Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Service (JFS) is the professional social service and mental health division of the Jewish Community Association of Austin. JFS provides a wide array of mental health and support services to the Jewish community and to the wider Austin community, including counseling and psychotherapy, support groups, case management, emergency financial assistance, and community consultation and education programs. JFS also provides consultation related to the inclusion of people with disabilities in services and programs in the Austin Jewish community.
JFS receives more than 87% of its annual budget from Jewish Federation of Greater Austin Annual Campaign allocations. To become a Friend of JFS, click here to make a secure online donation.
Visit the links to the left to learn more about the programs and services of Jewish Family Service. Contact the JFS office at (512) 250-1043 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, support services, and to volunteer. JFS offices are located at 11940 Jollyville Road, Suite 110 South, Austin.
Jewish Family Service is seeking volunteers of all ages to participate in Volunteer for Seniors, a program aimed at helping older adults strengthen their connection to the Jewish community. This program gives volunteers the opportunity to reach out to create lasting relationships with seniors who are living on their own or in congregate living settings. Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities such as friendly visits, transportation to Shabbat services, JFS or Community events, and more. All volunteers will receive training and ongoing support from JFS. Please contact Danielle Kaplan (512) 250-1043 if you are interested in volunteering.
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The JFS quarterly E-Newsletter "Kolenu" (Our Voice) is the "Voice" of JFS as we speak to the Jewish community about those issues in Jewish Austin that are the focus of our efforts.
Kolenu March 2013
Kolenu December 2012
Kolenu July 2012
Kolenu April 2012