Ways to Give
While many of the JFS programs are funded through grants and government contracts, we depend on the community for financial support for those programs that do not have other sources of support or when the total cost cannot be met. Donate Today
Make a Tribute
Make a Tribute by giving a donation to honor, recognizes or remember the people close to you while showing your support for JFS. They are the perfect way for you to commemorate weddings, anniversaries, b’nai mitzvahs, birthdays, a promotion, award or remembrances. We take care of sending the card - an acknowledgement of your gift to a friend or family member! Minimum suggested Tribute donation is $10.00. Send a Tribute!
Annual Friends Campaign
Walter, an 82-year-old widower, was alone in his Atlantic City apartment when the news came that seniors should self-quarantine. Anxious and afraid, Walter didn't know where to turn. Then Tina from JFS Village by the Shore called. He was not alone. Walter now receives Kosher Meals on Wheels and grocery deliveries, so he can stay safe in his home during the pandemic. He can also count on the Village to support him with rides to the doctor, if needed.
JFS provides essential services to more than 8,500 individuals and families each year through food pantry, supportive housing, counseling, older adult services and more. You can provide light and hope to those in need by supporting the JFS Friends Campaign. Donate to Friends Campaign!
Simchah Basket Rental
Simchah* Food Baskets provide total convenience, beautiful centerpieces and the good feeling of having performed a mitzvah (good deed) by helping others in need. Table centerpiece baskets are $20 each. Large bimah baskets are $45 each. These unique centerpieces are filled with empty food containers or boxes and displayed beautifully in cellophane wrapping tied with ribbons and a bow. A decorative card is designed for your event and attached to each basket. Our volunteers assemble and decorate the baskets according to your color scheme, then deliver them to your event and pick them up afterward. The cost directly benefits the JFS Food Pantry which provides much-needed food year round for individuals and families in need. CLICK HERE to order securely online, or contact Vanessa Smith, Volunteer Services Supervisor, at 609-822-1108 x249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your contribution is 100% tax deductible.
Fundraising Event Sponsorships
Cocktail Party - Attended by more than 200 of the area’s local business professionals, leaders, politicians and community supporters, this annual event is one of the winter’s most highly-attended fundraisers.
JFS vs JCC Golf Tournament - Showcasing a true sense of community, the JFS vs JCC tournament brings together two highly-respected Jewish community organizations. Held late May or June, the tournament welcomes 120 golfers as well as two dozen volunteers. This partnership offers twice the exposure.
House Tour - The tour features six to eight luxurious Downbeach homes throughout Absecon Island. Proceeds benefit JFS services for adults and older adults in our community. Participants receive a map to guide them on their tour of the homes. The map is given to every ticket holder and is seen by more than 1,000 attendees from Atlantic County, South Jersey, Philadelphia and beyond.
Card Party - More than 100 Bridge, Canasta & Mah Jong players gather for an afternoon of games, prizes, shopping and more in late August at Harbor Pines Golf Club to benefit JFS Village by the Shore.