Since 1943, Jewish Family Service has played a vital role in responding to the constantly changing challenges and stresses of everyday life experienced by 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.
In times of need, Jewish Family Service will Be There!
Any age - infants to senior adults, JFS will be there.
Any time - office hours or for an emergency during the night, JFS will be there.
Any place - at your home, at a hospital, at our food pantry, JFS will be there.
Our community relies on us to strengthen lives in times of need.
Donate today to our 2016 Friends Campaign so we can continue to be there. The next call we get may be from someone you care about. Learn more. Donate now.
Zarya Keller, 81, who no longer drives, stays connected to family and friends in Cincinnati and around the world as a participant in Jewish Family Service’s Tablets and Technology: Alleviating Isolation in Holocaust Survivors program. She received the iPad and training in Skype, Facetime, and email through a grant Jewish Family Service received from Jewish Federations of North America’s Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care.
Our director of Aging and Caregiver Services Ann Sutton Burke, MPA, CMC was honored as Outstanding Leader in the Field of Aging 2016 by Association for Professionals in Aging (APA) during an Awards and Holiday Luncheon December 8, 2016.
Ann has been an exemplary leader in the field of aging services in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region for more than 36 years, and is diligent in her efforts to dispel stereotypes and bias against aging.
Janina Fisher, PhD
Dr. Janina Fisher is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise as both a therapist and consultant, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School.
Jewish Family Service will host Dr. Janina Fisher for two presentations on ways to heal from the long-term consequences of trauma.
1. Alan R. Mack Speaker Series - open to the public:
Recognizing and Coping with the Legacy of Trauma
Dr. Janina Fisher will share ways to manage the long-term – and sometimes unexpected - effects of a traumatic experience.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7 - 8:30 pm Cooper Creek Event Center Learn more
2. Professional Development Workshop: 6 CEs
Confronting Shame & Self-Loathing: Pathways to Healing
Dr. Janina Fisher will share how issues of shame can become avenues to transformation, enabling individuals to survive.
Friday, March 17, 2017 8:30 am-4 pm Cooper Creek Event Center Learn more
Thanks to 13 year-old Eliana Goldner, Jewish Family Service is able to help more families and individuals in need.
Read how Eliana raised $1,000 for JFS and what inspired her to do so.
Jewish Family Service strengthens lives in times of need.
We are proud to be a partner with United Way and to have been chosen to share this young woman's story with the Enquirer for the 2016 Wish List.
Akira Underwood, 14, poses for a portrait in her home in Westwood Thursday, December 8, 2016. Akira loves to read and dreams of being a librarian one day, but she struggles with science and math in school.
Learn more.about Akira and other families who are being helped by donations to the Enquirer's 2016 Wish List.
What a fun evening we had when these Stars volunteered for Dancing with our Stars 2016. A sold out room of 500+ enjoyed the professionally choreographed dance competition, entertainment, dinner...and lots of schmoozing!.
The dancers were exciting to watch dancing up on the stage...and they were incredible in their efforts to personally raise money for Jewish Family Service.
Click here to see videos and photos from the gala. And to see who won the competitions!
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
Managing Senior Adult needs requires more than hiring home care services.
Jewish Family Service has an experienced team of aging life care managers, Your Experts in Aging, to oversee the full range of demands and responsibilities associated with aging.
Want to get rid of an old car? Donate it to Jewish Family Service Cincinnati! Donating your car, truck, motorcycle or other vehicle is easy - even if it won't start! All you need is a clear title and we'll do the rest, including free pick-up. Once it is sold, we'll send you a tax receipt and the sale proceeds will go directly to helping those most in need in our community.
BE A BIG! A vulnerable child needs your friendship!
Be a BIG and help a Little (boy or girl from ages 9-12) develop
social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in school and life
Bring your voice to the conversation! Join Jewish Family Service as we present expert speakers covering a wide variety of relevant and provocative topics affecting our daily lives. Learn more.
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. Learn more.
A few notes of appreciation from our clients...
We asked clients and volunteers to write personal notes explaining how Jewish Family Service strengthened their lives.
Below is a sampling of the heartfelt messages we received:
We all strive to leave the world a better place – through our children, our good deeds, our generosity.
Thank you to our supporters, such as Mona and Dick Kerstine, who have created a Jewish legacy for Jewish Family Service so future generations will say of us, "The world is a better place because, for a brief time, they lived in it."
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