Jewish Family Services of WNC, Inc. is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State. (EIN#: 45-2497063)

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JFS Funders


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JFS Sponsors

JFS Patron Sponsors


JFS Sustainer Sponsors



JFS Contributor Sponsors

Brandon Consulting

Leah Karpen

Janise & Rick Silverman

Edward & Elaine Tennen


Jewish Family Services of WNC 
2 Doctors Park Suite E, Asheville, NC 28801    828.253.2900

Jewish Family Services of WNC is a non-profit social service agency

for all the people of Western North Carolina. Our comprehensive services

include mental health counseling, case management, the Elder Club

Group, caregiver support, a food pantry and much more.

                                                                     HOPE STARTS HERE!


 "The good we secure for ourselves is           


precarious and uncertain until it is


secured for all of us and incorporated

into our common life.”

              Jane Addams, Founder of Social Work  
Click below to read our Annual Report:
     JFS Annual Report Summary for 2017



Looking forward to our SpringFest 2018 on May 17th!
With your help, qualified donations met the first $10,000 matching grant
from The Leon Levine Foundation-Sandra & Leon Levine!!!  
Donations will continue to be accepted through May 31, 2018,
with the same eligibility requirements, for the second $10,000 matching grant
from our generous anonymous donor!!!
Watch for a report on the donation total for our Friends of JFS campaign!                                                                               
To see a list of Friends of JFS
(Current list is for Jan-Dec 2017--
to be updated soon through March 2018):    
click here         
          Thank you so much for your support




Jewish Family Services of WNC Offers Support to Family Caregivers!

Jewish Family Services of WNC (JFS) offers programs and services to support the needs of family members providing care or support for an

elder or for an individual with a disability. Family members often find themselves overwhelmed by their caregiving responsibilities, and all too

often may overlook needs for their own self-care and health. A caregiver’s need for respite time for themselves can be met by enrolling their

loved one in the JFS Elder Club. This program serves older adults of all faiths who would benefit from socialization, friendship, exercise,

stimulating activities, and a nutritious lunch, in an enjoyable, structured group setting. Professional staff and trained volunteers facilitate and

supervise the program. 

Elder Club is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Asheville, and on Wednesdays in Hendersonville.

Transportation may be arranged to each location. The Elder Club provides the caregiver with the peace of mind that their family member is safe

and well cared for. Caregiver support services at JFS also include: care coordination and guidance to services and community resources, provided

by a JFS Social Worker, and individual mental health counseling with a JFS Licensed Clinical Social Worker. JFS accepts most Medicare, BCBS-NC,

and other insurance. Inquire to confirm your individual health insurance coverage.

A sliding fee scale based on income is available for uninsured individuals.



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



To view a video about the Elder Club, produced by Marty Gillen:  click here


Everyone Benefits When You Make Charitable Gifts of Stock! 

(Always consult your financial advisor regarding your charitable donations.)

If you are fortunate enough to own stocks that have grown significantly in value, you may want to donate them to a

charitable 501(c)(3) organization such as Jewish Family Services of WNC. You will be allowed a charitable deduction for

the full fair market value of the gift on the date of the transfer, even if your original cost was only a fraction of today’s

value. Furthermore, provided that you have held the stock for at least a year, you will avoid capital gains taxes you would

have to pay if you sold the stock.


Jewish Family Services of WNC thanks you for your support

in making JFS SpringFest 2017 a great success! 


We are grateful to all of the congregations, organizations and

many diverse individuals for supporting JFS and our services

to the community.