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Springfield – JFS is pleased to partner with Yad Chessed to expand our offerings to Jewish individuals and families in Western MA struggling with financial insecurity. As a social services agency rooted in the Jewish values of kindness (chessed) and charity (tzedakah), Yad Chessed is committed to helping those in need navigate a path toward financial stability while preserving their privacy and dignity. This partnership will bring new resources to our Western Massachusetts community, including emergency financial aid, monthly food cards, and ongoing support.

In 2020, JFS was the recipient of a Jewish Poverty Challenge grant from the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA), and has been working to build a sustainable response to Jewish poverty in Western MA, including food insecurity, unemployment, child-care and health crises. With the goal of raising awareness and building partnerships, JFS is thrilled to be partnering with Yad Chessed.

For individuals or families in need of assistance, please contact Rosalind Torrey at or call (413) 737-2601.