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...

Dancing with our Stars Jerry Springer

JERRY SPRINGER- and Celebrity Judges and Dancers

Voting is now open for Dancing with our Stars gala. With Jerry Springer as the host and Santa Ono, Norma Rashid, Dianne Dunkelman and Jean-Robert de Cavel as the judges, you can expect an evening of fun when Jewish Family Service presents Dancing with our Stars, Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The gala will feature dinner, professionally choreographed dance competition (by dancers you know!), and live auction.  Learn more



For Parents: The Minds of Boys and Girls: Helping Children Succeed in School and Life
Wednesday November 12, 7-8:30 pm Parents will enjoy an inspirational and humorous presentation that explores how boys and girls learn differently. Learn more 


For Professionals: Helping Boys and Men in Therapeutic Settings

Thursday November 13, 8:30am - 4:45pm Professionals will learn new evidence-based strategies to effectively provide clinical care for boys and men based on their specific gender needs. 6 CEs and Co-presenter: Adie Goldberg. Learn more 


For Ages 50+: Aging Happens: Embracing Life After 50 
Thursday November 13, 7-8:30 pm  
With an optimistic outlook onlife, Gurian uses a light-hearted approach to share how life gets better and richer with age. Learn more   



More than 4,000 individual lives were strengthened last year. Zero were turned away. Jewish Family Service is the agency that our community relies upon to make sure that no one falls through the cracks. Helping others in times of need...It's Rewarding! Donate today to the Friends Campaign.


Did you read our latest Family Ties newsletter?  We realized that not everybody realizes that there is a link online. Click the picture to the left to read a few stories about our amazing volunteers and how Jewish Family Service strengthens the lives.

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.


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.


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 




            ...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.




Earn 1.5 CEUs when you join us at our monthly seminars. Topics include "Understanding Transgender," "Working with Abuse and Addiction in the Orthodox Community,"  "ADHD in Adults," and more. See the full schedule. ($15 for 1.5 CEUs). 



How our food pantry strengthens lives...a personal story

Barry worked in insurance before his health took a turn for the worse, he lost his job, and needed assistance from Jewish Family Service Food Pantry. Learn more  Video of Barry in his own words.

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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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