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Donate to JFS SV

Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley relies on the generosity of individuals, local businesses and the broader community to support our mission to empower individuals and families facing life’s challenges by providing quality human services inspired by Jewish values. Your contribution is the lifeline that allows us to restore hope and transform so many lives.

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Ruth Perkins Emergency Fund for Refugees

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Ruth Perkins

Ruth Perkins Emergency Fund for Refugees

Help Restore Hope and Transform Lives

JFS SV is one of only three agencies resettling refugees in Northern California.  We serve hundreds of refugees annually with resettlement, vocational English training, job search and placement assistance, case management, emergency food assistance, housing and so much more.

We protect refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced persecution due to their religion, ethnicity, political expression or sexual orientation.  They come from all over the world. The people we help flee dire and violent circumstances.  

How Your Gift Can Help

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New bedding for

10 refugees

Back to school clothes and shoes for 10 refugee children

Target gift certificates for essential household supplies for 50 refugee families

Strollers and car seats for 20 refugee families

One month Clipper bus transportation cards for 100 refugee families

20 beds for newly arrived refugees

One-month temporary housing for 12 newly arrived refugee families

Case management for refugees with special issues (PTSD, mental/physical illness, LGBTQ+ issues) 

Legal immigration services for 65 refugees

Career counseling services for 100 refugee job seekers

Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving

A legacy gift to JFS SV is a simple and meaningful way to help guarantee a strong, caring Jewish community for generations to come.  If you would like to make a legacy gift to JFS SV helping to perpetuate and secure our future and all the essential work we do, please contact Debbie Michels at or (408) 556-0600

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