Living with Mental Illness

Learning About HomeCare

Ongoing Events:

Knitzvah Volunteers

Tabard Theatre Presents "The Immigrant"
29 North San Pedro Street, San Jose
November 7-22, 2014

2014 Tabard Theatre Company in downtown San Jose presents its upcoming production of The Immigrant, a play that tells the true story of a Texas couple whose world is changed when they meet a young Jewish immigrant from Russia.  Tabard will donate a portion of their concessions sales to JFS. 

Subtitled “A Hamilton, County Album” and inspired by his grandmother’s photo album, Mark Harelik looks at his grandparents’ experience as Russian Jewish émigrés to Hamilton Texas, in 1909 through 1971, when their legacy included a large family and a prosperous family business. Directed by Cathy Spielberger Cassetta (click on link to buy tickets)


Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley and NAMI Santa Clara County Present
In Our Own Voice:
A Free Presentation by People Living with Mental Illness
October 22, 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Levy Family Campus Adult Lounge

In Our Own Voice unmasks mental illness, using speaker stories to illustrate the individual realities of living with mental illness. Attendees will gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with mental illness and stay in recovery.
Please see Flyer

This 60 to 90 minute long presentation is open to the general public and free of charge. There will be opportunities to ask questions in a safe and friendly environment. If there is sufficient interest, we will begin a JFS based support group.

For more information and to RSVP for the program contact

Jodi Capitola-Duran
JFS Director of Social Services
(408) 357-7456


Learn More About JFS SV HomeCare Services

November 5, 2014
JFS SV Classroom
Levy Family Campus
14855 Oka Road, Suite 202

RSVP to or call (408)556-0600

Please see Flyer

Ongoing Meetings

Immigration Law Clinic

Jewish Family Services and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, Silicon Valley Chapter (AILA) launched a pro bono immigration law clinic in 2013 to serve the needs of immigrants in the South Bay.

Sessions at the Immigration Law Clinic are scheduled for 5:00-8:00pm throughout the year. These sessions are free of charge and are held at JFS.

2014 Dates

March 12
April 9
May 14
June 10
September 10
October 1
November 12

To schedule an appointment to meet with an attorney, please contact

Zoya Lazer                                 Azita Eshagh
(408) 357-7452                         (408) 357-7457


A Place to Begin: Workshops for Seniors

The last Thursday of the month
2:30 pm
JFS office
Registration is required.

Please contact:

Avital Agam
(408) 357-7450

More information about services for seniors here.