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...


More and more families rely on the Jewish Family Service food pantry. To ensure the pantry shelves remain filled throughout the year, area congregations and organizations have come together as CHAI: Cincinnati Hunger Awareness Initiative.  If you are a Young Adult, please join us for a Happy Hour to learn how you and your friends can be an essential part in this exciting community volunteer project. Downoad pdf to learn more.


Dancing with our Stars Jerry Springer


Save the date for a fun evening when celebrity Jerry Springer hosts the Jewish Family Service gala, Dancing with our Stars, Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Keep your eye out for more information! Learn more



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.


Gail, Ann, Carrie, Sandee, Stephanie
Gail, Ann, Carrie, Sandee, Stephanie


Jewish Family Service held its Annual Meeting on June 18. With a look back at 2013, Mark Miller, President sees a bright future for 2014 and beyond. Awards were presented to Michael Schwartz honoring his exceptional volunteer service, and to staff recognizing their longevity with the agency. Lilly Narusevish,who is retiring at the end of summer, was recognized for her 20 years of dedication to JFS. 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 


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Please help Jewish Family Service strengthen lives throughout Cincinnati by donating today. Donate online.





            ...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.

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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