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

JFS Contributor Sponsors

Brandon Consulting   

Judy Goloff

Volunteer with Jewish Family Services of WNC

JFS Elder Club is growing and needs volunteers!

JFS offers volunteers a new opportunity to assist in our rapidly growing Elder Club! In 2015, 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 Anne Wainer, MSS, Elder Club Coordinator, at  or (828)253-2900 ext. 12. And we thank you!


JFS Food Pantry needs food pantry volunteers!

JFS is contracting with MANNA Food Bank to help stock our shelves and provide critically needed food to our local community. We now offer a MANNA Market, open to the public on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 5:00-6:30pm. According to MANNA this time frame will help to fill a critical gap in food pantry operations for individuals who are working during the day, but still need help to feed their families. Clients have the opportunity to “shop” in our very nice facility. We will also be in need of additional volunteers to assist “shoppers” that evening, and someone to provide “security” at the door. Please contact Anne at or (828)253-2900 ext. 12 if you would like to learn more about our volunteer needs for the JFS food pantry!

Board of Directors & Committees: Would you like to volunteer some of your time to Jewish Family Services of WNC?  JFS is looking for a few good men and women to serve on the Board of Directors or help JFS in other capacities.  If you are interested, or would like more information, please call Alison at (828) 253-2900 or

Friendly Visitors: Perform a mitzvah by becoming a Friendly Visitor to a Jewish senior where they reside at their home or in a care facility. They will welcome your company any day of the week! We can also provide supplies for a Shabbat visit. Any family, adult or teenager can participate. This is a great opportunity for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah project or a high school community service project.


JFS Volunteer Positions

Now that we have our own space, we find ourselves in need of some additional volunteers:
 - to provide some minor "handyman or handy woman" assistance from time to time! If you like to do this type of work, and have some time to spare, please let us know! You will be well rewarded with our deepest gratitude!

pick up our recycling once a week and deposit in an appropriate recycling location

Elder Club Volunteer Assistants

Friendly Visitors to Older Adults

Delivery of Food Packages and Holiday Meals

Assistance for Occasional Client Tasks 

Board Membership

Committee participation:

Programs & Personnel

Communication & Outreach

Strategic Planning

Fund Development (help with one or more specific fundraising projects or events, or with general fund development strategies.)

For more information about our volunteer opportunities contact: