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Agudas Israel Synagogue of Hendersonville
Care Partners Adult Day
Chabad-Lubavitch of WNC
Congregation Beth HaTephila
Congregation Beth Israel
First Citizens Bank
Groce Funeral Homes
Haywood Pediatrics
Kimmel & Associates
Mountain Synagogue
Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A.

 

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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.

Urgent special request for Elder Club volunteers for new Wednesday program day!

Volunteers are needed for launch of new Elder Club program day on Wednesdays! See more details on this page under "Be a JFS Volunteer!"

Contact Jennifer@jfswnc.org or call 253-2900 ext. 12 to learn more about this unique JFS volunteer opportunity!

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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

If you have received services or information from our staff or programs, please “click here” to give us your confidential feedback and comments.  If you have a suggestion for a program or service that we should consider offering, let us know as well. We want to hear from you! Click here to submit your comments online.

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JFS MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING SERVICES

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.

Debra Bell, MSW, LCSW, is the new Mental Health Counselor for Jewish Family Services of WNC. She has over 20 years of professional clinical experience.

“Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss making an appointment for any issues you may wish to talk about.”

Debra Bell, MSW, LCSW, JFS Licensed Clinical Social Worker     

(828)253-2900 ext. 13       debra@jfswnc.org 

Sliding scale fees based on income are available; please inquire about insurance billing.

 

JFS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

JFS is forming a new GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. This is a psycho-educational and therapeutic group for those who have been experiencing grief, loss and sadness. The group will be run by our JFS Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Debra Bell, MSW, LCSW, who has 20 years of experience in facilitating therapy groups. Loss is part of being human and it affects all of us in profound and meaningful ways. The group will be a sacred space and an opportunity for sharing thoughts, feelings and stories of our lives, whether the loss is recent or in the past. Debra will provide psychotherapeutic information and tools on how to cope, manage, and live with loss in ways that are healing and comforting. Grief journaling will be one tool that will be taught that has been proven to be very helpful. This will be a very safe space where all are welcome to connect, share, experience, learn and heal. Individual grief counseling is also available.

Grief Support Group fee:            $10 per group session

For information about Group schedules and to register for the JFS Grief Support Group, call Debra at (828)253-2900 ext. 13, or email debra@jfswnc.org

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SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014        5:00-6:30pm

Jewish Family Services of WNC will be celebrating our one-year anniversary in our current location at Doctors Park!

Festivities will include a "Ribbon Cutting" from the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, a “Mezuzah Dedication” for our doorways, refreshments, music and more! Mark your calendars now and plan to celebrate with us! Click here for more information!

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JFS Family Education Programs

JFS education programs take place at the JFS offices:

2 Doctors Park Suite E, 417 Biltmore Ave.

To register for any program, email info@jfswnc.org or call 253-2900. Registration is highly recommended due to limited seating.

With the success of “The Parental Toolbox” program, we are interested to hear from parents about other educational topics and/or support programs that they would like to see us offer. Send an email to info@jfswnc.org and let us know what would be helpful and of interest to you!

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Be a JFS Volunteer!

Contact Jennifer@jfswnc.org or call 253-2900 ext. 12 to learn more about volunteering at JFS!

Elder Club Volunteers Needed for new program day on Wednesdays!

JFS offers volunteers a new opportunity to assist in our rapidly growing Elder Club! Beginning later this fall 2014, new volunteers are needed when we expand the program to include Wednesdays. 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 want to be able to accommodate more older adults by adding this additional third day. 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 11am-2pm on Wednesdays, please contact Jennifer@jfswnc.org 

 

Volunteer drivers are needed for our upcoming High Holiday Kosher Meal Deliveries.

 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014                                                                                     

Volunteer drivers pick up meals from JFS between 12noon-1pm; deliver to recipients by 3pm.

A volunteer is also needed to help coordinate future Jewish holiday kosher meal deliveries to elders and others in need of this important community connection. Assist JFS social worker Jennifer to organize, plan and facilitate this program, for three holidays per year.

Volunteers are needed for our Friendly Visitor program! You can brighten someone's day!

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WOULD BENEFIT FROM A HOLIDAY MEAL OR A FRIENDLY VISITOR, OR IN NEED OF OTHER ASSISTANCE, PLEASE GIVE US A CALL!

For more information click here

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Employment Opportunities at Jewish Family Services of WNC, INC.

Jewish Family Services of WNC has an opening for the following position:

BSW Social Worker/Case Manager—(Fulltime)

Position Overview 

Jewish Family Services of WNC, Inc.(JFS), seeks an experienced Bachelor’s level (BSW) Social Worker/Case Manager to be responsible for providing client assistance services to eligible individuals and families at all life stages. As a member of the JFS team, this person identifies client needs to develop, coordinate, and monitor appropriate client service plans. BSW degree, excellent communication and computer skills, and relevant experience required, including knowledge of older adult needs and programs. Familiarity with Jewish culture, and knowledge of resources in WNC is preferred. Send resume and cover letter to: info@jfswnc.org  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Click here for the full job description

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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 Jennifer Gay, BSW, at jennifer@jfswnc.org or call 253-2900ext.12

We can help!

“(The JFS Social Worker) was really there for me and my family at a critical time, by setting up a lifeline for my elderly parents, finding drivers so my disabled brother and father could make it to see their doctors, and finding people to help them unpack. (It was) above and beyond what I expected. This is such a needed program for the community. (JFS) continues to be a source of support for us by providing me with accurate and up-to-date information about caregiver support programs and services available within this area. Without this help my parents might have ended up suffering in a nursing facility rather than staying in the comfort of their own home.” 

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JFS Elder Club
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00am-2:00pm

Now taking applications for Elder Club on Wednesdays, to begin this fall!

2 Doctors Park Suite E,, Asheville, NC 28801

We are growing! Due to increased demand for enrollment on Tuesdays & Thursdays, we are planning to expand the Elder Club to three days a week this coming fall! We will be adding Wednesdays as the new program day. If you or another older adult you know has been looking for a stimulating and enjoyable activity on Wednesdays, we are now taking applications for that day!

The Elder Club alleviates isolation and provides seniors with socializing time with their peers, lots of stimulating activities, and a freshly prepared kosher lunch. Family members benefit from more time for their personal needs knowing that their loved ones are in a safe, professionally supervised environment.

To inquire about enrollment in the Elder Club, contact Jenny Gay, BSW, our Elder Club Coordinator: Jennifer@jfswnc.org or call 253-2900 ext. 12. 

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

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