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

Read Mercury News Wishbook article on refugees who start new lives in America with help from JFS SV.

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.

  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


Refugee Council USA:  Refugee Economic Contributions to the U.S.

Read this report on how refugees are large contributors to local economies,

and more.


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

development).

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
azitae@jfssv.org
(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:     

                     
                             July 12th              
                             September 6th
                             October 4th


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


See our flyer of overview of

Programs and Services For Refugees, Asylees and SIVs

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