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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Edward and Elaine Tennen

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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  


Join us for a fun project!  
Volunteers are needed for planning our party:   

JFS SpringFest 2018! (scheduled for 5/17/2018)

Help us create our best event ever!

Contact for more information.





To make a donation:                                                                

For information about gifts of appreciated stock:

OR CALL: (828)253-2900   


                                2 DOCTORS PARK SUITE E

                                ASHEVILLE, NC 28801







"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."













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.