Jewish Family Service (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors and vital communities. JFS impacts thousands of lives throughout Atlantic & Cape May Counties each year.

What's NEW at JFS:

JFS Turkey Drive: Make Thanksgiving Special for Area Families

Last year, JFS was able to provide more than 800 meals to families in our community. Help us feed more families this year. Learn more about all the ways to give.

High Holiday Food Drive helps stock JFS Pantry

As the elevated need for food continues in our region, members of Beth El Synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel, Shirat Hayam, and Temple Beth Shalom as well as community individuals, hosted a High Holiday collection to support JFS. The agency received more than 100 bags of food which will help stock the pantry’s shelves to help individuals and families in the community.

JFS hosts The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore Renaming & Dedication Ceremony

More than 100 family, friends and business associates spent September 12 remembering the legacy of community philanthropist Lynn Kramer at the renaming and dedication ceremony of Village by the Shore. As a matriarch who selflessly volunteered at an array of organizations, including JFS, Lynn was committed to helping older adults in our community.

JFS Friends Campaign

Help JFS reach its goal of raising $35,000. A tax-deductible gift enables JFS to continue to help individuals and families who turn to our agency for assistance.

JFS Card Party Raises $11,000 for Village by the Shore

The JFS Card Party, held on August 26 at Harbor Pines Golf Club, raised more than $11,000 for Village by the Shore. Over 55 attendees gathered for an afternoon of games including Canasta and Mahjong as well as enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch while honoring the memory of community philanthropist, Bonnie Gurwicz.

JFS Encourages Summer Residents to Donate Remaining Food Surplus to Pantry

In shore communities, the end of the summer season occurs just beyond Labor Day when summer residents and visitors dip their toe in the ocean one more time, purchase a few souvenirs and clean out their cupboards. For those individuals and families who have a surplus of non-perishable food and prefer not to lug it back home, JFS is the place for you.