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


JFS Affiliations



JFS Sponsors

JFS Patron Sponsors

JFS Advocate Sponsors

JFS Sustainer Sponsors


Edward and Elaine Tennen


JFS Contributor Sponsors

Brandon Consulting   

Judy Goloff

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  







JFS SpringFest 2017 was a great success! To see a list of Volunteers & Donors:



To view a video about the Elder Club:



Friends of JFS 2017
Thank you so much for all of your support!


There are people whose memory continues to

provide light in this world, long after they are gone.”

Let your good name and good intentions live on

             with a planned legacy gift to JFS!



 "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."


"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 amthankful that JFS is
providing such important mental health services to our community."


  WNC Jewish Federation

Annual Campaign for 2017

Thank you so much to everyone who designated part or all of your pledge

for "Jewish Family Services of WNC"! Our JFS clients and programs depend on Federation for a

very significant annual allocation. Federation is the only central fundraising organization for the

Jewish communities of WNC.



The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF)

provides interest-free loans for higher education to Jewish Students

The current application period is March 1--April 30, 2017

for the 2017-18 academic school year.


For information or to start an application, visit the JELF website,; or

770-396-3080 in Atlanta;

or contact or 828-253-2900 in Asheville.


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: 

JFS Social Work Assistance

Contact Anne Wainer, MSS, at , 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 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


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 2017

Thanks to everyone who donated to our Friends Campaign in 2017!

Your support helps JFS 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 from 2016.      

                                              We thank them for their support!


JFS receives certification as a

Living Wage Employer 

We are proud to announce that JFS is now a member of the

 Living Wage Certification Program that is home to the

  Asheville-Buncombe Living Wage Campaign.

   To learn more about Just Economics and the

      Living Wage Program go to:


JFS Wants to Hear from YOU!!!

If you have received services or information from our staff or programs, please  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.


Assist. Educate. Empower.

Mission: Jewish Family Services of Western North Carolina strengthens the community

by empowering individuals and families through programs and services guided by Jewish values.

Vision: A community in which individuals and families
have the resources to reach their full potential.



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

(828) 253-2900


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