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Welcome to
JFS Rochester

Welcome to JFS Rochester

JFS Rochester provides comprehensive support for individuals and families across the lifespan throughout the Greater Rochester community. We’re committed to meaningful social and economic empowerment by addressing essential human needs, promoting self-sufficiency, and fostering individual and community strengths.

Jewish Family Services

How We Can Help

We take our role in the Rochester community very seriously, believing that everyone deserves access to the support they need, regardless of age or circumstances. We are proud to serve our community with the highest standards of care for 100 years and counting and plan to expand our programs and services to reach more individuals and families in need as we move into the future. 

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JFS Blog

The Impact of Trauma and How to Find Support

In the wake of traumatic experiences, many individuals find themselves in need of support—a role that Heather Starks and her team are championing at the Counseling Center at JFS Rochester. As the Counseling Center’s clinical director, Starks hopes to curb the continued demand for trauma services in Monroe County with trauma counseling programs. Starks and the JFS team of clinicians help people of all ages, race, faith, or circumstance face and heal from trauma.

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Our Mission:

Jewish Family Services empowers Jewish and non-Jewish individuals, families and communities to thrive by providing a wide array of programs and services built upon the traditions of dignity, kindness and tikkun olam – improving the world.

Our Vision:

Tikkun Olam…We will repair the world through compassion, connection, and creative solutions.

Featured Events

JFS Night Out

Join us on Saturday, November 4, for JFS Night Out at the JCC CenterStage featuring the premier performance of “Tuesdays with Morrie” and a post-show

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