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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

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Refugee Resettlement Programs

Refugees Need Support Finding Affordable Housing!

​​​​​​How You Can Help Refugees

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Ruth Perkins Emergency

Fund for Refugee Services

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


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) offers a pro bono clinic 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 participate in the clinic. They provide 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: 

The clinic will return when the Shelter-in-Place has been lifted.

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

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

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.

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.

Jewish Family Services is pleased to partner with Immanuel House in San Jose to provide transitional housing for some of our refugee clients.

Call Us: 408.556.0600