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Jewish Family Services of WNC, Inc. is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Charitable Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.


Jewish Family Services of WNC

2 Doctors Park Suite E, Asheville, NC 28801    828.253.2900


You are invited to JFS Spring Fest 2015!

Make your reservations now!

 click here for reservations






RSVP: click here for reservations              


Corporate Support

Please note the side bar on the left with our Corporate Supporters for JFS Spring Fest 2015. And we thank them for their support!




JFS volunteers were honored at our Volunteer Appreciation Reception on April 16!





Contact us today to find out more and to join JFS's team: 828-253-2900.


                           Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 2015 Friends of JFS campaign. Thanks also to everyone who directed their 2015 Federation pledge to JFS.  


Additional donations are always welcome throughout the year!

TO SEE JFS PHOTOS AND THE JFS YEAR IN REVIEW, CLICK HERE _____________________________________________________________________________

Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF)

Applications Deadline

April 30th !!!

The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) has applications available on line beginning March 1st to Jewish college students.  Applications are for funding for the fall of 2015 through summer of 2016.  Deadline for this submission cycle is from March 1st through April 30th, 2015.

JELF grants interest-free loans to Jewish students from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia for post-secondary study at accredited institutions.  JELF's loans are "last dollar"- they supply the final funds that a student needs to attend school.  These loans can be used for study at a college or university, graduate school or professional/vocational school that leads to a degree or certificate.

Jewish Family Services of WNC is the Local Administrator for JELF in Western North Carolina.  For applications and more information, go to .


JFS is Hiring!


Facilitate a non-medical, structured social group program for older adults. Must have work experience assisting elders, some with dementia and physical challenges, in a group setting. Requires: strong organization and communication skills, activity planning, volunteer management. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree; knowledge of Jewish culture. 12hrs/wk: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-3pm, plus planning time.

Submit cover letter and resume to: To view the full job description, click here 


JFS seeks an additional Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW): This individual provides therapy services at JFS to individuals, couples, families and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. Very flexible hours; $35/hour. Required: Current NC licensure for Clinical Social Work, liability insurance, certified or eligible for certification with Medicare, BCBS-NC

Submit cover letter and resume to:


Be a JFS Volunteer!

Contact 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, we may be adding an additional program day to accommodate more older adults. But we can only do that if we have enough volunteers to assist our staff. If you would like to help out in the Club from 10:30am-2pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays, (or Wednesdays in the future), please contact .



This program is made possible through generous grant support from: Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation, and Perry N. Rudnick Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County.

JFS now offers Mental Health Counseling Services to children, adolescents and adults in a confidential setting. Services include individual, couples, family, and group therapy sessions. Issues addressed include depression, anxiety, parenting, grief, trauma, adjustment disorders, relationship problems, stress management, healthy  aging, and LGBT support. 


Sliding scale fees based on income are available; please inquire about Medicare, BCBS-NC & other insurance billing.


Did you know about JFS assistance from our Social Worker?

The JFS Social Worker can help with a wide range of needs including information & referral, as well as direct JFS assistance, for challenges related to mental health, financial, housing, food, transportation, and issues of aging. Contact Ariella Fleet, MSW, at , or call 253-2900 ext.12.

We can help!


JFS Elder Club


Location: 417 Biltmore Ave, 2 Doctors Park Suite E, Asheville, NC 28801

This is a great opportunity for older adults to find friendship, good kosher lunches, and stimulating activities in a safe, professionally faciliated program.  Registration is now available for new Elder Club Members!

Volunteers are needed for Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Hours for volunteering are 10:30 am- 2:00 pm.  This is a fun and rewarding volunteer experience.

For information about enrolling in the Elder Club or about volunteering, contact Ariella Fleet, MSW, our Elder Club Coordinator: or call 253-2900 ext. 12. 

Transportation is arranged with Buncombe County and need-based scholarships may be available upon request.



Announcing JFS Spring Fest 2015!

Catering by Cracker Jack Chef

Music by The 42nd St. Band

Stay tuned for more information about this fun event!

Now accepting reservations at:

click here for reservations

Our first annual JFS Friends Fest (renamed Spring Fest)was a great success! Thanks to everyone who supported JFS by attending and having an enjoyable evening with us! Click here for photos! _____________________________________________________