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


info@jfswnc.org    828.253.2900


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

for 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.



Planning end of year charitable donations? 

Please add Jewish Family Services of WNC, Inc. to your donation list!

Click this link to go to our donation page,

call us at (828)253-2900 or mail a check to:

JFSWNC, 2 Doctors Park Suite E, Asheville, NC 28801.  


If you have attained 70½ years old, IRS Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) rules permit

annual direct transfers to a qualified charity totaling up to $100,000 of tax-deferred IRA savings.

Consult your financial professional for details about your specific tax situation.


"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."


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,



“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.”



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.


JFS Mental Health Counseling

 Click here for more information

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

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!


Planning is getting underway for JFS SpringFest 2017!!!!

Join the fun and help us plan a great party!

Call JFS to volunteer! (828)253-2900


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. 


              Corporate Support

                                                 Please note the side bar on the left with our

                                                                    Corporate Supporters       

                                                           We thank them for their support!