JFS SV offers ESL classes Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM to assist in developing students' English skills focusing on resume development and job search.

Mindy speaking at

Jews for Refugees rally

2/12/17, Mountain View, CA

Mindy and Rich at

Jews for Refugees rally

2/12/17, Mountain View, CA

Refugee Resettlement Programs

A Client Story:

JFS resettled Iranian refugees Arash and Noreen along with their seven year old daughter.  Within three months, Arash and Noreen completed JFS’ VESL classes.  Our Job Developer helped Arash find a job as a dental technician;  and assisted Noreen in obtaining her hairdressing license and work in a beauty salon.  A JFS Case Manager helped Arash and Noreen with enrolling their daughter in first grade at a local elementary school.  After three months, they were able to rent an apartment, and settle in to their new life in America.

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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 SV provides refugee resettlement and acculturation services for families and individuals.

  • Pre-Arrival services and case management
  • Connections to Work program providing Vocational ESL and employment services
  • Job search skills and employment services
  • Legal advice and assistance through Immigration Law Clinic

ESL Programs
The Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) classes provide

opportunities to assist students in their listening, speaking, pronunciation,

writing, vocabulary development, and job search skills (including resume


Class levels vary from Beginning/Intermediate to Advanced based on

students’ assessment. Class sessions and computer work will include

individual, pair and group sessions.

Classes are held from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday at our offices.

For more resettlement services information, please contact:

Azita Eshagh
Resettlement Coordinator
(408) 357-7457

Immigration Law Clinic

Jewish Family Services and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association,

Silicon Valley Chapter (AILA) launched a pro bono immigration law clinic in

November to serve the needs of immigrants in the South Bay.

Attorneys from the law firms of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP; Byrd & Associates Immigration Law Firm; and Daniel Shanfield – Immigration Defense participated in the clinic. They provided clients with valuable legal advice and assistance relating to all areas of immigration law.

Clients who come to this country as asylees or refugees (those who fled their home countries because of persecution) can now receive help to complete green card and citizenship applications and fee waiver applications to ameliorate the costs of the application fees (totaling well over a thousand dollars.)

Clinic Dates:  Thursdays from 5:00 - 8:00PM on these dates:     


                         April 6th
                         May 4th
                        June 8th
                        July 6th
                        September 7th
                        November 2th

These sessions are free of charge and are held at JFS SV offices.
To schedule an appointment to meet with an attorney, please contact:

Zoya Lazer, MLS                                                         Azita Eshagh, AA
Director of Refugee and Career Service                Resettlement Coordinator

zoyal@jfssv.org                                                           azitae@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7452                                                             (408) 357-7457