! Those six simple words have the power to strengthen our community in times of need. Jewish Family Service is the agency that is leading the way to ensure everyone lives with dignity, stability and hope! Learn more.  Donate online now to the Friends Campaign.


Beth Schwartz, Executive Director

Beth is a WE CELEBRATE Woman of the Year Finalist!

Congratulations to Beth Schwartz, Executive Director of JFS, who has been selected by Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber as one of five finalists for the Woman of the Year in the nonprofit category.


WE Celebrate honors women and women-owned businesses for their achievement, innovation, social responsibility, and mentoring as they inspire women leaders in Cincinnati USA.


Learn more 

Click the arrow below to watch the short highlight video of Dancing with our Stars

Dancing with our Stars Jerry Springer

With Jerry Springer as the host and Santa Ono, Norma Rashid, Dianne Dunkelman and Jean-Robert de Cavel as the judges, we had an evening of fun when a star-studded cast of local "celebrities" compete in professionally choreographed dances. The gala also included dinner, live entertainment, and a live auction.


Thank you to Bill Katz, Brian Goldberg, Brett Stern, Kate Minevich, Sammy Kanter,Kim Heiman and Bret Caller for their incredible support as fundraisers...and willingness to be our STARS.

Thank you to our co-chairs Suzy Marcus Goldberg and Susan Shorr; and to our artistic director Rene Micheo.


Learn more




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 

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.


To create awareness about hunger, we created a new challenge. Watch how JFS is knocking down boxes to knock out hunger.

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.


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. 


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.


'We give a' - Video #4



            ...community strength

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.



With YOUR support WE GIVE A community strength

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.

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