Education and Mentoring...

The Education and Mentoring department enriches lives by providing interactive learning opportunities for all and supportive direct services for at-risk youth


The programs of Education and Mentoring are preventive and informational and address issues and problems that members of our community confront at various stages of life. The programs are interactive group experiences led by skilled and experienced professionals. They are designed to improve self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, reduce individual and family stress and lead to improved personal growth and fulfillment.


Bigs and Littles

Bigs and Littles youth mentoring

Make a difference in the life of a child. Donate your time and/or your dollars to promote the development of youth in our community through quality mentoring relationships. Learn more.  



CEU Opportunities - Nationally recognized Speakers

Since 2004 Jewish Family Service has presented a nationally known speaker and best-selling author on mental wellness topics. Many have been under the umbrella of Miriam O. Smith Educational Series (MOSES) for professional development. Speakers have included Harriet Lerner, Edward Hallowell, Mary Pipher, Harville Hendrix, Claudia Black, Joan Borysenko, Sonya Lyubomirsky, Jackson Katz, Donald Meichenbaum, Janis Abrahms Spring, Diane Poole Heller, and Michael Gurian.

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Alan R. Mack Speaker Series

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. Topics include Adult Depression, Alzheimer's & Dementia, Children's Grief, Domestic Violence, and Aging. Learn more.



Bigs and Littles youth mentoring

LifeLabs offers free educational discussions designed to help people understand and navigate situations that are often difficult, complex and emotionally challenging. LifeLabs allows people in the Jewish community to connect with others in similar situations on topics such as Interfaith Couples, Trauma, Single Parents, Bereavement, and more. Learn more. 


Parenting Enrichment Classes

All parents have questions and concerns about matter if  your child is a toddler or an adult with his or her own kids.  Learn more.


Jewish Interfaith Family Support

Are you raising your kids Jewish, but you're not Jewish? Or are you a grandparent whose adult children in an interfaith marriage or relationship?The Mothers Circle andThe Grandparents Circle can help. Learn more  


Domestic Violence Prevention Education and Support

Do you know what a healthy vs unhealthy behavior is? Unfortunately, domestic violence often begins as dating violence in teens. But too often abusive and controlling actions are accepted as "normal" or even "loving" behaviors. Jewish Family Service provides Domestic Violence awareness programs throughout the Jewish community ro prevent abuse in all relationships...from teens to older adults. Learn more

Jewish Family Service Speakers and Seminars

Journey for Success provides our professionally led classes, seminars and services directly to your community group, meeting, office, or home. Learn more