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.
Free help with Health Insurance Enrollment by Feb. 15 Deadline
Get free in-person help with health insurance enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), 4pm - 8pm Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Jewish Family Service, 3113 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220 (on the campus of Hebrew Union College). Learn which benefits you may be eligible for and if you qualify for financial assistance to cut premium costs. Find a health insurance plan that fits your needs and budget. You cannot be turned down, even with pre-existing conditions! This event is free and open to the public. Questions? 513-766-3370. Learn more. Download flyer.
Deliver a Mitzvah & a Smile for Passover
Help make Passover special for families in need.
March 29, 2015 is the 17th Annual Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family Service. Please volunteer March 20-29 to help collect, sort, and deliver more than 400 boxes filled with Passover food to Cincinnati's Jewish families that could not otherwise afford to observe the holiday. You'll also deliver a smile! Learn more. Sign up to Volunteer
11th Annual Professional Development Workshop MARCH 18 & 19
SCARED STIFF -
FAST DRUG-FREE TREATMENT FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS
with David Burns, MD, author of the bestselling book Feeling Good
Professionals can earn up to 13 CEUs as they learn how to integrate a multitude of Anxiety treatments without the use of prescription medications so their clients achieve high-speed recovery
and lasting change. This
2-day workshop March 18 & 19 is the 11th Annual Miriam O. Smith Educational Series workshop. Learn more. Download pdf.
Negotiations with German Government Led to Sizeable Funding Increase Worldwide
Elderly Jewish Holocaust victims 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, announced Julius Berman, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference).
In 2015, the Claims Conference allocation to Jewish Family Service of Greater Cincinnati will be $1.2 million, an increase of about $718,000 (145 percent) 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.
Monthly Seminars offer Social Workers 1.5 CEUs
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 for $20. The 2015 seminars include topics about Medicare, AIDS, Juvenile Justice, Hearing Loss, Diabetes, Hunger, and more. 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
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.
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?
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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.
Jewish Family Service Cincinnati is a proud member of
Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies