Services in the Jewish Community

With generous funding from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York and several other private donors, JFS provides a range of services specifically in the Jewish community.

JFS without Walls
JFS recognizes that sometimes people prefer to seek help in a more comfortable and familiar setting in the Jewish community, such as their synagogue or the JCC.  JFS without Walls is a service for the Jewish community, bringing our services to meet you where you are.  

JFS professional staff are experienced with a range of issues to help individuals, couples and families cope with life challenges including grief and loss, domestic violence, substance use, care coordination for a senior, and more.  We are also available to assist a community organization on specific topics such as loss, trauma and family issues. If you have a problem or question and you’re not sure where to turn, JFS may be able to help.

Please call 518-482-8856 to schedule an appointment or to find out more.

Supports for Hebrew Day Schools
JFS offers support for students whose families are in crisis (Banana Splitz), in-service training for faculty to help manage students with behavioral issues, and assistance to students who are struggling with fellow classmates.

For information or to schedule an appointment, please call JFS at 518-482-8856.

Project 5
Our all volunteer transportation service takes Jewish Seniors, age 60 or over, where they want to go! Trained volunteers drive seniors to and from destinations in the Capital Region for:
• Shopping and errands
• Cultural and social events
• Lunch with friends
• Medical and dental appointments

Seniors must be able to walk (use of a cane or walker is okay) in order to be eligible for this service. Project 5 is always looking for volunteer drivers, so please call if you want to help.

Fees apply. For information about Project 5, please call 518-514-2143.