At JFS SV there are a broad range of volunteer opportunities, with every hour of time translating into direct service to our community of family, friends and neighbors who struggle with issues related to aging, parenting, disability, poverty, job loss, and more.

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  • JFS' Embrace-A-Family Makes Hanukkah Brighter for Those in Need!

JFS invites you to be a part of our 9th annual Embrace-A-Family program, which runs from Nov. 17th to Dec. 23rd.  Your gifts will help ease holiday pressures and stress for needy families, senior citizens, and adults.  Learn How You Can Help!


  • JFS Needs Community Support for Emergency Food - NOW!

This year's funding from FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Board has caused a major shortfall in our funding for our food package program.  Learn How You Can Help!​​


  • Become a JFS Friendly Visitor -- Make a Real Difference!

Make a real difference in the life of an isolated senior.  JFS is in need of emphatic and committed volunteers to become Friendly Visitors..  Learn more!


  • NEW Caregiver Support Group Starting Now!

JFS' new Caregiver Support Group is being held on 2nd & 4th Mondays, 1:30-3:00 PM; and led by Lisa Warner, LCSW, our Director of Clinical and Social Services​.  Learn More!


  • JFS Agency Tours in December -- Come and See JFS Close-Up!

Come see JFS in action and join us for an agency tour on December 1st, 14th or 20th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.  On your visit, JFS staff will personally show you all the good we do together to help families that face challenges have better lives.  Learn More!


  • ​Legacy Shabbats -- You're Invited!

Join us at an upcoming Shabbat service in the coming months at one of our local participating congregations of the Silicon Valley Jewish Community Legacy Project to honor those who have committed to leaving a legacy for our Jewish community.  View the invitation!  For information on legacy planning with the JFS SV, go to Legacy Giving.


  • "Grief and the Holidays" Workshop at Shir Hadash!

JFS is cohosting a “Grief and the Holidays” workshop with Congregation Shir Hadash on Sunday, December 18, 10:00 - 11:30 AM in the Shir Hadash chapel.​​  Learn More!

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