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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The online address for the Asheville Jewish Community. 

JFS Funders


JFS Affiliations

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 Western North Carolina Provides:

Client assistance

Food pantry, grocery cards, bus tickets and financial assistance for housing, utilities, transportation & emergency needs.
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Case management & resource coordination

Person-centered assessments, goal planning, and guided access to resources.

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Employment and career coaching

Help with resumes, cover letters,  interview skills, online job search, and local employer information.
Learn more.

Senior services

Holiday kosher meal deliveries, friendly visitors, and family consultation on retirement, long term care options, and other aging issues

Mental health services

JFS is now accepting referrals and appointments for Mental Health Counseling Services, with sliding scale fees available based on income.
Learn more.

Caregiver Group

      Sessions are designed to give group members time to share their challenges in a
      supportive and solution-focused group, meeting at 11am on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday      of each month with JFS mental health counselor, Deborah Wood, LCSW.                         
Learn more about Caregiver Group

Education and support

Monthly online JFS News & Information; (workshops, groups & classes on a variety of issues and needs will be offered in the near future)

Health and wellness

Flu shot clinics, blood drives, health information and wellness programs

College funding resources

Local Administrator for Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) for interest-free loans to qualified Jewish college students; referrals to college funding advisors.
For more information about JELF click here.

Outreach and community service

Identifying needs and assisting underserved Jewish communities throughout Western North Carolina

Volunteer opportunities

Visiting and assisting older adults and other isolated individuals; serving on the JFS Board or committees; assisting with fundraising and other agency events.
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Elder Club Group Respite Program

Older adults who want more social interaction, have difficulty getting out on their own, and those with some physical and or memory impairments, will enjoy peer companionship, kosher lunches, and stimulating activities in this structured social program. Family caregivers receive much-needed respite to attend to their own needs.
Learn more.