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 to benefit Jewish Family Service

Dancing with our Stars Jerry Springer




November 8, 2014

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.


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Dancing with our Stars Jerry Springer

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.

The winners will be announced Thursday, December 4, 2014.

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Rock a Bow Tie or a Scarf

Show your support of Jewish Family Service

at the gala or 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 

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.

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.




            ...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). 


With YOUR support WE GIVE A community strength

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  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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