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:

Village by the Shore Programs in July

Plan to cool off from the hot summer sun and participate in Village by the Shore virtual programs in July. Here’s your chance to enjoy 10 fun, interactive, thought-provoking and creative programs in the comfort of your home.

Ann Thoresen Appointed to Chief Operating Officer, Richard Gitlen Named Senior Director of Administration

Ann Thoresen will assume the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective July 1, 2021. A staff member for nearly 20 years, Ann most recently served as the Senior Director of Community Support Services & Safety. In addition, she has held the positions of Senior Director of the Atlantic Homeless Alliance (AHA), Projects in Transition from Homelessness (PATH), Justice Involved Services (JIS) and Mental Health Case Manager.

Lillian Elsohn Named JFS Director of Community Support Services

Lillian Elsohn, LCSW, has been promoted to the position of Director of Community Support Services at JFS. In this role, Lily is responsible for overseeing clinicians to assure client assessments, rehabilitation plans and necessary interventions focusing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Behavioral Support and Motivational Interviewing.

JFS Annual Meeting Installations, Recognitions and Awards Celebrated Virtually

The program showcased JFS's work over the past year, welcomed Joel Caplan, Ph.D., as the new JFS President and celebrated volunteers and staff.

JFS & JCC Golf Tournament Raises $58,000

The 8th Annual JFS & JCC Golf Tournament, a joint fundraising event between Jewish Family Service and the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, raised more than $58,000 to benefit both agencies. With 140 golfers participating in the fun-filled afternoon event at Harbor Pines Golf Course, Team JCC won the trophy, which will be displayed in their lobby until next year’s rematch.