JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES RESPONSE TO COVID-19

The health, safety and well-being of our clients, volunteers and community members are the primary focus of Jewish Family Services. The COVID-19 pandemic and its local impacts do not change our focus or our mission, which is to provide a range of supportive and mental health services to assist all of our members to meet life’s challenges.

 

The JFS Food Pantry is Open

As an added safety precaution, arrangements have been made for clients to pick up their food bags on Thursdays outside our building. 

 

Van Service

The van is operating for older adults for critical medical appointments only, and will transport one passenger at a time. Drivers will use extra care cleaning the van by wiping down surfaces before and after each trip, wearing gloves when appropriate, and following CDC safety guidelines.

To schedule a ride, contact Marcia Hermelin, (336) 852-4829 x222 three days ahead.

 

How You Can Help

• Volunteer to deliver groceries or medicines to those in need.

• Volunteer in the Adopt a Friend Program. Reach out to older adults and others in need.

• You can help fill the JFS Food Pantry by ordering from our Amazon Wish List., or by dropping off food donations in the front foyer at the Federation building.

To volunteer at JFS or schedule an appointment to drop off food donations, contact David Frazier, (336) 852-4829 x227.

 

Jewish Family Services is here for you, your family or for anyone you know who might be in need. If you or a member of your family would like to speak with someone at JFS, call (336) 852-4829 or email Betsy Gamburg.

 

The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund assists Jewish Family Services in addressing the immediate needs of the Jewish residents in Guilford county during this critical time. If you are experiencing hardship and would like to apply for help, please download the application.

Completed applications should be submitted to Betsy Gamburg, JFS Director
email: bgamburg@shalomgreensboro.org
mail: 
Jewish Family Services of Greensboro, 5509-C West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410
or apply by telephone: (336) 852-4829 x225

 

Guidelines for distribution and eligibility can be found here.

Tobee W. and Leonard J. Kaplan JFS Client Assistance Fund

All donations to the emergency response will be designated to this fund.

Click here to donate.

Did you know one aspect of the recently passed CARES Act includes new charitable giving incentives?  To bolster charitable giving in a time of economic downturn, a $300 above-the-line tax deduction for charitable giving, will be eligible to both itemizers and non-itemizers alike. The CARES Act also raises itemized charitable contribution deduction limits for individuals who itemize their deductions and claim the charitable contribution deduction.   

New JFS Program—Help us help our community!

 

CARS: A Vehicle Donation Program

 

JFS has partnered with CARS, an experienced national vehicle donation program. JFS will receive 80% of the profits when you donate your car. These funds will help support the programs, services, and emergency assistance fund of JFS.  

 

The process is simple and requires only a call to JFS to begin. CARS will contact you to pick up the car, handles all paperwork, and will send you a tax receipt. Call JFS (336) 852-4829 and say you want to donate your vehicle—car, truck, boat and even airplanes! You may also visit CARS online and begin the process through the special JFS portal.

HELP FILL THE FOOD PANTRY

 

The JFS Food Pantry provides food to more than 100 local families who are struggling to put food on the table. In 2019, 12,988 pounds of food were distributed, and, 544 volunteer hours were logged in by community members. 

 

It's Easy to Contribute

You can help fill the JFS Food Pantry by ordering from our Amazon Wish List. Please Address deliveries to Jewish Family Services at 5509-C West Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410. Food may also be dropped of in the front foyer at the Federation building at the above address.

OUR MISSION

 

Guided by Jewish values and traditions, Jewish Family Services, a constituent agency of the Greensboro Jewish Federation, supports and empowers individuals and families in the Jewish community by providing a range of supportive and mental health services to assist all of its members to meet life’s challenges. The agency develops and promotes programs that contribute to vibrant Jewish life and to the well-being of the greater Greensboro community.

 
  • Adult Services

    Jewish Family Services provides a broad range of social services to help adults and families. Our programs include counseling, case management, referrals, employment services, a food pantry and more.

 

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  • Children & Family Programs

    JFS facilitates a variety of program and groups throughout the year to help educate, support and involve children and families. We offer parent education programs, topics of interest to adults of all ages, projects for children and parents to do together, and intergenerational programs.
     

  • Senior Services

    Jewish Family Services offers a range of services for older adults and their families including information and referral, counseling, caregiver support, case management, transportation, and programs in senior facilities.

  • Volunteer Activities

    Jewish Family Services works to actively engage the Jewish community in meaningful volunteer activities. Last year volunteers logged in over 2200 hours of service!

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Jewish Family Services of Greensboro
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