A community leader empowering people to achieve fulfilling lives.

In response to COVID-19, our offices are closed to the public. You can reach our staff by phone at 413-737-2601 or email info@jfswm.org.

Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts provides exceptional social services, grounded in Jewish values, to support individuals and families from diverse religious, cultural and economic backgrounds.

Our programs strengthen our community by strengthening the individual–from resettling refugee families, to supporting New Americans to become self-sufficient, counseling young adults through life’s transitions, equipping older adults to age well, protecting elders from abuse, leading caregiver support groups, and helping individuals enhance their Jewish connections.

Jewish Life

Enriching the quality of life for individuals in the Jewish community of Western Massachusetts.

Older Adults

Serving the unique needs of older adults, their families, and/or caregivers. 

Behavioral Health

Supporting individual and family resilience.

New Americans

Helping refugees resettle and thrive in our community.  

Citizenship & Immigration

Assisting immigrants and refugees to become US Citizens. 

Volunteer

Engaging community members, offering internships, and placement for AmeriCorps staff, to help our newest neighbors succeed.

Latest Updates

JFS Prepares to Welcome More Families

The Biden Administration has increased the number of refugees who will be admitted per year to 62,500. At JFS, we are expanding our capacity to serve more families – from expanding our office space to create a New American Center to hiring staff to support employment and strengthening and building new partnerships. We look forward to keeping the depth of services we’ve gained in the past few years, while welcoming more families to their new homes.
*Photo Evy Mages for HIAS, Waiting 6 Years for a Hug, click here for full story.

JFS Welcomes it's Biggest Summer Intern Cohort Ever!

Seven JFS summer interns are energizing JFS’ New American Program this summer! Hailing from as far as New York City, New Jersey and Boston – we are so pleased to welcome Sem, Chloe, Xavier, Shahad, Natalie, Jessica, Addie, and Qingle as interns in Initial Resettlement, Program Management, Youth Programs, Refugee Health, and Communications. We are lucky to partner with Smith College, UMass, Boston College, University of Vermont, NYU Wagner, and Elms College for our intern program! We can’t wait to see what they’ll bring to the agency and how they will impact refugee families during their stay with us.

JFS Surpasses 110 Chromebooks Distributed!

The need for digital literacy skills and tech access has never been greater. JFS has purchased over 110 Chromebooks and tablets for refugees and helped them get online, learn basic but critical tech skills, and get into online classes, access healthcare, and start learning skills to succeed. Staff have been conducting home visits for more than a year to bridge the gap between refugee learners, students, parents, caretakers, and workers – and online opportunities.

Upcoming Events

JFS, Soccer without Borders and Springfield College Host Soccer Clinic for Refugee and Immigrant Youth

JFS has partnered with Soccer without Borders and Springfield College to host a first-of-its-kind soccer clinic in Springfield. The week-long clinic will be held June 28th – July 2nd from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Springfield College for 50 refugee and immigrant Springfield high school students. Click here for more information.

How We Help

See how a family like yours is welcoming refugees.

Volunteer

Volunteer support is crucial to our work and the long-term success and wellness of our community.

About Us

We provide exceptional social services, grounded in Jewish values, to support individuals and families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

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