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Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley
14855 Oka Road, Suite 202, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Telephone: (408) 556-0600  |  Fax: (408) 551-0091  |  jfs@jfssv.org


Copyright 2016. Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley. All Rights Reserved.

JFS Food Drive for Refugees
January 15th through February 26th
Refugees in our community need your emergency food help!

This year JFS’ funding for emergency food is greatly reduced due to the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Board withholding its annual allocation to Santa Clara County. Once JFS’ YA-LIVE! group of service minded young adults learned of this need they joined together to create this food drive for refugees.


Help JFS collect and distribute food to benefit refugees in our community who are facing food insecurity.  Look for the food collection bins at various locations: 

Levy Family Campus main lobby

Congregation Beth David

Congregation Sinai

Hillel of Silicon Valley

We greatly appreciate your contributions of the following non-perishable food: basmati rice, tomato paste, oil (canola or olive), pinto beans, lentils, jam, honey, spaghetti, tuna packed in oil, loose tea, and halvah packed in a container.

You may also donate online by clicking on the DONATE button above. 

New food bin locations are being added. Questions? Contact Sheila at sheilam@jfssv.org

Project NOAH Safety Net

A Client Testimonial:

“I would like to send a special “Thank You” to the people who were gracious enough to have a kind heart during this Holiday Season and purchased gifts for my daughter for Project NOAH. 


Without your kind heartedness, this holiday season would have been very bleak. It brings me to tears of joy to know that there are kind strangers out there willing to put a smile on my son’s face during this period of financial hardship.  Thank You!!”

JFS SV’s food assistance and crisis services have quadrupled over the past few years. We provide these services to more than 1000 people under our Project NOAH (No One Abandoned Here) program.

Project NOAH provides a safety net of case management, counseling, advocacy and assistance during crises or otherwise urgent situations. For some JFS clients, their need comes in the form of a life crisis; for others, there are ongoing challenges.

Our clients include lower income families and individuals, who are in crisis or facing ongoing challenges.

Following a professional assessment for the individual or family, clients may receive limited assistance to pay for food, utilities, clothes, and small household items. We also offer supportive counseling and case management as needed.

JFS SV staff advocate for, and connect our clients to, agencies in the community that provide assistance with housing, medical, in-home support, and educational resources.


Project NOAH Programs at JFS SV include:


  • Short term emergency food assistance, including non perishable kosher food. (see below)
  • Big-Hearted Birthdays to donate gift cards in lieu of gifts.
  • "Double Donation" Program with Yavneh Day School to provide gift cards.
  • Passover Food Drive to help feed hundreds of those in need in our community.
  • Shabbat Dinner program that provides healthy, kosher meals.
  • Embrace-A-Family Hanukkah Gift Program delivers toys and gifts to needy children and adults during the holiday season.
  • ‘Equipped to Learn’ Back-To-School Backpack Drive for preschoolers through adult learners.


If you are in need of support and the kind of assistance JFS SV provides, please contact:


Lisa Warner, LCSW

Director of Clinical and Social Services
lisaw@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7456​