Help us get New American children ready for school!


We are so fortunate to have friends like you who support our work. Because of your generosity, we are able to continue providing life-changing services to individuals and families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. With back to school season upon us, we want to give you an opportunity to help us send New American kids to school with all the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom. We are also excited to continue offering programs that strengthen Jewish life in our communities. You can register for Jewish Family Jam and Rosh Hodesh today or share these programs with your friends.

JFS seeks school supplies & backpacks for refugee children

Help us get our New American kids ready for school! We're looking for donations of school supplies for children ages K-12th grade. The back to school backpacks stuffed with supplies can be dropped off at our Main Office, 15 Lenox St., Springfield.

Click here for list of supplies. Thank you!

Rock and roll through the Jewish year

Jewish Family Jam is back on Sept 13th! An enriching music class for the whole family led by Felicia Sloin in Northampton. A place to meet new families, make some music and have fun! 

More info & register here.

Rosh Hodesh: Calling all girls 8-9th grade!

Rosh Hodesh is a place for girls to build meaningful connections with each other, enjoy activities and explore personal and Jewish identity. The program is designed for small group of girls to meet monthly and build long-term mentoring relationship with their leader. First meeting is Sept 24th!

More info & register here.

Don't miss "A Taste of Rosh Hodesh" on Sept 10th, 3PM at CBI, Northampton. An informal gathering to learn about the program, make your own sundaes and check out if Rosh Hodesh is for you. Call (413) 737-2016 to RSVP.

JFS co-sponsors program to unite youth through culture

Last week, JFS was proud to co-sponsor a 3-day Music in Common program for 12 refugee youth. Together, they wrote, composed, and made a video of their music while discovering their commonalities by exploring their diversity. Photos and masslive coverage here.