JFS Winter Coat Drive Update, Post-election Parent Workshop & More


As Chanukah, the Festival of Light approaches we thank you for helping to spread and shine the light for us all year with your friendship and support. Your emails, donations, offers to volunteer and your overall support of our work brings us light as we spread it to others. When we kindle the menorah this year let us remember those who seek a path from darkness, and hope that in this coming year, we have helped to make the path toward a good life a reality for our clients and friends.

Winter Coat Drive Success
A big thank you to all who donated and helped collect winter coats for our newly arriving refugee families. We received hundreds of coats, boots, hats, scarves and gloves. You helped us get them ready for winter. Thank you!

Click here for a list of household items we need for new families throughout the year.

Join a JFS Caregiver Support Group
Are you caring for a parent, spouse or loved one? Caregiving can be a very isolating experience. A caregiver support group can provide a place to reduce caregiver isolation, receive support, share resources and coping strategies.

"Most helpful has been simply sharing stories, worries, concerns, laughter with each other. The caring community itself is a stress reducer."

Click here to learn more about joining a JFS caregiver support group or contact Cathy Chandler, LICSW, c.chandler@jfswm.org; 413.455.1936 x104.

PJ Library and Jewish Family Service host Parent Workshop
Join PJ Library and JFS for "A Parent Workshop: Talking to your school aged children about post-election worries, Antisemitism and other hate speech"  with Dr. Margaret Miller.

  • Mon, January 9 @7PM: JFS Community Room (1160 Dickinson St., Springfield
  • Wed, January 11 @7PM: Lander Grinspoon Academy (257 Prospect St., Northampton)

Click here to download program flyer.

Thank You!
We're pleased to share our many accomplishments with you in our 2016 Impact Report. It is because of YOUR generous support that we've been able to help over 5,000 people this year. Thank you!

Click here for the complete Impact Report.

You can help us continue to grow!

  • Tell one new person about JFS this year.
  • Send us a note about how your involvement with JFS touched your life.
  • Consider a first-time financial gift or increase in your giving this year. If you have yet to make your end-of-year gift, you can give online today.