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Supporting Families & Seniors. Alleviating Hunger. Improving Mental Health.

Etta’s Story

At seventy-four years old, Etta had experienced many losses in her life. Her husband of fifty years had recently died, and her two children lived hours away. Etta’s lifelong struggle with depression – a result of early childhood trauma – only worsened with age. She felt like her life had no meaning or purpose – … Continued

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Creating a Healthy Older Adult Community

At least one in four older adults experiences a mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety, or dementia, in their lifetime. While older adults experience life challenges common to all of us, they also face new stressors, such as health problems, reduced mobility, loss of independence, and grief. All of these factors can result in … Continued

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Support the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry

A growing number of people in our community are facing food insecurity due to the increased costs of groceries and other necessities. The JFS Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is committed to feeding all those who are hungry. But we need your help. Your gift today will ensure that our shelves remain stocked, and we … Continued

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Apply for NAP tax credits with JFS

Applying for Neighborhood Assistant Program (NAP) tax credits with JFS NAP tax credits enable eligible donors to redirect their Missouri tax dollars to non-profits that serve the community. The best part? NAP is mutually beneficial. If eligible, you’ll receive tax benefits and JFS will receive direct funding to provide a critical lifeline to older adults … Continued

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JFS CAPP featured in the St. Louis Jewish Light

JFS’ Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) partners with more than 150 schools across St. Louis to teach children, parents, and teachers about body safety, the warning signs of abuse, and safe internet use. CAPP was recently featured in the St. Louis Jewish Light! Read the article here.

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NORC and Jewish Family Services come together

We are thrilled to announce that St. Louis NORC is joining Jewish Family Services. Since NORC and JFS share the mission of promoting independence and autonomy as we age, and connection to community throughout, the integration of the NORC staff into JFS’s Older Adult Services department will benefit existing members and ensure the continuity of … Continued

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JFS 2021 Gala

This year marks JFS’ 150th anniversary; a milestone that recognizes our proud history and looks ahead at our role in the community for generations to come. We invite you to join us for this celebration! Please mark your calendar for an unforgettable evening on Sunday, November 21 at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. The gala will include … Continued

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2020 Annual Campaign

Your support helps us meet the growing needs of our community. In times of crisis and in times of hope, we are grateful for your support. Because of you, JFS is able to provide children, families, and seniors in our community with vital services that meet their most basic needs. In the past few months, … Continued

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