Welcome to Jewish Family Services
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“We envision a world of economic and social justice; a world where individuals, families and communities care for and support themselves and one another. To this end, we provide strength and support to individuals and families in need, in a manner sensitive to Jewish values.”
What if I’m not Jewish?…
We are often asked if we provide services only to Jewish people. Sometimes people wonder if a religious component will be evident when they come for services. The answer to both of these is No.
Jewish Family Services is not only for the Jewish Community. In fact, it is a Jewish value to care for the entire community in which we live, as well as to care for those who share our heritage. With the exception of certain programs that are geared for a Jewish clientele, our services are offered to the greater Edmonton community, and thus our tag line “Help, With Heart, For One and All”. And we do mean all: any ethnicity or national origin, any religion or no religion, any sexual orientation or identity, any age, any size, any disability (we do our best to accommodate), any socio-economic situation, and any language (we try to find interpreters for those we cannot speak).
Good human service practice responds to the whole person, which includes attending to the person’s spirit when appropriate. However, good practice also means that professionals respect the belief systems of their clients, and share their own with care and caution.
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|>> Annual General Meeting notice – You are cordially invited to attend our 60th AGM at 7:00 pm, Thursday, March 26, at our new offices (see below). Bylaw amendments will be proposed – click here for details. The meeting will be preceded by an open house beginning at 5:00 pm.>> WE’RE MOVING!
On Tuesday, February 24 we will open our doors anew at 8702 Meadowlark Road (159 street), which is in the Meadowlark Professional Building. A more economical space to increase the impact of your donations!>> Thanks to the Jewish Federation of Edmonton which has allocated much-needed funds, including new dollars, to JFS programs. More here.>> We’ve been awarded a significant grant to assist Holocaust survivors. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany is now enabling enhanced services for survivors living on limited incomes. Click here to read about it here.