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           Jewish Family Services of WNC

2 Doctors Park Suite E, Asheville, NC 28801

www.jfswnc.org    info@jfswnc.org    828.253.2900


  Jewish Family Services of WNC is a social service agency for the people of Western North Carolina. Our comprehensive services include mental health counseling, case management, an elder group, caregiver support, a food pantry and much more.

Hope starts here.


When you shop online at amazon please use the link below to designate


Jewish Family Services of WNC as your charity!

Our JFS will receive a


percentage of the sale!



The WNC Jewish Federation

Annual Campaign for 2017

The 2017 Federation campaign is underway! If you will be making a pledge to Federation, please consider designating part or all of your donation for "Jewish Family Services of WNC"! Our JFS clients and programs depend on Federation for a very significant annual allocation. Even if you do not earmark your pledge to JFS, please be as generous as possible to the Federation campaign, as it is the only central fundraising organization for the Jewish communities of WNC.

For more information or to make a pledge or donation to WNC Jewish Federation for their 2017 annual campaign, CLICK HERE


“Since (my husband) has joined the Elder Club, when he comes home he has conversations with me, he takes an interest in food and helping me prep meals, and his overall morale is so much better…he no longer just sits in his chair and sleeps.”



If you missed the JFS Half-Match Challenge, please consider and END OF YEAR GIFT to JFS! Click below to make a donation online:

Or mail a check to:
JFSWNC, 2 Doctors Park Suite E, Asheville, NC 28801
"I originally contacted JFS because I needed help coping with issues regarding aging. (The JFS) therapist has been extremely helpful to me in my life, whether it be about the original issues I brought to the therapeutic table, or more immediate ones. I always look forward to our sessions. These are all good people, and I am thankful that JFS is providing such important mental health services to our community."




The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF)

provides interest-free loans for higher education

to Jewish Students

The next application period will be in March 1-April 30, 2017, for the 2017-18 academic school year.


For information or to start an application, visit the JELF website, www.jelf.org;  application@jelf.org or 770-396-3080 in Atlanta;

or contact info@jfswnc.org or 828-253-2900 in Asheville.


JFS Caregiver Group

Click here to read more about the program.

For more information about Caregiver services or our Mental Health services call (828)253-2900 or email Deborah Wood, LCSW: deborah@jfswnc.org


JFS Mental Health Counseling

 of life. Click here for more information


JFS Social Work Assistance

Contact Anne Wainer, MSS, at anne@jfswnc.org , or call 253-2900 ext.12

Read more about Case Management services-click here!

We can help!


JFS Elder Club

Asheville Location: Tuesdays & Thursdays at:

417 Biltmore Ave, 2 Doctors Park Suite E, Asheville

Hendersonville Location: Wednesdays at:

Agudas Israel Synagogue, 505 Glasgow Lane, Hendersonville

For more information about Elder Club, click here!


Volunteers are needed! See below for more information!



Contact anne@jfswnc.org or call 253-2900

 ext. 12 to learn more about volunteering at JFS!

Elder Club Volunteers Needed for all program days!

JFS offers volunteers an opportunity to assist in our rapidly growing Elder Club! Volunteers have a lot of fun while providing a wonderful service to Elder Club participants. Due to growing enrollment in the program on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Asheville, and on Wednesdays in Hendersonville.    If you would like to help out in the Club from 10:30am-2pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Wednesdays,  please contact anne@jfswnc.org



Sharsheret Offers Breast Cancer Survivorship Kits

       To learn more about this kit please click here.


JFS SpringFest 2016

was a great success! Thank you to all of our sponsors, auction donors, patrons, attendees and volunteers! We couldn't have done it without you!

Click here to see a list of springfest2016 volunteers & donors!


Friends of JFS 2016

Thanks to everyone who donated to our Friends Campaign and helped us to exceed our goal of $15,000.00!  Thank you!

In 2015, JFS served over 250 individuals and family members.
Our services are open to those of all faiths. Please join our Friends of JFS now so that we can continue to help our community’s most vulnerable neighbors, friends, and families.

On behalf of JFS staff and all of our clients, we are so grateful for all your support year round!

To become a Friend of JFS click here. 



The JFS Half-Match Challenge

was a great success!

In honor of our success and in support of our continued growth, a generous donor offered a $5000 “Half-Match Challenge”, matching 50% of all new or additional donations! Many of you contributed to this great opportunity, and we received over $6,400 in donations! With the "half-match" of $3,200 that is a total of $9,600!!! While we did not reach the maximum $10,000 in donations, we are still SO pleased and so grateful  for the outpouring of generosity from everyone who has contributed to the Half-match challenge!



Corporate Support

Please note the side bar on the left with our Corporate Supporters for JFS SpringFest 2016 and throughout the year. We thank them for their support!