Jewish Family Services is proud to offer social services on-site at Chai House. These services are open to everyone at Chai House, regardless of religious background.

JFS Services On-Site at Chai House Include:

  • Case management: assistance with public applications such as medical, homecare, Social Security, Medicare, and food stamps; and other relevant assistance such as transportation and food assistance
  • Referrals to resources in the community
  • Counseling for grief, caregiver stress, life changes, family and relationship problems; and support with daily challenges
  • Support groups: grief, caregiver support and adjusting to aging


JFS Chai House Staff Include:

Zara Musayeva, MSW, MA
Zara specializes in mental health and gerontology, and is

fluent in English and Russian.

Zara can be reached at or (408) 947-7256

Zara's office hours are:

Monday:         9:00 to 5:00 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 pm)
Tuesday:        1:00 to 5:00 pm
Wednesday:  1:00 to 5:00 pm
Thursday:      1:00 to 5:00 pm
Friday:            9:00 to 3:30 pm (closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 pm)

Avital Agam, BSW, has been a Social Worker with JFS for 26 years, providing case management and consultation to seniors and their families in the community.

Avital’s hours at Chai House are:

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month:    noon to 4:30 p.m.

Avital can be reached at JFS at (408) 357-7450, at Chai House at (408) 947-7256

and at

Lisa Warner, LCSW, is the Director of Clinical and Social Services at JFS. Lisa has been a social worker for over 28 years and specializes in grief counseling.  She has expertise with hospice and palliative care; and is experienced working with individuals, couples and families. Lisa supervises social work staff and facilitates caregiver support and grief support groups at JFS and at Chai House.

Lisa’s hours are arranged according to counseling appointments and groups. She can be reached at (408) 357-7456 and at
JFS at Chai House Office Phone Number:    (408) 947-7256

JFS at Chai House

Zara Musayeva

Senior Services Social Worker

at Chai House

Mindy Berkowitz with staff and board members at Chai House Open House.

Call Us: 408.556.0600

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