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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

Kids learning and literature.

A Cozy Winter Reading List for Kids

In the chill of winter, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up with a good book. Fostering a love for reading knows no bounds. This list, carefully curated by the Library Volunteer at Pencils & Paper, embraces the joy of childhood reading. As children explore these books, they not only embark on literary adventures but also encounter characters and experiences mirroring their own lives.

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Multiracial women having fun during trekking day in to the woods

5 Ways Older Adults Can Combat Social Isolation

Social isolation and loneliness have a serious impact on people’s longevity, physical and mental health, and quality of life. Aging care experts at JFS Rochester offer ways for older adults to combat social isolation and make meaningful connections.

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2023 Ageism Awareness Day

Aging Good…Ageism Bad

Read our guest blog from The American Society on Aging. Ageism Awareness Day on Saturday, October 7, 2023, is an opportunity to draw attention to the existence and impact of ageism in our society and how we can reframe aging in our communities.

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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.

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