Our programs serve the Western Massachusetts community - crossing all economic and social lines.

Jewish Life
There are emerging social service needs  identified in the local Jewish community in Western Massachusetts. In our Longmeadow/Springfield Jewish community 25% of households have children under 18 years of age. Many of our community’s elders do not live within a 60 mile radius of their extended family, therefore requiring geriatric care assesment services. We offer workshops and educational programs for individuals and families seeking a Jewish connection, both within and outside of the established Jewish community.

Older Adults
Elder Care is a hallmark service of JFS, offering resources and referrals when needed. Many people count on us to help them assess and find the best ways to solve problems regarding their own or loved ones well-being. The changing face of our community requires a multitude of services from Guardianship, Counseling and Geriatric Care Assesment to crisis intervention. Support to “Baby Boomers” caring for their parents, and the elders themselves, require a multitude of services, now more than ever.

Behavioral Health
JFS is known for compassionate, caring and professional counseling services. Counseling offers support to individuals, families and couples across the economic spectrum. Our clients come from all walks of life. Many people learn about us through word of mouth, because JFS has a reputation of being highly professional and trustworthy. Support groups are offered by the Counseling department.  

Citizenship and Immigration Services
The JFS Citizenship and Immigration Program provides a full range of education and representation services.  We have been funded by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and Project Citizenship since 2011.  Our accredited representatives assist and support clients through all phases of their immigration applications, including petitions for legal permanent residence, to bring family members to the United States, and to become citizens.  We also provide free classes to prepare our clients for the citizenship interview.

New American Program
JFS is the premier organization working with HIAS (Hebrew Immigration Aid Society) to resettle refugees from around the world to our Springfield community-- their new home. We believe that healing the world includes, helping those that are fleeing  from political or religious persecution because none of us are free, when others are oppressed. 

For more information about JFS services, please call 413.737.2601 or email

Jewish Family Service is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts.